I started this game yesterday around 9am in hopes I could finish it before the Sony conf started. I spent 4 hours in it and only got to the second level. Why? Freakin' codecs.
I listened to little more than 3 hours of codecs... IN THE FIRST LEVEL! I'm not really complaining, all the codec stuff is pretty fascinating and super well acted (cept maybe Raiden), and its all completely optional. Just... I didn't expect there would be so much of it. I feel like I'm going through and arcsys fighter's story mode. After the first mission, I was a bit exhausted from so much codecs, I had to take a break.
And I can't not listen to any future ones now, that would be crazy! I'm already so invested!