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How many hours of investment into a game before you feel you get your money's worth?

I had this debate recently with a group of gamers and was shocked by the responses.  While some felt spend $60 required years of playtime, while others felt spending $100 for 24 hours was more then enough..

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2 hours ago, YodaMan 3D said:

How many hours of investment into a game before you feel you get your money's worth?

I had this debate recently with a group of gamers and was shocked by the responses.  While some felt spend $60 required years of playtime, while others felt spending $100 for 24 hours was more then enough..

For a game like this, I just need it to hold my attention to March.  Four months in gaming time is an eternity.

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2 hours ago, YodaMan 3D said:

How many hours of investment into a game before you feel you get your money's worth?

That's a tough one...

Many people or more than happy to go to the movies for 2 hours and spend $20. By that logic, 6 hours of game time is all it takes.

I have to argue that the quality of the game is more important than how long I actually play it. Those 2 hours you spent watching a movie were only worth it if you enjoyed the movie. I may have spent 50 hours (probably more) playing Sea of Thieves, doesn't mean it's worth the $60 (game pass is a great option btw). If I had paid for it, I would've been pissed.

Then there are games like Skyrim, where you can play for (literally) MONTHS and still find something new in the game. I may have less time logged in Skyrim, but I'm more happy with that purchase than I would be with SoT had I paid for it. I can always go back and play it, even in 30 years (assuming my xbox still works).

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@Truth I got stuck on the island chasing after the dragon guy and some how got too much loot and can't seem to sell it fast enough.  My favorite sidekick is stuck on the mainland because at the time it wouldn't let you bring them on the boat ride.  So I eventually just called it.

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I don't usually buy a game unless I know for sure that it will be something I will enjoy thoroughly.  I played GTAV and finished the story line twice, and although I don't play multiplayer anymore for several reasons, I have to admit I had a lot of fun playing it.  It's just collecting dust now but I feel I got my money's worth.  But to answer the main point of the question, I would say about 48 hours of gaming time would make me feel like my $70 (give or take) was worth it.  My wife bought me Battlefront for Christmas a few years ago cause I kept saying how awesome it looked.   Turned out that I did not enjoy it very much except for the pilot missions online, and I flat out sucked at it anyways lol I felt and still feel super guilty that I did not invest as much time as I should have for the money she spent.  I think that fact that there was no story line, just online and tutorials made us feel kind of ripped off.  Should have done my research further than watching commercials for it.  However for games like the upcoming one, I already know my $100 for Ultimate Edition will be worth it.  I

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Good question.....

What was the GTAV campaign with all the side missions and such?  I felt that was well worth the money.  I figure with what we know about the game world size, activities and such of RDR2, it will likely be even longer than that.  Some additional replayability would be nice though.

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A good question! For a full price game I would probably say if it hits at least the 50 hour mark then I would be happy, BUT, what I also look for in a game is replayability. If I can enjoy another playthrough then that for me is the difference between it being a good game to being a great game. 

Its not actually very often I buy a new game (I’m probably more of a casual gamer) but before I do buy a new game I tend to research it first, read reviews, watch a few gameplay videos, to make sure I know its something I will enjoy. 

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Well for me, it depends on the game. Most games cost $60. If it is a game that I can't see myself enjoying longer than a month or two, I will likely wait until I catch it at 50% off. If I am going to pay full price for a game, I have to be able to enjoy it for at least 4 to 6 months. Online games need to be at least 6 months of enjoyable play no matter the price. 

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