Is this game really only 2-3 hours long ?

#1 Posted by Ares42 (3074 posts) -

I bought a copy during the holiday sales and found myself at the final chapter quite suddenly. Not that I think the game needs to be much longer, but for all the hype it's gotten I can't remember anyone talking about it being a fleeting experience or anything like that. Did people only play it for an hour or so and thought it was cool but moved on ? I get that it has decent replay-value and it's a great experience, but I'm quite surprised at how quickly it passed.

#2 Posted by BBAlpert (1852 posts) -

All I'll say is just beat the final chapter.

#3 Posted by IAmNotBatman (689 posts) -

If it was any longer I don't think that I could have completed it, personally.

#4 Posted by SASnake (414 posts) -

Yeeeaaaah....the term "Final Chapter" in this truly deceiving

#5 Edited by JackSukeru (6144 posts) -

Steam says I have 8 hours played of it, but I usually take longer than average to finish games. I thought that it was a good length for the game, considering that the gameplay doesn't change significally from start to finish. Had to take a break after the "Final Chapter" though as I had played all the rest in one go.

#6 Posted by PK_Koopa (593 posts) -

@IAmNotBatman said:

If it was any longer I don't think that I could have completed it, personally.

#7 Posted by BBAlpert (1852 posts) -

Although to answer your question, a speed run of the game would probably be under an hour long, but a normal run through the game is more than 2-3 hours.

#8 Posted by Grillbar (1975 posts) -

took me about 2-3 hours to complete the hole game. actually think its the right length

#9 Posted by FrankieSpankie (228 posts) -

Took me about 3.5 hours according to my Steam account. Finish the Final Chapter though before talking about the length of the game... Still a ton of fun regardless of how long/short it may be.

#10 Posted by granderojo (1897 posts) -

It's an intense 2 to 3 hours. Might feel like 5 to 6 for some.

#11 Edited by matti00 (677 posts) -

I'm at just over 4 hours right now and I haven't even got to the final chapter yet. Maybe I just suck, Chapter 11 took me forever to beat.

#12 Posted by TehBuLL (664 posts) -

I wish I could beat this game that quick. Guess I like trying my options too much. Or I suck. Always an option.

#13 Edited by Fredchuckdave (7410 posts) -

1000 deaths is an achievement but I think I'd have to play through the game 2-3 more times (or more if I got better I suppose) to get it; all kill animations and all A+'s would take pretty long as well; it's a great game to just relax and zone out while playing and listening to the soundtrack. I don't utilize drugs but stuff like this and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans make for some excellent vicarious experiences.

#14 Posted by Hunter5024 (6447 posts) -

"How Long to Beat" lists it at 4 hours to complete the main story. I kind of feel like someone should have mentioned this at some point for all the talk I've heard about it, reviewers rarely seem interested in mentioning length in the last few years.

#15 Posted by JasonR86 (10027 posts) -

Were you honestly expecting it to be longer?

#16 Posted by Humanity (11824 posts) -

I really enjoyed it but I'd get really burned out after about two levels later on, especially when you start having to go through 3-4 floors a map so it was just right for me.

#17 Posted by Ares42 (3074 posts) -

@JasonR86: Hadn't really thought about it at all, just found it surprising that I had heard absolutely nothing about it being a short game.

#18 Posted by JasonR86 (10027 posts) -

@Ares42 said:

@JasonR86: Hadn't really thought about it at all, just found it surprising that I had heard absolutely nothing about it being a short game.

Well it's a short game dude.

#19 Posted by hermes (1777 posts) -

Wow... you all must be pretty good at the game, because it took me a lot more than 4 hours to complete it. Then again, I got the karma trophy half way to the end.

#20 Posted by jakob187 (22362 posts) -

If you get really good at the game, you could probably drop that time frame to about 15 minutes or so.

#21 Posted by StarFoxA (5257 posts) -

It took me like 4-5 hours to finish. I picked it up on sale for $5, but even at $10 I feel like it would've been worth it.

#22 Posted by ch3burashka (5590 posts) -

Best fucking 2-3 hours of your life.

#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

Who gives a shit? It's still a very complete 2-3 hours.

#24 Posted by chrismafuchris (1154 posts) -

It took me like 20 hours because I'm not very good at video games.

#25 Posted by HermanBloom (100 posts) -

It took me like 20 hours because I'm not very good at video games.

I am likely to be in the same position. Started this last night on the PS3 and the first chapter took me over half an hour.

#26 Edited by Baal_Sagoth (1402 posts) -

That's very difficult to tell since every floor could potentially be beaten in seconds in an ideal scenario. Or take many minutes if you fail enough. You also might have fallen for the game's sneaky deconstruction of gaming conventions. That said, I think it took me upwards of 4 hours to finish the game the first time around. I've played a total of 8 hours of it according to Steam but that includes me showing it off to a couple of friends after I already completed it myself. Considering the 5€ I payed for Hotline Miami I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I think the marvellous soundtrack alone might be a pretty solid purchase at that price for me.

#27 Posted by BisonHero (8564 posts) -

This is an old thread, but seriously, how long do you people expect $10 games to be? I feel like 3-6 hours is pretty much what I expect at this point. Gunpoint was the same price, and same length, and about the same size of developer. Hotline Miami and Gunpoint are pretty much the scope I expect for a $10 game.

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