I've thought about that game, but it got ridiculously abysmal reviews on steam for being too short, dumb AI, and clearly an attempt to rip off Mass Effect. So I wanted to see and hear what other people thought first. I don't usually pay attention to reviews, but Steams / Metacritic's were very bad.
Short? Again, not sure of the span of it myself. I mean, there are various side quests and whatnot(dunno if there is time tracking but I am going to assume I probably put a good eight-ten hours in it already min;) also I am not sure on Mass Effect clone either. The game doesn't do planet travel, you are basically on a planet (Mars.) There are no alien races. just Humans and Metahumans, the only weird creatures may be the mutated monsters on the planet. Don't remember Mass Effect allowing you to change your combat styles on the fly either or dual two different styles (Rogue/Technomancer in my case.) Sounds to me like a bunch of ME fanboys raving out a game that they probably want to live up to ME; but The Technomancer is its own game and its own style. Now I played some god awful live action RPGs, one that was so freaking horrible I forgot the title to it(due to bad voice acting, customization, and whatnot. Think it was some sort of 'Viking' RPG that came out shortly after PS4 release and it sucked immensely. I literally skipped character dialogue and then just gave up on that game, whatever its name was.) Technomancer has been fun on my end, I was honestly bit skeptical of it at first, before buying and downloading it off PSN, due to preview trailer not really revealing much; but it turned out to be entertaining on my end. Every one has their taste in gaming.
Guess you could always wait for price drop or something as I can't really give you an estimate of how long it is in terms of hours for gameplay. Hell, not every RPG has to be super long to be good. Look at Force Unleashed(First one) it was a great RPG at its time and wasn't really that long in length; plus I can't even remember if it had side quests or whatnot. Unfortunately you can't force choke throw enemies on Techno.
But yea, AI is pretty dumb; but who is to say ME's AI was any better, huh?
Edit: Bound by Flame was game I was thinking of. Horrible. >.< That voice acting.... Though the big Plot Twist in this, both games are from the same Company. I was shocked when I went to see what other games Spiders did and saw BbF as one of them. They improved on the voice scale, that is for sure; maybe if they remade BbF with better voiceovers I would consider it another go.