I've been waiting for this game to come out and i wasn't disappointed. The story isn't much to write home about but it's okay. You're an undisputed god taking over the world(7 places. 3 continents each) And you do so by making the hero and demon lord of each world your peon. There are some twist to the story but i wont spoil it. The dialogue is great. I love the characters. They each have their own unique personality and look. The sound track is pretty good as well. It matches well with the art/style of the game. The game play is really easy and you can easily manipulate how you're rewarded in battles. There is a thing in this game called Mugen Field( Think of it as a item world-ish sort of thing from disgaea) In it you can get TONS of experience and gold/mugen points(other currency in game used for character upgrading). It's 100 levels and you can make bets to make it easier or harder. Its onebattle per level and it's very fun. There is several very useful free dlc you can get before you start the game as well if you want to be a bit over powered at the start. All this being said it's a niche game and not for everyone. You need to like really eccentric unique characters and gameplay that may seem confusing but really isn't. You can spend HOURS playing this game even after you've beat it. Also one more thing. There are 2 endings to this game and you don't need to make a ng+ to see both endings which can save you 6+ hours of going through the game again. Also this game is not for the VERY VERY easily offended since there are some panty shots in this game. But i think i've said everything. Go try this game out if you're interested in trying a funny, fun and new game.
posted by CylanthMN (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Oct 21, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
I am a big fan of NIS America, they publish niche Japanese games that no other publisher would touch. They have some great series (Disgaea, Atelier) and also some major bombs (Cross Edge, Planet Neptunia). Mugen Souls falls somewhere in between. It has some good ideas, but also some major flaws. In tries too hard to being quirky, and loses focuses on the core gameply.
Positives: Nice artwork, lots to do, unique story, Voicework is good for the genre, colorful visuals, anime vibe, occasional laughs
Negatives: Convoluted and needlessly complicated gameplay, weird framerate issues, dialogue can border on perverse, too much grinding
Overall: Mugen Souls tries too hard to be different and quirky. There is an intersting battle system somewhere, but its buried deep. Dialogue is often very lame. Complicated, but non-rewarding gameplay. If you are a fan of NIS America's games and you know what you are getting into, you might want to try this, otherwise, there are much better JRPGs out there on the PS3.