It takes a long time to play this. I have been playing it for a few hours and I’m only 10% done. Most online flash games you can finish relatively quickly. For that matter many PS4 games have been only a few hours of play compared to the massive investments of time of earlier titles. To me, as wonderful as the Zelda/Final Fantasy universe was I don’t have that kind of time anymore that I had a kid. So I think the shorter game times reflects many things happening in the industry.
More adults are playing games than ever before.
Companies are producing cheaper games and closing divisions.
Games are transitioning to the iPad/smartphones from huge computer based titles.
Its hard to buy a game for $60 when iphone titles are only $5 or maybe $20. Its hard to compete with that.
I know myself that I have enjoyed playing PS games, but the future of the PlayStation looks bleak. With Sony losing money and PS the only division that is making money, Sony executives will find a way to mess that up. It is amazing. Sony which used to have vision is now playing me too. Almost everything it makes is now a me too product.
I have grown to love sushi and found a nice place that makes is fresh and affordable. One of my favorite rolls is called the Godzilla, but I keep forgetting and calling it a Dragon roll. So I last went to the restaurant and ordered the Dragon roll absent-mindedly after a busy day and the server laughed and said I always do that and reminded me I wanted a Godzilla roll.
It’s ok to forget things when you have nice people who remember what you like.
P.S. I went to lunch today at a place and overheard the cashier who was ringing up the next line over say to my cashier to buy her a walnut banana muffin since they were running low on them. He couldn’t leave since he had just started his shift.
I ate my lunch and then went back and bought the last two walnut banana muffins. The woman who had asked her coworker for them looked at me strangely when I said proudly “I got the last two banana muffins left.” She said “Oh really?” and you could tell her disappointment. After I paid for them, I told her that they were for her. She couldn’t believe it and so I said again “These are for you.” She thanked me profusely and I left. It is a good feeling sharing what you have with others even if its only worth a few dollars.