The Last of Us campaign is '12-16 hours long'

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The Last of Us campaign is '12-16 hours long'

Postby ethanet1995 » 18 Mar 2013, 18:12

12-16 hours huh? so that's about a weekends worth of gaming... and no i will not be buying dlc for the multiplayer because i dont see the point in having it just like in Assassin's Creed
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Re: The Last of Us campaign is '12-16 hours long'

Postby Bambis Dad » 18 Mar 2013, 18:15

Are people going to complain it is too long or too short? Most games they say take twenty hours usually take me forty as I get caught up exploring to make sure I don't miss anything. twenty four to thirty two hours seems reasonable to me.
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The Last of Us campaign is '12-16 hours long'

Postby DAEDALUS79 » 18 Mar 2013, 18:17

Bit long for me personally but I guess I shouldnt moan about having more content, providing it isnt long simply for the sake of being long. Actually looking forward to the multiplayer in this game, Uncharted 3 has awesome multiplayer regardless of how many dipshits claim "it doesnt need it wah wah wah"
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Re: The Last of Us campaign is '12-16 hours long'

Postby karkify » 18 Mar 2013, 18:26

Hahahaha... Oh wait, they're serious? The length of the Uncharted games played in its favor, what with it being borderline a movie. There's a chance this could be just as one note as the Uncharted series, leading to this being a very prolonged and tedious outing. I'm not hating here, just, longer isn't always better.
6-8 hours seems to be the sweet spot for action games like this. I think Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the only game that managed to make its length bearable.
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Postby flash501 » 18 Mar 2013, 18:30

Bambis Dad wrote:Are people going to complain it is too long or too short? Most games they say take twenty hours usually take me forty as I get caught up exploring to make sure I don't miss anything. twenty four to thirty two hours seems reasonable to me.


Ha! We'll have a pretty even split probably.
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Postby jacksaddiction » 18 Mar 2013, 18:33

12 TO 16 HOURS ?

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Postby Bambis Dad » 18 Mar 2013, 18:38

karkify wrote:I think Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the only game that managed to make its length bearable.


Unless you just chucked it straight in the bin it most certainly outstayed its welcome in my humble opinion.
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Postby JOHNKARA » 18 Mar 2013, 18:41

This is why I love Naughty Dog.

They understand that an SP campaign be developed as a fully crafted and complete entity in its own right, and not to be filled with patched-on DLC's and other add-ons.

Imagine if you were watching a movie and then had to pay more money to watch an extended scene from the same movie - does this not detract from the purpose of creating the movie in the first place, especially if the extension is linked to the main plot in the movie?

DLC from SP must vanish. PERMANENTLY.
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Re: The Last of Us campaign is '12-16 hours long'

Postby Imaduck » 18 Mar 2013, 18:46

They shouldn't announce stuff like this. I like to not know when the game's going to end. It's like your first time travelling somewhere, always seems much longer and more interesting the first time, way back seems quicker but boring. Mystery is fun, don't want to be counting down to the end. All about perspective and situation anyway.
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Re: The Last of Us campaign is '12-16 hours long'

Postby sammikid » 18 Mar 2013, 18:53

karkify wrote: I'm not hating here, just, longer isn't always better.
6-8 hours seems to be the sweet spot for action games like this. I think Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the only game that managed to make its length bearable.

This isn't an action game and I won't complain at a longer campaign.
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Re: The Last of Us campaign is '12-16 hours long'

Postby wwinterj » 18 Mar 2013, 19:08

This is the length I like. At least 12 hours is great. I guess it'll take me longer as I take my time with games and look in every corner. Then go through the game again for anything I've missed. :P

Not sure how I feel about the online for this game as I've not seen it in action but I doubt it'll be something I care about least of all buying DLC for it.
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Postby tanukilou » 18 Mar 2013, 19:19

Imaduck wrote:They shouldn't announce stuff like this. I like to not know when the game's going to end. It's like your first time travelling somewhere, always seems much longer and more interesting the first time, way back seems quicker but boring. Mystery is fun, don't want to be counting down to the end. All about perspective and situation anyway.


I agree. Don't really see the point of stating completion times (especially this early on). Now i've seen it and can't take it back and it'll be in the back of my head when i'm playing.. "you're getting near the end.. your getting near the end". Such is life.
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Re: The Last of Us campaign is '12-16 hours long'

Postby dwhlufc » 18 Mar 2013, 19:26

Bambis Dad wrote:
karkify wrote:I think Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the only game that managed to make its length bearable.


Unless you just chucked it straight in the bin it most certainly outstayed its welcome in my humble opinion.

Agree with you on that, Bambi. Really didn't like Castlevania.
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Re: The Last of Us campaign is '12-16 hours long'

Postby TheLastDodo » 18 Mar 2013, 19:35

I hope it's 12-16 hours of s**t, the longer the s**t, the better the s**t.
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Postby budge » 18 Mar 2013, 19:37

I'm not really arsed how long it takes just as long as i enjoy it.
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