One of the things many game reviewers talk about today is the padding of games. Does a game reuse some of the same areas? Do you have to fight the same boss multiple times? Are there sections of the game that feel tacked on just to increase the hour count? Japanese developer Hideki Kamiya says he’s avoiding that with The Wonderful 101, instead focusing on what feels fun. In a recent tweet, the developer stated if you buy games and hate finishing them the next day, you shouldn’t buy The Wonderful 101.
If u hate to finish a game the next day u buy it, u better not play TW101. I focus on how it is fun, not how long it lasts till the ending.
— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) April 27, 2013
No pricing information on The Wonderful 101 has been released yet, but the reason many people feel the need to focus on the length of the game is to justify the price. Most gamers feel a game that lasts 4 to 8 hours isn’t worth the money if you’re paying $60 to get your hands on it. What do you think? If The Wonderful 101 turns out to be a truly short game for a premium price, will you be disappointed?