How long does it take to complete, or beat, Tales of Arise?
If you’re here, that’s what you were pondering to yourself. And it’s a good question. As ever, the answer depends on what you define as beating Tales of Arise. Is is simply making your way to the end of its story? Or is is completing every side-quest, finding every collectible, and perhaps even beating it on its hardest difficulty?
Whatever your answer, you’ll find that Tales of Arise isn’t a short game. Being a JRPG, its story is epic, and will have you travelling across a vast world to take down numerous despotic lords. And while you might try to avoid battles and side-quests along the way if you’re in a rush, it’s not advisable as you’re likely to end up underpowered, which will make some bosses fiendishly hard, or even impossible.
It will take most players about 40 hours to complete the story of Tales of Arise, perhaps a bit longer if they play on the hardest difficulty. Those who want to see and do everything the game has to offer, however, might find themselves adding another 20-30 hours on top. So, make sure you have at least 40 hours spare if you plan to beat Tales of Arise. Though if you love it, there’s reason to spend more time in its world.