What's the longest you've played a single save file?

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What's the longest you've played a single save file?

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Post by I am nobody » Sat May 04, 2019 6:37 am

Nothing against multiplayer or heavily modified games, but since 800 hours in Melee or in Skyrim with hundreds of mods is pretty different from hitting 800 hours in one Pokemon Red save, let's only consider single-player games with defined endings and no mods for this question.

I think my answer is when I first got a DS and tried to 100% Final Fantasy Tactics A2, which got me to something like 112 hours on one save, partly because I got stuck at 99% and couldn't figure out what was missing. I think the only other times I've broken 100 are 101 in The Witcher 3, something not much more than 99:59 in Pokemon Sapphire, and maaaybe Morrowind. But I've lost all of those files except for TW3. >_>

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Post by DarkZero » Sat May 04, 2019 6:48 am

i have 223 hours in breath of the wild but that game's huge so idk if that counts
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Post by Marilink » Sat May 04, 2019 7:40 am

^That definitely counts.

I have well over 200 hours on my Pokemon Y save file. I’d have to check to get an exact count, which I can’t do right now. But I can’t think of a game I’ve played more.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat May 04, 2019 7:53 am

I don't have any way to verify since most of my old games are long-gone, but it was probably an RPG with a lot of extra content outside the main story. My guess is it's either Final Fantasy VIII, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Super Paper Mario, or Pokemon Pearl.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat May 04, 2019 7:53 am

Yeah, the restriction is just to prevent this from being a list of everyone's favorite multiplayer or creative game. BotW is huge, but it's single player, has an ending, and I assume user-created content wasn't part of those 223 hours, so it definitely counts.

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Post by X-3 » Sat May 04, 2019 9:17 am

Apparently I have 156 hours on my ol' Pokemon Diamond file.

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Post by Marilink » Sat May 04, 2019 10:03 am

i estimated “over 200” but my Pokémon Y file has 305 hours logged

Coupled with 158 hours on Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, I logged nearly 500 hours on Gen VI

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Post by mushroom » Sat May 04, 2019 12:09 pm

i got about 120 hours in P5 after starting NG+ a little while back.

if i can count it ive logged about 150 hours in the arcade game Tatsujin. easily thousands of hours in Tetris the Grand Master 2.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sat May 04, 2019 12:26 pm

I seem to recall getting 130 hours in 'Kingdoms of Amalur'.
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Post by smol Kat » Sat May 04, 2019 12:50 pm

I have probably about 500 hours in Pokemon Emerald.
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Post by I am nobody » Sat May 04, 2019 1:22 pm

mushroom wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 12:09 pm
i got about 120 hours in P5 after starting NG+ a little while back.

if i can count it ive logged about 150 hours in the arcade game Tatsujin. easily thousands of hours in Tetris the Grand Master 2.
Maybe my fault for specifically saying "save file", but I essentially meant a single continuous campaign/character. So NG+ is something else, and arcade games wouldn't count unless there's some kind of continuous progression linking all those sessions together.


Basically the longest you've played a single-player game without seeing the intro/level 1/whatever again.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sat May 04, 2019 2:02 pm

If we'd been talking multiple saves or NG+ things, I'd have had more in 'Mass Effect', or 'Dragon Age'. Or WoW, easily. (Actually, I probably had far more than 130 hours on my main toon in WoW. I made it to lvl. 80 before 'Cataclysm' hit, and I spent a lot of time just pissing about. Farming, doing events, running instances with my guild and all.)
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Post by mushroom » Sat May 04, 2019 2:24 pm

ive spent over 250,000 hours in a little game called Life.

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Post by steeze » Sat May 04, 2019 3:56 pm

mushroom wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 12:09 pm
i got about 120 hours in P5 after starting NG+ a little while back.

if i can count it ive logged about 150 hours in the arcade game Tatsujin. easily thousands of hours in Tetris the Grand Master 2.
I'd say I have somewhere in that ballpark for P5 as well. The scary part is I have a second save file from a separate playthrough with probably like 75 hours or so.

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Post by Marilink » Sat May 04, 2019 4:09 pm

mushroom wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 2:24 pm
ive spent over 250,000 hours in a little game called Life.
Kinda wild how you could spend so much time on such a mediocre board game

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat May 04, 2019 7:40 pm

Probably Pokemon Alpha Sapphire because I spend so much time doing contest spectaculars for fun. Gotta get those all-master-rank ribbons on all my dudes.

I tend to play games over and over and over and dick around as I do so rather than just doing one continuous save file though so my hour count still isn't all that impressive, probably. I have a ToS save file with several hundred hours on it but that's from multiple stacked NG+ campaigns which you've specified don't really count

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Post by steeze » Mon May 06, 2019 10:01 am

My Fallout 4 and Skyrim saves were pretty disgusting. I forgot to mention that. Probably a week each. Easily.

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Post by Deku Tree » Mon May 06, 2019 12:51 pm

I had over 200 hours on Pokemon Blue for sure.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Tue May 07, 2019 2:06 pm

If I turn on SSB64 anytime soon, I'll be able to answer "19 years". ;)

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Post by I am nobody » Tue May 07, 2019 3:19 pm

^Single player. :p

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