Recently Techland boasted that it would take 500 hours to complete everything in their upcoming game Dying Light 2, a statement that made the light in my body known as my soul die a little inside. I've only ever completed two games that took over a hundred hours to finish, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and Persona 5. By the end of both of these games, I was battling my boredom as I faced the same enemies and employed the same tactics over and over again. There simply wasn't enough variety to the gameplay to warrant such a long time to complete. In fact, I'm of the opinion that no game should take a 100 hours to complete.
I understand that people want value for money, but bogging down a game with recycled content isn't the way to do it. A shorter game that is paced better and thus offers a better incentive to replay it is more attractive to me. But at 500 hours to 100% Dying Light 2, is anyone actually going to replay it again, or will they just be sick of looking at it?