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Ingmar Bergman
12-02-2008, 07:08 PM
This is the thread where you can ask, from one message board reader to another, roughly how long a game is. I've long thought that this sort of information should be readily available on GameFAQs pages or whatever.

Here's what we've got so far. Thanks to Ben1842 for keeping track of these for a while there.

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin -
Alone in the Dark (2008)- approx. 9 hours
Assassin's Creed - Under 15 hours
Baldur's Gate II - 100-200 hours
Barkley Shut Up And Jam Gaiden - 5-10 hours
Batallion Wars- 12-15 hours
Baten Kaitos - 25-40 hours
Blue Dragon - 50-60 hours
Boktai - 15 hours
Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon - 15-20 hours
Chrono Trigger DS - 18-30 hours
Eternal Darkness - 15 hours
Devil May Cry - 8-10 hours
Devil May Cry 4 - 8-12 hours
Dragon Quest VIII- 60-80+ hours
Dragon Quest IV - 25-40 hours
Eternal Sonata - approx 20 hours
Fallout 3 - 25-70 hours
FarCry 2 - 20-40 hours
Final Fantasy V Advance - approx. 30 hours
Final Fantasy VII - 40-60+ hours
Final Fantasy X-2- 15-20 hours
Final Fantasy: Tactics A2 - 40-50 story, 100+ completion
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - 10-15 hours (?)
Hotel Dusk - 12-15 hours
Ico - 6-10 hours
Killer7 - 12-15 hours
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories - 32+ hours main game
Lego Star Wars Complete Saga- 20-25 hours
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess- 45-50 hours
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - 15-20 hours
Locoroco - 8-20 hours
Lost Odyssey - 45 hours
[/b]Master of the Monster Lair[/b] -
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Colonel Version-
Mercenaries 2-
Mirror's Edge - 4-5 hours
Ninja Gaiden DS (on higher difficulties) -
Odin Sphere - 40-46 hours
Okami - 30-45 hours
Paper Mario- 12-15 hours
Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door- 25-30 hours
Persona 3 - 90-100+ hours
Planescape: Torment- approx. 40 hours
Prince of Persia 2008 - 10-12 hours
Psychonauts- 10-15 hours
Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal - 13-20 hours
Rhapsody-
Shin Megami tensei: Devil Summoner -
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga - approx. 30 hours
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne - 30-40 hours
Shining Force - 30-40 hours
Silent Hill 2 - 8-10 hours
STALKER - Under 15 hours
Star Fox Adventures -Somewhere around 15 hours
Star Ocean 1- approx 20 hours
Star Ocean 2- 30-40 hours
Star Wars: KOTOR - 30-40 hours
Steambot Chronicles - approx 20 hours
Suikoden - 10-20 hours
Suikoden II - 20-25 hours
Suikoden III - approx 60 hours
Super Paper Mario - Approx 25 hours
Super Punch Out!! - 1-2 hours
Tales of Symphonia - 40-60 hours
Vagrant Story - 19-40 hours
Valkyria Chronicles-
Ys Book I & II - 10-15 hours

DemoWeasel
12-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Star Fox Adventures

Uhhh I forget. Somewhere around 15 hours, I think.

Little Sampson
12-02-2008, 07:10 PM
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword on the upper difficulties?

Bergasa
12-02-2008, 07:17 PM
Tales of Symphonia? (I'm about 20 hours into this so far, and I'm wondering how much more there is-- too many story twists to guage progress)

Dragon Quest VIII?

DemoWeasel
12-02-2008, 07:18 PM
Tales of Symphonia? (I'm about 20 hours into this so far, and I'm wondering how much more there is-- too many story twists to guage progress)

My friend beat it in a total of 60 hours; I never finished it myself, though.

UnChocolate
12-02-2008, 07:26 PM
How long is killer7? I haven't played it in ages and want to start over again.

DemoWeasel
12-02-2008, 07:29 PM
How long is killer7? I haven't played it in ages and want to start over again.

If you want to watch all of the cutscenes and end up stumped on some obtuse puzzles again, about a good 12-15 hours.

JCDenton
12-02-2008, 07:40 PM
Silent Hill 2, Devil May Cry 1 and Odin Sphere, plz.

Ingmar Bergman
12-02-2008, 07:44 PM
Silent Hill 2,

8-10 hours or so.

Adrenaline
12-02-2008, 07:51 PM
Devil May Cry 1

I'd say 8-10

Odin
12-02-2008, 08:05 PM
This is the thread where you can ask, from one message board reader to another, roughly how long a game is. I've long thought that this sort of information should be readily available on GameFAQs pages or whatever.

So, how long is...

Star Fox Adventures?

Eternal Darkness?

Vagrant Story?

You and me both! I'm a busy gamer with a huge backlog - how many months of my life will I never get back if I play this stack of games?

Eternal Darkness - about 15
Vagrant Story - my first playthrough clocked in at 29 hours, my second at 12 (but I didn't do the optional dungeon)


Dragon Quest VIII?

My clear file is at 78 hours.

Silent Hill 2, Devil May Cry 1 and Odin Sphere, plz.

SH2 took my wife about 9 1/2 hours. DMC1 took me 8~10. Odin Sphere I believe I clocked 46 hours on. Awesome graphics, good music, fun characters... but could use about 15 hours less of repetitive gameplay. :(

MCBanjoMike
12-02-2008, 08:37 PM
I think my Odin Sphere clear save is at around 40 hours. I loved that game to death, and I still think it's twice as long as it should be. The obvious solution is to take breaks every time you finish a book or two and come back to it after playing something else for a while.

JCDenton
12-02-2008, 08:56 PM
Eternal Darkness?

Eternal, duh.

I'd say less than 15, but I never finished. Got stuck on the second to last level.

mugenkokoro
12-02-2008, 09:19 PM
Vagrant Story I think took my brother and I longer than 30 hours...I'm thinking maybe 40? So yeah.

How about Valkyria Chronicles? How long is that?

Kevin
12-02-2008, 09:39 PM
I just started playing Final Fantasy X-2. What have I signed myself up for? I'm not going to do a New Game+ or try to get a particularly high completion percentage or anything.

Animate Nihilist
12-02-2008, 09:54 PM
Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga

Psychonauts

DemoWeasel
12-02-2008, 09:55 PM
Psychonauts

10 Hours long; 12 if you're a completionist.

JCDenton
12-02-2008, 09:56 PM
Psychonauts

I think my clear was about 13, but I don't know if that counts deaths in the last level (which probably added an hour). Let's say 15.

Edit: 10 Hours long; 12 if you're a completionist.
Now I feel slow.

Figure Four
12-02-2008, 09:59 PM
Dragon Quest VIII?

If you just do the story and don't bother with the Happy Ending about 60 hours. If you're like me and get absorbed in gambling and the monster arena and end up doing the happy ending, around 80 hours.

alexb
12-02-2008, 10:01 PM
Vagrant Story I think took my brother and I longer than 30 hours...I'm thinking maybe 40? So yeah.

How about Valkyria Chronicles? How long is that?

Round about thirty your first time through. But you can skip the cutscenes. So less than ten on your second playthrough, I imagine.

Ben1842
12-02-2008, 10:04 PM
Dragon Quest VIII?

General consensus seems to be about 80 hours. I have 3 friedns who beat it and all of them finished in 80+.

Brer
12-02-2008, 10:09 PM
The newest Alone in the Dark?

Mercenaries 2?

These are on my "will pick up from the bargain bin at some point" list, but that point depends almost entirely on length.

nunix
12-02-2008, 10:11 PM
I just started playing Final Fantasy X-2. What have I signed myself up for? I'm not going to do a New Game+ or try to get a particularly high completion percentage or anything.

If not going' crazy for story completion or job abilities.. pretty standard length? 15-20ish? Maybe even less than 15 if you only go to pre-activated hotspots and don't explore at all.

Ben1842
12-02-2008, 10:19 PM
List of the answers for easy viewing: (Ctrl+F to find them, I don't have time to alphabetize them lol)

Star Fox Adventures : 15 hours...(Shinji-Fox)
Tales of Symphonia : 40-60 hours.....(Shinji-Fox/Bongo Bill)
Killer 7 : 12-15 hours..................(Shinji-Fox)
Silent Hill 2 : 8-10 hours.............(Ingmar Bergman/Odin)
Devil May Cry : 8-10 hours..........(Adrenaline/Odin)
Eternal Darkness : ~15 hours.......(Odin/JCDenton)
Vagrant Story : 12-40 hours........(Odin/Vlad/alexb/tungwene)
Dragon Quest VIII : 78 hours........(Odin)
Odin Sphere : 40-46 hours...........(Odin/McBanjoMike)
Psychonauts : 10-13...................(Shinji-Fox/JCDenton)
Final Fantasy X-2 : 15-25 hours....(nunix/CJ Awesome)
Planescape: Torment : ~40 hours....(Pence)
Paper Mario : 12-15......................(Boojum)
Paper Mario: 1K Year Door : 25-30 hours...(Shinji-Fox/Bongo Bill/MCBanjoMike/JCDenton)
Super Paper Mario : ~25 hours.......(Odin)
Pikman 2 : 20-40 hours.................(Shinji-Fox)
Battalion Wars : 10-15 hours...........(VorpalEdge)
Twilight Princess : 45-50 hours.........(Octopus Prime/Odin/Andrew/daroga/JCDenton)
Okami : 30-45 hours........................(Octopus Prime/MCBanjoMike/JCDenton/Zef)
Dragon Quest IV : 25-40 hours..........(CJ Awesome/Octopus Prime/Odin)
Alone in the Dark (nex gen) : ~9 hours..(Andrew)
Hotel Dusk : 15-20 hours...................(Shinji-Fox)
Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga : 20-25 hours.....(Zrofel)
Devil May Cry 4 : 8-12 hours...............(JCDenton)
Persona 3 : 90-100+ hours........................(tungwene/ringworm/MCBanjoMike/UnChocolate/Calorie Mate/alexb/Ingmar Bergman)
Suikoden : 10-20 hours.......................(tungwene/Calorie Mate/Odin)
Suikoden II : 20-25 hours....................(tungwene/Calorie Mate)
Suikoden III : ~60 hours......................(tungwene)
Blue Dragon : 50-60 hours....................(Boojum/alexb)
Baten Kaitos : 25-40 hours...................(Boojum/spineshark)
SMT Digital Devil Saga : ~30 hours.........(ringworm)
Lost Odyssey : 40-45 hours..................(alexb)
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon : 15-20 hours.....(alexb)
Fallout 3 : 25-70 hours...........................(Adrenaline/Matchstick/Brer)
Eternal Sonata : ~20 hours....................(spineshark)
Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal : ~20 hours......(Merus)
Mirror's Edge : 4-5 hours............................(Excalibrate)

PapillonReel
12-02-2008, 10:20 PM
Round about thirty your first time through. But you can skip the cutscenes. So less than ten on your second playthrough, I imagine.

Not sure why you'd want to though, since the writing's partly what made the game so brilliant. Now the block puzzles, on the other hand...

Shadax
12-02-2008, 10:21 PM
I just started playing Final Fantasy X-2. What have I signed myself up for? I'm not going to do a New Game+ or try to get a particularly high completion percentage or anything.

20-25 hours of fetching and situations that call for at least two women to jump in the air and do a double high-five.

I never beat it myself, but my ex-roommate spent 40 joyless hours somehow getting 100% without any sort of walkthrough on his first try.

ringworm
12-02-2008, 10:24 PM
Not sure why you'd want to though, since the writing's partly what made the game so brilliant. Now the block puzzles, on the other hand...
Whaaa?

Merus
12-02-2008, 11:00 PM
How long is Planescape: Torment exactly?

Tavir
12-02-2008, 11:16 PM
How long are Paper Mario: 1000 Year Door, Pikmin 2, and Battalion Wars?

pence
12-02-2008, 11:21 PM
How long is Planescape: Torment exactly?

IMMORTAL.

It's been years, but I'd take a wild guess at 40 hours if you're just going to immerse yourself in the world and play it organically. You will spend a lot of that time reading and digesting what you just read.

DemoWeasel
12-02-2008, 11:22 PM
How long are Paper Mario: 1000 Year Door, Pikmin 2, and Battalion Wars?

Paper Mario: 1000 Year Door - 20-25 hours
Pikmin 2: 20 hours for the 10,000 pokos, about 40 to collect all the treasures in the game. (Factor in a few more hours for challenge mode as well.)

Bongo
12-02-2008, 11:23 PM
Star Fox Adventures?
I beat it in a day, though I wish I hadn't. I'm never getting that day back.

Tales of Symphonia?
I did it in 40.

Paper Mario: 1000 Year Door
I remember around 30. I took my time, but took it quickly. You could probably do it in 15 or drag it out to 40.

Torgo
12-02-2008, 11:32 PM
Any estimates on Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker?

VorpalEdge
12-03-2008, 01:36 AM
How long are ... Battalion Wars?

10-15 hours. More if you decide to unlock bonus missions.

Octopus Prime
12-03-2008, 03:56 AM
How about: Battalion Wars 2, Devil May Cry 4 and Hotel Dusk?

redstuff
12-03-2008, 04:16 AM
is twilight princess really as long as everyone says? I wanna play it but I have no patience to play 60+ hour games these days. If it can possibly be completed in say, less than 30, I'd totally get it, but...

Octopus Prime
12-03-2008, 04:21 AM
is twilight princess really as long as everyone says? I wanna play it but I have no patience to play 60+ hour games these days. If it can possibly be completed in say, less than 30, I'd totally get it, but...

My first playthrough was, I think, around 45-50 hours.

O..O~
12-03-2008, 04:28 AM
How long is Okami? After I killed the second most great evil(ninetales), ANOTHER one popped up and I said fuck it,this game is never going to ned.

Octopus Prime
12-03-2008, 04:36 AM
How long is Okami? After I killed the second most great evil(ninetales), ANOTHER one popped up and I said fuck it,this game is never going to ned.

Actually the one after Ninetails IS the end. And the last section of the game isn't really that long. I'd put the game about 30 hours, give or take.

MCBanjoMike
12-03-2008, 05:09 AM
Paper Mario: 1000 Year Door - About 30 of the best hours of your life that you will ever have

Okami - 35 hours (easily 15 too many)

KCar
12-03-2008, 05:15 AM
Dragon Quest 4? I'm about 12 in, and wonder how much more I have to go.

Related question: is it worth gamble-grinding for the sword in the arena? I've already gotten every other item, and I've got about 700 credits left. Not sure I want to keep going up 'til 65000.

Shadax
12-03-2008, 05:19 AM
Dragon Quest 4? I'm about 12 in, and wonder how much more I have to go.


I filled up my save (with all post game content) at about 40 hours, but I am slow at games

and really, you might as well keep on grinding on.

Octopus Prime
12-03-2008, 05:20 AM
I didn't do the Post Game, but I finished DQIV at about 25-30 hours.

And as for the Casino Grinding, most of the items in there can also be found elsewhere a heck of a lot faster, as I recall.

Odin
12-03-2008, 05:33 AM
is twilight princess really as long as everyone says? I wanna play it but I have no patience to play 60+ hour games these days. If it can possibly be completed in say, less than 30, I'd totally get it, but...

I recall my clear file being 100% at the 44~45 hour mark.

Paper Mario: 1000 Year Door - About 30 of the best hours of your life that you will ever have

YES!

Dragon Quest 4? I'm about 12 in, and wonder how much more I have to go.

I was playing the PSX port and I blame load times for some of my game time, but my time til the normal ending was 39:13, and for the bonus content 47:35. One of the best RPGs I've played in the last year so it's definitely worth your time!

estragon
12-03-2008, 05:45 AM
I have never spent any time in any casino in any Dragon Quest game, and it never mattered. Just get out of there unless you really like imaginary gambling.

Andrew
12-03-2008, 06:21 AM
The newest Alone in the Dark?

About 9 hours, but expect to repeat any of the driving scenes over and over again for about 30-45 minutes each. :P

My first (Zelda) playthrough was, I think, around 45-50 hours.

Depends on whether or not you try to find the hidden areas and go for %.

Since there's not really much sidequesting to do other than unlock fairy fountains and get the rupee suit, though, I'd say main quest about 40.

DemoWeasel
12-03-2008, 06:57 AM
How about: Battalion Wars 2, Devil May Cry 4 and Hotel Dusk?

Hotel Dusk took me 15-20 hours.

daroga
12-03-2008, 06:59 AM
I did Zelda: TP in like 35 hours without doing any of the bug hunting or other sidequesty things. That was also after my launch Wii blew up and I had to get a replacement from Nintendo and lost my inital 8 hours into the game. So, I probably shaved some time off that first part in a replay. But I'd imagine you can pretty easily get through it in under 40.

O..O~
12-03-2008, 07:30 AM
I did Zelda: TP in like 35 hours without doing any of the bug hunting or other sidequesty things. That was also after my launch Wii blew up and I had to get a replacement from Nintendo and lost my inital 8 hours into the game. So, I probably shaved some time off that first part in a replay. But I'd imagine you can pretty easily get through it in under 40.

How long is electroplankton? ;)

Zef
12-03-2008, 07:42 AM
Actually the one after Ninetails IS the end. And the last section of the game isn't really that long. I'd put the game about 30 hours, give or take.

After Ninetails, there's Kamui, Wep'keer, the Forest, and 100 Years Ago for the ancestral Orochi battle. Then there's Wawku Shrine and the owls --not as long as Oni Island, but longer than the Moon Cave. Finally, the Mega Man Boss Rush and the final boss itself.

I'd say you're 4/5ths through the game after Ninetails, but there's plenty to do in that last fifth. Especially if you're like me and decide to hunt down all the second and third-stage Brush Techniques, Beads, and remaining sidequests before tackling the Ark.

ZRofel
12-03-2008, 08:15 AM
Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga

Well, I played them each separately, and they probably took me about 8-12 hours apiece. I'm guessing Complete Saga will take around 20-25 hours depending on how thorough you are.

And while I'm at it, I've got one myself. I'm at that shrine (forget what it's called) in the snow village of Book II in Ys: Book I & II for the TG-CD. About how long do I have to go?

alexb
12-03-2008, 08:25 AM
Not sure why you'd want to though, since the writing's partly what made the game so brilliant. Now the block puzzles, on the other hand...

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I was talking about Valkyria Chronicles there. Vagrant Story was like 20 or 30 I think. I haven't played it since 2000.

And while I'm at it, I've got one myself. I'm at that shrine (forget what it's called) in the snow village of Book II in Ys: Book I & II for the TG-CD. About how long do I have to go?

Maybe 3 hours or so.

JCDenton
12-03-2008, 08:54 AM
DMC4 is probably an 8 - 12 hour affair, depending on how quickly you pick up the game's fighting style.

Thousand Year Door is a great 25-hour RPG.

Twilight Princess took me 45, but I really tried to draw it out and make it last. 30 - 35 is very doable.

Okami also took me 45, and I can't figure out where all the time went. The game is at least 15 hours too long. Ignoring all the stray beads, monster hunts, animals to feed, plants to revive etc, it could probably be done in 30.

Patrick
12-03-2008, 09:23 AM
How about Persona 3? I'm at about 45 hours in mid-August.

tungwene
12-03-2008, 09:38 AM
Vagrant Story: First playthrough took me 35 hours. I did turn off the Evolve or Die feature, shaving some playtime off.

Persona 3: First playthrough took me over 90 hours. Read that and weep. I was very anal about completing all of Elizabeth's quests though. It should be shorter if you don't do those and ignore the Tartarus as much as possible.

ringworm
12-03-2008, 09:40 AM
How about Persona 3? I'm at about 45 hours in mid-August.
It varies. Calories' first playthrough was like 60 hours, I think mine was 90-ish.

MCBanjoMike
12-03-2008, 09:42 AM
All right, my turn.

Suikoden I/II/III
SMT Digital Devil Saga
SMT Nocturne

I'll also throw in that my run of (non-FES) P3 was about 80 hours, plus 25 for The Answer (which wasn't really worth it, if you're on the fence).

Also, it would be cool if Ingmar could edit the first post to contain all the answers (like what Ben did earlier in the thread, but in the top post and with the newer responses included). Wouldn't that be cool? I think it would be cool.

Zef
12-03-2008, 09:50 AM
Okami also took me 45, and I can't figure out where all the time went. The game is at least 15 hours too long. Ignoring all the stray beads, monster hunts, animals to feed, plants to revive etc, it could probably be done in 30.

And you probably should do it in 30 --taking the time to complete the hunts, feed animals, revive trees, and destroy cursed shrines (especially the three regenerating ones) will yield enough Praise to make Ammy a nigh-invincible juggernaut. I made it to the very end of the Wawku Shrine before realizing, hey, I've never even used the Astral Pouches (extra lives,) let alone seen the Game Over screen. If you can survive Kumoso's battle in Kusa Village (when you're deprived of the Brush) then you can just accrue Praise from playing strictly through the plot and still have more than enough to distribute among Ink Pots and Solar Units.

How about Persona 3? I'm at about 45 hours in mid-August.

I'm interested in this. I want to finish FFXII over Christmas vacation, but I don't know which RPG to tackle afterwards.

For that matter, how long are these games?

Blue Dragon (w/ and w/o all the extra trimmings)
Lost Odyssey (ditto)
Eternal Sonata (likewise)
P3:FES (just the main story; apparently the extra chapter isn't worth it?)
Baten Kaitos
The three Paper Mario games
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon

UnChocolate
12-03-2008, 09:52 AM
My own P3 run is around the 90 hour mark as well.

The first two Paper Marios can probably be done in around 25 hours. I haven't played them in a couple of years though, so my memory may be faulty.

Dadgum Roi
12-03-2008, 09:54 AM
There are three Paper Marios?

Octopus Prime
12-03-2008, 09:56 AM
There are three Paper Marios?

Paper Mario, The Thousand Year Door and Super Paper Mario

Incidentally, I haven't played it since I beat it, but I think SPM took me about 20-25 hours.

Dadgum Roi
12-03-2008, 09:56 AM
Right, I forgot about SPM.

tungwene
12-03-2008, 10:04 AM
Suikoden: 10 - 15 hours, the latter if you try to collect all the SOD
Suikoden II: 20 - 25 hours, longer if you collect all the SOD and shorter if you do the Matilda Gate Trick
Suikoden III: Took me almost 60 hours to complete but I played all the optional Thomas chapters, collected all the dogs, and spent way too much time being amused by the playhouse, and ran the wrong way on that one stupid corridor inside Brass Castle way too many times.

MCBanjoMike
12-03-2008, 10:09 AM
Suikoden: 10 - 15 hours, the latter if you try to collect all the SOD

I'm inclined to take this with a grain of salt, since I'm already at 16 hours and I've just finished the Dragon Knight quests. (I almost said 17 hours, but I forgot that my save file includes an hour when I left the game running while I was in another room). Admittedly, I don't think I'm far from the end, but I'm sure I still have at least 2 or 3 hours to go...

Thraeg
12-03-2008, 10:12 AM
Blue Dragon (w/ and w/o all the extra trimmings)
Baten Kaitos
The three Paper Mario games


For Blue Dragon, I think it took me about 55 hours, playing with the downloadable hard mode (which I would definitely recommend doing, as it was challenging, but not impossible). I did about 80% of the optional end-game content -- everything but the optional bosses that would have required lots of grinding to beat.

Baten Kaitos, it's been a few years, but as I remember it was around 35-40 hours. I'll try to check tonight.

The first Paper Mario was probably around 12-15, but again, could be misremembering.

Calorie Mate
12-03-2008, 10:16 AM
It varies. Calories' first playthrough was like 60 hours, I think mine was 90-ish.

No, my first was like 75 when I opened up Monad...then I spent like 10 hours there for no real reason (and I hate hate hate grinding, so I can't figure out why). In any case, I think I clocked in 90 hours as well when the ending credits rolled.

Still, 70 hours is enough for P3.

I'm inclined to take this with a grain of salt, since I'm already at 16 hours and I've just finished the Dragon Knight quests. (I almost said 17 hours, but I forgot that my save file includes an hour when I left the game running while I was in another room). Admittedly, I don't think I'm far from the end, but I'm sure I still have at least 2 or 3 hours to go...

Ah, then you're playing the way I did: taking your time. In that case, I'd say 20 hours for Suikoden, 25 for Suikoden 2. (I forget 3, since I didn't enjoy it.)

SMT Digital Devil Saga
SMT Nocturne

Haven't played them myself, but I've heard 30ish hours for both (I think DDS is a little shorter...but there's two of them, each at that length.)

tungwene
12-03-2008, 10:20 AM
I'm inclined to take this with a grain of salt, since I'm already at 16 hours and I've just finished the Dragon Knight quests. (I almost said 17 hours, but I forgot that my save file includes an hour when I left the game running while I was in another room). Admittedly, I don't think I'm far from the end, but I'm sure I still have at least 2 or 3 hours to go...I know it's totally completeable in under ten hours. I guess trying to recruit SODs depends on luck sometimes. Also, knowing where they are and when they are recruitable cuts down on needless wandering about a lot. You are pretty close to the end though. Just two more dungeons before the final one. It's been too long for me to remember correctly but I think I may've clocked 18 hours on my first playthrough but subsequent ones go so much faster.

ringworm
12-03-2008, 10:22 AM
SMT Digital Devil Saga
I've only played DDS1. I just took a quick peek at my clear save, it was 31:23, so ~30 hours.

plus 25 for The Answer (which wasn't really worth it, if you're on the fence).
I think it was less for me. Somewhere between 15 and 20 (I'd check but I've borrowed FES to a friend). I had just come off playing The Journey on Hard though and found The Answer to be pretty easy.

For that matter I believe The Answer to be worth playing, but barely. It depends on how much you like the characters after The Journey. For me I just wanted to keep spending time with them.

alexb
12-03-2008, 10:22 AM
For that matter, how long are these games?

Blue Dragon (w/ and w/o all the extra trimmings) 50-60 hours
Lost Odyssey (ditto) 40-50 hours
P3:FES (just the main story; apparently the extra chapter isn't worth it?) 80-100 hours
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 15-20 hours

Right, I forgot about SPM.

And rightly so.

Ingmar Bergman
12-03-2008, 10:37 AM
How about Persona 3? I'm at about 45 hours in mid-August.

I played FES and it took me 112 hours. It all depends on how much you want to put in, though - I really went the extra mile to make sure I was overpowered.

You know what else grinds my beans? Games that don't tell you how long you've been playing them.

Patrick
12-03-2008, 11:42 AM
I've gotten sick of doing Elizabeth's fetch quests, and recently I started skipping some of them. Also, I started avoiding S-links with characters that I dislike. Doing everything in the game is all well and good, but there's just too much of it, and it makes it feel more like a job and less like an organic experience.

So yeah, I think if I could finish it around 75 hours I'd be pretty happy. Plus, P4 is coming out soon.

Zef
12-03-2008, 11:52 AM
And rightly so.

:( That does not bode well; I bought it shortly before Galaxy came out.

I played FES and it took me 112 hours. It all depends on how much you want to put in, though - I really went the extra mile to make sure I was overpowered.

You know what else grinds my beans? Games that don't tell you how long you've been playing them.

Speaking of overpowered and going the extra mile, ever since I maxed out the clock in FFT:WotL, it's stuck at 99 hours and variable minutes. So, I could already have well over 110 hours of playtime and not even know it.

Also, before Pokemon Pearl, this was the longest I had played a game, ANY game:

http://www.the-weaving.com/images/DC2/TV2008042423482200.jpg

That's Dark Cloud 2 (http://www.the-weaving.com/images/DC2/screencaps.html), but not even close to 100%: I never bothered with fishing (for contests or racing,) and the only dungeon where I acquired all Medals was the Moon Flower Palace. If you don't care about Medals at all, you could probably finish in about 50 hours or less.

MCBanjoMike
12-03-2008, 11:58 AM
You know what else grinds my beans? Games that don't tell you how long you've been playing them.

Depends. In the case of Etrian Odyssey, I think it's just their way of being merciful and keeping the player from getting discouraged.

(Although in all fairness, I'm pretty sure the first game didn't take me more than 50 hours to complete.)

Calorie Mate
12-03-2008, 12:03 PM
I've gotten sick of doing Elizabeth's fetch quests, and recently I started skipping some of them. Also, I started avoiding S-links with characters that I dislike. Doing everything in the game is all well and good, but there's just too much of it, and it makes it feel more like a job and less like an organic experience.

So yeah, I think if I could finish it around 75 hours I'd be pretty happy. Plus, P4 is coming out soon.

It's impossible to see and do everything in Persona 3 without a day-to-day guide. Doing the S. Links you want and ignoring the ones you don't is exactly what you should do.

arkfullofsorrow
12-03-2008, 12:50 PM
Just fired up up a new game of Fallout 3. My goal is to beat it by year's end. Anybody have an hour total all up in this?

Adrenaline
12-03-2008, 01:23 PM
Just the main quest and doing side quests that popped up on the way took me about 25 hours.

DemoWeasel
12-03-2008, 01:25 PM
And rightly so.

Psh, hardly.

Matchstick
12-03-2008, 01:34 PM
Just fired up up a new game of Fallout 3. My goal is to beat it by year's end. Anybody have an hour total all up in this?

I put in about 70 hours. I finished the main quest and did all but one of the significant side quests as well as pretty thoroughly exploring the map and doing various smaller side activities.

Calorie Mate
12-03-2008, 01:52 PM
Psh, hardly.

I want to second this. It's no TTYD, but it was definitely fun and hardly forgetable.

alexb
12-03-2008, 02:12 PM
It's a five hour long game strung out to three times that by interminable fetch questing and tedious dialogue. It sucks as a platformer and its RPG elements are vestigial. It's neither fish nor fowl. A failed experiment.

Bongo
12-03-2008, 02:23 PM
I thought it was fine, if slow, until the second half of world 7.

Octopus Prime
12-03-2008, 02:36 PM
They definitely front-loaded the game, since the first three worlds were the only ones that were genuinely enjoyable.

I also liked the concept of World 7, but the word itself wasn't very fun to play.

spineshark
12-03-2008, 02:47 PM
Eternal Sonata
I played through pretty fast, but this game is really short, and incredibly easy after Chapter 2. I saw the ending in just under 15 hours, but I'd guess for most people it'd be closer to 20.

Mysterious Union, the extra dungeon, is worth a bunch of achievements and takes another five or so hours, maybe more if you get especially lost. The other major sidequests take playing Encore (the replay mode) apparently, and I've never done them. Aside from having to look up the missable parts so that you don't mess them up (I think EZI and the scroll pieces require using items you get near the end much earlier than you get them, which is only possible on the replay). But I don't think they add a whole lot, so it'd just be the length of playing the game twice mostly, 30-35 or so.
Baten Kaitos
25-30 hours, but it feels much longer. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO "100%" THIS GAME. I'm pretty sure it requires ridiculous guide use, and leaving your console on for about two weeks.

Odin
12-03-2008, 02:59 PM
Ah, then you're playing the way I did: taking your time. In that case, I'd say 20 hours for Suikoden, 25 for Suikoden 2. (I forget 3, since I didn't enjoy it.)


I second ~20 hours for Suikoden 1. That's the vague number my brain tells me. I really need to replay it.

Super Paper Mario was a ton of fun... for the first half of the game. If they hadn't padded it out to the standard 7 MacGuffins it would have been golden. I think I took around 25 hours on it, but I did some backtracking and did some of the optional quests.

Brer
12-03-2008, 03:03 PM
Just fired up up a new game of Fallout 3. My goal is to beat it by year's end. Anybody have an hour total all up in this?

Finish the main quest straight-through: ~10-15 hours.

Edit: If you have high speech and use it, you can use it to actually skip entire chunks of the main quest, and so cut this down even further.

Reach the XP cap (Level 20): ~30, but as low as 20-25 and as high as 40-45 depending on your character build. Hacking and picking every computer/lock in sight gives you lots of extra XP, for example.

See/Do Everything: 100+ hours.

See/Do Everything worthwhile, then realize that while there's about 40% of the map you haven't been to that's it for major locations, quests, and items: 50-60 hours.

Issun
12-03-2008, 08:30 PM
How long is Mirror's Edge? I'm about to start up chapter 2.

Re: Okami. I didn't think it was too long, but then I love it to death so I'm probably not the one to ask.
But yes, using praise on Astral Pouches is a big fat waste. Same with money past 10,000y. You're better served using it for life and ink.

JCDenton
12-03-2008, 08:32 PM
How long is Mirror's Edge? I'm about to start up chapter 2.

Re: Okami. I didn't think it was too long, but then I love it to death so I'm probably not the one to ask.
But yes, using praise on Astral Pouches is a big fat waste. Same with money past 10,000y. You're better served using it for life and ink.

Money is important so you can pee on your enemies.

reibeatall
12-03-2008, 08:59 PM
I played through pretty fast, but this game is really short, and incredibly easy after Chapter 2. I saw the ending in just under 15 hours, but I'd guess for most people it'd be closer to 20.


Seriously? I played about two hours of it and decided that while I enjoyed it, I wasn't ready for a commitment. I think I might be ready to take the next step.

PapillonReel
12-03-2008, 09:03 PM
Whaaa?

Misread the comment as referring to Vagrant Story. Whoops! Guess I should get my eyes checked...

spineshark
12-03-2008, 09:30 PM
Seriously? I played about two hours of it and decided that while I enjoyed it, I wasn't ready for a commitment. I think I might be ready to take the next step.
Yes, really. It's amazingly imbalanced, at least on 360*, and the dungeons are all quite straightforward and simple. The experience from bosses alone will make you overleveled midway through Chapter 4, and I had enough money to last me the entire game in Chapter 3. All those reviews that said that the money from pictures is way over the top were entirely honest. The "linear" complaint, on the other hand, comes from the fact that the game gives you no reason at all to backtrack, and I'm not sure where all you can go once you've passed by. I can't comprehend any sensible way to drag the game out longer than 30 hours without hitting Mysterious Union, and even that's not really that long.

*(I've heard the PS3 version is a bit harder and has some more dungeons, but I imagine it's still quite similar; I intend to rent it to check it out once Valkyria Chronicles is over and I've hit more of a lull with SF2 and LBP)

Issun
12-03-2008, 10:32 PM
Money is important so you can pee on your enemies.

:confused:

Zef
12-03-2008, 10:38 PM
Ah, yes. Golden Fury and Brown Rage.

Oh, Japan. Only you could come up with a game where your mother goddess defecates on the enemies.

Adrenaline
12-03-2008, 10:40 PM
:confused:

That statement is as self explanatory as can be.

Issun
12-03-2008, 10:42 PM
Th... that's how you get Demon Fangs? I feel like I've just learned a horrible, dirty secret about a dear friend.

I'm sorry, Okami. I still love you, but it can never be quite the same between us.

Adrenaline
12-03-2008, 10:46 PM
That's the easiest way to get Demon Fangs.

Zef
12-03-2008, 10:56 PM
And like Praise, you're better off doing it the hard way, using Finishing Moves on enemies. It's not like it takes a whole lot of time to gather Fangs for the super-duper extra items, anyway.

Octopus Prime
12-04-2008, 01:28 AM
And like Praise, you're better off doing it the hard way, using Finishing Moves on enemies. It's not like it takes a whole lot of time to gather Fangs for the super-duper extra items, anyway.

I don't think I ever did a single Florish in the game. I just made it a point to pee on enemies, getting the one fang at a time.

So I only got the "Gather items really fast" item and a few Peaches.

Octopus Prime
12-14-2008, 03:06 PM
What about Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker?

Ingmar Bergman
12-18-2008, 04:23 PM
Spartan: Total Warrior?

Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal?

Merus
12-18-2008, 05:09 PM
Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal?

About as long as the other Ratchets - 20 hours or so.

Excalibrate
12-18-2008, 05:28 PM
How long is Mirror's Edge? I'm about to start up chapter 2.

My first time through I beat it in one sitting. It took maybe 4 or 5 hours (without the red markers), but I'm not sure because I lost track of time. If you skip the cutscenes, know the routes, and blaze through the game, you can finish in about 2 hours...I think. I did that earlier.

It's short but sweet, so don't let its length bother you. The time trials should keep you busy, and even after beating it twice I'm still learning some nifty maneuvers that make me want to play the whole thing again.

Edit: I really need to read the dates before I reply. :(

Adrenaline
12-18-2008, 05:37 PM
About as long as the other Ratchets - 20 hours or so.

That sounds high.

Excalibrate
12-18-2008, 05:38 PM
That sounds high.

You sound high.

Adrenaline
12-18-2008, 06:01 PM
Duuuuude

zonetrope
12-18-2008, 06:24 PM
I've only played the original and Tools of Destruction, but they each took me only about 12 hours. They're pretty fast and light.

Merus
12-18-2008, 07:35 PM
I tended to take about an hour per level, because I was thorough.

Ingmar Bergman
12-19-2008, 01:02 PM
Chrono Trigger? (DS version)

Eusis
12-19-2008, 01:06 PM
Chrono Trigger? (DS version)
Does this mean if you do the extra stuff or just the main game? Since it's an exact port it should take 20-30 hours to get through the main game still, my endgame save for the SNES from my latest playthrough is 20 hours, and I can't imagine bonus content adding more than 10 hours at an extreme.

tungwene
12-19-2008, 02:10 PM
Does this mean if you do the extra stuff or just the main game? Since it's an exact port it should take 20-30 hours to get through the main game still, my endgame save for the SNES from my latest playthrough is 20 hours, and I can't imagine bonus content adding more than 10 hours at an extreme.I believe with doing all the original sidequests it only took me 18 hours to complete the game. I dabbled in the new content a bit but found it not very interesting/didn't know how to proceed once I got to the darkened room in the Lost Sanctum.

Octopus Prime
12-19-2008, 02:14 PM
I believe with doing all the original sidequests it only took me 18 hours to complete the game. I dabbled in the new content a bit but found it not very interesting/didn't know how to proceed once I got to the darkened room in the Lost Sanctum.

The other bonus dungeons are much more interesting/worthwhile.

Just sayin'.

DemoWeasel
12-28-2008, 07:40 PM
How long is an average playthrough of Dragon Quest VIII?

Bongo
12-28-2008, 07:52 PM
How long is an average playthrough of Dragon Quest VIII?

Took me around 60 or 80 hours to beat the final boss, but I took my time getting there.

Odin
12-28-2008, 09:24 PM
How long is an average playthrough of Dragon Quest VIII?

I think I answered this somewhere upthread, but my endgame save is 78 hours and some minutes. I haven't gone back and done the bonus dungeon yet.

Mightyblue
12-28-2008, 09:38 PM
It's not really a bonus dungeon though; it only serves to block off the last town and as a convenient leveling spot for the endgame's real challenge. Said last town also houses the sidequest that opens up the game's true ending, and the sidequest ends with the opening of the secret boss challenges.

Patrick
12-30-2008, 12:02 AM
How long is FFV (advance)?

Also, Advance Wars Days of Ruin?

Octopus Prime
12-30-2008, 12:49 AM
How long is FFV (advance)?


Around 30 hours, give or take.

Longer if you decide to try the Bonus Dungeon.

estragon
12-30-2008, 12:51 AM
It's not really a bonus dungeon though; it only serves to block off the last town and as a convenient leveling spot for the endgame's real challenge. Said last town also houses the sidequest that opens up the game's true ending, and the sidequest ends with the opening of the secret boss challenges.

It's also worth nothing that the boss you have to beat to see the true ending isn't actually very hard. Yes, there are also stupidly difficult bosses to beat, but those only open up after you've already unlocked the true ending.

So, basically, getting the true ending is a short and fun little addendum to the game that is entirely separate from the grind-o-thon not-fun only-for-completionists bosses.

Maigo
12-30-2008, 06:07 AM
My 4 year old daughter and I got the credits to roll in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (GBA). It took 32+ hours. To our surprise, you're rewarded with a whole new game with all new content. I'm hoping this new content is only 7-10 hours. ...How long is it?

SilentSnake
01-01-2009, 05:26 PM
How long are the first two Star Ocean games?

reibeatall
01-01-2009, 05:41 PM
How long are the first two Star Ocean games?

Ilchymis says that the first one is 20 or so hours. I'm currently in hour 13, but I've done a lot of grinding. If this follows the same path that the second game is, I'll probably be pretty close to finishing near that 20 hours.

For the second one, I don't remember exactly, but I think I had 60 or so on it when I finally called it in after doing tons of extra stuff. I'd say it's more like a 30-40 hour game.

Sarcasmorator
01-01-2009, 05:42 PM
Don't know about the first, but the second is 30-40 hours, if I remember right.

SilentSnake
01-01-2009, 06:21 PM
Oh and here's another one: Shining Force for Genesis.

Alixsar
01-01-2009, 07:21 PM
Oh and here's another one: Shining Force for Genesis.

Oh man, it's been a long time since I've played that. I think it was about 30-40 though. It's totally worth it if you're considering playing it.

Eusis
01-01-2009, 07:23 PM
Adding up my VC hours I came to about 40 hours. I can take a little long with some games, and I did do some ridiculous grinding at one point so I'd say Alixsar hit it.

JCDenton
01-04-2009, 06:47 PM
It was asked upthread, but any Nocturne estimates? A range would be nice.

Up Your Arsenal took me around 13 hours the first time; I'm at 24 hours, halfway done with my third playthrough.

ringworm
01-04-2009, 06:47 PM
It was asked upthread, but any Nocturne estimates? A range would be nice.
I've heard 30-40.

reibeatall
01-04-2009, 06:51 PM
Ilchymis says that the first one is 20 or so hours. I'm currently in hour 13, but I've done a lot of grinding. If this follows the same path that the second game is, I'll probably be pretty close to finishing near that 20 hours.


Yep, 20ish hours.

Brer
01-04-2009, 06:54 PM
How long is FFV (advance)?

30 hours or so for a straight run, 70-80+ if you want to be competionist and master every job for every character, fight the optional bosses and explore the bonus dungeon, etc, etc.

Odin
01-04-2009, 08:40 PM
How long is FFV (advance)?


About 30 for the main game, 45~50 if you do the entirety of the extra dungeon.

SilentSnake
01-08-2009, 09:15 PM
How long is Barkley Shut Up And Jam Gaiden?

Willm
01-08-2009, 09:37 PM
I've heard 30-40.

40 hours for Nocturne seems right, if you want to plow through the main game. I can easily see an additional 15+ hours if you go through the optional dungeon (which you really should.)

So today I bought Devil Summoner at Gamestop for $10, finally completing my SMT collection for the PS2. Yay! How long is it? I want to start playing it, but I don't want to play through another 70-80 game so soon after finishing P4 (I'm pretty sure it's much shorter.)

Bongo
01-08-2009, 10:20 PM
How long is Barkley Shut Up And Jam Gaiden?

Short. Call it 5-10 hours.

Patrick
01-09-2009, 08:09 AM
About 30 for the main game, 45~50 if you do the entirety of the extra dungeon.

I'm glad to hear that it's at least 30, it seems to be flying by so far. The job system is way better than I imagined, It completely destroys stuff like FFXI. I really like how easy (and how early in the game) it is to customize the jobs. I'm even taking advantage of odd jobs like Geomancer and Blue Mage that I usually ignore in RPGs.

MCBanjoMike
01-09-2009, 08:25 AM
I'm glad to hear that it's at least 30, it seems to be flying by so far. The job system is way better than I imagined, It completely destroys stuff like FFXI. I really like how easy (and how early in the game) it is to customize the jobs. I'm even taking advantage of odd jobs like Geomancer and Blue Mage that I usually ignore in RPGs.

Geomancer was actually one of the best jobs in FF III and Blue Mage is one of the best in FF V.

Nicholai
01-09-2009, 09:12 AM
Baldur's Gate II? Worth playing without having played the original? Worth playing at all?

Octopus Prime
01-10-2009, 01:58 PM
How about Rhapsody and Master of the Monster Lair?

ringworm
01-10-2009, 01:59 PM
Baldur's Gate II? Worth playing without having played the original? Worth playing at all?
YES YES YES

I honestly couldn't tell you how long it is though, despite having played it several times. I never keep track.

Nicholai
01-10-2009, 05:08 PM
YES YES YES

I honestly couldn't tell you how long it is though, despite having played it several times. I never keep track.

New question then....should I track down Baldur's Gate 1 or just go on into Baldur's Gate II?

ringworm
01-10-2009, 05:11 PM
New question then....should I track down Baldur's Gate 1 or just go on into Baldur's Gate II?
BG1 is a very good game, but it has aged a bit worse than BG2, and not entirely necessary. BG2 does a pretty decent job of catching you up on shit at the beginning if you decide to go that route.

Brer
01-10-2009, 05:13 PM
New question then....should I track down Baldur's Gate 1 or just go on into Baldur's Gate II?

BG2 is much better in just about every way, but at the same time there are certain plot elements (especially at the beginning) that will have more impact if you've played BG1. If you can find it, I would say it is definately worth it, but you may find BG1's relatively low level cap a bit of a pain if you're used to the speedier progression of NWN and NWN2.

If you only have the time/patience to play one, play BG2 and Throne of Bhaal.

daroga
01-10-2009, 06:45 PM
I beat Prince of Persia and got the "Under 12 Hours" Achievement. I didn't feel like I was particularly racing through the game, so I'd guess it'd be ~ 10-12 with pretty much the minimum of light seeds collected.

Adrenaline
01-10-2009, 06:57 PM
How similar do the BG games play to later Bioware games? I mean obviously the combat is turn based, but besides that.

Brer
01-10-2009, 07:06 PM
How similar do the BG games play to later Bioware games? I mean obviously the combat is turn based, but besides that.

Actually, they're not -true- turn-based. They play like the KOTOR or NWN series, RTw/P with actions divided into turns and rounds, but playing out sequentially unless you pause the action to give orders and cue up commands.

Edit: If you want a more Turn-based experience, you should be able to set the "auto-pause" to stop play more frequently, but It's been about a year and a half since I last played through BG2, and so I'm not absolutely sure about that one.

Aside from the differences between 2nd and 3rd edition of AD&D (or from Star Wars D20 as modified for KOTOR), if you've played a Bioware game before you shouldn't need to do more than skim the manual to familiarize yourself with the changed mechanics

Adrenaline
01-10-2009, 07:55 PM
Oh, how about that. I always sort of wanted to try them but I just haven't yet.

Marfy
01-10-2009, 08:40 PM
I played the shit out of BG2, and as I'm going through Mass Effect for the first time I am constantly reminded of BG2.

The largest difference to me is the fact that BG2 can be modded, and has built up an extensive community around that. If you like the base game, it has a HUGE amount of replayability with mods, and if there's something you don't like about the base game, there's probably a mod that addresses it (such as the 'Get Rid of Anomen' mod).

Nicholai
01-10-2009, 08:47 PM
BG2 is much better in just about every way, but at the same time there are certain plot elements (especially at the beginning) that will have more impact if you've played BG1. If you can find it, I would say it is definately worth it, but you may find BG1's relatively low level cap a bit of a pain if you're used to the speedier progression of NWN and NWN2.

If you only have the time/patience to play one, play BG2 and Throne of Bhaal.

Guess I'll have to weigh getting BG1 against and playing that against playing BG2 sooner.

Marfy
01-10-2009, 09:00 PM
Guess I'll have to weigh getting BG1 against and playing that against playing BG2 sooner.

This fixes a lot of the issues with BG1. (http://www.pocketplane.net/mambo/index.php?option=content&task=blogcategory&id=143&Itemid=98) BG1 Tutu "is a project which brings the content from Baldur's Gate (or Tales of the Sword Coast) into the Baldur's Gate II engine. This allows BG1 to enjoy all the benefits of BG2 such as higher resolution, new races, classes and kits, dual-wielding, and much more! "

I wouldn't try to play BG1 without it, honestly.

MikeDinosaur
01-10-2009, 11:09 PM
Just so you know, Baldur's Gate II is at least 100 hours, and probably 200 if you do all the sidequests. It's really fun; I think it has the best gameplay of any Bioware game to date, and some of the best gameplay of any RPG. I put it up with FF Tactics. I'm not so crazy about the story, especially compared to what Black Isle was turning out at the time. Anyway though, just be advised--long, and hard, and really hard if you don't do the sidequests.

Calorie Mate
01-20-2009, 11:48 AM
I'm sure it was already asked, but how long is DQIV on DS? I have a copy sitting here, but I'm doubting I'll be able to finish it (since I'll mostly be playing it on the commute) before DQV comes out, and I'd rather play that one. (Plus, I don't want to get too burned out on DQ by doing it all at once.)

Octopus Prime
01-20-2009, 11:48 AM
I'm sure it was already asked, but how long is DQIV on DS? I have a copy sitting here, but I'm doubting I'll be able to finish it (since I'll mostly be playing it on the commute) before DQV comes out, and I'd rather play that one. (Plus, I don't want to get too burned out on DQ by doing it all at once.)

It's about 30-35 hours, give or take. More if you're doing the bonus chapter.

MCBanjoMike
01-20-2009, 12:51 PM
It's about 30-35 hours, give or take. More if you're doing the bonus chapter.

That's strange, people were posting their end of game stats over in the DQ IV thread and they seemed to be pretty consistently in the 20-25 hour range. That might not include the bonus dungeon, though.

Octopus Prime
01-20-2009, 01:03 PM
What about Mega Man Battle Network 5: Colonel Version?

I'm mainly concerned that I won't have it finished by the time Legacy of Ys comes out.

alexb
01-20-2009, 01:23 PM
That's strange, people were posting their end of game stats over in the DQ IV thread and they seemed to be pretty consistently in the 20-25 hour range. That might not include the bonus dungeon, though.

Yeah, I'm a rather slow, meticulous player when it comes to RPGs, and I think I clocked in somewhere near 25 or 26 hours. I didn't do the bonus stuff, so that's for the main game.

Calorie Mate
01-20-2009, 01:31 PM
Hrmm. 20 hours in a month, consisting mostly of half hour (or less) spurts on the train from work, and a couple long (4 hours, maybe?) plane rides to and from Chicago? I think I'd rather just read, and do DQIV this summer.

Octopus Prime
01-20-2009, 02:05 PM
Actually, a quick look at my copy shows that it was about 25 as well.

Did I make the same typo twice, simply forget... or are terrible forces at work?

YOU Decide!

Bongo
01-20-2009, 03:41 PM
25 seems about right.

Odin
01-20-2009, 10:21 PM
I'm sure it was already asked, but how long is DQIV on DS? I have a copy sitting here, but I'm doubting I'll be able to finish it (since I'll mostly be playing it on the commute) before DQV comes out, and I'd rather play that one. (Plus, I don't want to get too burned out on DQ by doing it all at once.)

25-30 hours sounds right based on the two friends I gifted it with at Christmas. Thanks to PSX load times and my meticulous DQuesting style my runthrough of that version clocked in at ~45 hours.

Also, DQIV is a breezy, fast RPG and despite my playing it immediately after finishing DQVI I didn't get burned out. You can certainly save it for summer, though - it's timeless!

Kevin
01-22-2009, 09:49 AM
How about KOTOR? I'm usually pretty thorough on Bioware games since the sidequests are actually interesting.

Sarcasmorator
01-22-2009, 09:51 AM
How about KOTOR? I'm usually pretty thorough on Bioware games since the sidequests are actually interesting.

Around 30-40, if I remember right. I did most of the side quests, too.

Matchstick
01-24-2009, 11:49 PM
I went back to DQVIII last night and beat Dhoulmagus only to find out that that's not actually the end of the game. I'm now 61 hours in and have reached Orkutsk. How much longer do I have to endure this before I get to the actual end?

Rosencrantz
01-24-2009, 11:55 PM
I'd say the main game is around 80-85 hours. I never completed the postgame stuff, though.

Funnydale
01-25-2009, 02:43 AM
I went back to DQVIII last night and beat Dhoulmagus only to find out that that's not actually the end of the game. I'm now 61 hours in and have reached Orkutsk. How much longer do I have to endure this before I get to the actual end?

I need to get around to beating DQ 8. Right after I beat Final Fantasy 12, Persona 3, Persona 4, Far Cry 2 (HAHAHHAHA), Tales of Vesepria and, well...that's it.

I apparently have very short attention span when it comes to jrpgs (and one open-ended tedious FPS) nowadays.

Ingmar Bergman
01-28-2009, 01:04 PM
How long is Locoroco?

SilentSnake
02-11-2009, 06:18 PM
Ys Book I & II. Go.

Octopus Prime
02-11-2009, 06:22 PM
Ys Book I & II. Go.

10-15, as I recall.

SilentSnake
03-15-2009, 03:28 PM
So how long is Steambot Chronicles?

alexb
03-15-2009, 03:36 PM
So how long is Steambot Chronicles?

I'd like to know, too.

McClain
03-15-2009, 03:43 PM
Depending on how much side-questing you do, I think you can play DQVIII for about 80-100 hours. It's a GREAT game, but I would say it's too long for it's own good.

A better player could probably beat it in closer to 60, but I'm a pretty middle-of-the-road RPG-er.

taidan
03-15-2009, 04:00 PM
How long is Locoroco?

Depending on how much of a completionist you are, between 10 and 20 hours.

Octopus Prime
03-15-2009, 05:02 PM
How about Final Fantasy: Tactics: A2: The Grimoire of Rifts: Colon?

alexb
03-15-2009, 07:23 PM
Depends on whether you do try to complete the Fiber Wars subquests or not.

spineshark
03-15-2009, 07:36 PM
So how long is Steambot Chronicles?
Really depends, I think it's probably about 20 hours if you play pretty directly and don't get lost though. I wasted a ton of time because I crossed the world for a plot point, only to find that I needed to do something way back in the town where I started before I could actually do it. That was frustrating. There's tons of random stuff to do, but playing through the plot points doesn't really take too long and despite the somewhat weird controls, isn't hard.

SilentSnake
03-15-2009, 07:40 PM
Really depends, I think it's probably about 20 hours if you play pretty directly and don't get lost though. I wasted a ton of time because I crossed the world for a plot point, only to find that I needed to do something way back in the town where I started before I could actually do it. That was frustrating. There's tons of random stuff to do, but playing through the plot points doesn't really take too long and despite the somewhat weird controls, isn't hard.

Hmm interesting. How about if you do do side quests?

JCDenton
03-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Anyone have an estimate for Ico?

Azar
03-15-2009, 08:10 PM
Anyone have an estimate for Ico?
I'd say about 8 hours? 6-10 would be a good estimate, depending on how quickly you can solve the puzzles.

Kishi
03-15-2009, 08:11 PM
Five hours when you don't know what you're doing. Three to four on subsequent plays. Give or take depending on how good you are at solving environmental puzzles.

spineshark
03-15-2009, 08:12 PM
I must be fucking terrible, because I feel like I'm like eight hours in and not even close to the end.

SilentSnake
03-15-2009, 08:16 PM
Okay how about the first Boktai?

Parish
03-15-2009, 09:01 PM
Okay how about the first Boktai?

I'm almost certain I clocked in around 15 hours? But maybe I'm wrong. And that didn't include the bonus tower, which is pretty massive....

PapillonReel
03-16-2009, 12:11 AM
How about Final Fantasy: Tactics: A2: The Grimoire of Rifts: Colon?

100+ Hours if you're aiming for 100% completion, around 40-50 if you're there just for the "story".

Maigo
03-16-2009, 08:38 AM
How long is Locoroco?

I played it trying to get everything. Typically, I discovered at the end of a level that I missed 5-15% of content. But I never went back into incomplete levels. After 8ish hours, the credits rolled.

Maigo
03-25-2009, 01:18 PM
The new Punch Out trailer has me curious. I loved the arcade version, but I remember it being a short game, as all arcade games where back then. I didn't play the SNES version. Was it even a 2 hour game? I can't see the Wii version being more than 2 or 3 hours without being really repetitive.

ProfessorS
03-25-2009, 01:22 PM
You could beat Super Punch Out!! in less than an hour if you're decent at the game.

Of course, the main appeal to the game after you've beaten is getting better times. The game has a time trial mode and keeps track of the top 10 times for each boxer.

estragon
04-01-2009, 08:29 AM
How long is Final Fantasy VII?

I haven't played it since it came out, but Kishi/Nicola's recent article is making me think about trying it again.

alexb
04-01-2009, 08:32 AM
About 50 or 60 hours, I think. It's been a while.

Pombar
04-01-2009, 08:42 AM
About 30 hours if you really know what you're doing; 40 if you're using an FAQ and doing some side-questy stuff; 50 if you're working off vague memories, occasionally getting stuck or lost, and dabbling in what sidequests you wish; 60 if you're taking it at a slow pace, doing most if not all the sidequests, or are going through the first time.

At least, that's what I'm guessing based on my collection of entirely end-game saves. But 40-60 is probably the usual range.

TheSL
04-01-2009, 08:45 AM
I'd say 40ish hours. Of course, I maxed the clock out on my save since it and Megaman X4 were the only two games I had when I first bought my PS1. Just ignore Chocobo (in)breeding if want any fun/challenge out of it.

MCBanjoMike
04-01-2009, 09:40 AM
If you aren't fighting the ultimate weapons in FF VII, I doubt that it could take you more than 40 hours. If you are, you can look forward to lots of chocobo breeding and grinding materia, so at least another 10 hours or so. I know that the first time I finished the game, I wound up missing the Wutai sidequest (even though I knew it was there) and I finished in 35 hours - then was unhappy that it was already over. I was convinced that the Northern Cave wasn't the end of the game until I saw the final boss fight unfurling...

PapillonReel
04-01-2009, 09:45 AM
Personally, it took me about 60 hours on my first run (without FAQs, at least until I got to the post-game stuff), and around 50 every time out afterwards once I knew what I was doing. So nothing too gargantuan really, especially compared to some of the later timesinks in the series.

Calorie Mate
04-01-2009, 10:00 AM
I still remember from back in the day: my final clock was at 89 hours. This was doing everything in theg ame, exploring randomly, and just, y'know, dicking around. (I've only sunk more time into one game ever - Persona 3.)

ringworm
04-01-2009, 11:15 AM
How long are STALKER, Assassin's Creed, and FarCry 2?

Meg
04-01-2009, 11:27 AM
My Far Cry 2 run was 40 hours, but I also unlocked everything and did all the side missions, as well as a ton of wandering. I'd say if you stick to the main story, it's... 20 hours?

Adrenaline
04-01-2009, 11:35 AM
How long are STALKER, Assassin's Creed

I don't think either took me more than 15 hours.

Patrick
04-01-2009, 11:40 AM
How long is Advance Wars Days of Ruin? I'm abotu 8 missions in, and it seems really easy.

Bongo
04-01-2009, 11:44 AM
How long is Advance Wars Days of Ruin? I'm abotu 8 missions in, and it seems really easy.

The difficulty ramps up considerably starting in around ten story missions in. I don't know exactly how many story missions there are, but it's a lot, and there are at least as many non-story trial maps. It is the sort of game you can sink as much time into as you want.

SpoonyGundam
04-01-2009, 02:01 PM
If you aren't fighting the ultimate weapons in FF VII, I doubt that it could take you more than 40 hours. If you are, you can look forward to lots of chocobo breeding and grinding materia, so at least another 10 hours or so.

Not necessarily. Yeah, you need to dance through the Chocobo breeding hoops, but there's no materia grinding involved if you can fudge with the system well enough. I was at 35 hours or so when I played the game in preparation of Crisis Core last year, and that was with every side quest done.

estragon
04-01-2009, 10:12 PM
I still remember from back in the day: my final clock was at 89 hours. This was doing everything in theg ame, exploring randomly, and just, y'know, dicking around.

Actually, me too. When it first came out, my only PSX games were FFVII and Crash Bandicoot. I definitely maxed out the FFVII clock.

And let's not even talk about all the mediocre platforming I mastered to get my 100% clear save in Crash Bandicoot. (No, seriously, let's not talk about it. It's embarassing.)

MCBanjoMike
04-02-2009, 04:53 AM
Not necessarily. Yeah, you need to dance through the Chocobo breeding hoops, but there's no materia grinding involved if you can fudge with the system well enough. I was at 35 hours or so when I played the game in preparation of Crisis Core last year, and that was with every side quest done.

Well sure, but it wasn't your first time playing the game, right? You can save a lot of time if you know how to optimize, but I wouldn't expect a first-timer to be able to post a time like that without knowing all the tricks.

alexb
04-02-2009, 07:00 AM
And let's not even talk about all the mediocre platforming I mastered to get my 100% clear save in Crash Bandicoot. (No, seriously, let's not talk about it. It's embarassing.)

Crash Bandicoot wasn't that bad. It was a technical marvel for its age and it had some bread and butter gameplay. It was no Super Mario Bros., sure, but I think it was an acceptable choice in its day.

Falselogic
04-02-2009, 04:32 PM
Anyone know how long phantom hourglass, FFTA2, and the new Fire emblem on DS are?

They've been sitting on my shelf and I'm planning my annual backlog tackle.

Octopus Prime
04-02-2009, 04:35 PM
Anyone know how long phantom hourglass, FFTA2, and the new Fire emblem on DS are?

They've been sitting on my shelf and I'm planning my annual backlog tackle.

About 15-20 hours.
About 40-100 hours, depending on sidequests (allegedly)
No idea, but I'd say about 10-15, based on other FE games,

Odin
04-03-2009, 08:43 AM
Anyone know how long phantom hourglass, FFTA2, and the new Fire emblem on DS are?

They've been sitting on my shelf and I'm planning my annual backlog tackle.

Phantom Hourglass - I'll let you know when I get around to finishing my copy. I'm 3 dungeons in and haven't gotten back to it in almost a year.

FFTA2 - I don't think I'll ever play it, but developer hyperbole in Famitsu positioned it as around 40-50 hours for the main quest, but if you dig into it "it's the only game you need for summer vacation." I decided I didn't need that much RPG when I was currently playing FFXII.

Ingmar Bergman
04-04-2009, 04:46 PM
Okay, so I went back to the very first post in my thread and put together a complete list of all the game lengths in this thread. I also included on the list some of the ones that haven't been answered yet. That took a little while.

MCBanjoMike
04-04-2009, 06:28 PM
Okay, so I went back to the very first post in my thread and put together a complete list of all the game lengths in this thread. I also included on the list some of the ones that haven't been answered yet. That took a little while.

It is totally awesome that you did that, although the time posted for Paper Mario seems pretty suspect. I recall that being about a 30 hour game, myself.

VorpalEdge
04-04-2009, 06:44 PM
Ico? 6-10 hours? I guess TT is infested with geniuses, because it took me somewhere along the lines of 15-16.

DemoWeasel
04-04-2009, 06:46 PM
Ico? 6-10 hours? I guess TT is infested with geniuses, because it took me somewhere along the lines of 15-16.

Super Punch Out!! only took me like 25 minutes on my latest run, but I can see how 1-2 hours can happen for some.

Matchstick
04-04-2009, 07:15 PM
Ico? 6-10 hours? I guess TT is infested with geniuses, because it took me somewhere along the lines of 15-16.

That sounds consistent with what I remember as well (13-15) much more so than 6-10.

Odin
04-04-2009, 07:15 PM
Ico? 6-10 hours? I guess TT is infested with geniuses, because it took me somewhere along the lines of 15-16.

Since there's always been a year or three between playthroughs, all my runs through that game have been somewhere between 8-10 hours.

PapillonReel
04-04-2009, 07:18 PM
Anyone know how long phantom hourglass, FFTA2, and the new Fire emblem on DS are?

They've been sitting on my shelf and I'm planning my annual backlog tackle.

Phantom Hourglass - 20 hours
FFTactics A2 - 80+ hours
FE: Shadow Dragon - 25 hours

Kishi
04-04-2009, 07:21 PM
Ico? 6-10 hours? I guess TT is infested with geniuses, because it took me somewhere along the lines of 15-16.

I said five, so I guess I'm a super-genius!

Tanto
04-04-2009, 07:23 PM
Eh, my first playthrough of Shadow Dragon sits at 13 hours. I know I'm pretty experienced at this series, but I don't see a newbie adding an additional 10 hours to the game. It's not that hard.

I've got Advance Wars: Days of Ruin at 15 hours with the post-game stuff about half done. So 20 hours total, maybe?

estragon
04-04-2009, 07:32 PM
I said five, so I guess I'm a super-genius!

The thing with Ico is that you either understand the puzzles immediately or waste a bunch of time trying to figure it out, so I think it needs a wide estimate.

I'd say 5-15 hours is about right.

Adrenaline
04-04-2009, 09:05 PM
5 would be pretty darn quick for a first time through, but 15 seems really high to me. Quite a range of experiences there.

JCDenton
04-04-2009, 09:57 PM
I just finished Ico; time at the last save point was 4:39 so I'd say 5 and change is about right.

Great game.

Tavir
04-16-2009, 03:07 PM
How long are Half Life 2 and its episodes?

Adrenaline
04-16-2009, 05:26 PM
10-15 hours, 3-4 hours, 4-5 hours

DemoWeasel
04-16-2009, 05:33 PM
How long is God Hand?

MCBanjoMike
04-16-2009, 05:37 PM
10-15 hours, 3-4 hours, 4-5 hours

I doubt that anyone would finish Half-Life 2 in 10 hours on their first go. I'd give it 15-20, it's pretty lengthy for a FPS.

How long is God Hand?

About 12 hours or so? Maybe a bit longer? Also a bit longer than you'd expect it to be, though totally amazing and worth every minute.

SilentSnake
04-20-2009, 07:42 PM
Yggdra Union

Octopus Prime
04-25-2009, 04:21 PM
Here's a Heap:

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker x Saurian
Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero

Dadgum Roi
04-25-2009, 07:35 PM
Yggdra Union

Fifteen or so, IIRC.

Kazin
04-25-2009, 11:29 PM
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon

Just beat the game today, my playtime sits at 28 hours and some change. I kinda went nuts though and leveled Chocobo to around level 80 and maxed out all the jobs. So, I would say probably around 20 hours or so.

Fantastic roguelike, though.

Brer
04-25-2009, 11:41 PM
How long are Half Life 2 and its episodes?

From a relatively experienced but only moderately skilled PC FPS player: 8-10 ; 2-3 ; 2-3 on the medium difficulty setting.

Merus
04-26-2009, 04:37 AM
From a relatively experienced but only moderately skilled PC FPS player: 8-10 ; 2-3 ; 2-3 on the medium difficulty setting.
Please remember that the enjoyment of HL2 is directly tied to how long you take to play it. It is tempting to play cautiously, but you have quicksaves for a reason and on medium and easy you will probably have to turn away healthpacks.

Barrel through.

PapillonReel
04-26-2009, 03:13 PM
Anyone know how long Persona 4 and Tales of the Abyss are?

daroga
04-26-2009, 03:18 PM
From a relatively experienced but only moderately skilled PC FPS player: 8-10 ; 2-3 ; 2-3 on the medium difficulty setting.Those seem really short to me. I was thinking 15, 4-5, 4-5. Am I way off?

Nobuyuki
04-26-2009, 03:25 PM
Anyone know how long Persona 4 and Tales of the Abyss are?

P4 took me about 55 hours and Tales took me around 40.

VorpalEdge
04-26-2009, 03:30 PM
Anyone know how long Persona 4 and Tales of the Abyss are?

P4 took me 70-75 hours, and TotA took me about 5. Why is ToA's playtime so low, you ask? Because that's the point when I gave up in frustration because of how utterly stupid the game is. It's basically everything wrong with JRPGs today packed into one tight, uncrackable little nutshell.

I'd not recommend it. But if you want to play it regardless, I hear it runs about 40-50 hours.

Brer
04-26-2009, 03:39 PM
Those seem really short to me. I was thinking 15, 4-5, 4-5. Am I way off?

Honestly, yeah, unless you're really bad at FPSes on the PC and/or are playing on the highest difficulty setting. Those are my estimates for my -first- playthrough. I can do it now in about 6-7 hours and 90 min or less for each of the episodes on normal difficulty, and I'm no FPS uber guy. I play a fair number, but almost always on "medium" and I die my fair share of times. HL2 is -really- generous with health, if not with armor/ammo. Also, if you're playing on PC you'll almost never be replaying any significant chunk of any area because you can save at any time.

Nobuyuki
04-26-2009, 03:45 PM
P4 took me 70-75 hours, and TotA took me about 5. Why is ToA's playtime so low, you ask? Because that's the point when I gave up in frustration because of how utterly stupid the game is. It's basically everything wrong with JRPGs today packed into one tight, uncrackable little nutshell.

I'd not recommend it. But if you want to play it regardless, I hear it runs about 40-50 hours.

Yeah, TotA is pretty annoying until a big plot event about 10 hours in, but after that it's extremely satisfying. I gave up after about 8 hours the first time I played it, but if it's something that interests you I'd say stick it out until you get to the point I'm talking about, then see how it goes. If it gets too bad you can just skip the dialogue for the first 10 hours or so, the gameplay is still good.

fanboymaster
04-26-2009, 04:29 PM
P4 took me 70-75 hours, and TotA took me about 5. Why is ToA's playtime so low, you ask? Because that's the point when I gave up in frustration because of how utterly stupid the game is. It's basically everything wrong with JRPGs today packed into one tight, uncrackable little nutshell.

I'd not recommend it. But if you want to play it regardless, I hear it runs about 40-50 hours.

What didn't you like about it? I'm a fair way in and really liking it. I've just come off of Tales of Legendia which seems much more accurate to what you described.

spineshark
04-26-2009, 05:24 PM
Honestly, even though I found the technical problems really annoying, the characters unlikable and the standard Tales OCD aspects almost worse than ever (the "get a skill by talking to people in town" thing was abominable and only beaten that I know of by the stupid spell learning system in Legendia), the only reason I couldn't bring myself to finish the game is because everyone just talked too much. The ten hours after the Fake Ending were pretty much the most intolerably boring part of anything I can remember, and I told myself "okay, it must be almost over" one too many times. I'm at the part where the party's getting ready to fight Arietta for the last time, and while I think the game might actually get better this time, I'm just not going to fall for it again.

VorpalEdge
04-26-2009, 05:34 PM
What didn't you like about it? I'm a fair way in and really liking it. I've just come off of Tales of Legendia which seems much more accurate to what you described.

I'm never going to play Legendia, then.

As for what I didn't like about it, spineshark hit most of them. I really do pity him for having played so much longer than me. But let me reiterate stupid characters (because, in addition to being completely stereotypical like standard Tales fare, they're really, really stupid) and add that the technobabble made me want to put someone's eyes out. Seriously, I swear the only reason people in the game kept saying the word "fon" was to sound pretentious.

But if you do like the game, I'd rather not get into an argument, so I'll stop here. Don't let me ruin your enjoyment of it, heh.

fanboymaster
04-26-2009, 05:44 PM
I get it, I find the series to be oddly endearing even when it's falling face first into tropes I normally hate with a passion. Stockholm syndrome if you will. I'm kind of binging on the series as it is. Good idea on the whole "never touch Legendia" thing. It's probably my most hated JRPG of all time, and I've played far more of those then can be considered healthy.

daroga
04-26-2009, 07:26 PM
Honestly, yeah, unless you're really bad at FPSes on the PC and/or are playing on the highest difficulty setting. Those are my estimates for my -first- playthrough. I can do it now in about 6-7 hours and 90 min or less for each of the episodes on normal difficulty, and I'm no FPS uber guy. I play a fair number, but almost always on "medium" and I die my fair share of times. HL2 is -really- generous with health, if not with armor/ammo. Also, if you're playing on PC you'll almost never be replaying any significant chunk of any area because you can save at any time.Ah, ok. I've not played HL2 since I beat it on the PC shortly after it came out, so I guess my memory was just wrong on it. And I played Ep 1 and 2 over a stupidly long period of time, so I guess I have no real concept of how long either of them is.

Thanks for the heads up. Replaying HL2 is sounding better and better!

Red Hedgehog
05-05-2009, 01:19 PM
Here's a Heap:

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law


6-8 hours? I think I finished it in about 3 different gaming sessions of roughly 2 hours each.

SilentSnake
05-05-2009, 10:15 PM
How long is X-Com and Star Control 2?

Falselogic
05-06-2009, 09:31 AM
How long is X-Com and Star Control 2?

I can't speak to SC2, but X-com can be played in 5 or 10 hours I'd say. Depends on how well you manage cash flow and how fast you can reseearch tech (depends on shooting down and salvaging big alien ships)... It's been a long time since I played and I might be wrong... I do know a game can stretch out to something much longer!

Red Hedgehog
05-06-2009, 07:30 PM
How long is X-Com and Star Control 2?

It is fascinating that you are asking about these two games.

If you haven't played either before, X-Com is probably about 15 hours, and Star Control 2 is 10. Though SC2 may be more since if you really haven't played before there's a good chance you won't finish before the time limit and will have to start over. But it's much faster the second time so maybe 15 at most?

Lucas
05-11-2009, 11:44 PM
How much longer is Fallout 3's main storyline after reaching the Citadel?

Octopus Prime
05-12-2009, 01:17 AM
How much longer is Fallout 3's main storyline after reaching the Citadel?

Assuming you're just going to motor through it and ignore any side quests? There are about 4 main quests to do, so probably in the neighborhood of 5 hours.

Ingmar Bergman
05-12-2009, 01:05 PM
God of War and God Hand?

alexb
05-12-2009, 01:12 PM
About 15 in the case of God of War, I think.

MCBanjoMike
05-12-2009, 01:19 PM
God Hand?

About 12 hours or so? Maybe a bit longer? Also a bit longer than you'd expect it to be, though totally amazing and worth every minute.

DemoWeasel
05-12-2009, 01:32 PM
I'd say 7 hours for God of War.

Lucas
05-12-2009, 01:44 PM
Assuming you're just going to motor through it and ignore any side quests? There are about 4 main quests to do, so probably in the neighborhood of 5 hours.

I've already spent 60-70 hours on the game and I don't think I have any sidequests left, unless I want to hunt down the last three behemoths or fill out the entire map.

Sarcasmorator
05-12-2009, 03:01 PM
You could always get the DLC!

McClain
05-12-2009, 03:11 PM
Hey guys, Okami is really long.

Adrenaline
05-13-2009, 06:12 AM
About 15 in the case of God of War, I think.

No way. 8 tops.

Octopus Prime
05-13-2009, 06:19 AM
Hey guys, Okami is really long.

Roughly 35 hours long, assuming you don't bother with side quests.

...assuming you were asking how long it was and not merely stating a fact.