Originally Posted by Becoming
I heard anywhere between 12 and 16 from people, but either way I'm sure I'll play through it more than once regardless. The combat in this is the most fun melee I've ever played. It's brutal, fast and responsive and when you go up against multiple enemies you have so many different avenues of attack that the only way it's really repetitive is if you have no imagination at all. If they could fuse this combat with an open world game like Oblivion you'd have pure crack that I'd play forever.
Have you ever played Arx Fatalis? It feels sort of like the half way point between the open ended style of an RPG and the action of a game like Dark Messiah (same developer). Its from 2001 or 2002 and it can be a little clunky, but overall its one of my favorite games ever... if you havent played it, you deffinitely should after youre through with Dark Messiah.