this game sucks. the combat is repetive and boring. it has no replay value. the story line is good to say the lest. there are only voice in the anime cutscenes but these are to few for a game like this. lukily it can be beaten withen 9 hours
posted by headless (SUMMERSVILLE, WV) Aug 20, 2008
Member since Mar 2008
I'm a fan of the anime series (obviously) and I'm a fan of RPGs. This game attempts to combine live action fighting with all the leveling stats we love to keep up with in RPGs. It does so in a coherent manner, it's just not presenting anything new. The levels are pretty bland and the enemies are cloned. The cut scenes are probably the best part of this game.
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.