How long until this game actually starts?

#1 Edited by TranceQuina (150 posts) -

I'm almost two hours in, and have done basically nothing but read seemingly inconsequential dialogue.  I don't know how much more I can take.  About how long until this game picks up?  Am I getting close at all?

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#2 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

I think it's about four or so hours before you're really in total control of the game. There's a lot of exposition to get through, but once that's over, you're in full control for the majority of the game afterward.

#3 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

Have you played a JRPG before? I wouldn't say the game "starts" until after the first dungeon. So probably like 4 hours.

#4 Posted by TranceQuina (150 posts) -

Man.  Okay, well at least I know now and I can stop saying "maybe now, maybe now,"  Thanks, I'll push through it.  Really enjoyed Persona 3 and keep hearing this one's a lot better, so I'm still excited to get to that point.

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#5 Posted by TranceQuina (150 posts) -
@ThePaleKing said:

Have you played a JRPG before? I wouldn't say the game "starts" until after the first dungeon. So probably like 4 hours.

Yeah, played lots, and that's a fair point.  I'm even one of those people that revere Xenosaga.  Thanks, I'll hang in there.
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#6 Posted by Karmosin (220 posts) -

4 hours? For me I think it took not much more than 2.

#7 Posted by mr187uk (137 posts) -

I'd say 3 for me.

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#8 Posted by mr187uk (137 posts) -

@mr187uk said:

I'd say 3 for me.

But it's well worth it!

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#9 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

@TranceQuina said:

I'm almost two hours in, and have done basically nothing but read seemingly inconsequential dialogue. I don't know how much more I can take. About how long until this game picks up? Am I getting close at all?

You're not too far off. It depends on how fast you read/how much you're willing to skip though. Setting text speed to the fastest can help.

#10 Posted by killacam (1278 posts) -

As soon as you pop it in bud!

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