I just mean that his statement was vague. I think it was safe to assume he meant sidequests were included in the time, but Hero Mode wasn't IMO. In retrospect I think it was odd to include Hero Mode in the range (as you, Danigo, and now I assume he did) because I don't see how it counts as new content. It's much closer to being just a second playthrough. I think it was unfair to say Skyward Sword will have between 50-100 hours without specifying that he included Hero Mode in that figure.I don't think he was misleading at all. He literally gave a 50-100 hour ratio. That's a huge divide. He was not suggesting it would be 100 hours
I honestly thought he meant to 100% the first quest would take 50-100 hours. Once I started Hero Mode and noticed the clock carried over I realized what he actually meant. I highly doubt he tried to give people the wrong idea, but in my case he did.
I actually still feel it was a very long game. Being able to cut down the time during a speed run does not mean the game is short; the point of a speed run is to cut the standard playtime. It might be telling as far as how much you can skip or rush through, but in terms of talking about the game's length, it's not really a good indication.
Either way, I don't think 37 hours really counts as a short game at all.
Definitely, I was more providing the information for everyone on how fast the shortest time through the game is rather than trying to prove a point. I think the game had plenty of content. This isn't the best thread to share this information I admit though because it's about first playthroughs.
Edit: Now I realize what my intentions were- XskywardX doubted someone beat the game with a time of 29 hours. I just wanted to clarify that that time is definitely within the realm of possibility and providing the fastest time did that.