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« on: April 10, 2013, 04:06:27 PM »

Okay, what's your favorite short game?

And by short I mean 8 hours to completion or less.

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 04:08:14 PM »

Spec Ops

Maybe Dear Esther #2
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 04:57:48 PM »

Rocket Knight Adventures.

I liked how it managed to tell the story of an attack on a peaceful kingdom, a bitter rivalry between a hero and a rival, and reveal a power behind the throne without a single word, and only the scarcest of cutscenes. The finale is one of the most satisfying video game finales of all time.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 05:11:52 PM »

Portal
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 05:22:23 PM »

I loved Thirty Flights of Loving as a short game.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 05:52:31 PM »

Lone Survivor
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 06:03:56 PM »

Outrun 2006.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 06:08:28 PM »

I think Elite Beat Agents is around 8 hrs. or so.  Though considering how hard the game is, it'll probably take longer.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 06:31:53 PM »

I thought most games took 8 hours to beat or less?  Not sure what the point of this is unless you want to get *really* short, like 20 minutes or less for your average player.
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 06:52:28 PM »

Fallout
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 10:11:45 PM »

Limbo
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2013, 10:14:37 PM »

dark souls

http://kotaku.com/5966725/watch-this-speed-run-take-down-dark-souls-in-32-minutes
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 01:40:10 AM »

Super Hexagon can be beaten in 6 minutes.
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 05:05:28 AM »

Journey
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 07:09:55 AM »

I thought most games took 8 hours to beat or less?  Not sure what the point of this is unless you want to get *really* short, like 20 minutes or less for your average player.

I'm actually thinking more along the four hours or less variety, but I didn't know how many games actually fell into that category. Twenty minutes sounds like a good per session time though. But that's just adding way to many parameters to the mix.

Really how many games out there can give you satisfying play in a <= 20 minutes session and take less than 4 hours to complete?
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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2013, 07:23:20 AM »

I think a majority of games can be reasonably completed in even <4 hours

super metroid, quake, super mario bros.*, contra*...

at that limit we could just rattle off great games all day
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2013, 08:06:01 AM »

Darkstalkers 2. John Talbain and HP being pressed and jumping like a lunatic was what was needed to finish the game.
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2013, 11:01:05 AM »

Rocket Knight Adventures.

I liked how it managed to tell the story of an attack on a peaceful kingdom, a bitter rivalry between a hero and a rival, and reveal a power behind the throne without a single word, and only the scarcest of cutscenes. The finale is one of the most satisfying video game finales of all time.

I fucking love Rocket Knight Adventures. Such an amazingly fun classic. Now I will have to do a playthrough today.

Also, Ganbare Goemon 2. A SNES Mystical Ninja game that never got an english release, good thing text isn't too necessary in this one. An action platformer with gorgeous graphics, great gameplay, and extremely catchy background music. Takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to play through.
Also the first (and IMO best,) appearance of Impact, the goofy looking mecha who destroys everything in his way; homes, temples, enemies, and pedestrians alike. The first person mecha boss battles are  Shocked
Just wow.

Edit: I just remembered, Sparkster from Rocket Knight Adventures has a cameo appearance in Goemon 2. Heh.
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2013, 02:20:07 PM »

http://teleglitch.com/
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2013, 10:49:45 PM »

Do roguelikes even count?
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