Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is a fantastic game. It’s off the beaten track, even for those who enjoy Japanese anime RPGs that have been ported to the west. It’s an RPG, but mainly focuses on the act of alchemy and crafting, setting it far apart from most JRPGs. However, these games all take time, some more than most. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to tell you how long Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is.
How Long is Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout?
How long the game is to beat depends totally on how much time you want to put into it. There are also some differenced across each platform.
On PC, the average time to complete the main story in the game is 23h 25m. On new game plus, that time almost doubles to 44h 22m. A 100% playthrough is going to set you back about 75h 58m. The fastest ever recorded PC time is 14h 21m, and the slowest is 122h.
The average completion time for the main story on PS4 is 27h 10m. On new game plus that goes up to 40h 44m. a 100% playthrough here is 56h 01m and the fastest time to complete it is 18h 14m, while the slowest is 78h 15m.
Most people play this game on the Switch, so the data is most accurate here. For a normal main story playthrough the time is 26h 56m. New game plus takes you 44h 22m. A 100% playthrough will set you back 75h 58m, and the fastest time to finish it is 14h 21m, with the slowest being 112h 55m.
Average Times Across All Platforms
It’s always good to take every platform into account while looking at how long a game could take you. So that’s what we’re doing here. The average time to finish the main story is 26h 27m. For new game plus that goes up to 42h 42m. For completionists looking to do a 100% playthrough, the average time is 59h 56m. The average across all playthrough types is 40h 58m.
All-in-all, this game could take you a full two days to complete. That’s if you go into it with one attitude, say a main story only playthrough, and then decide to do all the side missions and collectibles, but then go back to your original plan.
This is a game that’s open to all types of playthrough. If you really enjoy JRPGs, then you’d probably enjoy a 100% playthrough the most. It allows you to see everything the game has to offer, plus you’ll probably nab the platinum trophy on PS4.
When it comes to deciding how to play, you need to take your personal preference into consideration. If you enjoy JRPGs, then this is a gem you could play in all the ways above. If you’re more used to wester RPGs though, this one might not be exactly what you want. It’s going to have a lot of differences and, at times, feel like the gameplay is stretching out your time with it.
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