There's not much to say about this game. If you like anime, you'll like this. Go in with the mentality that you are being told a story, a story that has some gameplay sections.
There are more cutscenes and QTE sections than actual gameplay sections. The game manages it very well though, and nothing ever gets really stale. Still, I HAVE to point out that if you are expecting a multi-plat God of War this isn't it.
The gameplay itself. It varies from a beat-em up style, to a somewhat third-person shooter, boss battles, and QTE's. The latter being the majority as far as I can see.
The graphics on the enemies and the main cast is really well done. Some set pieces are down right beautiful. But regular npc's look horrible.
The soundtrack and story are awesome. If you're a fan of revenge stories this is for you.
In conclusion this is an interactive anime if you need to think of it that way. Very few gameplay sections compared to cutscenes, but if your main interest is to see the story [like myself] you won't mind. Definitely a rent.
posted by xllEnderllx (SAN LEANDRO, CA) May 4, 2012
Member since May 2012
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
This game does something that I have not experienced while playing the 100's of 360 games i've played.
The game, which I thought was great b/c of the awesome cut scenes and good story, ends with a pretty good cliffhanger.
Wanna know how it ends? All you gotta do is pay 560 MS points and you can play the last few levels of the game.
That's right, instead of putting the last four levels on the game disc, the geniuses at CyberConnect2 decided to wait until after the release, then put the levels as DLC which must be purchased.
They really reached a new low in the video game industry.
It was.... ok if many o cutscenes and QTEs arnt ur thing you might want to let this one pass the combat was pretty descent although i hated the lockon feature i personally didnt feel overwhelmed by all the QTEs it was a descent enough blend i prefer pure 100% combat but this was worth the rent for me