is ME1 long?

#1 Posted by discost3w (152 posts) -

I got ME2 and I want to finish ME1 first and I'M wondering how long is this game approx.?

#2 Posted by marlow83 (239 posts) -

Well, if you ignore the side-stuff completely, you can finish the core game in about 8 hours

#3 Posted by 02sfraser (847 posts) -

Game is about 10 hours but took me about 20 since I did a good amount of side quests and exploring. Definitely worth a play through first for the carry over character.

#4 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

Took me about 35 hours.

#5 Posted by discost3w (152 posts) -
@marlow83 said:
" Well, if you ignore the side-stuff completely, you can finish the core game in about 8 hours "
alright thanks, I shouldn't do much side  stuff because I want to go play ME2 asap
#6 Posted by RVonE (4607 posts) -

It took me around 50 hours on my first playthrough.
#7 Edited by damswedon (3175 posts) -

It took me 30 hours to do a "complete" run but I also knew most of the stuff off by heart. 

#8 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

It'll probably outlive you.
 
But in all seriousness, I'd guess I spent around 30 hours on the game on my last insanity playthrough, and that was completing "the majority of the game" according to my achievements.

#9 Posted by 02sfraser (847 posts) -
@discost3w said:
" @marlow83 said:
" Well, if you ignore the side-stuff completely, you can finish the core game in about 8 hours "
alright thanks, I shouldn't do much side  stuff because I want to go play ME2 asap "
Some of the side quest stuff carries over though which is really cool. Just making you aware you might be missing out some little things.
#10 Posted by damswedon (3175 posts) -
@discost3w: I recommend you complete the assignment Citadel: The Fan via charm or intimidate for maximum enjoyment of the bar in Illium.
#11 Posted by AndrooD2 (222 posts) -

There's not much to be gained by playing ME1 as quickly as possible before playing ME2. The main story decisions are satisfactorily predetermined for you in ME2 if you haven't played ME1. If you take your time with ME1 (20 plus hours) and do a lot, there are a ton of little nods for you to enjoy in ME2 in addition to the main story stuff.

#12 Posted by TheSmashing (313 posts) -

Steam says i played 38 hours of mass effect, and i only did one playthrough.

#13 Posted by DeF (4814 posts) -

I did all the side stuff and finished in something like +- 30hrs

#14 Posted by Sammo21 (3215 posts) -
@discost3w: The game took me about 23 hours to complete after doing as much side quest stuff as possible.
#15 Posted by Solh0und (1761 posts) -

I need to buy the first one again so I can finish my renegade playthrough. But yeah, It took me 22 hours to finish the game on my first playthrough. If you're going to buy the first, buy the platinum hits version since you get the dlc too.

#16 Posted by mordukai (7141 posts) -
@RVonE said:
" It took me around 50 hours on my first playthrough. "
Were you just standing around jerking off to Tali? It took me 28 hours to finish with all the side quest finished except the Paragon one.  
 
@discost3w:  
If you just go through the main story quest and not do much of the side quest or just farting around and play it on Normal or Easy then you can easily finish the game in about 10-12. hours.
#17 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6987 posts) -

Not very long if you just do the main story stuff.

#18 Posted by blaze503 (189 posts) -

yes but it is all awesome. And you could skip all the side stuff and critical path it but you will get a reduced experience so i don't advise it.

#19 Edited by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

Yeah, the people who say 30-50 hours are crazy. The game is 8-16 hours. The funny part is that people actually say that ME2 is 16 hours but the game is 25-35 hours.

#20 Posted by Eristocrat (439 posts) -

As people have said, you can finish it in under 10 hours if you power through but spending 15-20 will get you most of the neat stuff.

#21 Posted by Cubic (171 posts) -
@blaze503 said:
" yes but it is all awesome. And you could skip all the side stuff and critical path it but you will get a reduced experience so i don't advise it. "
All the side stuff is pretty boring, to be honest, they have about three maps for the side quests and just re-use them for every one. Play anything but an infiltrator, and you'll complete it in no time; on my second playthrough I played a vanguard and completed the main quest plus every side quest in just over 20 hours.
#22 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

My savegame says 50 hours. But I'm really OCD and explored every nook and cranny, loved every minute and had much more fun with the Mako than with planet scanning in ME2.
 
Rushing through the game in 10 hours would do nothing for me.

#23 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -
@filthreaper said:
" @blaze503 said:
" yes but it is all awesome. And you could skip all the side stuff and critical path it but you will get a reduced experience so i don't advise it. "
All the side stuff is pretty boring, to be honest, they have about three maps for the side quests and just re-use them for every one. Play anything but an infiltrator, and you'll complete it in no time; on my second playthrough I played a vanguard and completed the main quest plus every side quest in just over 20 hours. "
I thought it was all awesome as well and quite franky, I also had a better time with ME1 than with ME2.
#24 Posted by UberExplodey (930 posts) -

I clocked about 22 hours on my first playthrough, also wanting to get to Mass Effect 2 asap.

#25 Posted by RVonE (4607 posts) -
@Mordukai said:
" @RVonE said:
" It took me around 50 hours on my first playthrough. "
Were you just standing around jerking off to Tali? It took me 28 hours to finish with all the side quest finished except the Paragon one.  
 
@discost3w:  
If you just go through the main story quest and not do much of the side quest or just farting around and play it on Normal or Easy then you can easily finish the game in about 10-12. hours. "

Maybe.

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