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How Long Does It Take To Beat Balan Wonderworld?

Balan Wonderworld got off to a shaky start with a Day 1 Patch released due to major seizure risks and lackluster critic reviews. Even with the marks against it, some fans will still want to experience the latest title from the creative minds behind Nights into Dreams and Sonic Adventure. The colorful action platformer features 12 unique plotlines to explore, a large cast of characters, and over 80 ability-granting costumes.

Players got a taste of Balan Wonderworld through a fairly extensive demo that takes about an hour and a half to complete. Though those who check it out can get an exclusive costume, the progress doesn't transfer to the main game — yet another bump in the road for a title that was anticipated to be one of the best games of 2021.

Given the rollercoaster of expectations and setbacks, you might wonder just how much value you'll get for your investment if you decide to give Balan Wonderworld the benefit of the doubt. Just how long will it take you to get through the title's dozen plotlines and see all the features it has to offer?

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According to Digital Trends' review of Balan Wonderworld, "The main quest takes around 10 hours, but there are extra levels and a lot of collectibles to hunt down after the credits roll." This checks out, given the demo's hour and a half playtime for three incomplete plotlines. Since there are 12 chapters, each one should take a little under an hour to complete, depending on your experience level.

If you're on the fence about buying the full game, the demo is free, so you can give it a chance without investing those big bucks. Both the demo and the full game are available now for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC.

While new reviews are coming out at a steady pace, remember that everything may not be as it seems. As pointed out by Gamepur, there's been a suspicious influx of positive Metacritic user reviews for Balan Wonderworld that might get you scratching your head — especially since the response from critics and Steam user reviews paint a very different picture.