Yesterday, we reported a post from gamefaqs about the total play time and other stats from the final MGR game. However, people might think the final game is going to be too short by judging from the post's link image.
But great news today! Platinum's producer Atsushi Inaba has posted some comments regarding the short total play time rumour. He stated the game is NOT short. The reason why the final play time stats is short because the cut-scenes are not included and the game will only counts players fastest time. Here're his comments:
"About to post some important tweets, so please pay attention."
"It seems someone posted their MGR results screen and that people (mainly in the West) are shocked it says the clear time is 5.5hr."
"Here's the truth: First of all, cutscenes ARE NOT INCLUDED in that counter."
"Next:. For every chapter you play in the game, it ONLY COUNTS YOUR FASTEST TIME It doesn't track your total play time."
"What that means is if you replay a chapter for 10 hours, but you finally clear it in a time of 10 mins. Only 10 mins will be counted."
"So please don't get fixated on that end screen Clear Time being total game time because it is not."
"As I said, it is not how long you've had the power on playing MGR, it is a record of your best efforts playing the game."
"We came up with this clear time counting system as a way to fairly evaluate players. It hasn't changed since Bayonetta."
"However, I will say it is really disappointing that people try to use a single screen in the game to try and create negative buzz."