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LordWolv
03-05-2012, 08:04 PM
Take into consideration the game has been in development for 3 years.
Are you expecting something nudging Skyrim or similar in length to ACII?
And in context, what do you want, what size of game will satisfy you?

Personally I am expecting something of larger length than ACII, but not anywhere near the massive size of Skyrim. We need to remember that ACR was said to last about 16 - 20 hours, which was of course an exaggeration for most, so as we're talking about realistic times I'm expecting about 25 - 30 for ACIII, of real gameplay, and maybe 3 - 5 hours of side quests. What do you think?

DavisP92
03-05-2012, 08:08 PM
with all the side missions, Connor missions, Desmond missions i'm guessing around 30+ hours. But it will probably take longer for the gamers (myself included) that will try to get everything in the game. I know i might spend some hours in the beginning of the game just hunting

Lonesoldier2012
03-05-2012, 08:10 PM
That sounds about right Isaac.

LordWolv
03-05-2012, 08:10 PM
with all the side missions, Connor missions, Desmond missions i'm guessing around 30+ hours. But it will probably take longer for the gamers (myself included) that will try to get everything in the game. I know i might spend some hours in the beginning of the game just huntingTrue. You got consider the amount of time afterwards you spend just free roaming.

TorQue1988
03-05-2012, 08:16 PM
It would be insanely awesome if it lasts as long as Skyrim but i seriously doubt that.
At least 30 hours for the main quest would be great.

DavisP92
03-05-2012, 08:20 PM
It would be insanely awesome if it lasts as long as Skyrim but i seriously doubt that.
At least 30 hours for the main quest would be great.

Skyrim's main quest doesn't really take that long, in fact even the side quests are short. The only thing that makes Skyrim long is the large quantity of side missions.

what i hope is that the clubs give you a lot of missions and they impact the story some way, and the main quest is long.

Clubs: Hunting Society, possibly some river escort, some mountain climbing club. There probably are 5 or 6 clubs (hoping)

kriegerdesgottes
03-05-2012, 08:24 PM
I just want it to be longer than ACII and that doesn't mean fill it in with cut scenes and call them playable memories like Brotherhood and Revelations.

LordWolv
03-05-2012, 08:27 PM
I just want it to be longer than ACII and that doesn't mean fill it in with cut scenes and call them playable memories like Brotherhood and Revelations.
Agreed. The thing about AC is even after everything is 100% completed, the game keeps me entertained for hours upon hours longer; just free roaming.

DavisP92
03-05-2012, 08:29 PM
like i said, make the main quest long and have a lot of side missions for the clubs :). I can't wait to join the hunting society

Saar Ben Kiki
03-05-2012, 08:35 PM
this topic is the most interesting and the thing which concerns me the most
this question should be divided to several aspects
first, should be history and experience:
from former ac games, weve seen that ac games are extremely short, including ac2 lasting only 15hrs,,

other aspect is time of development in comparison to others,
acr and acb definitely had short periods of time, and ac by now has 3 yrs of progress which means like 3.5 yrs by release, which can make us quite optimistic, but we should ask ourselves - how long has ac2 been in developemnt?
no certain answer for that, jsut calculations:
AC1 was released in nov. 2007 and AC2 was released in nov. 2009
2 year gap, best estimate is that ac2 was in development for 1.5-2 years
if it was like 1.5yrs, i suspect us getting 24-30hrs of linear gameplay compared to ac2 dev. time, but if its about 2years so i guess just 20-25hrs...
we also must remember the side quests which take up most of the time, in ac3 theyll probably add like 30hrs... storyline is a diff questionn

im crossing hands for a long game, after all, its THE last

(best assumption, calculating all sorts is that obviously AC3 will be bigger than ac2 and all recents games in length)

tarrero
03-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Well, I read on the scans that Frontier alone will be 1.5 times bigger than the entire map of Rome, and the same time, that part is said to be about 1/3 of this new game, hope we have at least 14 secuences, plus some extra stuff and Desmond gameplay, therefore we can asume that AC3 is bigger than all the previous games.

RedSpider
03-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Considering it's been in production for 3 years, I'm hoping for a much longer game than the previous ones. I always felt that they were over far too quickly. :eek:

kriegerdesgottes
03-05-2012, 08:44 PM
Agreed. The thing about AC is even after everything is 100% completed, the game keeps me entertained for hours upon hours longer; just free roaming.

I used to be able to do that too but I have to say it's getting harder and I play less and less often with every failed attempt at making real replay value outside of walking around killing people which sure is fun but I've been doing it now for almost 5 years and Revelations had some decent ideas for replay value that failed miserably but I have a feeling that ACIII might finally get it right with hunting and collecting goods and maybe they will do the random events thing right this time too. I think they will since just having animals that are randomly generated by the game is pretty much the same concept so I have high hopes.

pacmanate
03-05-2012, 08:51 PM
If anything it should be longer than AC2's main quest. But on top of club challenges and (hopefully) assassination missions of a type (loved those) we should have loads of replay value

JCearlyyears
03-05-2012, 09:04 PM
I expect around 35 hours of story and about 7 hours of side missions. I hope for more.

Seje12
03-05-2012, 09:07 PM
Considering they have to end Desmonds story, start Connors story and (Hopefully) end Connors story as well in AC3 it will probably be longer than AC2...I hope for at least aN 20 hour long story.

LoveTwisted
03-05-2012, 09:10 PM
I heard it is the longest installment in the AC Franchise, at least that's what Ubisoft claims

egriffin09
03-05-2012, 09:20 PM
Since AC II has been the longest AC game thus far, I will be happy if it's just longer than AC II. Although AC II wasn't all that long, it seemed long, I'm hoping this game does the same. If it's around 25-30 hrs with sidequests, I will be happy. I honestly don't think the game will be longer than 30 hrs. Maybe Ubisoft will surprise me.

Lonesoldier2012
03-05-2012, 09:26 PM
I hope for over 20 sequences.

Rycay
03-05-2012, 09:27 PM
I'm assuming it will be longer just because of how long they've been working on it. Then there's side quests and exploration, maybe even collectibles unless they've trashed that idea. This game will probably keep me entertained for hours on end even after I've finished it.

Grazel69
03-05-2012, 10:05 PM
If they make the hunting very entertaining and rewarding(NOT in the sense of hunt 1000 animals for a gold trophy) I can see myself doing just that for alot of hours probably doubling the entire amount it'd take me to complete the story

Limed_-
03-05-2012, 10:13 PM
nudging Skyrim


Unless Bethesda helps Ubisoft out, no way. Not even close. Not even able to lick the boot of The Elder Scrolls: Arena (The game was released in 1994)

Ioder
03-05-2012, 10:36 PM
It completely depends on your personal playstyle. Like myself, with this game you could do a lot of exploring around the frontier and getting used to the game itself in the beginning, and then go for the main quest. I'm guessing around 40 hours of that, maybe 5 - 6 hours of side quests.

Challenge Accepted.

LieutenantJojo
03-05-2012, 11:34 PM
About 1,5 or 2 times the length of AC2 (Side missions and all) and I'll be more than happy.

AnthonyA85
03-06-2012, 12:51 AM
I expect AC3 to be a little longer than AC2, Story wise, it may roughly be the same length, since it's spanning 30 years, so we'll probably be looking at 12 to 14/15 sequences, not including the Desmond sequences, which i hope will be vastly better than the joke that was Revelations (I REALLY Hope the FPS thing isn't mandatory, I'm not a fan of FPS style games), and i hope we do alot more that just platforming around a temple, i mean, Desmond is an ASSASSIN, NOT a circus acrobat!

Which means, it'll probably take me about a week or two to finish it.

I completed AC2 in just over 2 weeks, Brotherhood in just over a week, and Revelations in just under a week (I think), and that's not including side missions.

DavisP92
03-06-2012, 01:06 AM
It completely depends on your personal playstyle. Like myself, with this game you could do a lot of exploring around the frontier and getting used to the game itself in the beginning, and then go for the main quest. I'm guessing around 40 hours of that, maybe 5 - 6 hours of side quests.

Challenge Accepted.

so your saying it'll take you around 46 hours.

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