I'll let you know, Skyward Sword doesn't give you a lot of fetch quests. It's much more "Go here and do this." and SOMETIMES it will make you do a fetch quest. But not all the time. Anyways, my question for you is a 2 parter. 1. Other than TP, what is an overly long game you played. 2. What do you think or the new Sly Cooper game coming out?
Well, I don’t know that Twilight Princess had a ton of fetch quests, either. It was more that…
The entire game is like that. What normally appears to be a straight-forward objective ends up having a 15 step process before you get to it, and it is almost always tedious.
As for other overly-long games I’ve played, it depends on what you mean. If we’re talking games I played for a long time…
Final Fantasy VII - I gave this game more than 100 hours of my life. I did literally everything possible, and I did it all without a guide. Mastered every Materia, got the majority of the characters in the game to level 99, unlocked all of their Limit Breaks, bred and raced a Gold Chocobo, acquired Yuffie and Vincent AND did their optional quests… you get the picture. I also, of my own volition, developed and discovered a way to trap my party in an attack loop that could be used to basically kill anything in the game. Never done that with any other RPG since.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - I have developed a problem in games called “What’s Over There”-itus, and GTA:SA really fed in to that in a big way because the world is absolutely huge. Every time I unlocked a new island, I would spend hours just driving around every single road and exploring the vast open spaces. And then I lost my save file, so I ended up doing it all twice. According to Xfire, I have spent 148 hours in GTA:SA.
GTA4 - It makes sense that if two full-playthroughs of GTA:SA took 150 hours, that one single playthrough of GTA4 would be at about 70 hours. And that’s exactly right.
Phantasy Star Online - Not the longest game in the world, but as with any good multiplayer game, you end up playing it a lot. I put probably 200 hours in to this?
Left4Dead 2 - And finally, the coup de grace. As mentioned with PSO above, multiplayer games can last you a while even without a ton of content, and according to Xfire, I have put in 535 hours in to Left4Dead 2 with my friends, making it my most played game of all time by a significant margin.
As for Sly Cooper, I’ve never played one of those games, actually! And I even own the first one on PS2. I just haven’t gotten around to playing it yet. They always looked cool, but later games sounded like they were starting to suffer from Sonic Syndrome with the number of playable characters that were not Sly Cooper himself.