SC: Conviction campaign is 5 hours – Are developers getting lazy?

By Alan Ng - Apr 12, 2010

Some rather disappointing news to bring to those of you who are planning to pick up Splinter Cell: Conviction on the Xbox 360, as it has been reported that the single player campaign mode only lasts 5-6 hours.

An article over at IronstarMovement touches upon the worrying trend, that developers are seemingly beginning to neglect their responsibilities in the single player aspect, in favor of focusing on the multiplayer.

They also ask the important question: Are developers becoming lazy? From my point of view, I dont think lazy is a fair word to use, but then again – it must be pretty frustrating for gamers to spend $60 on a game, only to finish it the very same day.

Where do you stand on this? Do you prefer developers to focus on the single player or multiplayer aspects more? Left 4 Dead, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2 can used as prime examples on this topic.

Have a read of the article in full and then let us know your thoughts on this.

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Also See: Splinter Cell: Conviction for iPhone, Hands-on video, screens and price

  • ebaums

    DICKS

  • chingchong

    I just beat it, it is really short, the coop is good and fun and short too but overall im dissapointed. I guess part of the game got lost somewhere in all of those "delays"

  • Shwing it up

    Im not surprised at all by this news, almost every game thats come out within the last year the single player has been getting shorter and shorter. It almost makes me want to stick to games like Fallout 3 or ES Oblivion, but i am comforted by the fact that there is a Co-op mode in Conviction which i have been seeing less of aswell, my brother and i are getting sick of Spec Ops in COD, time for some espionage.

  • DuracellDurrell

    I way prefer the longer single player. A long satisfying story is best. I don’t know about most people, but the coop in this game starts to make up for it , but doesn’t quite cut it.

    If the game is super multiplayer focused a 10 hour campaign is great. Sure it may be same day completion but at least you feel like you spent the money on something worth while. Halo and COD are getting there on the balancing campaign and multiplayer bit still need work.

    I guess I look at it as how much I’m getting out of it bs a movie, a 2 hour movie costs 15 to 20 bucks so if entertainmet should be that much per 2 hour segment I guess a 60 dollar game that lasts 7 hours would be ideal. At least I’ll feel like I got my money out of it

  • This is retarded…. Every Splinter Cell game could be completed in 5-6 hours easy if you were agressive enough… the first two were artificially slowed down due to gameplay mechanics

  • This is retarded…. Every Splinter Cell game could be completed in 5-6 hours easy if you were agressive enough… the first two were artificially slowed down due to gameplay mechanics