On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Mark Medina and Jada Griffin to dive into a question we’ve faced when playing many a game: when is a game too long, when does a game last for just the right amount of time, and are there any games that are too short and we wished lasted longer?
The trio dives in and discusses some of the games they’ve found were just the right length, from What Remains to Edith Finch to Titanfall 2 to Jonathon’s impassioned plea for Persona 5, to games we enjoyed but that we felt were too long, like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Mark’s thoughts on Final Fantasy XIV. (We’ll let him explain.) We also briefly jump into the PlayStation update that PS5 accolades are going away, whether you used them or not, and Jada follows up on some questions from last week’s episode about where to get into the Yakuza franchise.
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00:00:00 – Intro
00:02:50 – The Great Game Length Debate
00:51:30 – PS5 Accolades Going Away?
00:54:16 – What’s the Best Yakuza Game to Start With?
01:01:52 – Outro