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GF Rating
6.9

2389 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

Awful.

posted by GreyFox (EAST WINDSOR, NJ) Jul 13, 2009

Member since Mar 2006

6 out of 12 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

If you're a fan of 10 minute cinematics for every 1 minute of game play, this game is for you! Kidding aside, this game would have 10 minute "video's" that could have been easily summarized into about 30 second video's, long pauses, unneeded camera turns, and exceedingly unneeded dialogue to explain the most mundane things. The game was far too japanized, and makes chopin look like a tiny little asian boy. Turn based action that of FF7, so basically you walk a few steps, load into a battle, do the same old spamming of a button, kill it, victory dance, load out, walk some more, rinse and repeat and the occasional 10 minute cinematic that explains absolutely nothing.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Its okay I suppose

posted by Zennshi (AUGUSTA, GA) Jun 23, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

To me a good RPG is not what this game was. Then again I am sorry to say that the Final Fantasy series spoiled what patience I have for cut scenes. But honestly something this cutest merits an entirely new category of RPG, like BRPG because I hate to say it but you have to watch at least half an hour of cut scenes before going into a fight.

The fighting system looks a lot like a mix of Valkyria Chronicles and Grandia, which worked out A W E S O M E. But I realized how unmanly I felt as I was playing a little Swedish girl bludgeoning a tiny watermelon monster with an umbrella... Then after I shook that off and said to myself "Once I get to the main hero I will surely feel more manly as he will probably be using a sword the size of a car", only to find it was an equally homoerotic looking male using a tiny sword (lol compensation joke here) with a little brother in a dress (not kidding) as a side kick (who uses a very manly warspike with a freaking GUN in it). I soon realized that this is a classic example of what Yahtzee describes JRPGs being. This is a game meant for an extremely cute animal loving crowd, even if you end up beating said animals to death.

Oh and the other hero that I played before starting to feel the cooties being transmitted into my brain, was a dude in a top hat and suit smacking things with a very very small (lol another compensation joke here) stick. I think that says a lot about the dudes who play the game... and like it.

T for teen is right, under 15 for males, and 13 for females.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

3 Things

posted by jonesey (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) May 16, 2009

Member since Jul 2006

3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

OK, so this game was really average at best. I hold my RPG's to a high standard and there are three qualities which I look for.
1. Compelling Storyling: Well the story got off to a slow start and was far from compelling, however it gets a plus in this category because it's so darn deep. I mean this is about existence, life and it's inherant meaning and how one should experience it. Doesn't get any deeper than that. For that reason alone I have to give it a plus is this category.
2. Gameplay: I find standard turn based a little boring, this mixes it upa little with a turn meter that forces you to make the most of your moves and stay alert as good timing goes a long way. But as most recent RPG's have shown, no one has got it quite right yet. I mean, I'd like to be able to strategize and not be rushed, however I don't want to be playing a dressed up version of Parappa the Rappa, hitting buttons in time for the whole game. Really, no plus in this category for me.
3. Graphics: Graphics are not great, but the artwork is amazing. Definitely some creative minds at work but I was hoping for more from the PS3 than just stunning sut away scences and standard gameplay graphics. On the Fence with this one, so I'll just give it a 6 which I think describes it perfectly.

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