Wondering how long it takes to beat Funcom’s Moons of Madness? Read on and find out.
Moons of Madness is not, despite the game’s title, a game where, playing as Cthulhu, you go around pressing your naked backside against glass-fronted skyscrapers. Instead, it’s a single-player space-based horror game set in the same universe as Funcom’s MMO The Secret World.
It sees you struggling to combat an eldritch force that corrupts everything it touches, as well as the possible return of two ancient, eldritch gods. If you’ve read any H.P. Lovecraft, the mythos that Moons of Madness emulates, you can tell that things aren’t going to end well.
But how long does it take to get to the end? From beginning to end, Moons of Madness will take you between six and ten hours to complete. Our run took eight hours, but we did get stuck on a couple of puzzles. It wasn’t that the puzzles were obtuse – rather that we didn’t see what was right in front of our eyes.
There are two endings, but the turning point occurs right at the end; there’s no branching paths within the rest of the game. There are also various notes to read but there’s no real benefit to collecting them all, except that it gives you marginally greater insight into what happened. Is it worth replaying? Yes, perhaps once, but nothing’s likely to change on your second run, except that you’ll be better prepared for the occasional enemy you face.