Created By: SomeNewGuy on November 8, 2009

Longest Prologue Ever

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You did it. After hours upon hours of fighting your way through hordes of enemies, you've finally beaten their leader. Wait...the game's not over yet?

This was only the prologue?!

This is when a game's prologue takes up from a quarter to half of the main game itself. Whether or not it becomes a good thing depends on how its done and personal preference.

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  • November 8, 2009
    Red Viking
    Persona4 sets up the characters and the plot in an extremely long prologue that lasts for hours.
  • November 8, 2009
    • Berserk. Finishing the backstory that lead to finally explaining how the beginning of the story was the way it was took eleven volumes.
  • November 8, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Final Fantasy X: the scene you see in the intro around the campfire? You don't get to it until at least two-thirds/three-quarters of the game.
  • November 9, 2009
    Metal Gear Solid 2's Tanker chapter. Perhaps justified by the fact that the tanker was going to be the whole game before Kojima realised it was too small.
  • November 9, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    • Final Fantasy VII doesn't even start properly until you leave Midgar, which can easily be anywhere between 4 to 5 hours into the game.
    • The entire first third of Okami, anyone?
  • November 9, 2009
    > they're all extremely long.

    Nope. The prologues aren't comparatively extremely long. The game is.
  • November 9, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    They're not hugely long, but one of the trademarks of the Wild AR Ms series is that each character goes through their own separate prologue before they all meet up and tackle the bulk of the game as a party.