it only took me ten hours on my first playthrough

#1 Posted by Ishoturface (421 posts) -

i dont see why people say it takes 15-20 hours the first time...
#2 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -
@Ishoturface said:
" i dont see why people say it takes 15-20 hours the first time... "
did you just rush through the main quest???
#3 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

There is so much more to do in Mass Effect than the main quest. You may have beaten the game in ten hours, but you missed about 20-30 hours of additional content

#4 Posted by CoverlessTech (737 posts) -

Some people like to explore the universe?

#5 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Fail.

#6 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" Fail. "
agreed
#7 Posted by Nekthand (31 posts) -

A  thorough play through took me around 33 hours. You must of just played the main missions and skipped through dialogue.

#8 Posted by gimmysumcowbel (418 posts) -

it depends if u just plow through the main quest or if u do some side quests as well.

#9 Posted by spazmaster666 (1965 posts) -

You can actually beat it in much less than 10 hours if you want (I've seen speed runs of that game that clock under 3 hours) but that kind of ruins the gaming experience.

#10 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

Since when did people start defending Mass Effect's side quests?  There are like, two or three worth doing. 

#11 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -

The game is an rpg man. Explore, Explore, Explore. Don't just rush through the main story quest like it's another mindless "Go from Point A to Point B" kinda game. 

#12 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

One of my playthroughs took more than 60 hours.

#13 Edited by pureguava76 (5 posts) -

It FELT like I was gaining levels pretty fast... and I took the casual explore-the-world approach. Found myself at 20-hrs at level 33. 5 hours later I had level 36 and beat the game with what seemed to be highly over powered characters (but I have heard the game is generally easy on normal setting). Shepard was a biotic, and  I had Ashley and Garrus.
 
Need to try this on hard now.

#14 Posted by SolidestChimp (154 posts) -

why even buy a game to rush threw it  took me about 27 hours first time i played the  game then done it evil so thats about 50 hours then the dlc came out >_> 10 hours is a fps game length rly =/

#15 Posted by luchadeer797 (294 posts) -

i put around 30 hours in trying to do everything the game had
#16 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -

I got like upper 20s on my first playthrough.  Rushing through a RPG is a pretty fail based method of playing it.  Speed runs are cool but i've never understood the purpose of buying a game just get done with it as quickly as possible.
 
I understand why reviewers do it cuz they HAVE to play like 100+ games a year, but for a consumer it's seems pretty stupid imo.

#17 Edited by Potter9156 (940 posts) -
@Mordukai said:

" The game is an rpg man. Explore, Explore, Explore. Don't just rush through the main story quest like it's another mindless "Go from Point A to Point B" kinda game.  "

 
Huh? A "mindless go from point A to B game" is a detailed description of what ME is.
#18 Posted by Dr_Feelgood38 (1550 posts) -

I got 11 hours on my first playthrough and 23 hours on my second... weird.

#19 Posted by MattyFTM (14340 posts) -

 It took me about 8 hours to leave the citadel on my first play through. I just spent hours exploring the citadel, doing all the side quests there, and getting immersed in the universe.

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#20 Posted by SUBL1ME (116 posts) -

The main quest takes 10 hours or less if thats all you play. Doing every quest probably takes about 25-30. But on average if your not doing no side quests but your not going for 100% most players will get 20 hours roughly out of a playthrough.

#21 Posted by Ishoturface (421 posts) -

well i played through a second time and it still only took me around 10 hours and i explored a whole helluva lot
#22 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

You're not playing it right.

#23 Posted by Renahzor (991 posts) -
@Ishoturface said:
" well i played through a second time and it still only took me around 10 hours and i explored a whole helluva lot "
Congrats!  Your next task is to S rank Star Ocean: The Last Hope!  that should take you a solid 15 hours.  ;)
#24 Posted by Pie (7053 posts) -
@Mordukai said:
" The game is an rpg man. Explore, Explore, Explore. Don't just rush through the main story quest like it's another mindless "Go from Point A to Point B" kinda game.  "
But theres nothing  worth while to explore in mass effect. I dont want to land on a really bad looking and samey looking planet to mine rock that barely does anything to then visit a building on the planet which looks identical on every planet you visit. The side quests in this were okay at best but I felt like I was doing a chore for a lot of them. Saying all that I can see why people like this game but I never liked it that much and still cant see the big hype around numero dos
#25 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -
@Pie: If thats your choice then so be it. 
#26 Posted by zoozilla (977 posts) -

I don't think it's that unusual for one's first ME playthrough to be short.
 
I mean, all through the game the point is emphasized that you've got to stop Saren now - the sense of urgency got to me so much that I felt like doing side missions was almost inappropriate, in a way.  Before I knew it, I was facing off against Saren himself.
 
On additional playthroughs, I got the opportunity to explore more.

#27 Posted by Akeldama (4238 posts) -
@Ishoturface said:
" i dont see why people say it takes 15-20 hours the first time... "
you are clearly doing it wrong.
#28 Posted by TimeWaffle (944 posts) -

it only took me like 18 hours the first time through and i did almost all of the side missions i have no idea how someone could take 60 hours on a playthrough

#29 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

It takes the same time for me if I didn't do any side quest. With all side quest it would take more time.

#30 Posted by Expletive (1057 posts) -

It took me 25hrs the first time and I even got the Completionist achievement, but it felt like it went by really fast

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