To me the entire idea of opinion-based (not so much technical/objective) reviews is pointless and ridiculous (for things like movies, music and games, but physical more technical/objective product reviews are fine) because every single person has their own opinions and likes/dislikes and just because a person doesn't like a game doesn't mean anything. It bothers me when most people rely solely on opinion-based reviews instead of forming their own opinions by their own observations.
I always prefer to watch (no commentary preferably) gameplay videos to actually see for myself the gameplay and stuff and I can form my own opinion because I know what I like and don't like and I can see for myself if I want to play it or not, that always works for me. I just never understand why a lot of people in general rely on reviews/other people's opinions and decide not to even TRY to play the game just because of negative reviews or silly complaints. I agree, "the game is too long" is really silly, you're not supposed to finish it in an hour, it's not a speed race, take your sweet time, play it bit by bit over a long period of time, there's nothing bad about that, it's good!
Those complaints about the long cutscenes and long dialogue etc. were the same complaints people gave Xenosaga but for me, it's the total opposite and it's actually a PLUS! That is what I was HOPING for! I actually wish and hope that the game will have a lot of cutscenes and dialogue. If the game does have long cutscenes, I will honestly enjoy every second of it. I'm the type of person that will spend hours just talking to NPC's. When I first started Xenoblade Chronicles, I spent 3 hours alone just wandering in the colony talking to the NPC's and I love that!
I'm also the type of person that really loves multi-part sagas like video games that continue the story and get into depth with the characters and get into detail into the massive world. I really love deeply immersing myself INTO the world but unfortunately there are not that many games like that, it's why Xenosaga is one of my most favorite games ever. I LOVED the cutscenes in Xenosaga, they didn't even feel long to me (time flies when you're having fun), I loved how long the game was and how the story/world/characters continued on the next game, how you would learn more and more about the characters and the massive world, I completely LOVE that!
So to hear that Xenoblade X might have "long" cutscenes and dialogue, I'm very happy and hopeful about that because I *WANT* to get to know the characters and their interesting fleshed out personalities and banter (not just a silent disposable protagonist you don't care anything about), I *WANT* to explore a massive 300 hours+ detailed world, I *WANT* a really long detailed world that I can go back to for years to come. Like the Elder Scrolls series, my sister and I have played over 1000 hours on and off over the years that they (well mainly Oblivion and Skyrim, still haven't played Morrowind yet) first came out and we can still go back to playing those games and still find something new.
There was another unrelated game I was following the development of, it took a few years development and then the game finally released, I bought it the moment it came out and played it and finished it in just 8 hours, whoop dee doo! I always take my slow sweet time playing games but that game was short which was a bit disappointing because I loved it and wanted more. So to hear that Xenoblade X might be 300 hours long and have cutscenes and dialogue, I'm very happy and hopeful about that.
Anyway, I've seen people who lack patience, they don't even have the patience to watch 1 minute of a 5 minute video. Some people never read books because they find books to be a drag, they probably complain that the book "is too long". A lot of people don't care about a game's story, they just smash the "skip" button whenever a character talks and don't care about the story or characters but instead just the shooting and driving etc. There are *A LOT* of games for those types of people but not many games for people like me. Xenosaga was full of cutscenes, story, dialogue, it was made for people like me that love that. If a person complains that the story/dialogue/world/everything is too long and boring then the game isn't for them. Just my rambling 2 cents.