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#120265 - 04/06/06 09:15 AM Long, or Short?
Douglas Bregger Offline
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Registered: 03/30/06
Posts: 163
Loc: Silver Spring, MD
Do you gamers prefer games that are short, medium, or long? (in length, that is!) Or is quality more important to you than quantity?
I love long games--games that take several weeks, or even months--to go through! A game that invites you to get lost in its little world, for a few weeks, that's what I like.

#120266 - 04/06/06 09:20 AM Re: Long, or Short?
Nanjoan Offline
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Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 2446
Loc: Scotland
I definitely prefer good quality long games, longer the better. Using short games as a fill in.

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#120267 - 04/06/06 09:29 AM Re: Long, or Short?
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 47577
Loc: Alabama
I like long as long as the length is provided by a great story and interesting puzzles--not by needless minigames or to and fro---
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

#120268 - 04/06/06 10:46 AM Re: Long, or Short?
Gimli Offline
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Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 2315
Loc: Switzerland
Same goes for me - the longer the better but they must be good games like all the Myst games or Keepsake and must have a lot of interesting and tricky puzzles/riddles. What I don't like is losing time with running around and to and fro for hours.

"You ask me what life is. That's like asking me what a carrot is. A carrot is a carrot is a carrot" (A. Chekhov)

#120269 - 04/06/06 11:17 AM Re: Long, or Short?
lor Offline
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Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 492
Loc: Manchester U.K.
Most definately TLJ but maybe a little less talk, but then it wouldn't be as long lol.

Goes without saying all the myst related games.


#120270 - 04/06/06 12:36 PM Re: Long, or Short?
Sassafras Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 1017
Loc: Ormond By The Sea ,Florida
Long is always better! The Delaware St John games drive me CRAZY because they are so short. I agree with Gimli, though- a bunch of running around and to and fro-ing just to make the game seem longer is just aggravating.

#120271 - 04/06/06 12:43 PM Re: Long, or Short?
Mary Offline
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Registered: 11/02/99
Posts: 3669
Loc: New York
I guess I have to agree with everyone here: long is better AS LONG AS it's a quality game that keeps my interest. One of my pet peeves (which sends me to a walkthrough) is going back and forth, back and forth, on and on.
The answer is....chocolate! Who cares what the question is.....

#120272 - 04/06/06 01:33 PM Re: Long, or Short?
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 38879
Loc: southeast USA
It depends on the game. If it's a bad game, I'd just as soon get it over with as quickly as possible (if I finish it at all).

If it's a good game, long is good, but not 200 hours long.

How long is long? How long is medium?

#120273 - 04/06/06 04:02 PM Re: Long, or Short?
housewife Offline
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Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 3971
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
I prefer also long games with good quality stories and beautiful graphics to look at and explore...I like a lot of exploring, where games gives you that freedom, just to look and touch everything in sight..
Playing now: Still Life 2..Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir:

#120274 - 04/06/06 09:44 PM Re: Long, or Short?
granny Offline
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Registered: 08/27/99
Posts: 7408
Loc: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA
Long with lots of things to do and places to go, like Riven, JMan 3 Legacy of Time, Zork Nemesis and TimeLapse.

happydance Just typing the names makes me want to pull them all out and play them again.
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#120275 - 04/06/06 10:09 PM Re: Long, or Short?
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 5041
Loc: Bay Area, CA
Long, but it must be good too. It's not an either/or but has to be both.

Melanie smile
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

#120276 - 04/10/06 01:10 AM Re: Long, or Short?
SnowMoon Offline
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Registered: 10/29/01
Posts: 1849
Loc: Texas
I guess I am in the minority here... I prefer short and medium length games. The Delaware games are a nice size for the short ones, and the Nancy Drew games are what I consider medium ones. If the game is too long, I will never get around to finishing it. (I am still trying to finish playing Ripper, which I have had to restart multiple times since 1997!!) laugh


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