So without spoiling any specifics I'm in the second hub world you get to. So I get told hey... that thing your looking to accomplish well theres this thing that can do that for you but you have to talk to this guy over here. So, I go to talk to the guy and get told that Hey....we know you really wanna talk and stuff but first you have to prove yourself. Okay...fine... tell me what do I have to do? Oh, its simple just go over to this place and face this guy in combat. Ugh. Okay. Oh then the real treat comes.... Oh hey..... that guy you wanna fight yeah... he just doesn't fight anyone you have to gather three different items in three different mini-dungeons and then you can face him.
Seriously, this seems so artificially padded out in places that it is starting to drive me nuts. For every brilliant thing that the game does I feel like it takes two steps back. I just want to get stuff done and see where the story is going. The first game had some of this but it wasn't real bad until the very end. Its not often I say that there is too much game in a game but the pacing in this game just feels off. Had the same exact issue with Alice:Madness Returns fun game but the levels jus DRUG out to the point where I just quit playing. I should probably quit playing this and save my sanity but seeing as I have nothing to play until Dead or Alive 5 I might just struggle my way through it.