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Mass Effect 3 is 40 hours long and has more than 90 minutes worth of cut-scenes, according to German gaming mag, Gamestar.

According to the mag's Mass Effect 3 review, the main quest is between 15-20 hours long and features 40 hours worth of gameplay time and 90 minutes of cutscenes.
Fans looking to see how Sheaprd's story ends will be happy to hear Mass Effect 3 has "No loose ends or cliffhangers" but there's an "an interesting sequence after the end credits".

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Didn't even bother reading it..

I just jizzed the at sight of Liara
    
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I'll make sure to milk every possible hour of gameplay on this one.
    
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40 hours? Under what conditions? I beat ME1 and ME2 in under 40 hours, combined. I doubt ME3 has more content than the previous two combined. I'm guessing it's 40 hours if the difficulty is set to hard and you do all possible side-quests and exploration.
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40 hours? Under what conditions? I beat ME1 and ME2 in under 40 hours, combined. I doubt ME3 has more content than the previous two combined. I'm guessing it's 40 hours if the difficulty is set to hard and you do all possible side-quests and exploration.

And walk around each area searching for every possible hidden cache.
So many games say they have like 30 hours of gameplay or whatever and the average gamer beats them in half that.

Still, the game should be rather good and hopefully lives up to the previous two.
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i haven't even gotten through ME1 yet.. LOL i've owned the first two for like 2 years.
    
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40 hours? Under what conditions? I beat ME1 and ME2 in under 40 hours, combined. I doubt ME3 has more content than the previous two combined. I'm guessing it's 40 hours if the difficulty is set to hard and you do all possible side-quests and exploration.

Who doesn't do all the side missions and exploration? Those aspects of the game are what make it fun and interesting. I always put a game on its hardest setting because I hate running through games. For me its all about the immersion. What is the point of flying through a game just to complain it was beaten in "x" hours?
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I finished ME1 few days ago, and i have purchased ME2. Loved the first one, gonna play ME2 calmly, enjoying every aspect, and then gonna buy the third. Soo excited biggrin.gif
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Who doesn't do all the side missions and exploration? Those aspects of the game are what make it fun and interesting. I always put a game on its hardest setting because I hate running through games. For me its all about the immersion. What is the point of flying through a game just to complain it was beaten in "x" hours?

I don't fly through the game just to say I did. I play games on their normal settings, because the difficult setting isn't better AI, it's usually just cheap, like enemies shooting you when they shouldn't even know where you were there, or them killing you with 1/10th the ammo is takes to kill them, etc. I'll play on difficult when that means it will feel like I'm playing against other humans. Regardless, ME1 was incredible, ME2 was decent, so I'll likely be getting ME3 soon after it comes out. And I will do any side-quests that seem interesting.
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if liara is with shepard, how's she going to manage.....

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being the shadow broker

it's going to be interesting to see what role she will play.

also, 40 hours feel a bit low, I think.

I guess in my mind I was expecting somewhere around 100 hours just because of the sheer epicness of ME3.
   
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