posted by BryanSrwr (PLEASANT HILL, MO) Feb 11, 2008
Member since Feb 2006
This is a fan game. It's designed to cater to people who like the anime on which it is based. And as a fan game it's great. The plot is really not all that good, but the character interactions are great. The characters are true. The animated cutscenes are great, also.
The battle system is very sterotypical hack'n'slash. THe only thing that changes it up is the ability to transmute various objects into weapons. But the variety of weapons taps out after the first four levels.
Also you play the same environments over and over. The game is lengthened by sending you back through areas you'd already covered. The bosses are generally beaten rather simplistically, and the enemies you face are just as repetitive as the levels and the combat. The reason one keeps on playing the game is primarily to see what happens to the Elric brothers. If you don't care about them then you might as well just put it down.
The seven I gave it is based on its merit as a fan game. Really no one's going to go for it if they don't know what "Fullmetal Alchemist" is anyway.