Originally Posted by ElL33t
I played Dark Souls over 60 hours.
and pretty much every reviewer of skyrim so far has cited at least that much time playing skyrim and are saying that they've barely scratched the surface of the game.
Bethesda's games have never been about simply completing the main quest and then putting the game down. The main quest is sort of just an option in the much grander scheme of the world.
Edit: when I played fallout 3, I spent a week playing the game before even starting step 1 of the main quest.