I have a hard time getting sucked into a game, especially action RPGS. But I have to give Square-Enix credit on this one! They blew my mind with the intense story, unique graphics and amazing gameplay! The unique and detailed characters are incredible! It's sexy, funny, sad and by the end, you can't wait to do it again! Not many games have a good replay ability. Voice acting was done pretty well, some jokes are dry, but once you hear them, they name sense. The only downside I have is it's a slow starting game, takes a few hours before you really get sucked in.
posted by whtupyu (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Oct 10, 2014
Member since Sep 2014
This game is highly underrated, but i am happy enough with it achieving a cult classic statis. This game has a moving story with interesting albeit strange characters. Beautiful music, replay value and excellent gameplay.
It's hard to place why this game keeps me going. The combat's not fantastic. It's fun, and deviates from typical hack/slash fare by throwing in some shoot'em'up elements. The music isn't fantastic. It ranges from very good songs to downright annoying songs. Its graphics aren't amazing. They're actually pretty underwhelming for a PS3 game. They get the job done, but they're nothing to write home about. The storyline is where this game shines.
To expand on that, the pacing behind the storyline is probably some of the best I've seen in a game. It told me a story that I thought was pretty cut and dry, but as it progressed left me wanting more. This game is definitely one you need to give a little time to gain its momentum.
Ok, let me put it this way. If this game is a boat travelling through a river that leads to the ocean that is your mind, don't dam the river before the boat gets there. If you do, it'll crash and you won't get the goods. If you don't, it'll get to the vast ocean and float there forever.
What I mean is just keep an open mind while you play, at some point it'll find its way in there and just when you think "Nah, I'm done with this", you pop it back in to get to the end.
I said this at the beginning, but while none of the individual parts are particularly fantastic (except for the story), it definitely comes together into a very good package.
After the first playthrough you can do it again for more endings, but in all honestly I didn't feel the need to do that. It's good, but not THAT good. Unless you're obsessed with completion or you really do get that taken by the story (wouldn't blame you if you did) then the one playthrough should do you well.