More Single Player Please!

I recently completed the single player portion of Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes for PlayStation 3. It took just a shade under 45 hours, over the course of several weeks, to complete the story and earn all of the single player trophies. I haven’t even played online yet. This game sells for $14.99 and I would have gladly paid more. It has incredible value for the length as well as quality of content.

About 4 months ago I borrowed Modern Warfare 2 from my brother, so I decided I would finally play it and give it back to him. As of this writing, I am 4 hours into it and I know I’m at least three quarters of the way through. When finished I will have most of the trophies. I am enjoying it very much, but this game is just way too short for the cost. It sold for $59.99 when it released. I did not buy it, but I kind of feel bad for those that did if they expected a reasonably long single player campaign for their money.

I guess sales sale figures don’t lie (much). Take a look at this and this. People obviously want to play Modern Warfare (online probably) more than Clash of Heroes. I’m more of a single player type of person (I play online a bit) and I just can’t bring myself to pay full price for a fraction of a game. I get that these are two different types of games. I understand that Modern Warfare 2 was expensive to make, and I don’t blame developers and publishers for trying to cut costs. I just wish it didn’t have to be at the expense of reasonable single player game length.

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3 Responses to More Single Player Please!

  1. DieMacher says:

    I may have commented on this before, but as a fan of multiplayer in the MW games I have 144 hrs of multiplayer in Black Ops, probably more in MW2. Plus the time I’ve spend in campaign, spec ops and zombies, I feel I’ve more than got my money’s worth out of both $60 games. I think you just have to understand what your interests are in the game. If you know you’re not into the multiplayer and the campaign is only 5-6 hrs, you have decide whether you’re willing to pay the premium price or wait for price drop. And there is nothing wrong with that, just don’t expect publishers to price a game a $30 or $40 at launch because you’re only interested in single player.

    I’m having the same debate internally with LA Noire. The game looks great, but I know I won’t play it after the first run through. Is it worth $60 to me? Maybe, but I can also defer playing it until a price drop comes along.

  2. TechnoHermit says:

    Fair enough. Thanks for the comment!

  3. DieMacher says:

    Lol, just checked my Raptr account and apparently I’ve played Black Ops for 532 hours! I need to get out more…

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