Using a book analogy, if a book starts awesome, and then abruptly ends, the response isn’t “I only spent 4 hours reading it!”. It would be “the story wasn’t fully developed, and I felt it ended abruptly.” Similarly, if a book drags on, people don’t say “it was kind of boring, but at least it has a lot of pages in it, so it’s great value.” They say “it dragged on, and I got the message in the first half of the book.” Time spent reading just isn’t mentioned, and indeed, isn’t the point.
—Great quote from Tom Bissell’s Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter, a book anyone who cares for furthering videogame criticism should read.
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