I've now sunk about a day+ worth of playtime with this game, and I now know why there's a season pass available.
The story-missions basically play out as a singleplayer game with an actual ending to it.
Given it's an mmo, that felt really odd.
You're then flung back out to the overworld and left to pass some time with the rest of the side-missions / arkfalls / co-op dungeouns or pvp.
The co-op dungeons are the most fun so far.
Expect around 6-8h hours worth of story based missions out of this title. There's plenty of side-missions to do in the game so there's plenty of things to do, but they're in no way mandatory to grind through in order to manage the story missions.
Them ite progression is the biggest letdown so far, there's not enough noticable upgrades in the weapons you get from quests nor co-op dungeons.
I basically managed to get through all of the story missions, only switching my main gun 2 times ( the one you get from the last episode mission is good enough for the story missions end-game).
6 to 8 hours? What the actual fuck? How good are you at video games? I just got through what I believe is the end boss of the story and my Steam account says 31 hours played (I had some sickdays last week). Sure, I did some of the side quests, an arkfall here or there and I helped a friend for an hour or so and I drove everywhere (because the driving was fun) but seriously? You got through all that in 6 to 8 hours? The final boss alone took me an hour to beat.
I could be exagerating/underestimating it, my /played is way off since I've done A LOT of the side-missions.
The final boss took you an hour? What class are you/weapons were you using?