I Am Setsuna is the first game from Tokyo RPG Factory, a new studio created by Square Enix to develop JRPGs that are familiar to the classics that fans of the genre played during the heyday of the 90s and early 2000s. For Twinfinite, I Am Setsuna was a fantastic first entry for the new company. Saying in our review:
“Despite some minor hiccups, I Am Setsuna is still an incredibly enjoyable experience. Will I Am Setsuna change the JRPG landscape forever? Certainly not. But not everything needs to. Sometimes you just want that simple, yet so delicious, home cooking, and that’s exactly what I Am Setsuna is. It’s a simple JRPG executed with tremendous amounts of polish and reverence to fans of the traditional JRPG. There are airships, over world maps that you can walk on, and plenty of treasure boxes to open up. If that’s the kind of stuff you’ve been craving, you’re not going to be disappointed.”
However, an important factor you might be wondering aside from the quality of the game itself, how long the game is? As with all JRPGs, it varies greatly depending on how effective you are at skipping battles, or how in-depth you want to go with unlocking everything the game has to offer. I Am Setsuna moves at a very quick pace. There are a couple of roadblock bosses that you might need to grind a bit for, but by and large, the game moves really quick. There’s not a lot of filler or dead time. As we say in our review:
“Plot developments are never drawn out for too long artificially through long boring dungeons and mindless grinding. Everything moves quickly. You’ll reach a new town/area, something will happen and then it’s usually onto a short dungeon (ruin, cave etc.) to solve the problem and then it’s onto the next part of the story.”
So for most people the game will probably take about 20-30 hours to complete. It could be a little shorter if you really rush through everything, don’t do much exploring, and are able to hang with the bosses with minimal grinding. If you do the opposite, then you might find yourself closer to the 30+ hour range. I Am Setsuna definitely isn’t a massive 80-hour epic though so keep that in mind if that’s what you were hoping for.