Perhaps one of the most common questions surrounding Final Fantasy XIII is the standard length query: "outside of all the side quests and extras (and you can bet there will be a lot) how long will it take to complete the main storyline?"
Well, we've raked in a ton of info in 2009 but oddly enough, we never really did get Square-Enix to tack an hour number onto the length. The good news is that Spanish website Meristation recently conducted an interview with FFXIII producer Yoshinori Kitase…the bad news is the entire thing is in Spanish. But instead of flexing your high school foreign language muscle, we simply have to turn to the industrious fans over in the Final Fantasy XIII-net forums . They translated a portion of the article and we learn that in answer to the "how long" question, Kitase answered that it would take "around 50 hours" to complete. This is outside of those special side quests and extra stuff and if the number is accurate, we're plenty happy. Some people forget how short some FF installments have been; FFVII, for example, could probably be completed in about half that time. Really, RPG aficionados want as much bang for their buck as possible (good thing FFVII was so damn amazing from start to finish).
So anyway, we want to hear more about estimated play length but for now, we'll go with Kitase's number. 50 hours is well worth our money; how's about you?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII