My GOG Galaxy counter for the game is broken so I can’t see the total and I tend to leave games idling while I do other stuff which inflates the totals beyond actual play time anyway. Here’s the end screen from the Grand Palace level I did yesterday, almost at 5 hours:
Probably an hour of that was spent afk making food and stuff, so around 4 hours again. Being kind to myself I might say I’m very… thorough. To the point of absurdity. I will poke my nose into every corner of the map, try to find all the secrets, side quests, all the loot, read every book and note, talk to every neutral NPC, sit in the shadows listening to every conversation and muttered monologue. If there’s a main quest objective marker that’s the absolute last place I’ll go.
And I am trying to ghost the levels (only succeded in two) which means a lot of time waiting for guards to patrol away, quietly scouting or sitting on rooftops coming up with strategies.
I’m sure most Dishonored missions could be completed in minutes if you beeline for the objective marker but when I really like a game I just can’t play it that way.
The first Dishonored with DLC took me 35 hours to complete and I think that’s around 15 actual missions, so averaging over 2hrs per mission there as well.
This makes me sad. I really liked the first Machine Games reboot but this one rung my alarm bells when it said co-op and then the reception has been incredibly bad so I’ve stayed away.
Oh, missed this. I kinda feel the opposite. Stealthing is more challenging and fun when you don’t know what’s coming, whereas going all out and throwing all the murder tools into the mix would me more cathartic for a second run through.