SE are no fools and they made a good call. SO4 did big damage to the series. They were smart to make it shorter and cheaper. Keeps the series viable. Good decision.
^ this is my take on it as well.
They either rushed it abit, and tried to get it short and sweet, or they went with a smaller budget that ment they didnt want to make the scope of the game too big, so they cut back abit.
Not sure if its smart or not... Id rather this isnt a show case of more to come in the future.
I kinda want RPGs to have longer gameplay times, pref. over 50hours.
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071