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GF Rating
8.1

583 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

i didn't like partial of this game, too confusing

posted by peterce1111 (EAST LONGMEADOW, MA) May 17, 2013

Member since Apr 2012

this game is an alrite one.

its all about making decisions and watever u decide is bad or good, personally i found it annoying and confusing.

the combat and storyline r the only two things that r good about this game.

a good rent but but was just too confusing.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

An good game but boring for non Jrpg fans

posted by apecape92 (HOUSTON, TX) Mar 14, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

As the title says Radiant Histora is an good game but isnt for everyone because of the pacing of the game. The reasons I didnt like this game alot is because of the overused war element in Jrpgs or rpgs in general the only the character I actually liked was the main character (which I forgot his name). but the music was epic and the gameplay or battle system is top notch for a ds game. now to conclude with this review I give it a 8 out of ten

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

All in all, worth a try

posted by Brontis (KELLER, TX) Aug 2, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Alright let's see here.

Overall I would say this game deserves an eight.

Here's why:

It actually brings something new to the table. When I first read about it and was told it was all about time travel, I edged away, thinking that the developers probably spent way to much time on the time travel aspect and left out things like combat or fun side quests. I was wrong. While their Historia's combat system is nothing terribly new, it does have some interesting elements.

First, yes it is a turn based system, akin to that of Final Fantasy X's, where you can see who goes next and whatnot. Cool thing is, you're allowed to switch out your turn with someone else's, even the enemy, which allows to to string combos together. The other aspect I found enjoyable was the ability to move enemies around on their field, hitting them into one another and then being able to attack two or even three enemies at once. While fun and engaging though, it didn't really change the turn based combat system that drastically.

Now, the time travel. I'd have to say it was executed fairly well. My first and foremost concern was that the game was going to get extremely repetitive, seeing as I'd be going to back to change one thing a whole lot or something like that. But, again, I was surprised. What they did with the time travel was quite interesting. First, you could only go back to things called "nodes". These were places in time that had significant impacts later on, and also would branch out into a different history. The cool thing was, things you did in one history, could also affect another history. I occasionally found myself baffled at why this affected that, but eventually it all started to make sense.

So, yes. It's a decent buy and I would recommend it to anyone who loved the final fantasy franchise, or anyone who enjoys traveling through time. Both aspects are brought out extremely well.

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