This is not a game for everyone, but it does have a story and atmosphere that pulls you in. At times the controls seemed a bit awkward and the battles seemed a bit too easy, but this game is more like a story you play along with.
This doesn't mean that it isn't fun. I found it quite enjoyable. While I liked it, I'm not sure it's meant for everyone. If you're looking for a game that will toss you into the action and you'll be beating off baddies with both hands while trying to avoid getting killed by a third or something, then move along to another game. If you love a good story, good atmosphere and beautiful graphics, then try this one out.
This game lacks in some of the gameplay as the fights can be kind of easy. Every so often you might run into one that's a little bit of a challenge, but for the most part they are easy. The fighting system is not super-impressive since there's no real dodge system, but then again, you're not playing a super-hero.
In a sense, they went kind of in a Silent Hill direction. They emphasized the story and graphics, but relaxed on the controls. But it makes sense to do that. You're playing as an ordinary 15 year old boy who got tossed into a crazy post-apocalyptic world where there's practically no other living humans around. He wasn't trained for years to do this; he was just tossed into it.
Over all, I'd say give this a try if you like a good story-atmosphere based game. Otherwise, move along to something else, friends.
If you're looking for a challenge this is not the game for you. This game is ideal for kids with it's simple controls but the storyline can be a little morbid and sometimes boring.
You are either going to like this game or hate it. If you are a fan of Japanese culture then you should like this game for it's appearance and cultural references. The music is also very beautiful and goes great with the mood. But if your an average Joe then you're just gonna be confused and find it a little creepy.
From my own point of view I find that while playing you are doing one of two things: exploring or attacking. This game has decent graphics and environments are creative, but it gets tiring running around and backtracking.
I still don't know why a hint in a room told me an item was not there and yet it was there after you killed all the enemies. I, of course, chose to bypass the annoying enemies and go searching elsewhere for the item. This led to confusing backtracking all the way to the beginning of the game until I just decided to kill everything in sight out of rage.
Combat fells like a choice instead of a part of the game. Enemies can be downright frustrating and half the time you can just run pass them. You have four weapon types to choose from, but each has a different chance of braking and becoming useless. After what you could call the first two boss fights, the rest of the boss fights rely on long ranged weapons. Which sucks for you if you don't have one in your inventory. Good thing save points are everywhere...
But as I said before, I feel that some people will love it and others will hate it. I, myself, do not like this game.
posted by Rpgplayer1 (NOBLESVILLE, IN) Jun 17, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Like other reviews I will say that the combat in the game was fairly easy and there was little challenge. Although I must say that the combat along with the camera use were the only things stopping me from rating this title a 9. Now with that said, this is one of the most unique and engrossing RPG titles I have ever played. The story literally blew my mind, it wasn't the post-apocalyptic aspect as more of how you as Seto are the last human as you know it on earth and the story leading up to the realizations of how and why you are thus. The music was beautiful and the voice acting was very well done. Again this game is fairly simplistic in game play however if you are really into a good story like my personal favorites Final Fantasy VI or Chrono Trigger I would daresay story wise this is up there among them.