Games and movies strive for the same thing: to capture your dollars by providing you with entertainment. Games and movies offer the viewer a place to escape from reality for a while, and both offer ample distractions. Some people also feel both offer artistic outlets as well, which is a debate on its own. One area that movies and games differ in is how long they can provide those distractions. Movies are considered long over 3 hours. A game that lasted 3 hours would be considered disappointing at best. Which leads to this week’s question:
How long should a video game take to complete?
Since completing a game is the closest comparison to finishing a movie, this is how the comparison will break down. Should a game last 5, 10, 20, 50 hours? How long is too long? Or too short?
Chacha.com says: “Some people beat it in a day. Others take months. Depends.” – Missed the key to my question – I wasn’t asking how long it takes, but rather how long SHOULD it take?
A Simple Question (ASQ) is a weekly segment for Platform Nation. Each week, you’ll be posed a question. Give a response and let the world know what you think. There is no right or wrong answer here. I will post my response on Friday. If you have a suggestion for a question, hit me up on twitter @vttym.