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GF Rating
6.9

2389 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

though beautifully created still a weak game

posted by johnnyme95 (STATE COLLEGE, PA) Oct 29, 2008

Member since Sep 2008

9 out of 16 gamers (56%) found this review helpful

This game at first seems quite fun, but soon ends up becoming quite tedious to get through. I gave it a fair chance and played for six hours and got to chapter 3. The game creators worked hard on developing a beautiful landscape and did a great job, but forgot to make the game actually fun. The game has lots of mazes that need to be gone through where there are lots of battles that eventually become a task to get through. The storyline is childish and weak. It seems like that every character says the same thing, which makes the cut scenes annoying because you keep telling yourself that the other dude just said the exact same thing. The leveling up system is as simple as can be and is just as linear as the game itself. you get experience and level up. the only thing that you have to look forward to is if maybe you get a new ability. I made it to level twenty and only got about four. the weapons simplistic and you either find them in chests or you buy them. If you are interested in Chopin then you will get to see the history of his life as cut scenes in between chapters. As a game as a whole it has been done poorly but i still give it a five because the beauty of the anime. One other thing. it gets quite annoying that you can't change the camera angles. I would not recommend this game to more mature players because the story and gameplay most likely will quite annoy you.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Could have been a better game

posted by Triplesix (MONTEREY, CA) Jun 19, 2009

Member since Mar 2009

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

I expected long, drawn out cut-scenes since this is an anime rpg. I was glad to see I could skip them if I wanted to. After the first few hours, I started skipping the cut-scenes that I hadn't seen yet because the storyline was becoming like work to watch. I tend to like games of this genre that are linear where I just bash monsters and level up as I go. They entertain me and I usually play them once and send them back. Other posters compared this game to Final Fantasy but I think it was more like Fable. What turned me off and made me send the game back was the obnoxious battle system. I like turn based combat, but the mashing of the O button to defend made me feel like I was playing Dance Dance Revolution or Whac-a-mole. I won't play this game again but I would recommend it for anyone who wants to endlessly tap a button at precisely the right time over and over again, during every combat encounter.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Finally!!!!!!!

posted by Jrw1202 (KALAMAZOO, MI) Oct 29, 2008

Member since Mar 2007

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Finally a decent RPG for PS3!!!!!! This is a different story than usual, cute little characters dealing with terminal illnesses, and the meaning of death. But this is a very good game that for any fan of RPG is worth renting let alone can hold it's own as a worth while buy. If your even considering renting it, you'll probably make a good decision in regard to this game.

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