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GF Rating
6.3

744 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Not Bad

posted by SaigoNoGetsugaT (SANTA ROSA, CA) Mar 17, 2011

Member since Mar 2011

When I started playing it I noticed that the graphics were pretty good, Fighting sequence just as FF and the other thing that got my adrenaline going was the fact that they have summons, I got my first GF (FF Name) and it was awesome, the only thing that hurt my ears was the voice acting, it was very bad, lips didn't match the voices, gets kinda annoying at times the voice keeps lowering and moving up so you have to be ready to be holding the remote and pressing the volume, I just muted the voices and read the subs, I wish they had the Japanese ones instead, anyways other than that is a very good game, very well thought !! Ill give it a 7/10 !! Love the fighting style !!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Great after the first real boss

posted by Nailbunny (GREENWOOD, SC) Oct 6, 2010

Member since Oct 2010

All of the reviews I've read about this game is how terrible the voice acting is... And well it is bad at the start. After a while everyone's voice seems to slowly fit into their character.

I think the battle system was done rather well. You could stack 6 spells with 1 character if you wanted, or spread it out over 2 or 3, or have everyone run around like headless chickens (last one not recommended).

The only issue I have with the battle system is the major gap between normal encounters and the bosses. Everything you fight in every dungeon up until the boss is generally a laugh because you can kill them all before they get a turn. The problem is, you take a LOT of damage in this game. And when it takes 20 rounds of constant attacks to kill a boss, and your healing/defending for 2/3rds of your rounds, the battle gets way drawn out and you die by running out liquids.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Not For the Seasoned Player

posted by Endria (GRAND RAPIDS, OH) Sep 27, 2010

Member since Sep 2010

I think a casual JRPG player may have fun with this game. I played for about :30 minutes and the game was back in the sleeve, ready to head on back to GameFly.

The graphics are "OK." I have a PlayStation 3, so I might be a little spoiled. The opening sequence wasn't too bad, and helpful for those who do not want to sit down and read the manual for the controls.

The game play wasn't all that bad. The simple tell your character to fight or heal, then let the round go. I could have survived that. But it was the Voice Acting and overall Sound that got to me. My ears are still ringing.

I don't know if it is the fault of the writing, direction or the actors, but everything sounded like it was a table read at a weekend acting workshop with one mic in the room.

I might attempt this again, but I don't think I can get past the Sound issue.

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