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.
When I originally got this game, I was thrilled. It started off with a good tutorial that didn't have to be separate from the actual game play. At first, the game seems great. You learn how to transmute items, work with Alphonse, make cool weapons, and how to fight and work with some cool combos. After that, nothing changed. I was expecting to be able to maybe learn new techniques with the transmuting, maybe more combos, but everything just stayed the same. Only your foes got harder. It has a good rpg system to level up your character, and a decent storyline. But after 6 hours (as far as I decided to go) you get really bored doing the same thing over and over. Make weapon, kill foe, run around, listen to talking, kill boss. Whoever made this game had the right idea, just should have put a little more work into it.