gamers (96%) found this review helpful
I am completely impressed with this game. This is the first RPG I've played where you aren't in space, and it was cool that the developers made this kind of an imaginary asian land set at a non-specific time in history.
One of my big things with RPGs is how whole the characters are, and they are truely fascinating...even giving you a post-game synopsis of where they all are now.
I wasn't terribly impressed with the fighting moves in the game, but the storyline and the tasks before you are addictive. You will probably play this game at least half the way through without noticing the time.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Here it is, a really nice looking Role-Playing Game for the Xbox, besides ES. This is from the makers of the Knights of the Old Republic series, but better. They added a really nice combat system, using spells, and hand to hand combat. There are a few weapons here and there and the storyline is easy to follow, with a good plot to it. A few spots are pretty challenging, and the combat system does take a bit getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, the game is pretty good. Also, the ability to be able to select a ''class'' is a new improvement. You can choose from magic classes, to fighting classes, to both! There can be a little improvement to characters interface movements. A very noticeable one is the fact that hair does not move. If it moved, it may add a little to a persons personality. Now here's the sad part, its short. Its a 1 to 2 day game, unless you try to finish a certain part in the game that actually does take a while. This part is like a ''tournament'', which can be challenging. On average, if you try to complete this challenge, it could add a few more days to game play. Also, the mini games are actually pretty fun. The mini games you play throughout the game, but can be played again through the main menu, you can achieve high scores like in arcade games. Out of 10, this game is a 8.5. The storyline could have been lengthened with a few side quests. Also, the fighting styles could have had more of a range to choose and learn from, but other than that, here's a really good Role-Playing game.