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GF Rating
6.9

2381 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

from a true rpger

posted by dark0n3 (TULSA, OK) Jul 7, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

This is an all right rpg it has wonderful visuals , long and unique gameplay . only bad thing is alot of the main guys are way to powerfull for your character when you reach them in the game even if you killed every thing you encountered ,you have to backtrack and level up religiously and leveling up is slow real slow(monotonous) , if it was not for that i would rate this an 8-9 and i know all rpgs you have to do leveling up ( i hate short rpgs) but at least there enjoyable whilst doing so

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Good Game

posted by ShrapDog (NEWARK, NJ) Jun 25, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

This turned out to be alot better than I expected. The group rank levels, the echo system, combat in general, is always changing as you gain levels. The story, and all it's cutscenes, starts off a bit slow but gains momentum. The voice acting is good. The whole twist on basing the game around the dream of a real life composer was new and interesting.
Highly recommended for RPG players

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GF Rating
7

Good

Very Enjoyable

posted by Trucidatio (METAIRIE, LA) Mar 24, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

Having played the demo off the PSN network last year, I was excited to play the game once it was released. Although I've never played the 360 version, I've come to understand this version ends up being more challenging, especially on New Game+ mode.

The combat system is by far the most intriguing part of the game for me along with the way dark and light magic works. Essentially, moving inside a shadow will toggle to your dark spell and if moved inside a lighted area, you'll be set to a light spell.

The combat tutorial was rather lacking I thought. If you didn't read the manual (I didn't have access to one) you probably wouldn't know how to do some things that you may of wanted access to earlier in the game. Before it teaches it to you.

I wanted to keep this review fairly short. I'll end it by saying that the story was very fun to follow. The dream world around you is just gorgeous. The English voices were atrocious though, I had to set them to Japanese soon after I heard most. After that it was smooth sailing.

You won't be disappointed in renting this game if you enjoy a fun RPG. Even if you don't, you may like this game due to the combat system!

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