I actually quite literally got a stopwatch (read: iPhone app) and recorded the time it took for each girl's route to get from the beginning of Act II to its respective good ending. I used skip mode, obviously.Mirrormn wrote:Based on this evidence, I'd say Shizune's route is the longest, with Rin in second place, which matches my initial intuition about the subject. I think the music selection count metric is probably more accurate than the scene count metric, since music tends to change pretty regularly, whereas scenes can be pretty variable in length. Obviously, a word count would be the most accurate metric, but it's not one that I'm willing to go through the trouble of calculating.
P.S.: Shizune's route is also the longest in terms of in-story time.
There was some error, on the level of maybe one second or two in total (per arc, that is), when it came to picking the requisite choices as lightning-fast as possible, but these are the rankings I calculated. I can't recall the exact times I got, so I'm just putting forth the best estimates my memory is offering right now.
Emi's - around 8 minutes and 30ish seconds
Rin's - around 7 minutes and 55 seconds
Shicchan's - approximately 7 minutes, 30 seconds
Lilly's - 7 minutes and 11 seconds, thereabouts
Hanako's - about 5 minutes and 50 seconds
I was pretty shocked that Emi's was the longest by a rather fair margin. And of course, Hanako's was the shortest by a substantial amount as well. I'd say this is probably the most accurate one could get without going for a full-on word count, since it basically counts the number of actual text boxes.
Haha, I do think Shizune's arc lags a bit towards the middle. As Mirrormn pointed out, it also takes place over the longest period of time, so that probably contributes to it feeling as long as it does as well.Oddball wrote:I thought Shizune's was the longest.
Maybe it just feels the longest.