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Good i don't like extremely long JRPGs



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No way to make an entire judgment call based on anecdote.



                                                                                                                                                           

If it's a 20 hour good main game with side missions and stories, then it's not a big deal. Hell, even if it's a good 20 hour main game, it's fine. Just wait for the game to go into the cheap pile for like 10-20 bucks and problem solved.



Star Ocean 4 took me 50 hours and I didn't even do close to everything. I highly doubt this.



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That sounds about right for Star Ocean without doing much of the side quests.

Then again I remember doing a lot of stuff in SO3 & 4. lol!

But SO1 & 2 was about that long. Of course 2 had more replayability with a 2nd main character.



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If it really is 20 hours, it's quite perfect for me, especially if the pacing is great. As a grown up with a career that requires a lot from me and a personal life, I can't do 100 hour RPGs any longer, except the odd occasion like Dragon Age Inquisition (200 hours) because I love the world/lore, even though it was still a disappointment when compared to Origins. Dropped The Witcher 3 after 30 hours.

For a RPG I'd say anywhere between 20 to 30 at most is ideal. Any more than that and you get padded pacing, unneeded grinding and a high risk that players will lose interest and disconnect.



tiffac said:

That sounds about right for Star Ocean without doing much of the side quests.

Then again I remember doing a lot of stuff in SO3 & 4. lol!

But SO1 & 2 was about that long. Of course 2 had more replayability with a 2nd main character.

star Ocean 3 took me ages! Star Ocean 4 i got too bored and quit after about 15 hours



think-man said:
tiffac said:

That sounds about right for Star Ocean without doing much of the side quests.

Then again I remember doing a lot of stuff in SO3 & 4. lol!

But SO1 & 2 was about that long. Of course 2 had more replayability with a 2nd main character.

star Ocean 3 took me ages! Star Ocean 4 i got too bored and quit after about 15 hours

SO3 took everybody ages if you were going for everything. I think games like SO3, FF12, and DQ8 had alittle too much content. 



Wasn't Chrono Trigger essentially 20 hours?



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20 hours eh? that's disturbing. I recall spending well over 400+ hours on Star Ocean Till The End of Time on the PS2. Somewhere around 100+ hours on SO4. And like 300+ hours on Resonance of Fate, another Tri-Ace IP.