Among The Great And Terrible Discourses that plague modern gaming, few are as horrifying and all-consuming as "Are video games these days too damn long?" (Only its eldritch siblings, "Are video games these days too damn hard?" and "Do video games these days cost too damn much?" can really compare.) Advertisement The Game Length Thing got its latest endless re-litigation a few days back, when developer Techland announced that its new zombie parkour game, Dying Light 2 , would take some 500 hours to fully complete . (That's just shy of three weeks, for those of you with a math or calendar aversion.) Techland later clarified that players would only need 20 hours to complete the game's main story, but by that time, the sharp knives were out online, and the screams of "That's murder!" and "No, that's ideal!" had already begun. Video game pacing is a strange thing; as I've noted more than once to my colleagues—often despairingly, and from the depths of a multi-day review fugue—there's really no modern media form that can match a modern video game for length. Twenty hours of gameplay isn't even, like, a lot for a medium that's produced stuff like Atlus' Persona… Read full this story
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