First Play Through Took 80 hrs
I read on another thread that someone said there is about 25 hours of game-play in the game. As you will see from the thread title it took me 80 hours to complete on 'normal' difficulty, shoot-to-kill option.
Does that mean I'm just rubbish at playing games ? Personally, I think I'm a reasonable games-player and just like to explore and consider my options before doing anything too rash. Having said that, my next highest play-through time for any other game I have is about 40 hours (for one of the Assassins Creed games) and a few other games have notched around 30 hours !!
The amazing thing is I don't even think I have got half the experience I could have from this game. I rarely watch Youtube clips of games (except when I occasionally get stuck) but did watch a whole load after completing this game and was really quite amazed at how unimaginative my play was. OK. maybe that answers the 'am I rubbish' question above !!
I was quite conservative with my use of augs and played most of the game with only 2 energy cells. In fact, only got the others right before the final boss - and then didn't really need them as I managed to hack the computer before any guards appeared !! Next time I intend to get all the cells early along with invisibity and Typhoon to see what fun I can have.
I'm currently about 16 hours into Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 and still only on the 5th of 7 chapters so getting good value from that game, too. Some people seem happy to complete games in only 8 or so hours. Personally, I would feel let down if I completed a game in such a short time.
So, thoughts and comments - How long should a game take on first play through ? What makes a game have good replay value ?