In this (Dutch) article, it is stated by Steven Masters, the Lead Game Designer on ACIII that the game will take up to 20 hours to complete. Plus multiple hours (25 altogether) of naval side quests.
So, what do you guys think? Longer then expected? :)
That's funny, all I read was them saying its campaign would be 20% longer than AC2's. If 20% is 5 hours, then 100% would be 25 hours... Don't think that's how long it took for anyone to beat AC2. Stating that AC2 was 16-18 hours long, I think this is a fair extension. -- Master Sima Yi Clogs 23:01, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Seems legit. Darksiders takes me 15 hours to complete, and that in turn takes multiple days. And here there will be lots of side stuff to do. --Kainzorus Prime Walkie-talkie 23:03, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
AC2, the first time around, took me almost three days! And I was trying to beat it! But I guess thats what happens when you play a game all the way through the first time - it takes longer. Red Dead Redmpetion took me a week and a bit because of all the side missions like hunting and sharp shooting - awesome! But, if AC3 is only 5hours longer I think thats reasonable. Plus, if you have a PS3, you get an extra 2hours added onto your 16-18hour game play =D (Harlan1500 (talk) 08:16, August 17, 2012 (UTC))
I think it may be disappointing for me, since I finished it in 17-18 hours, but add in the extra 2 hours, actually, now it seems much better <:
17 hours is my approximate time. I usually use every viewpoint though, which adds a bit more time. Next time I play through (been planning it for 2 months now), I'll ignore viewpoints and focus entirely on the main missions. See how long it takes. Not to mention that it's mandatory to do Sequences 12 and 13 on GOTY Edition. The Crimson Eagle - Intercom 19:11, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
will often take me ages to finnish as i tend to do a couple of missions and then piss about for a while then come back for a few more missions and the process repeats.
Ægritudo Talk 20:23, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
I finished Assassin's Creed 2 in in half a month but that's only because I had classes to worry about... Had I sat down without interruption it would have taken me a day because I tend to fool around in the cities. I'm pretty sure 25 hours of gameplay can be extended drastically if we complete side missions and fool around. Supreme Master AssassinIL Mentori 21:20, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
Geez. 25 hours is more than a day people. It's a fair amount of time. Especially for an AC game. Since it's the last game, I'll probably play a mission or 2 a day. Then sidequests, Then multiplayer. Repeat. I'll do this until I beat the game and then for my 2nd playthrough I'll focus mainly on the story. 18.104.22.168 05:21, August 18, 2012 (UTC) (r3b0rn)
This isn't the last AC game, not by a long shot! It's just the last game with Desmond (and possibly Shaun and Rebecca and maybe William too). Ubi have, somewhat, confirmed an AC4. They'd be stupid not to have one! AC has made them millions and its a very respected and loved series, but all good things must come to an end but AC's end wont come for a few more games =] I hope! lol (Harlan1500 (talk) 05:33, August 18, 2012 (UTC))
Not to offend anybody but I absolutely HATE it when people say stuff like "I finished the game in 4 hours" Where's the fun in that? Let me give you an example: I bought RDR GOTY Edition 2 months ago and have only JUST finished the Mexico segment. AC:R and AC:R took me 2-3 months each, side missions not included. I take my time on games because I don't want it to be: Buys Game-> Plays 2-3 days- Buys New Game- Plays 2-3 days. Rinse, Repeat. I hope I have not strayed off-topic, I think if 20-25 hours is the average time AC3 will keep me pretty busy. 22.214.171.124 06:22, August 18, 2012 (UTC)
I totally agree! People who speed through games tend to miss the little things because they just want to see how quickly they can finish a game! 20-25 hours in bound to keep me busy for a few weeks, minimum! ^_^ The cherry to my cake is that I finish Uni for the year two days before AC3 comes out so I don't have to worry about final exams and I'll be able to savour every little tid-bit I find!! heheee. SO EXCITED!!! (Harlan1500 (talk) 12:28, August 18, 2012 (UTC))
Not everybody shares the same mentallity. When I play a game, first time, I take rather long sessions playing, specially if the game sucks me in like AC. I generally play 2-3 hours, take a break, come back and play 2-3 hours, rinse and repeat. Taking 2-3 months to finish a game just does not work for me (Unless the game itself is supposed to be that long). It is all based on how much you play and how you play. Some people just have that But wait..I want to see what happens next! mentallity *Which I also share* so a long game from my eyes is a game that takes me a while in the way I play.
LOL at that signature Eagle. You must really be a fan. Joker, do any of your posts make any sense? 126.96.36.199 12:45, August 18, 2012 (UTC)
theres nothing wrong with speed runs, so long as thats not the only way you playthrough the game. theres always so much you miss if you rush through the core missions. i can understand being completely griped by a game that you want to see what happens next as soon as you can, but that should not force you to rush through.
Ægritudo Talk 13:27, August 18, 2012 (UTC)
That´s a good amount of time. Plus we have a lot of cities to explore and more features to enjoy so its worth it and its the last game with Desmond so I will enjoy every second. Kryptonian25 (talk) 01:06, August 20, 2012 (UTC)