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    Replay value

    Do you replay the games that you like?
    Do you think that replay value should be a point considered when analyzing a game?

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    I do sometimes replay a game if I really liked it or found a certain spot especially challenging....but I'm not sure it should be a factor when analyzing a game overall. Many people have no interest in replaying, but still find some games to be worthwhile and everything for one time through...

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    I very rarely replay a game, unless it's a sports game where if you have different people to play against you can replay it over and over again. I would say that besides sports games the only games I've replayed a bunch of times are the Halo games.

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    Replay value is very important for short games. Imagine if you have to pay $50 for a game that you can finish in 5 hours that offers you no incentive whatsoever to play it again. It's like you paid $10 hour to pay the game! That's where replay value comes in. I think it's very important. That's why most developers add in a little bit of extras like achievements, additional levels, characters, and the like.

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    Only on special occasions. I've probably only replayed a game once, and not even fully. When there are separate endings, I tend to go back and see what the other ending was and see if I made the right choice. Other than that, I don't think replaying is necessary for me.

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    Metal Gear Solid 4 and Resident Evil 5 are a great examples of games that use a lot of extras to encourage replay even after you have finished them. Silent Hill, though a bit boring in some parts, also encourages replay because of multiple endings. Fable encourages you to repay the game at least once just to see what would happen if you made different decisions. Replay is important. Even game developers know it.

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    I think replay value is important, but only in certain games. Long RPG's that take forever to finish, no, but short games, yes. I'm not big on replaying the same game over and over myself, but my husband will and does. Video games cost too much nowadays to not be able to play them a second round and not be entertained. I guess replay value is subjective though, on how much you like the game or not. Like Brave vesperia, I replayed that game like crazy.

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    Replay value is a must for me. I enjoy being able to play a game more than once because I don't like wasting money.
    If there is no reply value, then I won't have much interest in the game.
    I like being able to have each time I play it a little different. Various endings aren't a must if the game content is different per play through.
    However, various endings are nice.

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    I think replay value is really important for games and it a must for me. I really enjoy playing games and if I enjoy a certain game a lot I will replay it.
    If the game has lots of achievements, alternative endings or side quests you can go and do once completing the game it really adds to the experience
    for me. It you've ended up paying a lot for a game that only has around 8 hours of gameplay then no content once completing it feels like a waste of money.

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    Replay value is somewhat important, but not necessarily a deal breaker. One of my favorite games with little to no replay value was Brutal Legend: it was a good game and I really enjoyed it, but there was absolutely no incentive to replay it. It was also really short, which is too bad because I thought it was a terrific game overall. The Tales series have excellent replay value because they allow you to apply different settings that you can unlock with points you've earned over the course of the game. It gives you incentive not only to replay the game but also to do as well as you can in order to rack up those points.

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    For me Assassin's Creed is one of those games. They don't have much replay value unless you like the multiplayer but the story line is so great in that series that it's well worth the buy each time a new one comes out. The game with the highest replay value I have seen was Skyrim. I poured so many hours into that game it's unbelievable. But that is usual for me with Elder Scrolls games. I tend to make multiple characters and replay the game over and over again. The Elder Scrolls games are so massive that each new playthrough can feel like a totally new adventure.

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    I don't really analyse a game and wonder how often I would replay it, but I certainly think that many games are so fun and addicting that they never really get boring. For me, GTA and Dynasty Warriors are two games in particular that I like to pick up and play at any time. I've always been a fan of both of these series' too.

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    Absolutely. I love replaying games, i think the second run on some titles can be better then the first, so i think replay value is something that should always be at least considered. It's not always a necessary asset -- like if a game doesn't have great replay value it shouldn't diminish the value of the game in all cases.

    It's great to add just little extra challenges or incentives that make the game fresh or more challenging the second time around, like an unlockable difficulty setting or a New Game+.

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    All factors in what type of game I'm playing or how long I expect to get anything out of it.
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    Actually, I like to replay the Mass Effect games and make different decisions each time. The main reason why I replay them, of course, is because I enjoy the story and the gameplay. In a cinematic game like those in the Mass Effect series, replaying it doesn't really feel overly familiar. I know a lot of people aren't fond of DLC in general, but I like the idea of going back and playing through the game with additional content. I finally got around to buying all of the Mass Effect 3 content, so I'm looking forward to replaying that for (I think) the third time. There's also the option of playing on a higher difficulty, but I rarely do that since I get frustrated rather easily if a game is too challenging.

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    Sandbox games in general have huge replay value to me. Even after the main story is finished, I've wasted countless hours just exploring by car, boat or plane all the different locals of various games, be it GTA or Just Cause.

 

 

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