How long is this game on average.

#1 Posted by MadMatr07 (200 posts) -

I rented this game yesterday. I have until Saturday to return the disc. However, starting Sunday I will be without my PS3 for a while and I work during the day so I only get about 4 hours to play a night. So here's the math from today through thursday I will have 12 hours and I will have from Friday at 5:30 PM through the night until I have to return it Saturday. Do you think this is enough time to finish the game?

#2 Posted by goth_bacon (88 posts) -

It is enough, if you skip the cutscenes.  But I think the cutscenes are very important to the game.  So if you are a fan, it won't be enough.  But if you want to play just for the gameplay (which, imho, is not the focus of the game, being a huge mgs4 its the story), then you could probably finish it by then.  The game isn't very hard, especially on the upper normal difficulty.

#3 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -

Wait, wait...watch me troll this like a pro:


If you skip the cutscenes, about 2 hours.
If you watch the cutscenes, about 5 years.

BOOYAKA!!!

Seriously, though...average is about 15-20 hours with cutscenes and lots of exploration.
#4 Posted by RedSox8933 (2428 posts) -

maybe 20-30 hours, but it really depends if you watch the cutscenes, which you should. WATCH THE CUTSCENES!!!

#5 Posted by piecat (384 posts) -

Took me about 22 hours with cutscenes my first time through.

#6 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -

About 25 hours me says.

#7 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1915 posts) -

Took me about 10-14 hours on the normal difficulty during my first playthrough with the cutscenes.

If you're concerned about beating this game in one day, just play on a lower difficulty.

#8 Posted by LiquidPrince (15902 posts) -

On average about twenty hours. The cut scenes amount to eight hours of that experience.

#9 Posted by MadMatr07 (200 posts) -

Well I started playing it last night. In about 4 hours I was able to beat Act I. So I figure I am gonna try to beat Act II and III Tonight and Thursday night. Then finish the game Friday night even if I have to stay up all night. I think I should have enough time if I do that.

#10 Posted by MadMatr07 (200 posts) -

and don't worry I'm not skipping cutscenes because I would never do that. Especially for a Metal Gear game.

#11 Edited by Kush (8889 posts) -

You play 7 hours of the game watch 14 hours of the "game". At least that's how it relatively worked for me...33% gameplay/66% cut-scenes.

#12 Posted by kashif1 (1428 posts) -
Kush said:
"You play 7 hours of the game watch 14 hours of the "game". At least that's how it relatively worked for me...33% gameplay/66% cut-scenes."
ITs the other way around, its 7 hours cutscene 14 hours game.
#13 Posted by Matt_ (337 posts) -

Well down to my last 2 days. I have tonight and time before I have to return it tomorrow. So far, I just started Act 3. So it will be a tight fit but if I marathon I think I can do it. Monster run on the way home from work it is.

#14 Posted by Matt_ (337 posts) -
Matt_ said:
"Well down to my last 2 days. I have tonight and time before I have to return it tomorrow. So far, I just started Act 3. So it will be a tight fit but if I marathon I think I can do it. Monster run on the way home from work it is."

Oh forgot to mention I'm MadMatr07. I just created a newer account. Wanted a simpler name.
#15 Posted by Lozz (307 posts) -

I'm up to chapter 5, playing on the normal mode, taken 13 hours.

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