The game starts out with a major spoiler. Then as your thrown into the game the tutorials aren't detailed and I had to go online to find a manual-like guide. The game spoils itself as you can unveil secret identities in the game before encountering a "who's that" event. I expected an RPG to have more towns to visit and more in depth areas. The dungeons are the only areas you can run around, and the scenes are in 2-D with repeating backgrounds. 99% of the NPCs are silhouettes so you have to remember them by voice or name IF they are given. As for the storyline it's actually good. There are several scenes which joke at other games, can't say what the are on here. The level-up system isn't bad, earn EXP and money from each battle. Each dungeon has hidden items and sometimes a special challenge monster. Timed challenges can be revisited and have no level cap. Your attack combos can be edited so you can select which move comes next in a four attack combo. Each character comes with unique abilities and varying stats making each character useful and not outweighing one-another. So pretty much if you like a dungeon RPG game which you fight monsters in a turn-style battle system with hardly any explanation on game mechanics and you don't mind MAJOR in-game spoilers or you want a quick trophy set then this is a game for you.
I've noticed the low scores plaguing this game and other titles like it and wanted to write a review from the mind of someone who is interested in this type of game and knew what I was getting into when I started.
This game is a parody on videos and electronics and so going into this game you shouldn't expect a serious epic adventure. This game is meant for fun. The story is interesting even if you're like myself and don't "get" EVERY reference in it. From what I've played and researched online their are only female characters in this game aside from some unpictured male NPCs, so you may not love its lack of gender diversity.
They use a active image style from a lot of the storytelling portions, which is still pictures made to move slightly so it looks like the characters are breathing and alive instead of static. I personally believe that's a great way to tackle making a still picture storytelling game in todays high graphics world and I think it looks really good. There is also a decent amount of customizing to be done with each character.
It's a turn based RPG based on combo attacks selected with the triangle, square, circle, and X buttons. It can get a little tedious putting in the combos after a time but if you go into the combo menu's and customize the combos there are a lot of different combinations.
The game did freeze on me a few time when I, say, opened a chest and tried to switch skills before the animation was done. This can be very frustrating when you're a player like myself that doesn't always save after every little thing. No one want to do things over again because of a game glitch.
All these things together coupled with the fact that bonus missions and some other items come as free DLC, and its decent length, I gave the game a fairly decent rating.
Definitely worth a play for someone looking for a lighthearted and fun RPG to play. Just don't forget to save!