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courtesi96
12-30-2007, 04:22 PM
I'm not talking about games like Chrono Trigger with multiple endings (although it CAN have multiple endings). I'm referring to long ass RPGs that take for freaking ever because there is so much stuff / side quests / etc. The only one that comes to my mind is Persona 3.

Any others?

udisi
12-30-2007, 04:26 PM
Dragon Warrior 7 on ps1.

heybtbm
12-30-2007, 04:40 PM
RPG's over 60 hours? Just about any PS2 RPG qualifies. I can't think of a RPG I've finished lately that wasn't over 60 hours, especially if you want to do everything.

roushimsx
12-30-2007, 04:41 PM
Baldur's Gate 2 (PC) will easily take well over 100 hours if you decide to really have fun with the sidequests available in chapters 2 and 3. Despite its length, the game never really gets dull, the storytelling always stays strong, and if you have the Throne of Bhaal expansion installed, you can easily bypass the BG2 level cap while playing through the game. Good times.

meancode
12-30-2007, 05:31 PM
Morrowind, Oblivion, both well over the 60 hr. mark, even without DLC or expansions.

Nikademus1969
12-30-2007, 05:37 PM
Baldur's Gate 2 (PC) will easily take well over 100 hours if you decide to really have fun with the sidequests available in chapters 2 and 3. Despite its length, the game never really gets dull, the storytelling always stays strong, and if you have the Throne of Bhaal expansion installed, you can easily bypass the BG2 level cap while playing through the game. Good times.

Yep...most all the Black Isle RPG's are good if you want to play a game for a long time.

Magnum
12-30-2007, 05:43 PM
Morrowind, Oblivion, both well over the 260 hr. mark, even without DLC or expansions.fixed for you

meancode
12-30-2007, 05:50 PM
fixed for you

HA HA, yes indeed. I do not share how many hours are on either of my save files for Morrorwind or Oblivion.

Snapple
12-30-2007, 05:54 PM
I haven't played Oblivion (my computer isn't good enough), but Morrowind... yeesh. With both expansions, doing every side quest and seeing everything is quite a chore. Then, you can add some fan plug-ins to give you a couple hundred more hours.

RadiantSvgun
12-30-2007, 06:23 PM
Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne. One playthrough with the true demon ending was a good 90 hours.

Star Ocean on ps2 is a very long game with a great bonus dungeon.

unwinddesign
12-30-2007, 09:52 PM
fixed for you

Maybe if you like to travel between cities on foot only, instead of using the warp feature.

...otherwise, no. I burned through Oblivion and Isles in 75 hours, doing all the major sidequests and many of the minor ones. Unless you just LOVE Oblivion, I can't see playing for much more than 100 hours being viable. I'd rate the game a 9, but I wasn't willing to keep going after I got 1250/1250 gamerscore and beat both main stories. Still, if you're looking for big, Oblivion has that in spades.

Otherwise, all the Final Fantasy games are good bets, as are Kingdom Hearts I & II. Main quests take about 40 - 45 hours, but the side quests...christ, some of those can take half as long as the main game.

digdug
12-31-2007, 09:58 AM
I would add "Mass Effect" to the list. It has over 80 hours if you do all the side quests, and read the conversations instead of just skipping them.


Great game to boot as well.


Dig Dug

jdc
12-31-2007, 10:32 AM
Put ME down for good ol' Final Fantasy 7 on the PSX. My FIRST file was OVER 120 hours long without the party to 100 and without all sides done. You factor in all of the Weapon battles, that big amusement park and all of the little secret hidden elements, and you've got one big-ass game.

carlcarlson
12-31-2007, 03:33 PM
Disgaea, and likely disgaea 2 (haven't played it). It's a strategy rpg, but still in the rpg vein. I'm about 90 hours in and am prolly 7% of the way to where I want to be when I finish.

boatofcar
02-17-2008, 06:45 PM
Up from the depths...any more to add to this list?

Sudo
02-17-2008, 06:55 PM
Dragon Quest VIII. It's really long, and really good as well. :)

ghsqb
02-18-2008, 11:48 AM
I would add "Mass Effect" to the list. It has over 80 hours if you do all the side quests, and read the conversations instead of just skipping them.


Great game to boot as well.


Dig Dug

I was just about to post this one also.

A great game with an insanely rich story.

A lot of care and effort went into creating the fictional worlds and technologies found in this game.

If you do indeed allow yourself to get into the conversation and the codex,
and do the side quests, you'll easily surpass 60 hours.

mailman187666
02-18-2008, 12:15 PM
if you can grab a translated rom or something of the very first Star Ocean for SNES, it can take a while just for the fact that you can spend so much time trying to level up your characters so you can add to thier item creation skills. It may not be as long as the ones mentioned so far, but depending on how much of the game you want to see and how jacked you want your party to be, it could very well go over 60 hours. great game too.

Snapple
02-18-2008, 12:29 PM
Really? I actually thought the first Star Ocean was too short, if anything. I finished it in less than 20 hours on my first playthrough with no help whatsoever.

mailman187666
02-18-2008, 01:00 PM
Really? I actually thought the first Star Ocean was too short, if anything. I finished it in less than 20 hours on my first playthrough with no help whatsoever.

for me personally, I have been trying to level up my characters for easier item creation and I think that takes some time to complete. You know you may be right about the game as a whole being short though, thats why I said it maybe isn't as long as the titles mentioned before. It depends I guess on how strong you want your characters to be.

Guru of Time and Space
02-18-2008, 02:52 PM
To get every deathblow, item, etc. in Xenogears will take around 80+ hours. Without all this stuff, the game takes around 60 hours to complete.

-GoTaS

RPG_Fanatic
02-18-2008, 03:00 PM
Dragon Warrior 7 on ps1.

It took me 106 hours to beat it and loved every minute of it.

WanganRunner
02-19-2008, 08:31 AM
Yeah, +1 to the Morrowind edit. 60hrs for Morrowind is a joke, I put in well over 200.

I had 90 hrs on my Xenogears game and over 100hrs on FF7. It took a lot of leveling of "Magic Plus" materia to get KoTR to do 9999/hit (130k/turn).

Hell, I'm at about 100 hrs on Fire Emblem: The Sacred stones for GBA. It's my 3rd time through, but you need to beat it 3 times to truly unlock everything (super pupils, etc...)
so I sort of consider it one big continuous game.

lucavi
02-19-2008, 04:23 PM
star ocean III is huge.
rogue galaxy clocks in around 100 hours

Sudo
02-19-2008, 05:14 PM
star ocean III is huge.
rogue galaxy clocks in around 100 hours

Star Ocean III is definitely long, but there's no way Rogue Galaxy is 100 hours. I don't think it even took me 40 to finish.

heybtbm
02-19-2008, 06:40 PM
Star Ocean III is definitely long, but there's no way Rogue Galaxy is 100 hours. I don't think it even took me 40 to finish.

Yeah, Rogue Galaxy is one of the shorter RPG's on the PS2. I finished it in 37 hours. I didn't touch the "factory" or "insect battling" side quests though, but really...did anyone?

I think some of the people in this thread are way overestimating the time it takes to finish games. I'm probably just splitting hairs here, but FF7 in 100 hours? It doesn't even take 70 to do every single thing possible. Mass Effect taking 60 to 80 hours? Not even close. I finished every side quest, conversation, read everything in the codex and ended up finishing the game in under 40 hours...and I took my time. I was in absolutely no rush.

boatofcar
02-19-2008, 06:40 PM
Another vote for Dragon Warrior VII for me. Took me 120 hours to get through.

ghsqb
02-19-2008, 06:47 PM
Yeah, Rogue Galaxy is one of the shorter RPG's on the PS2. I finished it in 37 hours. I didn't touch the "factory" or "insect battling" side quests though, but really...did anyone?

I think some of the people in this thread are way overestimating the time it takes to finish games. I'm probably just splitting hairs here, but FF7 in 100 hours? It doesn't even take 70 to do every single thing possible. Mass Effect taking 60 to 80 hours? Not even close. I finished every side quest, conversation, read everything in the codex and ended up finishing the game in under 40 hours...and I took my time. I was in absolutely no rush.



Yeah but you're uber.
We're talking mortals here.:roll:

How many of the matriarchs writings did you find?
How many mineral deposits?
Did you explore every planet in every galaxy, or just the ones the missions took you to?

I'm thinking there's already a couple of people in this thread that have put Mass Effect at 60+.

So what's more likely, we're making it up, or maybe you didn't quite do everything?

heybtbm
02-19-2008, 07:06 PM
Yeah but you're uber.
We're talking mortals here.:roll:

Please.

By no means am I bragging. It's possible to state a fact and not be boasting...give me a break. I'm not an uber gamer by any stretch of the imagination. I've just played alot of the RPG's mentioned and they didn't take as long as people are saying. Simple as that.


How many of the matriarchs writings did you find?
How many mineral deposits?
Did you explore every planet in every galaxy, or just the ones the missions took you to?

I'm thinking there's already a couple of people in this thread that have put Mass Effect at 60+.

So what's more likely, we're making it up, or maybe you didn't quite do everything?

I don't know what to say. I found everything. I visited every planet you could land on. Check my gamercard for the "completed majority of game" achievement.

ghsqb
02-19-2008, 07:17 PM
Please.

By no means am I bragging. It's possible to state a fact and not be boasting...give me a break. I'm not an uber gamer by any stretch of the imagination. I've just played alot of the RPG's mentioned and they didn't take as long as people are saying. Simple as that.



I don't know what to say. I found everything. I visited every planet you could land on. Check my gamercard for the "completed majority of game" achievement.

Well, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree, I haven't even finished the game yet and I'm already over 60 hours.

Like you I have the completist badge, and I certainly didn't spend time just sitting in an area.

I have without a doubt visited every planet that could be landed on and thoroughly explored it, not just hitting the POI's but finding the hidden stuff etc.

Is it possible you could have done just as much, faster...sure I guess...though it's hard to imagine where you'd shave all these hours off.

The Mako only drives so fast...

Anyway, the only portion of your comment that I took exception to is the statement that people are exaggerating the time it takes to play these games...

What possible reason would I (or anyone else) have for doing so?

Everyone is different, YMMV, but I just don't like the comment that we'd somehow be bullshitting the OP.

heybtbm
02-19-2008, 07:23 PM
Anyway, the only portion of your comment that I took exception to is the statement that people are exaggerating the time it takes to play these games...

What possible reason would I (or anyone else) have for doing so?

Everyone is different, YMMV, but I just don't like the comment that we'd somehow be bullshitting the OP.

Please don't misunderstand, I didn't mean people are purposely exaggerating. Memory is a funny thing. It's human nature for people to think things were longer or more difficult than they actually were. I'm certainly not accusing people of lying.

Daria
02-19-2008, 07:45 PM
Please don't misunderstand, I didn't mean people are purposely exaggerating. Memory is a funny thing. It's human nature for people to think things were longer or more difficult than they actually were. I'm certainly not accusing people of lying.


I purposely haven't posted in this thread because I have no clue how long it took me to finish any RPG. Unless it was extremely short, those stand out. I have a bad habit of just leaving the game running. Artificially boosting the play clock. Sometimes this is because the game relies on save points and I can't make it to one in time, and sometimes it's because I get distracted and umm... do something else. I have lots of PSX memory cards, unfinished, where the game's clocked in at plus 99 hours. :P

Wolf
02-19-2008, 07:55 PM
Final Fantasy XII takes around 220-250 hours to do a 100% complete run give or take depending on spawns of rare game and certain items, this is of course a real 100% run including sky pirates den and a complete monster library etc.

International Zodiac Job System easily adds a number of more hours with the Trial mode. Quite possible the longest single player RPG ever made.

Valkyrie Profile 2 is also quite long if you choose to do everything including max level.

On average most rpg's when it comes to story mode are 40-50 hours, when you factor in a 100% run it can up that timeframe very much, sometimes triple the story mode time!

Cinder6
02-19-2008, 08:48 PM
Personally, there are very few RPGs that engross me enough that I just have to see everything in them. Consequently, I haven't logged 60+ hours into many games. What about games where only the main story takes 60+ hours? Somebody mentioned Xenogears...any others?

vincewy
02-19-2008, 08:54 PM
How about Dragon Quest VIII? I put in about 100 hours but even if you just go for normal quest it's about 70-80 hours, best of all the game is fun and you'll never get bored, the alchemy of various items will get you hooked for a while.

Fuyukaze
02-19-2008, 11:06 PM
It's hard to even come close to listing the number of RPGs that could take 60+ hours simply because it all depends on what one's after. Beat the game, get the best ending, or get everything in the game from items to maxed charcters.

I found the following games took me over 60 hours.
Final Fantasy IV (aka Final Fantasy II in N/A)-- Yes, it took me that long. I spent most of the time at the end trying to track down some stupid monster in one room that droped an item you could trade for some peice of equipment that was soposed to be ultra powerfull. Needless to say, I ended up feeling I'd wasted all that time as the game can be beaten very quickly in less then 30 hours.

Final Fantasy VI (aka Final Fantasy III in N/A)--Yet another one that was easy to beat in 30 or under but with all the options to max everyone with every spell and ability, it was just too easy to just go power hungry even though there realy wasnt a thing that was a chalenge past level 55 in the game.

Star Ocean 2 --This game, even if you didnt do any of the sidequests would still take atleast 50 hours. If you added all the extras like leveling your charcters to 255, maxing out each of your skills, and getting all the secret items, beating the secret dungeon, and then beating the difficult version of the boss would take more then the 120hrs I personaly invested into it. This game single handed helped me burn thru 1 PS1 system as I'd logged in over 300hrs in one month alone with it. Yes, it helps when you get 80hrs into one save, then 60 into another and decide to buy the strategy guide and re-start it all over again.

Dragon Warrior VII --Beating it was hard, beating god was..........

Final Fantasy XII --So big, so many things to do, so uterly boring for some reason though it looked so pretty.

Dark_Sol
02-20-2008, 01:31 AM
To my knowledge - Dragon Warrior 7 is a long pain in the ass.
Maybe Wild Arms 1 as well. Took me almost 50+ hours.
The rest is much less. FF7= 40+ hours.

sirhansirhan
02-20-2008, 12:47 PM
You can count me in as someone who took 100+ hours on one save file of FFVII doing everything. I didn't really screw around, either; that was all goal-oriented playing. But I did everything you could possibly do by the end of it.

The only other game I can think of off the top of my head that I spent 50+ hours on a single save file was Disgaea. I did between 40 and 50 on Disgaea 2, and didn't do half the stuff I could have, although I beat the game (I guess something like that could be said for Disgaea 1). Maybe I spent 50+ on the original Culdcept, but it doesn't have a timer. I also played FF 2 and 3 (SNES, US versions) obsessive-compulsively, so maybe I did it on those and just forgot.

incubus421
02-20-2008, 01:11 PM
Final Fantasy XII is probably the longest of all I would think. I have played around 120hrs and I am in the middle of the place before the last place in the game...not to mention i have a few more marks to beat and about 2-3 side dungeons to go through...and countless other random shit to do.

Final Fantasy X also took me awhile...my first time through getting all the arena beasts unlocked and all that took me about 120 hrs total. My second time through to the end only took me about 80-90 hrs though.

Final Fantasy Tactics is also a long one if you want to make sure you're a badass. Conquering every floor of the Deep Dungeon...poaching everything you can for special items, stealing all rare and unique items (ultima, genji set, etc.)and building up your characters to level 99 and mastering all jobs is not easy/short task. It's too bad the timer on FFT stops at all 9's and will not go over 100hrs.

Legend of Mana is a long one as well. One time through the game is only 30-40hrs...but after that you can unlock to modes of higher difficulty and restart the game with all your current lvls, pets, weapons, and items. Playing through a second time on the "no future mode" puts all monsters to lvl 99 with a bajillion health...needless to say going through the game on that difficulty can be quite time consuming.

lucavi
02-20-2008, 03:25 PM
i would have to say it's simply impossible to do everything in rogue galaxy in less than 100 hours(which the original poster started this thread about.) i stopped at 84 hours and didn't touch the insectron, some frog log, some factory, the second ghost ship, nor try to complete the enemy list. not to mention the mind numbing life wasting task it would take to make everyones weapons. there's a lot in this game.

ghsqb
02-20-2008, 04:55 PM
Please don't misunderstand, I didn't mean people are purposely exaggerating. Memory is a funny thing. It's human nature for people to think things were longer or more difficult than they actually were. I'm certainly not accusing people of lying.

Fair enough. I'm sorry then for misinterpreting the statement.

I can say in my case, it's not an error of recall, simply because it's the game I'm actively playing right now, and I have yet to finish it.

Jorpho
02-20-2008, 09:54 PM
I spent way too long playing Tales of Phantasia (SNES) on an emulator. At least all the backtracking you do it that one is sort of purposeful, in the sense that you're not fighting the same batch of monsters over and over waiting for one of them to drop something.

G-Boobie
04-11-2008, 04:13 AM
Bumpalicious.

I just beat Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne. I've been playing it on and off for nearly a year and a half now. Final hour count: 125.

I feel sort of empty now. On to Digital Devil Saga....

Add another call for Disgaea. I've been playing that game for nearly three years on and off, and I have easily 200 hours logged on my primary game. I've gotten every ending but two.

And of course, add another vote for the Morrowind and Oblivion. I logged a huge number of hours into both, and I still pop in Oblivion now and again.

.... Maybe I shouldn't look this hard at how much time I spend on RPG's.....

Daria
04-11-2008, 07:40 AM
Lost Odyssey took me 106 hours to finish everything. All 1000 achievement points.

Dragon Quest 8 is currently clocked in at 116 hours and I still have to defeat the dragon ... like two more times for the ultimate equipment.

Chainsaw_Charlie
04-11-2008, 07:54 AM
I personally never go for 100 percent in any rpg except when I played the Dark clouds

Fuyukaze
04-11-2008, 08:11 AM
Etrian Odysey is shaping up to be another time consumer as well. The biggest time killer is that when your charcters reach level 30 you can retire them for new recruits. The fun part about it is that the new guys then start out with 5 points to distribute vs 3. With them getting an aditional point per 10 levels past 30, the time adds up when your trading in charcters who've hit the level cap at 70. Plus with so few points it's easy to end up having a charcter reach max level a few times before you finaly decide on what skills are absolute must haves and what ones should never be invested in. Plus there's the whole fighting bit, story, and that dungeon with it's secret final floors once you beat the game.

Another would be the Xenosaga series. It's not that hard and the gameplay isnt that difficult but with like 60+ hours of VMU and only like 30+ of gameplay, you'll reaching for that popcorn before you even start your first fight.