GreedFall, the story-rich RPG and latest title from developer Spiders Games, launches today. Set in a world that combines the 17th century with magic and other fantastical elements, the game introduces players to multiple factions, exploration, and lots of dialogue; with all that, players may be curious about how long GreedFall takes to beat.
The game takes place on the island of Teer Fradee, where players (as the PC, de Sardet) search for the cure to a terrible disease - and navigate the island's factions with diplomacy, stealth, and of course, combat. This means that GreedFall's main story is split into multiple threads, and there are side-quests besides that. So needless to say, there's plenty to do in the game.
GreedFall's gameplay is heavily inspired by BioWare's Dragon Age series, according to Spiders CEO Jehanne Rousseau, with plenty of emphasis on player choice. Given that, GreedFall not only takes roughly 30 - 40 hours to complete, but also offers a good amount of replay value with multiple endings to unlock. "Some playtesters said they were playing about 40 hours doing some sidequests but not all of them," Rousseau said. “They were saying that if maybe they'd done all the quests it would have been four or five hours more. ...If you just go through the main quest it will be far shorter, maybe 30 hours or something."
Evidently, completionists will have their work cut out for them. There are plenty of non-essential elements that players could skip over to get to the end quicker; it's to each their own when it comes to the game's crafting system, exploration, and side-questing. But those looking for the full GreedFall experience will likely be looking at 40+ hours invested in a single playthrough of the game. "
By all appearances GreedFall is an ideal game for fans of old-school narrative-heavy RPGs, especially seeing as the next Dragon Age game won't be here for a while yet. Compared to other modern RPGs like The Witcher the game may feel like it goes by fairly quick, but that doesn't mean it can't still tell a decent story. Here's to hoping that GreedFall will successfully fill the void for fans waiting on a role-playing game they can really sink their teeth into.
GreedFall is available now for the PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Escapist Magazine