Long before it ever released, I knew I would be sinking a lot of hours into, but I did not expect to be this close to the 45 mark this soon, but now that I am, it is time to address a few things.
While some may be disappointed with the fact that Torna’s story can be beaten in around 12 hours (especially on easy difficulty,) it doesn’t mean you can’t get even more time out of that. Like we had said on Twitter, Torna is a game you can end up sticking 40-50 hours in and I am certainly in that ballpark.
So, in a bid to prove just how much content there is, I am going to list everything I have done in that time and provide a whole bunch images of said progress, which don’t fall into spoiler territory:
What you can expect to do within 45 hours of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country:
- Beat and complete Torna’s story in your first playthrough.
- Beat and complete Torna’s story during a New Game Plus playthrough.
- Max out the Community Level in both playthroughs.
- Obtain a very special Souvenir Photo.
- Have every Driver reach Level 99.
- Max out the Affinity Charts for the Blades: Jin, Haze, Mythra, Minoth, Brighid and Aegaeon
- Max out the Overt Affinity Charts for the Drivers: Lora, Addam and Hugo
- Max out the Hidden Affinity Charts for the Drivers: Lora, Addam and Hugo (only available in New Game Plus)
- Have each Blade attain a Trust rank of S6 or higher:
- Blades who have a trust of S9: Jin & Mythra
- Blades who have a trust of S8: Aegaeon
- Blades who have a trust of S7: Haze & Brighid
- Blades who have a trust of S6: Minoth
- Acquire enough Weapon Points to max out every Vanguard Arts for all Drivers
- Acquire enough Weapon Points to max out every Rear Guard Arts for all Drivers
- Acquire enough Weapon Points to max out every Vanguard Arts for all Blades
- Acquire enough Weapon Points to max out every Rear Guard Arts for all Blades
- Have every single Driver and Blade craft every single item.
- Have every Blade equipped with a Sunlight Chip.
- Discover the Liked Item Type and Liked Item for every Driver and Blade.
- Attain a wealth that surpasses 9 million Gold.
- Discover all 4 Secret Areas /Viewpoints.
- Find and defeat all 20 Unique Monsters, which includes the 4 Golden Monsters.
- Find every Slate and break the Seal at Cavern of the Seal.
- Locate both Traveling Bards during New Game Plus and trade for their wares more than 5 times each.
- Find and destroy more than 70 green barrels.
Essentially, in the 44-45 hours I have put into Torna, the only thing I haven’t done is raise every Blade to the highest Trust rank, which in itself, which would most likely take me to the 50 hour mark, if not beyond it. So even though the story may be short, the truth is Torna is still a meaty ARPG and it’s also one of the best you could probably play this year.
Don’t just take my word for it though, why not check out our review, or give it a try yourself and make your up your own mind about it! It is certainly worth the money, regardless of whether you get it as part as the Expnasion, buy it digitally from the eShop, or get the physical release.
Until next time, Happy #XenoWeek and Keep on Gaming!