Anubis wrote:Well, with The Order being confirmed at being only five hours long, I'm suddenly a lot less interested in a PS4 in the short term...
I'd been debating whether to get the PS4 or upgrade the PC first. Pretty sure it'll be the latter now.
Playtime is always going to vary from person to person, playstyle and the difficultly level being played at but I've been following all of these reports as well. I haven't kept up with the posts today but I saw a list of maybe 7-8 people yesterday who have played it and had quoted completion times ranging from 9hrs up to around 14hrs so a <5hr playthrough is probably going to be for those rushing their way through it, not collecting things, not reading much, running from A to B etc. People like Lirik will have it played it next to no time as well as he does just this when he's streaming. Like he finished Shadow of Mordor either the day he started streaming it or the day after, whereas the rest of us were still playing it some days, weeks later. I'm betting most of us will have a 9-10hr experience with The Order which I'd be totally fine with. We shall see.
BioShock Infinite was quite similar I would say. The story aside which was anything but, the gameplay and level design were on the linear side of things. If you were going through Infinite without taking everything in, running everywhere, not reading shit and really paying attention then you could get through it pretty fast. I wouldn't class it as a short game though.
Also, when I did my replay of Grim Fandango and I was rushing my way through it for the achievements I'd missed it took me less than 5hrs to complete too, but to report Grim as being a 5hr game because one can
complete it in such a short amount of time would be doing it a disservice.
All being said, I'll be getting my copy on friday so I will try and time how long it takes me to complete and let you know. I'll be disappointed if I too end up completing it in 5hrs or less but I suspect (and hope) not. Looking forward to playing it