What long games didn't feel that long?

Chairman Yang

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Oct 25, 2017
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For me, Witcher 3 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses are both extremely engaging with their constant stream of interesting content just a few seconds or minutes away. As a result, they feel much shorter than their length, to me.

How about you? And on the other hand, are there any short games that felt overly long to you?
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Witcher 3 for sure. Saw I had 40+ hours of playtime once I finished, felt like 20.

Skyrim as well. Very easy to get lost in for me. A very timeless game.
 

Gundam

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Oct 25, 2017
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Definitely Skyrim - Always wish there was more in the game.

Gears of War 4 is not very long, but it is a slog to play.
 

Zukkoyaki

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'll echo Witcher 3.

The story was constantly engaging, as were the side quests so it always felt like you were doing something meaningful. It helped that grinding wasn't really necessary.
 

Soap

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Oct 27, 2017
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Witches 3 felt long to me, even if it was good. Not a story game, but ver game of civilisation ever feels shorter than it actually is.
 

D-Man

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Oct 25, 2017
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It took me 97 hours to beat Dragon Quest XI and it felt much shorter than that. Very excited to get even more time in with the Switch version.
 

Hella

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Oct 27, 2017
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111 hours in Age of Wonders: Planetfall has gone by like nothing. And I'm not even through the campaign yet.
 
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Persona 5. I immediately started another playthrough after finishing it lol. Contrary to popular belief, I didn't find it to be a "goddamn slog".
 

JCHandsom

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I beat God of War in like multiple 9+ hour bursts over the course of a couple days, including most of the side content, and it just felt natural. Echoing Witcher 3 as well.
 

JaeCryo

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Nov 6, 2017
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God of War flew by for me by comparison to Spider-Man of that same year, which dragged in the middle third for me.
 

Ryo

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Oct 28, 2017
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The Pokémon RPGs for me, I often put in 100 hours or more and they just feel like the average game in terms of length.
Witcher 3 for me. Only game that by the end, I was still as thirsty as the second I started playing it.
That feeling when you're just walking around Kaer Morhen post-game, I started a second playthrough straight after.
 

Matttimeo

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Oct 26, 2017
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A good 4x and grand strategy game will do this for me. Games like Civ 5, Stellaris, Age of Wonders 3, Master of Orion, Galciv and the Endless games all have the effect when I feel like I've played them for like an hour and am shocked to realise it's been four.
 

ghibli99

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Oct 27, 2017
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At about 110 hours for the plat, DQ11 didn't feel that long, despite me having some issues with the second act. And yeah, 300 some-odd hours between the Wii U and Switch versions of BOTW in retrospect didn't really seem like enough.
 

Dogui

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Oct 28, 2017
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Xenoblade. Actually waste 70 hours +- each replay, but it feels like 15 at most.

Trails games as well. They're like 50+ hours games but you always want more.
 

Guido Krijt

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Feb 22, 2018
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I put 108 hours in God of War and it really didn't feel like that.

also Breath of the Wild. 200 hours.
 

Black_Stride

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Oct 28, 2017
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The Witcher 3. - Was legit shook when I saw my playtime.

90+ Hours of Bayonetta - Aiming for all Pure Platinum takes time.
Still the most hours ive played in an Action Beat'em up.
 

spad3

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Oct 30, 2017
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I'll throw in another for Breath of the Wild. I feel like I blasted through that game, but it was just one hell of an experience that felt like a 20 hour outing, when it really was 100+ hours.
 

SUBZERO-08

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Oct 25, 2017
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Breath of the Wild and Red Dead Redemption 2. Both games I played over 100 hours but it never felt long winded and I was always excited to keep going.
 
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God of War (2018). I apparently put in 40+ hours on that game. Sure didn't feel like it.
Same with Red Dead Redemption, although that one is a bit weird. It didn't feel like 36 hours, but I did feel the game was about 5 hours longer then it should have been. It's a weird dichotomy for me with that game.
Dragon Quest VIII. I always feel like I only put about 50 hours into that game. Then, I look at my actual play time, which is over 80 hours.
I'll echo Breath of the Wild as well.
 

NeoZeedeater

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Oct 27, 2017
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Long games pretty much always feel long to me. Pikmin 3 sort of flew by, though. I suppose Witcher 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2 didn't feel quite as long as they were but even those felt too long to replay.
 

aerozombie

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Oct 25, 2017
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World of Warcraft: TBC, God of War (2018), and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Time just flew by on WoW, days were over before I even realized they had passed.

I did 10+ hour chunks on God of War without feeling it go by.

I remember sitting down to play NNK at around noon and a couple hours later realizing it was dark out and that it had actually been several hours.
 

SupremeWu

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Dec 19, 2017
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Witcher 3, in the very start it felt like a slow burn but when you get into it, abilities and equipment, I'd kill 8 hours at a time and never feel it. I think in total, over 200 hours, and they flew by
 

KingPat

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Apr 29, 2019
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Persona 5 would definitely have to be the longest game I've played in quite some time clocking in at 130+ hrs. It was a fun enjoyable time it did feel like it was still 60-70 long though but damn I can't wait for royal.

God of War for me only felt long when I was fighting the Valkyries underleved (first one I found took me 3 hrs on hard). I believe I was around the 35-40 hr Mark while looking for everything but seriously felt like a 15 hr game when everything was all said and done. Fantastic game.

Final Fantasy IX I just love this game and it never seems be a 35-40+ hr adventure(sometimes I grind grand dragons for hrs) that I absolutely adore. It feels like a 20 hr game or less for me at tops every run through. Still my favorite game.
 

PirateHearts

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Oct 27, 2017
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My first playthrough of Dark Souls was probably 60+ hours and it mostly flew by. I did put it down for weeks at a time on a couple of the tougher bosses, though.
 

mazi

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Oct 27, 2017
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hollow knight for sure. played it for 60 hours, felt like a 20 hour game.
 

GUSH

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Nov 17, 2017
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Hollow Knight. By the time I was nearing 112% I was desperately looking for more ways to eke out more time and find even more things to do because it all flew by for me so quickly.