I still have this to complete along with The World Ends With You and i was just wondering how long it might take. Also if you have completed the game what was your End Time, and do Side Quest significantly increase time and are they worth seeking out.
How Long is Chrono Trigger?
The side quests aren't incredibly difficult, and most of them are pretty interesting even from a plot perspective (all of them give some more depth to the characters that the side quest is meant for). I'd say that the game is about 20 hours long, maybe less depending on how many of the side quests you complete.
" Like 10-12 hours for the first storyline. I'm including Crono's revival and beating Lavos. You can play again for more endings, which I suspect is where everybody's getting 20-30 hours, but I don't count those, so it's 10-12. "Dude, you're crazy. It took far longer than 10-12 hours for me to beat the game the first time.
Just finished the game a minute ago. It was the first time I played through this game and I played it on an emulator (but I rarely used save states, so that shouldn't factor in much to my total play time). Final time: about 17 hours. I don't think I did many side quests.
" @Hailinel: For sure, but considering that a large portion of the endings are variations of "You messed up, Lavos eats the world. Game Over.", I think it should count, right? "That's not what most of the endings are like at all.
Alright I am exactly 7 hours in and I just got to The End of Time, so who knows what that says about what my time will ultimately be.
" @Mmmslash said:" @Hailinel: I didn't say most, I was just saying there are number of "You suck, go home" endings. "Not even that, really. The alternate endings are by and large meant to be humorous. "
If i may ask a second question pertaining to your discussion, are the alternate endings really worth seeking out?
Unfortunately, a lot of the endings are just slight variations of other endings, determined by side-quests and in-game decisions at various bits.
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