Final Fantasy XIII main storyline to be "around 50 hours"

Following an interview with Spanish website, Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshino Kitase has revealed that the long awaited RPG will take players around 50 hours to complete the main storyline without the extra's in the game.

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Masamori Sumimura3560d ago

hell yeah! bring back Long lasting RPGs !!!

sunil3559d ago

50 hrs of Gameplay + 3 DVDs = something has been compromised somewhere.

Reibooi3559d ago

Well from alot of the screenshot controversy it would look like SE cut out alot of the CGI cutscenes so the game would fit on less discs for 360 as we have seen screens that were CGI and then later builds had the same screens but now rendered in game instead. There is no reason to replace already complete stunning CGI unless space is a issue and SE already said that the blu-ray had more then enough so it had to be 360 related in my opinion.

50hrs does seem a bit to short to be honest. I mean games like Persona 3 and 4 were about 70-100hrs. That said at least it's not insanely short.

Namikaze_Minato3559d ago

Yeah! Now give me a lot of extras too!

Man, this game is gonna be awesome!

Masamori Sumimura3559d ago


"50hrs does seem a bit to short to be honest. I mean games like Persona 3 and 4 were about 70-100hrs."

Well Persona 3 and 4 were on Last Gen consoles which Requires less space than PS3/Xbox360 Games.

Stop trying to blame stuff on xbox360. Valkyria and folklore arent even @ 100hours so why are you talking?

XLiveGamer3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

"50 hrs of Gameplay + 3 DVDs = something has been compromised somewhere"

Yeah! Thank god is only 50hrs.

Move that ass from that couch and get a job dammit!

leyego3559d ago

50 hours? but are those 50hours interesting? id rather hear about the story then how many hours it takes.

Myze3559d ago


Persona 3 (not including FES content) and 4 were not 100 hours long, nowhere close, if you just play through the main storyline regularly. It takes about 60-70 hours, and can easily be done in 40 if you've played through it before (of course it will take a lot longer on hard mode, but every bit of that extra time is just grinding levels). Don't let me take anything away from them though, as they are what I consider two of the best RPGs in the last decade.

50 hours for the main storyline is as much as the longest FF's. FFXII, while you may be one of many that didn't like it, was by far the longest FF. The actual main storyline was probably only 50-60 hours long (I don't know, only beat it once, but did all the side quests), but if you do all the sidequests, the game can run upwards of 120+ hours, easily. So currently, I think it's safe to assume at least 20-30+ hours can be tacked on for sidequests, which has been the norm for many previous FF games (FFVII, X and XII especially). At least 70-80 hours sounds like more than enough for me, for one non-MMO game.

Tony P3559d ago

A 50-hour story is not "short". The best next gen RPG right now (critically speaking) only clocks in at a generous 20-30 hours for main story content.

Besides that, Emperor Cain errr Myze is right on the money.

FamilyGuy3559d ago

I just hope the PS3 version gets to keep ALL its CGI cut scenes. I know they want to make the 360 version fit on 3 disc but i really hope the PS3 version isn't compromised by doing so.

Admittedly, the beautiful CGI is also one of my main draws to this series.

One thing, wasn't there a 4 disc SE game released on the 360? The last remnant maybe? Does this mean that FFXIII will have a shorter story than that game or that they got even better at the "compression techniques" used for 360 games?

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Noct3560d ago

Sounds sweet, no wonder it's been in development for so long.

From what I remember

FFVII- 40 hours
FFIX- 30-35 hours
FFX- 35 hours
FFXII- 60 hours

LittleBigSackBoy3559d ago

ff7 is around 20-25 hours, it's alot shorter than most ff's

eyeh3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

I guess if you do the absolute bare minimum leveling up to get past and you use a walkthrough.
I can certainly blow through the game in that time now, but not the first time through.

I remember my first ff7 run was around 40 hours as well.

edit @littlebigsackboy: fair enough. you must not waste any time, heh. I suppose it's really useless for a developer to say how long the game will be unless it's absurdly short.

LittleBigSackBoy3559d ago

i was level 70 something, the first time i beat it. i remember because i was eating while fighting the end boss, i completed it in just over 20 hours. and i didn't rush at all. bit weird it took you guys 40 hours, but i guess everyone takes different times.

DarK-SilV3559d ago

how did you finish it in in 20 hours ,because it took me 40 hours

Nitrowolf23559d ago

took me 41 hr to beat and that was not doing the extra stories

Panthers3559d ago

It took me a lot longer than 20-25 hrs for FFVII. Most of that was spent trying to figure out how to get out of the damn desert prison. I eventually had to look at a guide.

LittleBigSackBoy3559d ago

well, maybe it was because i alreay knew where to go. before i played it myself i watched my brothers play it quite alot, i was only 7 when i completed it, so maybe i rushed it alittle, i don't remember. but every time i play it it still takes 20-25 hours for me to beat it, and i've completed it over 15 times easy.

Myze3559d ago

Hmm, it's been a long time since I beat FFVII, but I'm almost 100% positive the only way to beat the game in 20-25 hours is to open the disc tray (not possible on ps2 or 3) and skip the FMVs, talk to no NPCs and skip through dialogue as fast as possible, do absolutely zero sidequests and know exactly where you are going at all times. I don't want to call you a liar, but there is no way your were level 70 in that amount of time unless you used some type of cheat. If playing through the game regularly, doing no sidequests and leveling up to about what is needed to beat the game, 40-45 hours is about right. Doing all the sidequests takes considerably longer including breeding a gold chocobo, gathering all the huge materia, beating all the Weapons (which means you have mastered a lot of the materia), and probably being level 90+ (most likely 99).

LittleBigSackBoy3559d ago

k, i just checked my ps1 save, and i'm level 68 just before jenova. i've been played it for 29 hours, so i must have just forgot. ff8 took me alot longer than ff7 to complete though...

chaosatom3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

It took me over 100+ hours to complete FF7.

And I didn't even beat Ultima.

It was the longest RPG of all time. period.

Sprudling3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

FF7 done quick is 7 hours and 41 minutes. Just btw :)

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josh143993560d ago

well when a dev a says how long it will take to complete a game expect to knock a good few hours off the time like. it will probly be around 40 hours but some people 50 if you do a lot of grinding. but either way that is awesome especially if that doesnt count side quests.

UnSelf3559d ago

i think you got it backwards

Sprudling3559d ago

I always use more time than what the devs say, and that's not even including the extras. I spent almost 200 hours until I beat Penance, and about the same until I beat Yiazmat. I know it can be done much faster, but I prefer taking my time and using GameFAQs as little as possible.

Godmars2903560d ago

That it got a good story comes first.

villiers3560d ago

Great news, I would have been happy with a 35 hour storyline.

The images in the article look really nice. Love the magic affects.

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