Though "Final Fantasy XIII" may have surprised some with its PS3 Slim bundle, female Cactuar and minimalist box art, its marathon length of of more than two days should shock no one at all. In fact, any new "Final Fantasy" game that can be finished in under 48 hours would likely be considered a failure by many. Luckily, this game will do its best to optimize your gaming dollars-to-hours ratio.
"For XIII, the size of the entire game is considerable," "FFXIII" director Motomu Toriyama said in a recent interview, according to Kotaku. "Just running through the main story takes experienced players over 50 hours. For the first time, I think it's possible to play through in full in about 60 hours or so."
Then again, there are surely some players out there who will feel cheated if they take a three-day weekend off work when "FFXIII" launches and they find themselves with twelve hours left to burn. 60 hours sounds about right, though. Whatever your expectations are, it'll take an abnormal amount of caffeine and Taurine to get through this in one go.
For the select few who may be put off by 50 hours of playtime, remember you can still pick up the sub-50-hour title "Borderlands."
Do you think 50 to 60 hours sounds good for "FFXIII"? How long do your expect a typical RPG to last when you pick it up? Share your reactions in the comment section below.