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View Poll Results: Time you would ideally play a fan game for
3-4 Hours ( Catch em all / traditional story game) 2 7.41%
4-5 Hours (Not a lot to do but a fun game) 2 7.41%
5-10 Hours (Decent story with a lot to do) 8 29.63%
10-20 Hours (amazing story with lots of things to do) 20 74.07%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old March 16th, 2017 (8:46 AM).
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    Fan games often vary on length depending on the play style of the game and story. But how long are you guys willing to play a fan game ? Do you like long intense story games or medium length catch em all games? and what is the max time you would play for?
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    Old March 18th, 2017 (1:45 PM).
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      It honestly depends on the game (And whether you are playing with speed doubled, hahaha). I have little interest in spending a huge amount of time on your average 8 gym rom at this point, it's got to have something different about it, yet honestly most original story hacks are going to be a lot shorter than that - there's a difference between length in terms of 'filler and extras to fully complete things' and length in terms of 'minimum events that have to be accomplished before you can win the game'. Trying to fully complete rather than just win, obviously can take someone weeks, especially if there are 700+ pokemunz.
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      Old March 18th, 2017 (6:51 PM).
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        I love the long, intense, story-driven ones. I love a good plot. I feel like no matter how good of a programmer you are, you need to have a lot of heart to come up with a story that touches the community - even a little bit. That's true skill.
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        Old March 19th, 2017 (5:49 PM).
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          I prefer long games that I can invest a lot of time into, although with fangames it doesn't matter as much as I am not paying
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          Old March 24th, 2017 (2:03 PM).
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          In the case of ROM hacks, the most popular ones have always been the standard 8 gym ones, bonus points if there's a second region with another 8 badges.

          I'd personally rather enjoy short games, but development of standard Pokémon game length fan games is interesting to follow.

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          Old March 25th, 2017 (9:22 AM).
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            I do like games with long stories and a lot of side content.

            I think I prefer games with only one region to those with multiple regions, though, since I've noticed games with multiple regions usually have less story or no story at all after the first region.
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            Old March 25th, 2017 (5:43 PM).
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              i like a nice and long story with plot twist's and other stuff. something like Pokemon reborn.
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              Old April 22nd, 2017 (3:23 AM).
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                i can go on for as long as the game takes to complete 100%, as long as it is good enough to warrant it, for me longer/bigger = better/best
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                Old April 22nd, 2017 (3:38 AM).
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                  I think fan games should have 15 regions minimum

                  In reality I dont think that theres much to be said about the total amount of time that a game takes. Making sure that it remains interesting and engaging throughout the playtime is a much better quality to have than just the total hour count.

                  I think pacing is really hard to do correctly now that so many players play with turbo buttons. It is really hard to balance gameplay to be fun consistently through time if everyone is playing at a different speed multiplier.

                  Quality over quantity, anyway
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                  Has the potential to turn really bad which is why I'm all for it.
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