PikiGeek: At the end of my initial playthrough on normal I clocked 4 hours and 49 minutes. That doesn’t count cutscenes or retries. I’d estimate it was closer to 7 hours. There are an astounding number of upgrades to unlock for Raiden, most of which you’ll have no problem affording your first run through. If you’re into time trialing and perfecting small portions of games you’ll get a kick out of the hyper tracking of statistics. Each battle is graded and you can easily jump into chapter and retry battles to improve grades.