Weekend Confirmed 156 - Tomb Raider, SimCity

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 15, 2013 11:00am PDT

This week, Garnett Lee welcomes back his partner-in-crime, Jeff Cannata, along with Nikole Zivalich and Marcus Beer of Annoyed Gamer fame. It doesn't take long for Garnett and Jeff to have their first friendly disagreement, like all couples do, as they have a spirited debate about Tomb Raider. There's also talk more about SimCity and its tumultuous roads (that may or may not be curved), as well as God of War: Ascension and Mass Effect 3's Citadel DLC. And after her epic Pokemon rant, Nikole Z's ready to give everyone an encore when she talks Gears of War.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 156: 3/15/2013

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Weekend Confirmed comes in four segments to make it easy to listen to in segments or all at once. Here's the timing for this week's episode:

    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 - 00:00:36 - 00:35:05

    Whatcha' Been Playin Part 1 - 00:36:32 - 01:05:57

    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 01:06:34 - 01:37:10

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News - 01:37:55 - 02:09:51

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  • Question for the show next week - Should single player games have an approximate play time on the box or in the description of a digital download?

    I think this information is incredibly important to cash strapped gamers who want to know how much time they can get from a single player game. Games don't have to be a certain length for me to enjoy them, but I like to feel I am getting my moneys worth.

    I might want to invest in Skyrim instead of Black Ops 2 if I only have enough for one game and are not interested in multiplayer.

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    • I think there are too many variables to determine approximate play time. Is it first playthough on normal difficulty? Is it getting all achivements/trophies? Is it beating the game on all difficulties?

      There is no aproximate play time on multiplayer, why should there be one on single player. You might say that you're just playing the same game again when replaying a campaign on another difficulty, but you're just replaying the same maps on multiplayer. You can say you're playing against different people on multiplayer but AI routines change on different difficulties in single player games.

      They say Metal gear rising is 4-5 hours long but my save file says 25 hours. And i'm pretty sure i spent 2 hours trying to beat the last boss on revengence difficulty but my running time at the end says it took 4 hours to beat the game...

      The play times need context. We already get a ton of overreactions over people looking at review scores without reading the text... let's not spread that around.