With the recent hub-bub over The Order 1886, game length has been a common topic ruminations for all games’ thinkers. I wanted to make a post with my feelings which once again might fall on the wrong side of the debate.
Mainly inflated game length does not make for a satisfying game. I will take a five-hour campaign I can enjoy in one sitting over a needlessly drawn out one. This doesn’t mean I want it accompanied with the standard Triple-A $60 US price tag.
Below is one of the best arguments I have found for shorter games and what draws the line between a good one on both ends of the length spectrum.
If you enjoy his editorial style, feel free to check him out. He tackles an array of topics and games in the same fashion.
Now let him say it better than I can and stay tuned!