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The Nintendo Wii Game That Takes The Longest To Beat

The Nintendo Wii has more than a few hidden gems that players can sink dozens of hours into. When considering which game for the system takes the longest to beat, a few classics might come to mind, such as "Monster Hunter Tri," "Xenoblade Chronicles," "Animal Crossing: City Folk," or "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess." The campaigns of all of these titles, however, are relatively brief experiences compared to "Rune Factory: Frontier."

According to HowLongToBeat, most players should expect to log around 90 hours for just the main story of "Rune Factory: Frontier." For the main story and extras — typically an average run that prioritizes the core narrative but also includes some side activities — that number jumps closer to 100 hours. Any completionists interested in doing absolutely everything "Frontier" has to offer will spend almost 130 hours in the game based on data from the site.

Why Rune Factory: Frontier is so long

Released on March 17, 2009 in North America, "Rune Factory: Frontier" serves as a direct sequel to 2007's "Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon." The game follows Raguna as he travels to the village of Trampoli in search of Mist, the girl who saved his life in the previous entry. When he finds her in the village, she tells him that a voice called to her in her dreams. While helping Mist solve the mystery, Raguna also maintains a farm.

As Raguna, the player can grow a multitude of crops across three seasons. Harvested crops are then sold for gold to make various improvements to the farm and home. Away from the farm, the player fights various creatures while exploring four main dungeons. As is the case throughout the "Harvest Moon" spin-off series, there's also a social system that allows the player to create relationships with other villagers and get married.

With so many mechanics at play, it's no surprise that "Frontier" warrants a nearly 100-hour commitment to reach the end of the story. Lengthy narrative experiences have become commonplace in the "Persona" series, but this lesser-known JRPG offers one of the longer journeys of the seventh console generation.