gamers (60%) found this review helpful
My wife and I for the most part genuinely enjoyed this game for of 24 hours according to the in game clock. The game has a very light hearted tone which really is kind of a nice change compared to most RPGs and one of the few RPGs we've actually liked at all this console generation. Bottom line however is that this game plays it safe, it doesn't excel in any conceivable way, but on the flip side, it doesn't fail at anything either. A fair warning however, looking through the games trophy list of the few that are not hidden there is one called "Bad Ending." I won't give any details so as not to spoil anything but be warned that if you reach the middle of year 6 without completing the main objective of the story the game will abruptly end for no apparent reason, you cannot go back unless you keep multiple save files and every thing and I mean EVERYTHING except the gear on your character is taken away and you start back at the begining. You lose your stats, any items you created (and you will have A LOT by this point) any money you had, you get the point. Not to Mention that the "Bad ending" is a complete slap accross the face the sucks out any motivation that you may have had to get the other endings. Worst of all, you are given no indication of a time limit at any point in the game. When this happened I had no hesitation in changing my previous score of this game from an 8 to it's new 6.
She should learn the first rule of adventuring is to ware some decent clothes... More on that in a minute.. The game starts off as a standard JRPG, with predefined hero group of specialists(meaning that the axe user will continue to use axes throughout the entire game when you use her; the same is true with the swordsman and so on and so forth), The heroine cries out "What shall I do?!" whenever an enemy targets her(directly) for an attack, which requires you to either press a button, so one of her friends will take the hit for her... The game features semmingly unskippable cutscenes that seem like they were made for a 5 year-old... You get the idea that the game is an RPG for kids... Then it happened.. I was down at the docks in the first village at the end of the pier where the heroine's father is fishing when I noticed something odd.. I was faceing the "camera" and I made the heroine jump, when I realized that the Main heroine doesn't have any under garments on.... Call it what you will, but I find a pretty disturbing trend of lewd dressing habits in the JRPGs of late.. I just get the feeling that the JRPG genre must be in some pretty deep trouble if they think they need to start introducing little children to to such pornographic ideas... If I were the heroines sister I wouldn't let her go on an adventure!! Cecilia(Ceci) was right about Totori's quest she should have stayed home.... Don't get me wrong here the game has nice graphics, but if the game didn't reveal its more disturbing side I would have recommended it for kids, but now I can't really recommend this to anyone... Kids might pick up the WRONG idea, and adults will probably be bored with it ; if not disgusted with it... Try before you buy!
You have been warned!
gamers (45%) found this review helpful
The beginning of the game was down right painful to play... I pushed through and tried some of the item creation and battles. The view angle is LOCKED and you have to view the game from one angle all the time. The characters are super childish and Totori is kind of annoying. For what I am looking for in a RPG I feel this game is very lacking. I think that Star Ocean 4 or Final Fantasy 13 are way better RPG's.