Borderlands 2 is rather massive, and it took the guys at strategy guide creators Brady Games over 58 hours to complete during a quick playthrough - Possibly the slowest 'quick' playthrough ever documented.
Speaking with NowGamer, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford explained why it took the team so long to finish Borderlands 2:
"In the first Borderlands, a typical average playthrough would see people finishing the game at between level 30 and 35, and it would take them between 20 to 25 hours, according to our metrics."
"But when the guys who are doing the Borderland 2 strategy guide for Brady Games came to visit us, they planned to spend a week to play the game and get everything they needed out of it to write the guide."
"Their approach was that they were going to start by taking a character and just playing through the game really fast, and then they would play the other characters, do second playthroughs, find hidden stuff and do all of the challenges."
"That very first, quick playthrough took them 58 hours, so they had to extend the time here to more than double, and come back a second time just to see everything."
"Part of why that happened is, when we were playing the first Borderlands, for most of us it became a hobby, just as it did for a lot of our fans. So we really took the idea that Borderlands 2 needed to be a hobby as well."
As a result, Borderlands 2 has become twice the size in terms of scope and content, and features a new Badass Rank System that doesn't have a level cap. You can technically level up your Badass Rank over 10,000 times, which is both awesome and nuts.
Source - VG247