How many acts arethere and length of each? (no spoilers)

#1AMonkeyPosted 3/14/2011 5:35:31 AM
I want to pace the game so like it takes me 1 week-2 to complete. Can you tell me how many acts there are and roughly the time it takes to complete then (all sidequests)?
#2ZandellPosted 3/14/2011 5:40:21 AM
There are three Acts. Act One is the longest (14 hrs, do everything, hard), Act Three is the shortest.

I'm on my second playthrough and am just now paying closer attention to this. First time took me 45 hrs; I did everything in the Act 1, most of the quests in Act 2, and only the main and character quests in Act 3. Normal Difficulty.
#3thrice00Posted 3/14/2011 6:11:02 AM

Do the story get better? I know act 1 is more doing side quests to get money but can't say they give us a nice beginning.

#4BlueJonelethPosted 3/14/2011 6:14:01 AM
Arc 2 has the best story.
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#5ZandellPosted 3/14/2011 6:15:20 AM
The first act was a horrible design choice, but yes, things do pick up. The Deep Roads has a nice twist and Act two focuses around the the Qunari. Act three bares the fruit of the Mage vs Templar conflict.

It's a shame they chose to begin the story the way they did.
#6thrice00Posted 3/14/2011 6:20:53 AM

I'm in the deep roads. First game of this type that i'm saying so soon in the game that i woN,t start another play after i finish it. I will need to forget how tedious and boring the act 1 is. Give me a surf board so i canride all those waves!!!!

#7chaoserver2Posted 3/14/2011 6:22:54 AM
There is around 4 hours of story in the game serious. There is probably around 20-30 hours of side quests.
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#8AMonkey(Topic Creator)Posted 3/14/2011 2:26:22 PM
Thanks.
#9hennethannunPosted 3/14/2011 2:45:57 PM
There are three Acts. Act One is the longest (14 hrs, do everything, hard), Act Three is the shortest.

I'm on my second playthrough and am just now paying closer attention to this. First time took me 45 hrs; I did everything in the Act 1, most of the quests in Act 2, and only the main and character quests in Act 3. Normal Difficulty.


I'm confused by your math. Act I is 14 hours, and is the longest of 3 acts, but your first run-through took 45 hours? 14*3 = 42. And Acts II and III are each supposed to be less than 14 hours. Are there other, various bits of the game outside the 3 acts?
#10Dark_SpiretPosted 3/14/2011 2:51:50 PM
for me doing everything on hard--
Act 1=18hours
Act 2=14hours
Act 3=9hours

will vary of course, but the first act is usually the longest just because your getting your bearings of the games mechanics and world.
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