Some video games, like Wordle and different indie titles, are attempting to be smaller experiences that you simply play for a couple of minutes or hours after which go away. Dying Light 2 isn’t a type of video games. Instead, the oldsters behind the sport are excitedly promoting that it’s going to take gamers over 500 hours to totally full the open-world sequel. I really feel drained already.
Dying Gentle 2—the sequel to the 2018 surprisingly fun parkour-zombie-killin’ original—was by no means going to be a tiny recreation. The unique was a recreation I simply sank about 70+ hours into on PS4 and an additional 30+ hours into on PC. However as we speak, the Dying Gentle 2 Twitter account introduced that it could take gamers no less than 500 hours to “absolutely full” the sport. That’s a lotta hours!
A follow-up tweet confirmed that this isn’t how lengthy it takes to finish the primary questline and aspect quests, however as a substitute how lengthy it’ll take to do every thing within the recreation’s undead city wasteland. Most gamers will have the ability to get via it in 80 or so hours.
Nonetheless, 500 hours is a very long time. Pour one out for completionists who shall be compelled to play Dying Gentle 2 for over 3 weeks (or extra) earlier than they’ll give up taking part in and never really feel anxious about it. Fortunately, I’m not a type of so I’ll most likely solely put about 100 hours or much less into Dying Gentle 2 earlier than I’ve had my fill of zombie killing and first-person platforming.
I do know younger Zack, who didn’t have a lot cash and will solely get a number of video games a yr, can be very excited for a single recreation that gives 500+ hours of gameplay. Older Zack is simply too drained.
Whereas the five hundred hours stat is a bit terrifying, I’m nonetheless excited to play extra Dying Gentle 2 after I got a chance to play a preview build last year. I had blast with the improved fight and motion controls and the brand new setting seems to be good. I additionally am very in all of the narrative decisions Dying Gentle 2 appears to incorporate and what number of of them shall be necessary, with long-lasting impacts on the world or story versus what number of shall be kind of inconsequential.
Dying Light 2 is out February 4 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Sequence X/S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Change by way of cloud streaming. If you’re planning to play alone or with a buddy, you must put aside a number of uh… hundred or so hours.