on 01-12-2011 08:29 AM
I want to know, how can you get your monies worth from half a game and not even see how it all ends!!!?
''Yeah I'm just off to go to the cinema but I cant watch the film to the end I've got a meeting to attend.''
Just because it offers hundreds of hours of gameplay it doesn't mean you've had your monies worth when the game has surpassed most other titles in terms of length! Especially when you can't even finish it! Your paying for the full package and expect the full package.
Thats exactly what I'm saying.
But what you are saying is wrong.
I paid for a full game, a story, it doesn't matter how many hours it takes there is no pounds per hour rule in gaming.
If I cant play the game up until the end credits and think back at the story and what happened, and who won etc, how can I be getting my monies worth? I wont be because I've played half the game I paid for.
I never said there was a rule,I disagreed with the person who who used the pound per hour thing.
All I said is that I'm on course to get what I deem my money's worth from the game but other people are encountering game breaking bugs after 30 or 40 hours played and the attitude of some is that your lucky to get that,simply wrong.
Ok seems i can step in here, as i was the guy who put in the pounds/pence per an hour thing!
I mearly used the idea of pounds per an hour as a guide, of course if you have yet to finish the game then it has not achieved its aim of fulffilment. However tot talk about skyrim in this sense is difficult because how do you count it as ending..... when you finish the main quest or when you finish all the guild quests as well. If its the former then focusing on that side of things alone you would probably be done within the 30-40 hour mark, but then of course you would be missing out on the other 200-250 hours the game is suppossedly able to give you. I used pounds per an hour as a guide, because it is a simple way of seeing whether or not the game has longevity in my life..... there are so many games i wasted my money on and therefore there pounds per hour mark is around £20 per hour (or more). Now in these times where many of us have to be selective over what games to buy due to money, looking at pounds per an hour is just my way of quantifying if i have got my moneys worth (yes, i have yet t finish the main quest (which is what i consider "the end" however i intend to do side/guild/radiant quests before i finish the main quest)), and i think i have got my moneys worth.
To use the movie analogy was maybe not the best idea..... no one goes to watch a movie if they know they are gonna have to leave halfway through. However i do appreciate that everyone has different ways of seeing how they got there moneys worth from the game (as i have said mine is the pounds per an hour thing). I would also add that the main reason i look at pounds per an hour (alongside the aformentioned being selective in games) is because i have a very short attention span, so if a game holds me for many hours than i have got my moneys worth (finishing isn't an issue, i have only finished the mian storys of Metal gear solid 1 and 2, Mass effect 2, Oblivion, Ace combat the belkan war, COD mw1+2, black ops and Resident evil 2...... if finishing is important then those would be the only games i got my moneys worth out of, which simply isn't true.... i never really got to the end of any of my sports and racing games and i got my moneys worth out of them.
Update on the actual point of this thread though.... occiasionally i still have the odd issue with the frame rate dropping, but it is certainly no where near as frequent and certainly isn't effecting me in game (it is only very rare). My main issue at the moment has moved on to quests (like the fact i can't start "blood on the ice" or the quest involving getting a reading from the seer (when outside her home she won't give me a reading, when inside her home she accuses me of trespassing and i get arrested--- i just can't win!!).
Apologies for the length of this post, i hope you will take the time to read it!
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