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Long Vs Short: Does Game Length Matter?

Apparently yes, it does. Trent weighs in on the grey area of gaming

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I haven’t seen the debate of game length so prevalent as I have this past year or so, with more and more articles being posted about people simply not finishing titles that drag out past the 50+ hour mark.

  • Does this now mean long open world games are bad?
  • Is 20 hours the golden number for a perfect play through?
  • Are short indie games the future?
  • Quality over quantity?
  • Do we all just have dumbed-down attention spans?
  • Will anybody ever just be happy?


There is no doubt that it is all a bit of a grey area, especially when it comes down to how much we pay for different sized titles (which is a perfectly valid argument).

In this vlog I discuss a few key points that, as a gamer myself I find to be the pros and cons of varying playtimes.




Visiting Skellige for the first time in the Witcher III be like..


.. And remembering that huge DLC expansion is also coming


Hate long games? Feel ripped off by shorter titles? Let us know your experiences in the comments below.

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Although he has been gaming since the Sega Mega Drive launched in 1990, he still sucks at most games. When not being trash he watches French horror films, drinks herbal tea and secretly loves the music of Taylor Swift.


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