For those who have actually finished the game - how long did it take you?
So I've put in the requisite 2-hours ish to figure out the basics of planting and growing, and grasp some of the basic starting objectives of collecting keys and hearts in the negative world . I've build bridges to three floating islands in the hub world. I've stumbled upon a couple of three-key locks so far, but haven't yet succeeded in actually opening one yet.
This game is trying my patience a bit at the moment. I find the mechanics interesting, but I find the lack of reliable information concerning its scale daunting. So, some basic questions: How many hours have people put into this game? Does the end only arrive after you've successfully opened 3-key locks on all eleven (?) islands and beat the challenges beyond? How much of the playthrough boils down to sitting around and watching pink blocks grow as you farm them ... very ... slowly?
I'm skeptical of my chances of actually enjoying this game at the moment, but assurance that it will take me under 40 hours would do much to steel my resolve. Thanks!