Blog: I wouldn’t mind a short game, you know
5 hours short single player campaign? Well, why not?
Embarrassingly, these days I find myself secretly praying that developers stop making long ass 400+ hours story campaigns. You see, I come home every day at 7:30pm, travelling from Abu Dhabhi to Sharjah – at peak hours it feels like I am crossing the depths of hell. When I reach home, my full attention is devoted to my 2 yr old nephew for the entire night. By the time I get to personal time-space, I am too dead tired to get some WASD going. Sometimes I have to force myself into playing a game – which I do so with my head lolling around from side to another as I try to defeat sleep.
So yes, would I mind a single player campaign that could get over, over a cup of coffee? Absolutely not. In fact, I would gleefully welcome it.
Whenever the likes of BioWare or Rockstar announce their new game, a small part of me cringes. Oh God, another awesome game that will take me my entire adulthood to complete. I am not a huge player of top-down, point and kill kind of RPGs like Dragon Age but when the first game released, I wanted to give it a shot. I did, for about 4 hours before I realized that the game was too massive to even bother attempting to compete it. I just won’t be able to. This is also the reason why I still haven’t taken the wrap off my copy of Dragon Age 2. There is not point.
Fortunately, as it turns out I am not alone. A thread over at the Tbreak Forums, written by our community member Cursed7, also laments a similar story. I know that there are thousands of other gamers out there that can relate to us. Family, work, college, kids – there are many important variables that needs to be addressed before gaming can sneak in into our time.
However, as our playing time reduces little to nothing, we must make sure we continue gaming. There are lot of reasons we game – to bust stress, to have fun, to drool at the visual effects, to experience another world – and that feeling, that excitement should never be lost. It’s a passion among us, and a passion should never be killed! Hail to the Games baby!
Er, now if you will excuse, I have exactly ten mins before my brains ticks to sleep mode and I would like some headshots.