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GAMING NEWS

The Wonderful 101 Will Probably Be Quite Short

Posted on Tuesday, April 30 @ 06:01:18 Eastern by Alex_Osborn


There isn't a whole lot for Wii U owners to play at the moment and by the sound of it, The Wonderful 101 may not quench gamers' thirst for all that long when it launches later this year.

Hideki Kamiya from Platinum Games explained on Twitter that their upcoming Wii U-exclusive won't be particularly long, saying, "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."

Naturally this news upset a few gamers, so the game's producer Atushi Inaba took to Twitter to clear the situation up. Here's his wonderfully long clarification:

So it looks like @PG_Kamiya has caused another bit of controversy. What he is saying is his basic approach to how he creates an action game. The idea is rooted in that you shouldn’t pad your game with content users won’t enjoy in order to control play time to the end of the game. It isn’t something he wants to do, or thinks you should do.

BTW, if you didn’t know @PG_Kamiya is the kind of game director who will pack as much content into the game as he can until he is satisfied. If we were to give in to all of his desires, the game we’d ship would probably be some super-long action game that no one would beat. I’ve been teamed up with @PG_Kamiya as his producer for a long time now, and game length is something I’ve never once worried about.

That means both the length of a single play-through and the replayability of the game. Never worried once. Never. Actually, my job really is to be the one who says “This is too %^&* long! Cut it!”

Of course, even though @pg_kamiya didn’t intend for people to jump to their own conclusions, they did. In this case, that conclusion was “So TW101 is going to be short then?!” Let me make my own conclusion: TW101 will be so much fun you are going to wear out your Wii U GamePad. Actually, the Wii U GamePad is pretty sturdy, so you probably won’t wear it out…

And I’m sorry I can’t explain to you in exact terms why I think you will have so much fun with TW101. I promise there will be plenty of news about the game in the days and weeks to come. But I will say this – Everyone here is working incredibly hard to make sure you say two things about TW101. One: I’m happy I bought a Wii U! — Two: I’m happy I bought The Wonderful 101!

Sorry for the flood of tweets, but thanks for staying with me!

Does a short-but-sweet experience concern you? How short is too short for a full retail game? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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