Have you ever lost track of how long you’ve been playing a video game? As in, you’ve been so engrossed by how good the game is or how much you can do in it that you can’t stop playing it or arrange your day to put the most hours into it as possible? Depending on the title, that might be a “natural reaction” for you to have. One such title that fits this category is The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. The game came out on the 12th, and 11 days later, people are still engrossed in everything the realm of Hyrule has to offer.
To be fair, everyone will have a different “play schedule” based on what time they have available, and their “progress” will be based on how much time they were able to put in and the pace at which they’ve gone through the story. But the question remains, “How many hours have people been putting into this title?”
That is the question that NintendoLife asked, and since the Nintendo Switch shows playtimes 11 days after a game’s release, they could answer that for themselves and other players. When they polled their co-workers, they got answers from about 30+ hours to nearly 70+ hours. They even admitted that their “sleep schedules” suffered because of the game.
They then went onto Twitter and found some examples of other people posting how long they’ve been playing, and the answers were a bit shocking:
So as you can see, plenty of people have been dedicating every minute of their free time to Nintendo’s latest title. But what does that prove? Well, it proves that The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is a game with so much in it and so many unique parts of the world to explore that you want to see it all.
We can speak from experience here that it’s very easy to get “lost” in the game and just be absorbed by things like side quests and follow them wherever they go without realizing how much time you’re spending on them.
That says nothing of exploring the Sky Islands, the Depths, the main and optional temples, the shrines to get Light Blessings and more.
The title is jam-packed with content, meaning gamers need to spend lots of time in the game to see it all. So if you’re someone who has spent dozens of hours in the game, know you’re not alone.