You know, i find it highly unbelievable that you completed the entire game, including all side-quests in 23hrs. The main missions only rack up to about 15-20hrs, and to complete every side-quest in under 8hrs?... including the Citadel side-quests that are unlocked after completing some of the main missions in other clusters.Originally Posted by Arjayes
I'm guessing you did very little of conversing with others, including squad mates. And probably didn't explore that much of every planet, since there's locations on the planets that don't appear on the main Map.
The AI does have it's moments of stupidity, but it really comes down to if you fail at commanding your allies, and how they should behave during combat.. if their skills are poor, and you just leave them to fight on their own, they'll undoubtedly get massacred. Especially if you have the difficulty on Casual (which dumbs the AI down)..
I'm already 34hrs into the game (still on my first playthrough), and have yet to complete every single side-quest, including the special side-quests for your crew members (Wrex, Ashley, Garrus, etc), which can only be acquired through having conversations with them.
All of the conversations, side-quests, main missions, and full planet explorations would register to about 40-50+hrs of gameplay.
And there's still the whole playing through it a second time, for the other gender or opposite personality, and classes for a differen't storyline and experience, which would register another 15-30hrs of gameplay. Since the game obviously won't play the exact same way a second time through (unless you do everything you did the last time, exactly.)