I picked this game up a couple of days ago. Since then, it's pretty much devoured all of my freetime. It's a shame that this game won't ever get the recognition that it deserves due to the fact that people are graphics whores and the game is on the Wii. Seriously, though - some of the vistas in this game are literally jaw-dropping. Any developer who says good graphics are determined by the number of pixels needs to be shown this game.
Anyway, I'm currently level 39/40 with about 28 hours playtime. I just reached the Eryth Sea. I'm wondering roughly how far I am through the game. It's so great that I never want it to end, but I have a feeling I'm around 1/3 of the way through it or so. I've been doing every single sidequest that I can get my hands on. I check back at Colony 6 semi-frequently, but lately new quests haven't been appearing there. I'm hoping I can really get to rebuilding after I meet the empire.