Op Ed

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Is Halo a better game than World of Goo? Personally, I probably enjoyed WoG better, but I haven’t finished either game, so I have no idea which is longest. Clearly, game length didn’t vaguely factor in for me. And That doesn’t put me in some minority either. A huge chunk of gamers never finish games. I’ve been gaming since pong and only ever ‘finished’ 3 games in my entire life. I got bored with Half Life (yes really) and Half Life 2, and Bioshock, and almost any game you care to mention. When I read about how some l33t haxxor ‘finished’ a game in 8 hours, I find it laughable. Imagine bragging about ‘finishing’ war and peace in 2 days. The idea is to enjoy the experience, not race to the end as fast as you can.

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And thus, because YOU don't care about how long a game is, (other) developers shouldn't care either, and people that DO play a game to completion are just shit out of luck, right?

If you don't care how long a game is, why do you fucking care if a certain subset of gamers would like to see long games again? I'll never understand that fucking mentality. It's the same as when people bitch about quicksaves ruining a game. DON'T FUCKING USE IT IF YOU DON'T FUCKING LIKE IT.

Similarly, if you're so easily bored by everything in existence that you can't even finish a game like Half-Life, then stop fucking COMPLAINING about it. Revel in the fact that you have the attention span of a goldfish, and leave everybody else who DO get invested in a good game for 15 or 20 hours to enjoy those 20 hours in fucking peace, instead of joining the brigade who keeps bitching that games should be "an hour at most." or insane fucking shit like that.

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