Final Fantasy XIII Demo Will Be Over Two Hours Long

There have been many game demos before that people spent hours on (God only knows how many times I played that Metal Gear Solid 2 demo packaged with ZOE). But how many demos have taken that long for just one playthrough? Apparently, that’s exactly what Square-Enix has planned for the Final Fantasy XIII demo, which will take PS3-owners through an early portion of the game. According to an upcoming issue of Famitsu, the demo will come packaged with the Blu-Ray release of the feature-length film, Final Fantasy: Advent Children Complete, which will feature new and deleted scenes for a much longer run-time than before. More impressive than that though is that the accompanying demo will apparently run even longer than the film; probably well over two hours.

That’s pretty gutsy of Square-Enix actually. I’ve encountered many demos that took less than five minutes for me to get tired of, so a two hour one would have to be pretty spectacular to hold peoples’ interest. You have to wonder if they’ll actually give you the option to save in the middle though, even if it is a demo. You also have to wonder what the cut-scene to gameplay ratio is for this portion of the game.

Via Playstation Universe

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4 Comments on Final Fantasy XIII Demo Will Be Over Two Hours Long


On August 18, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Damn 2 hours!? Thats longer than any demo I have played lol.


On August 18, 2008 at 5:31 pm

I’m going to make a guess, since it IS Square Enix and Blu-Ray, it’ll be 1 hour and 30 minutes of cutscenes.


On August 18, 2008 at 9:25 pm

its either gonna be cutscenes or unskippable text dialogue for at least an hour followed by a seemingly endless stream of random battles in which you will inevitably die at least once and have no phoenix downs.. forcing you to start over from the last save point. Each character will exhibit one of the following traits:
spiky hair
hates the world
hates him/her self
pointless comic relief
strange creature
useless sidekick
excessively large sword/gun
blond hair

That being said.. i can’t wait to try it out :D


On August 18, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Spiky hair is a given in a Japanese game.
Which FF game has had a useless sidekick? or hates him/herself and or the world?

Two hours is very impressive, but where will they start the game at, and wouldn’t it ruin some of the plot for when the game comes out, and confuse people?