22 1/2 hours. But you´ve got substract from that time that I read all the newspapers, books and listened to all the answering machine messages that were required for the achievements(I also found the x in the forest with the navigator head). The speck of dust hunting didn´t add any time I suppose.
If I had picked up the trophy in the beginning (and my grandfather had wheels) I would have finished TWP in 13 hours, without skipping any dialog, but without doing optional activities (I did not pick up the specks of dust and I did not read more than a dozen books ). and brute forcing the hotel room.
More than 30 for me. I did not want to finish it fast and enjoyed even to get stuck. Investigated everything, Tried every dialog, read a lot of books and heard answering machines. But sometimes I just loaded the last save, made some calls or read some books and closed without saving. So, this time wasn´t added…
Edit: This was before the main characters could talk to each other and before the arcade opened.
My very first play-through was on Hard Mode and took me about 26 hours to complete. After that, I’ve managed to complete the game in about 15 or 16 hours, but that’s trying to get everything, even the tokens, and playing some time on the arcade.
Casual mode takes me from 10 to 12 hours (I’ve played he game many, many times).
I haven´t replayed hard mode yet, I´m guessing it would take me a lot longer, even with skipping. But just to finish casual, I skipped every cut scene and constantly hit the . key to skip every dialog. I´m sure there are speedrunners out there who get through the game in casual in about or under an hour.
I have a savegame in the wireframe world at 20hrs28 minutes. So I clocked in at 21 hours, including some 50 voice mails and books. And being stuck for 4 hours or so on a certain Ransome puzzle - although I am not sure this got linearily saved.
I did not play the dialogue-arcade version yet (well I did, but got annoyed I couldn’t just play any game). I want to forget more about the game and it’s puzzles first. Luckily goldfish have a bad memory.
In comparison, I listened to all podcasts twice (12 hours?x2), read all blogposts and most comments (200 hours?).