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Star Ocean 5 is a less than 20 hour jrpg MORE proof, Amazon japan users complaining

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Panzer Dragoon Saga is a less than 20 hour game, but lots of people consider it the best RPG ever made.

I saw this in the reviews on Amazon:

"Clear time and normally play, such as the sub-quest also create, was about 30 hours."

So I guess he means normal + sidequest took 30 hours for him to beat it.



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After playing the recent tales games, i would be happy with a shorter game that has less filler.

 

Edit: Im all in for long games  but the length put in them have to be somewhat meaningfull.



Obviously it's hard to judge the quality of those 20 hours without playing the game, but SO5 being that 'short' would be pretty surprising considering the length of the previous two.

On a side note, I wonder if SO5 will also require the sacrifice of your first-born to 100%, like SO4 did.



If it's better than SO3 and 4 it can be 5 hours long for all I care.



20 hours are completely fine as long as the main game is good.



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think-man said:
Iveyboi said:
Star Ocean 4 took me 50 hours and I didn't even do close to everything. I highly doubt this.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%B9%E3%82%AF%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A7%E3%82%A2%E3%83%BB%E3%82%A8%E3%83%8B%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9-%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E3%82%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%83%B35-Integrity-and-Faithlessness/dp/B015E13132

 

Don't believe me? Also check out the reviews on Japan amazon, users complaining alot length 

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The older Ive gotten the more Ive started to appreciate shorter games.



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BraLoD said:
Trunkin said:

No way was Chrono Cross 20hrs. That game took me over 40 hours, and I missed out on some major stuff. Also, howlongtobeat.com has the average completion time at about 44 hours. 

Imo 20hrs is just too short for an RPG, unless it's a cheap indie. If I buy an RPG I expect to get at least 35hrs on the main story + a few sidequests. If I wanted a 20hr or less experience, I'd buy a linear, story driven action game, like Uncharted, or Bioshock. Those provide more "enjoyment per hour" than your average RPG, considering they have no inventory/party/resource management, or traveling. It's just one setpiece to the next. Better graphics too.

I doubt anyone would beat CC on 20hrs without a guide or a lot of training, it's definitely not a 20hrs long game, indeed.

You cant train in Chrono Cross... there is no experience. So grinding, a major time sinker in every JRPG is eliminated. Chrono Cross has no major sidequest, there side activities, but nothing like typical Jrpg time sinks. Chrono Cross is incredibly linear - Impossible to get lost, you will always nowhere to go. I spent entire summer playing Chrono Cross multiple times along with Digimon World 2. Chrono Cross definitely can be beaten 20 hours.

 

On a second note - He did that math shit above to spoil anything for future buyers. Then like a twat, you go right behind a do it anyways... *eyeroll* put on that topic -

SO1 = 1p

SO2 = 1 1/2p 

SO3 = Elicoor is the only legit plant. Every other location is just area of another plant.

SO4 = is the latter of SO3, only visit specific areas of other planets

Star Ocean is not about visiting multiple planets, but the effects of young planets/civilizations getting caught up in Universal disasters that most of time evolve Earth Federation and their enemies. 

 



Xxain said:

Star Ocean is not about visiting multiple planets, but the effects of young planets/civilizations getting caught up in Universal disasters that most of time evolve Earth Federation and their enemies. 

 

If Star Ocean is not about visiting multiple planets, then don't call twat the other user.



Wright said:
Xxain said:

Star Ocean is not about visiting multiple planets, but the effects of young planets/civilizations getting caught up in Universal disasters that most of time evolve Earth Federation and their enemies. 

 

If Star Ocean is not about visiting multiple planets, then don't call twat the other user.

Regardless of the significance of the spoiler, when somebody goes out of the hide a spoiler. DO NOT SPOIL IT!  It was done for a reason. That is a twat move.