Which Game Have You Invested the Most Time In?

I’m currently working my way through Kingdom Hearts 2.5 in my quest to get the platinum trophy. But while I was playing, a thought occurred to me—exactly how much time have I put into playing Kingdom Hearts 2? I turned on my PlayStation 2 and checked my memory card. I have over 400 hours logged into the game across three different save files. Along with the 65 hours logged into 2.5, I have nearly 500 hours playing Kingdom Hearts 2. If I were to include my time playing Birth By Sleep, the first Kingdom Hearts, and Re:chain of Memories, I would probably be coming close to 1,000 hours of playing the Kingdom Hearts series.

So I thought it would be fun to pose this question to the IM PLAYIN community—writers and readers alike. What game (or games) have you put the most time into? Tell everyone your story of why you enjoy the game so much! Sound off in the comments below!

  • Michael Scoates

    I would hate to try and work it out, I know that my big time investments started way back with Planetarion Round 3, many sleepless nights just waiting for the right tick to come around, then Legend of Mir II, then Everquest Online Adventures on the PS2, then Final Fantasy XI, but I’d guess World of Warcraft was the biggest culprit, well over a year /played in that one. Or maybe Phantasy Star Universe on the 360 might have edged that.

    • It’s definitely an interesting subject to reflect on! The great thing is that I don’t regret a second of my Kingdom Hearts time. Well… maybe I regret Re:Chain of Memories a bit. I heard that Phantasy Star Universe was a fun game! I never got the opportunity to try it.

  • Michael Scoates

    I would hate to try and work it out, I know that my big time investments started way back with Planetarion Round 3, many sleepless nights just waiting for the right tick to come around, then Legend of Mir II, then Everquest Online Adventures on the PS2, then Final Fantasy XI, but I’d guess World of Warcraft was the biggest culprit, well over a year /played in that one. Or maybe Phantasy Star Universe on the 360 might have edged that.

    • It’s definitely an interesting subject to reflect on! The great thing is that I don’t regret a second of my Kingdom Hearts time. Well… maybe I regret Re:Chain of Memories a bit. I heard that Phantasy Star Universe was a fun game! I never got the opportunity to try it.

  • I would not be sure how long I have spend on some games as they don’t have a clock that tells you but I think I would be surprised by how many hours there were. Most recently I sunk 80+ hours into Persona 4 and still want to cross that 100 mark!

    • I played a ton of Persona 3, but I have yet to play Persona 4… I take it it’s pretty awesome?

      • I never played 3 but 4 is great. Bit of a slow start but then it sucks you in like you expect.

  • I would not be sure how long I have spend on some games as they don’t have a clock that tells you but I think I would be surprised by how many hours there were. Most recently I sunk 80+ hours into Persona 4 and still want to cross that 100 mark!

    • I played a ton of Persona 3, but I have yet to play Persona 4… I take it it’s pretty awesome?

      • I never played 3 but 4 is great. Bit of a slow start but then it sucks you in like you expect.