i normally do as many side quests as i can find and i still don't play it for anywhere near as long as other people do. i don't know where they get over 100+ hours of gameplay.
I got over 98 hours w/ Skyrim. Still ain't really touched the Main Quest.
Let's not even get into the number of 130+ hours I spent each w/ Morrowind GOTY and Oblivion GOTY Deluxe...
I don't think the ES games are those games you should OBSESSIVELY play with until you finish them. It's really a game - b/c they are so big in scope, size, have so many quests, and have many long side-quest lines - you just play them here and there. ES series are those games I always eventually wind back to.
I think w/ those Elder Scrolls' games, it's a series I can...
1. Spend spent some say anywhere from 10-30 hours with it for a good while of playing until I get my "fill";
2. Get away from it for amount of time to go play a bunch of other games;
3. I get my hankering back to play a ES game.
4. Head back to Step 1.
Most games these days that you buy that are NOT RPG's, they are in that 5-10 hour mark. If you play a lot of these - you'll get USED to that.
Not many non-RPG's hit that 15-20 hour mark anymore, honestly.
Many RPG's, they're in the over 20 hour mark - play a lot of these, you'll get USED to that length.
Eventually, we hit our "fill" for a game. Whatever your "fill" is, trust me - you will know it.
When you hit that "fill" for a ES game, MOVE ON.
They're too big - and when you come back, you'll likely be ready for MORE. It'll feel like you're playing an expansion, when you return...
Edited by MysterD, 10 October 2012 - 01:31 AM.