While many complain about the short length of shooter campaigns, Far Cry 2 was a definite exception.
That sucker was pretty damn long. Maybe too long…? Well, although Ubisoft has stated in the past that Far Cry 3 will be "ten times bigger" than its predecessor, lead designer Jamie Keen told The Average Gamer that it'll take around 15-20 hours to complete. That's still way longer than most any other FPS in existence, but a tad shorter than FC2. Said Keen:
"If you just follow the narrative section, mission to mission, somewhere between 15 and 20 hours. That’s really ballpark though. If you just decide to go off and run around and explore the world then it’s pretty much indefinite until you run out of steam."
As for that "ten times" the size comment, made earlier by narrative director Jason VandenBerghe, he was referring to the scale of the environment, not the length. Are fans satisfied with the 15-20 hour estimation? Obviously, it will probably be more if you wander around a lot and besides, we're talking about an open-world adventure.
Let's not forget that part. Far Cry is anything but an on-rails shooter.
Related Game(s): Far Cry 3