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srgrvsalot Aug 19, 2014 @ 9:45am
I'm going to play this game for my blog
I have a blog where I attempt to play every game in my Steam Library for at least 20 hours (although it sometimes feels like I'm taking one step forward and two steps back on making my way through the list).

Antichamber is next up

I've played it a little before, and I expect to flail hopelessly. It should be moderately entertaining.
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Californ1a Aug 19, 2014 @ 11:41am 
Honestly it should only take the average first time playthrough about 4-6 hours to get to the end. After finishing the map/finding all the signs, there isn't much else you can do that would take even close to 20 hours unless you want to restart your savegame in order to find all the pink cubes (my personal playtime is a massive exception; if you read the info on my profile you'll know why).
Even then, it really shouldn't take 20 hours, but by all means play the game as much as you want. IMO, Antichamber isn't really the type of game where you'd want to set a specific amount of playtime as a goal.

As per the pink cubes, there are 15 of them in the game total (not tracked in-game, you have to know which ones you've found), but only 13 of them are obtainable without glitches or console commands, and one of the 13 "obtainable" pinks is missable, meaning that if you missed it, you'll have to restart your save to have any chance of finding it. There is no purpose to finding them all except the challenge of trying to find them.
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srgrvsalot Aug 20, 2014 @ 3:24am 
You are probably right, but if I'm being brutally honest, I worry that I might not be smart enough to finish this game even given an infinite amount of time.
Californ1a Aug 20, 2014 @ 9:45am 
Well you're only 2 hours in; like I said earlier, 4-6hrs is typical for a first playthrough, even if you don't fully understand how you've gotten to the end.
srgrvsalot Aug 21, 2014 @ 1:57am 
I think I'm getting the hang of it, but I expect it will take me more like 8-10 hours to beat (if my estimation of my progress is accurate - which with this game is completely uncertain)
srgrvsalot Aug 22, 2014 @ 1:08am 
It looks like 4-6 hours was a generous estimate, and even 10 was overly optimistic. I'm at 11 hours and counting:
Californ1a Aug 22, 2014 @ 11:11am

For the main story the average submissions are 2-11hrs; but "completion" (not really true completion because i doubt all those submissions got all the pink cubes, but whatever) average is 4-13hrs
srgrvsalot Aug 22, 2014 @ 10:13pm 
I must be doing something wrong, because I'm creeping up on 14 hours, and I still have six of the signs yet to find. (Maybe I can claim a handicap for not using a guide, but that's merely a salve to my pride).
Californ1a Aug 22, 2014 @ 10:26pm 
I would assume 5 of them at the very bottom right of the wall? Those very final 5 signs are all in the ending area, whcih you have to find first.
srgrvsalot Aug 23, 2014 @ 12:29am 
Yeah. It turns out that I'd actually seen the exit before and completely forgot about it. So I kept avoiding the area that would lead me to the end because "I've been there before."
srgrvsalot Aug 23, 2014 @ 12:29am 
I may be something of an idiot.
srgrvsalot Aug 23, 2014 @ 3:21am 
So, the final count is in - 15 hours to beat the game. I wound up getting literally all the other signs before I found the final area, but that's still behind the curve for completion.

I shouldn't have much of a problem filling the last five hours (I'm going to try for a speed run)
Californ1a Aug 23, 2014 @ 9:36am 
It's really not too difficult to get a sub-10min time on a second or third playthrough; it's just a matter of remembering the general location of each gun.
The world record only takes 2 minutes 9 seconds. Here's the leaderboards if you're interested.
srgrvsalot Aug 24, 2014 @ 2:21am 
You have not been making me feel better about my "skills" - My speed-run time was 144 mins. I'm going to try again and see if I can get it down.
srgrvsalot Aug 24, 2014 @ 8:23am 
A bit of Antichamber wrap-up at 20 hours

TLDR - Great game, but I'm a wimp.

The next game on my list is Ship Simulator Extremes. A friend bought it for me to test my resolve in finishing my whole library, but honestly, right about now, I feel like I could take on anything.
Californ1a Aug 24, 2014 @ 11:41am 
Originally posted by srgrvsalot:
You have not been making me feel better about my "skills" - My speed-run time was 144 mins. I'm going to try again and see if I can get it down.
Heh, when I said 10min, I mean for someone who was already thinking about trying to remember the route on their first playthrough.
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