Op Ed

Cliffski’s Blog - Size Doesn’t matter.
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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I don't finish all games (ones I find boring) but I do finish most games, but they do tend to take some time. This isn't for lack of wanting to finish them, but more I like to have it entertain me over time. More like a TV series, sure sometimes a movie is good, but a TV series is nice and constant. An episode or two will suck but it keeps on going.

I do agree some Final Fantasy games are a bit too long, I've only completed FF6 (SNES) and FF7 (PSX). The others didn't get my interest, yet Legend of Mana (PSX) I have completed multiple times (co-op mode is great fun). Also finished all Halo games on console co-op on the couch. Having the second person motivates me to finish games I think =D

I believe the point is that the length isn't everything, but this most gamers already agreed with so it's not as big as a deal as Cliffski is making it seems.
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