Mugen souls is a game that doesn't do enough in some areas, and tries to hard in others.. The game does not reward the efforts you put in in areas of skill building.. This game is a game where combat becomes boring by being endlessly repetitive... Special abilites either are not earned through combat or they take a insane amount of effort of grinding to get to, because after 8-10 hours of non-stop fighting endless waves of enemies I had as yet to earn a single weapon skill... The game gives you no indication of how many skill points you need for a given weapon skill... In fact, I am beginning to wonder if you can't get skills in this game for classes or weapons... If you do get skills via grinding then count me out, if not neither the game or the web will give you the awnser.. To date there is no understanding as to how to obtain skills in either weapons or classes... Clothing for characters is insanely overpriced, so if you have any new custom characters you will have to be happy with them running around in their underwear for quite a while before you can buy clothing(Come on! 15000 gold just to wear a pair of pants)?!.. The game has two language modes, one is japanese and the other is english, but only the Japanese offers voice acting for custom characters... English speaking players will have to settle for mute characters, but this may be a good thing since all the battles get repetitive.. In truth, I also think the game would be better without the annoying combo system; as seeing the "pinball" catapult, or the "slots" spinner combo for the one millionth time is overkill... In the end, the game proves that it was in serious need to be play tested before it was released.. I am just glad we have game fly, so we have a way of knowing which games are worth our time, and which ones aren't! Try before you buy! You are warned!
posted by JaminGamenJim (BROOKLYN, NY) Nov 10, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
One short sentence summary:
You play as an egotistic, bi-polar, terse, clumsy, sadistic, masochists, and graceful female that can turn anything to become her minions.
3 main Cons -
- Skipping the story lines is a hassle because it doesn't actually skip but fast forward instead.
- Story is alright but it really gets boring in after chapter 3
- Combat system lags frequently.
3 main Pros -
- If you like to grind then this game is the most easiest game to grind once you reach up to the dimensional portal (maybe 2 and a 1/2 hours in) that makes you keep fighting monsters.
- Creative battle system but somewhat get a bit boring.
- Resembles a tiny bit like the game Disgaea that I loved playing.
Overall: Boring, very boring game that the only addicting part was the grinding but honestly, after grinding game becomes extremely easy. I only believe that these kinds of games can be fun for certain gamers if they like the story but I for one did not like it at all. However, there are a lot of scenes where they are in a sauna and partially naked. My Jamin Gamen score is 4.
gamers (17%) found this review helpful
Upfront analysis: Good Humor & Gameplay, Bad Graphics and Theme.
To be frank, this game is just a let down from NIS America. They retain much of their original humor and introduce a new gameplay style that is a nice change of pace from the original grid-based system, allowing free movement within a circular distance. Although, A major issue that punched me in the face the first time I pressed start was the overwhelming amount of Japanese "fun" tat slapped me in the intro. I didn't know what to make of it other than it had to be some joke they were making... it wasn't. I drowned in rainbows and supposedly cute rabbits. The way that the main character is supposed to complete their goal is something I would expect in a low-class dating game from Japan as well.
Normally, all of this would lead me to only make it a 6/10 (not pleasant but good enough to play), but there is one thing I REFUSE to take in from this game: Graphics!
Note: I rented a PS3 copy. I refuse to believe that this was originally intended for the PS3 or any other modern console. The graphics are the equivalent of PS1 era. Blurry, lacking detail an overall just bad. I would have seen better graphics from most of any PS2 game there ever was!