It took me about five and a half hours without any guide. However I have spent over eleven hours playing it and that includes New Game+ and finding hidden secrets like the Enchiridion. --- Gems of this generation: Aliens: Infestation, Cursed Mountain, Deadly Premonition, Opoona, and Xenoblade Chronicles.
It took me closer to 9 - 10 hours. I'm not bad at games, but I do tend to play them at a slower pace than most people I guess. I find that with Zelda games in particular, I take about 10 hours longer than the average (60 hours for a 50 hour game for example). I guess I like to stop and smell the roses and take things at a more leisurely pace lol. --- Gutalala Sudalala ONE PIECE, IT EXISTS! - The Great Pirate, Edward Newgate "Whitebeard"
The open nature of the game will make you want to explore. There aren't that many extra areas in it but a leisurely stroll to the next objective could have you wandering way off track just because you want to see where this one path leads you. If you simply plow through objectives then you might be able to beat it in one sitting, but if you play it how it was intended then it'll last you over 10 hours. There isn't ever a moment of urgency in the game, which makes it more natural to just start exploring even when you're going in the opposite direction of the objective. Basically, be like the show. If you see a cool tree, go to it and find out if it's evil. If it's evil, SHOW OFF YOUR NARD-KICKING ABILITY! --- I declare this post a VICTORY ( ^-^ )v