gamers (23%) found this review helpful
Graphics are nice in conversations, the rest I've seen in PS1 and PS2 games. However watching one girl's boobs try to slap her in the face every time she nodded was more ridiculous than sexy.
The completely new battle system feels exceptionally random, while the game actively refuses you the tools required to learn the new mechanics without being butchered at the drop of a hat. Unless you pay for the weapon packs they have available.
The English translations are FAR inferior to the game's two predecessors. This holds especially true when the game is trying to explain it's new skill system... The explanation was butchered so badly I was wishing it had a Japanese voice-over so I could get a friend to translate it PROPERLY.
I count myself as a fairly critical person, but try not to be overly negative... In this case, however, I found very little to enjoy. If they wanted to make a dating sim, why bother with the whole epic RPG backdrop??
the game looks good and has eye candy, the story is intiesing and powerful from the get go, but the combat is over-machinalised to the point of crippling. and the tutoiral keeps it all clear as mud because you just have to learn and master it all at once. and you have to fight ever little random monster just to advance, even if you escape from random battles you still can't go forward. you have to kill every little thing just to get to the next town at any desant rate. no advancing means no further play.