I used to like long games a lot. I used to think games should definitely be a certain length. Maybe I’m getting older, but I don’t like it when games are very long anymore. Sometimes a longer game gives you more to do, but other times there isn’t necessarily ‘more’ to do, but instead it drags on and you just want it to end.
I’m maybe just over halfway through Xenoblade Chronicles at 64 hours, and there is still a ton more content. I should be rejoicing that my $49 investment is netting so much enjoyment — and it is enjoyment! This is one of the best JRPG’s I’ve played and definitely one of the better Wii titles. There are 480 side quests. I’m the type that likes to clear all side quests in an area, but in Xenoblade they reward you too well and I’m 10 level higher than the content every time. I’m starting to think I’d like it to just end.
The same thing happened to me when I got to this point in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and still have half the game left. I started to just run through the quests as fast as possible. I even stopped doing side quests at one point.
Why do I want longer games to end, despite having tons of fun while playing? I feel like I can’t get involved in other games, like I can’t do anything else, until the game is over. At a certain point, I want to start playing other things.
What do you guys think? Do games drag on for you at a certain point, or do you wish they’d be longer?