Do I Care If Ground Zeroes Is Only Two Hours Long? Nope
Whether it is or it isn't, it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
We all heard the report that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes might be only about two hours long. Recent reports have indicated that in fact, it's longer, while the developers seem to have acknowledged the two-hour estimate by defending it.
I know everyone's all up in arms about this, and I understand why. After all, you paid a certain amount of money and if you feel you were short-changed, that sucks. So, if you pay $40 for the physical retail copy of Ground Zeroes on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, and it only lasts two hours, you might be annoyed. However, I'm not sure I would be...I mean, provided I felt satisfied. "Satisfied" is a very subjective term, but I think everyone knows where their satisfaction level lies for each game.
The bottom line is that quality is not contingent on length. Sure, you might want more of a great experience, but that's not what I mean. If the game is great, if it didn't have a lot of filler to make it seem longer, if it didn't feel rushed, you're going to enjoy yourself. You'll finish it with a smile on your face. This is ultimately what matters, and I believe I can smile at the end of a 2-hour adventure and a 200-hour adventure.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
2/5/2014 10:08:31 PM Ben Dutka