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Mar1217 said:
Liquid_faction said:
I just finished the three houses (not done with the 4th play through though) and I have to say, giving this anything over an 8 is too generous. The way they handled some story elements was really bad, like rushed AAA levels of bad. To the point where it brings down the entire experience. This was my most hyped game for 2019 (alonside TCSIII) and it failed a little bit to meet my expectations. Still a great game though, but imo the score is a little too high.

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Honestly, I'd like to call fake on this one. it wouldn't be an healthy thing to begin with. The game was released only 10 days ago !

10 hours per day, totally doable. 



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Metallox said:
Mar1217 said:

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Honestly, I'd like to call fake on this one. it wouldn't be an healthy thing to begin with. The game was released only 10 days ago !

10 hours per day, totally doable. 

3 playthorughs in under 100 hours for what is called one of the longest games to complete ? 

I simply don't believe it ... or I would if he gave us a screenshot of his run time.



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Mar1217 said:
Metallox said:

10 hours per day, totally doable. 

3 playthorughs in under 100 hours for what is called one of the longest games to complete ? 

I simply don't believe it ... or I would if he gave us a screenshot of his run time.

I also find that hard to believe, although I do think it's possible to do.

I haven't been playing enough of this game. I'm only 8 hours in and for my playtime I should be much farther. I have only done three battles so far.



Okay I restarted on hard difficulty. OMG it's brutal! Two enemies can easily kill most of your characters, and your mages will get one-shot if you are not careful! I spent over an hour last night just trying to beat the first bandit group without losing a student!



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Cerebralbore101 said:
Okay I restarted on hard difficulty. OMG it's brutal! Two enemies can easily kill most of your characters, and your mages will get one-shot if you are not careful! I spent over an hour last night just trying to beat the first bandit group without losing a student!

I'm not that far into the game myself, but I'm also playing on hard mode, and I'm sure it's going to get tough at some point, but if you're referring to the tutorial at the beginning, then I didn't have that problem. It seemed like the game guided me on every turn telling me where to go. It sounds like you might be farther than me, though.

Are you doing classic as well? That's how I played through Conquest, and I remember some missions requiring multiple resets, but I eventually managed, so I figured I'd carry on that legacy with Three Houses as well.



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Mar1217 said:
Liquid_faction said:
I just finished the three houses (not done with the 4th play through though) and I have to say, giving this anything over an 8 is too generous. The way they handled some story elements was really bad, like rushed AAA levels of bad. To the point where it brings down the entire experience. This was my most hyped game for 2019 (alonside TCSIII) and it failed a little bit to meet my expectations. Still a great game though, but imo the score is a little too high.

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Honestly, I'd like to call fake on this one. it wouldn't be an healthy thing to begin with. The game was released only 10 days ago !

Uhmm, the game isn't that long... That 80 hour per house was pretty exaggerated. My first clear was 36 hours and that was me trying to look at guides and trying to save everyone. Second and third one went a lot faster since I didn't have to go through the unnecessary stuff like looking at their bonding events or roaming around the monastery. I'd have beaten this game much faster if the switch didn't have to die every two hours (and before you ask, why not just plug it into the TV, I play Three houses like I play VN's, with headphones.) Look at it this way, a VN called Rio Reincarnation was released on July 23, according to VNDB it's a 50+ hour game, I finished that before Three Houses came out on the 26th at midnight.



Jranation said:
Chrkeller said:
The battles are great. But the exploring it tedious and boring. Too much talking. 8/10 so far, I'm 20 hours in.

You know you can skip all of that if you want to. You dont have to talk to everyone in the school. You can just do the quests/activities, or talk to the people in your class or the students you want to recruit. 

The game give you sooo many options to enjoy the game. 

Yeah, absolutely.  I realised the explore doesn't have that heavy of an implication and I have started doing mostly battles + resting.  The game is very good, but just not excellent, IMHO.  The talking can just be overboard, even the story elements before and after missions.  I would prefer to see less story.  

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I will also agree the game isn't 80 hours, though it can be.  I suspect I will finish the game out in around 30 hours.  I'm not shocked somebody has already beaten the game.  I probably will by the end of the month.  A 7/10 isn't off base from where I personally stand. 



Liquid_faction said:
Mar1217 said:

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Honestly, I'd like to call fake on this one. it wouldn't be an healthy thing to begin with. The game was released only 10 days ago !

Uhmm, the game isn't that long... That 80 hour per house was pretty exaggerated. My first clear was 36 hours and that was me trying to look at guides and trying to save everyone. Second and third one went a lot faster since I didn't have to go through the unnecessary stuff like looking at their bonding events or roaming around the monastery. I'd have beaten this game much faster if the switch didn't have to die every two hours (and before you ask, why not just plug it into the TV, I play Three houses like I play VN's, with headphones.) Look at it this way, a VN called Rio Reincarnation was released on July 23, according to VNDB it's a 50+ hour game, I finished that before Three Houses came out on the 26th at midnight.

36 hours huh ? I guess you just skeemed through the game then, you probably automated your teachings with the students, didn't explore much of the monastery beyond your 1st time, didn't watch most of the support conversation on your first run and speed through the multiples battles of the game in less than 30 minutes each ...

1) You rushed through your playthrough hard to get to the ending, which undermines the experience you could of had by doing almost none of it than just the mandatory.

OR

2) You're lying through your teeth. (Unless you're willing to give proof in the form of a screenshot or such)

Sorry, but I'm truly skepitcal on your account, I mean no harm though. It's still fine if that's the way your wanna play your games.

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Cerebralbore101 said:
Okay I restarted on hard difficulty. OMG it's brutal! Two enemies can easily kill most of your characters, and your mages will get one-shot if you are not careful! I spent over an hour last night just trying to beat the first bandit group without losing a student!

lol good thing I saw this I started on Normal classic and was thinking it's easy for the most part I still almost got some of my united killed due to carelessness.  I imagine I will do my second playthrough on hard hopefully my strategizing improves



Chrkeller said:
Jranation said:

You know you can skip all of that if you want to. You dont have to talk to everyone in the school. You can just do the quests/activities, or talk to the people in your class or the students you want to recruit. 

The game give you sooo many options to enjoy the game. 

Yeah, absolutely.  I realised the explore doesn't have that heavy of an implication and I have started doing mostly battles + resting.  The game is very good, but just not excellent, IMHO.  The talking can just be overboard, even the story elements before and after missions.  I would prefer to see less story.  

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I will also agree the game isn't 80 hours, though it can be.  I suspect I will finish the game out in around 30 hours.  I'm not shocked somebody has already beaten the game.  I probably will by the end of the month.  A 7/10 isn't off base from where I personally stand. 

From what I've seen even the shortest playthrough on a 1st time are mostly around the high 40 + hours, though telling me that you're simply resting and skipping on all the monastery missions, dialogues, events that are definitely helpful for the growth of your students and avatar ...

Honestly, I'd like to know on which part you currently are actually. I don't count myself as a completonist (doing mostly 80 % of what I can possibly do with any big games) but my clock is ticking at around 45 hours by Part 1 Chapter 9 so far so when I see people saying such things, it makes it sound bogus in my own perspective.



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