Critic & User Reviews
JPRG fans, rejoice
posted by DmitryR (CLOVIS, CA) Jun 21, 2011
Member since Oct 2010
52 out of 71 gamers (73%) found this review helpful
If you are good at chess, or enjoy chess - then you will be good at the majority of battles within this game. If you are a button masher who likes to dive head first into battle without thinking carefully, then kudos this game will frustrate you because of its difficulty. If you like games that you cannot beat within a day, or even a few days - welcome to the genre 56 hours in and my completion % is 35% and I did not spend much time blacksmithing or working on my adventure guild quest. True fans of the JRPG genre will rejoice over the level of difficulty within this game, its is VERY difficult to power through boss fights, or the game itsself, and doing so only causes you to be severly penalized via your level 23 roster vs level 40 mobs. This game will require you do a lot of fighting same local same mobs over and over..to level your heroes - again I stress if you are not a JRPG fan, this game will not be suited to your liking. IT IS A GOOD Game its not great, but its a game that causes you to do a lot more then press a button and faceroll with 1 hero. It requires something most video gamers these day lack ; intellect.
few hints : each generation you will lose your main hero. So its wise to not spend all of your PP on them, you will also lose 2 of your female roster be cautious of buffing them.
Skill gain XP just like hero do, just at a much lower rate. the more you use a type of skill the more that hero will become proficient with that skill type. So dont keep switching out what skill types each hero
Not as good as the first.
posted by Sumosushi (DALY CITY, CA) Aug 1, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Except, well, personally, I found even normal mode hard - way harder than normal mode in Agarest War. I was getting slaughtered constantly, even with the boosts I got thanks to the clear data I started out with.
That, and then you realize that you're basically playing the exact same game as the first one.
No, really. Same titles, skills, everything. You'll realize soon enough too that the characters.
The only difference is that Agarest War Zero is harder and -get this-, shorter. It's an entire THREE GENERATIONS shorter than the original.
When you also take into consideration that character creation is iffy and confusing, where you'll end up with a son most likely similar to the father, the whole soul breed system seems moot.
In all honesty, if you're going to play an Agarest War, rent the first one. All Zero has going for it is -slightly- better graphics.
it's a decent game
posted by Dharks (MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA) Jul 11, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
10 out of 16 gamers (62%) found this review helpful
posted by damianrock (DULUTH, GA) Jul 17, 2011
Member since Nov 2007
6 out of 18 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
I've played all the new titles out this summer from this company, and this is by far the worst.
Same Game + Same Problems = FAIL
posted by DanNaruto1 (CHANNAHON, IL) Jun 18, 2011
Member since Aug 2010
12 out of 41 gamers (29%) found this review helpful
posted by devinmarce (ERVING, MA) Aug 10, 2011
Member since Jul 2010
2 out of 7 gamers (29%) found this review helpful
posted by Spindoc (EDEN PRAIRIE, MN) Jul 5, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
4 out of 15 gamers (27%) found this review helpful
posted by Beitzel (THOMASVILLE, NC) Jun 20, 2011
Member since Jul 2006
5 out of 49 gamers (10%) found this review helpful
Great JRPG, Decent story.
posted by Whereisyourgod (GREENVILLE, SC) Feb 24, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
Challenging, even when you lose it makes you want to try a different tactic.
Feels like 2 games in one with the 1st and 2nd Generation aspect.
Unforgiving mechanics, Not a good game for an Strategy RPG starter.
Impossible to defeat boss fights without lots of Revives and/or DLC items.
very slow pace storyline and sometimes gameplay.
Not easy to substitute a party member for one you haven't used.
If you love JRPGs or Strategic RPGs this is one for you. If you new to this kind of game, I would suggest another and revisit this one.
you sent the wrong game
posted by Morrisonerock (WESTFIELD, NY) Feb 6, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
NO NO NO
posted by tyler2326 (PACIFIC GROVE, CA) Jan 11, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
Overall, I just want to play Thousand Arms now, lol.
Much shorter than the first, but still great!
posted by josmith0110 (GROTON, CT) Sep 8, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
If you are new to this type of game however, I will say this. This game is very hard, even if compared to the Record of Agarest War. It feels as if the developers decided to artificially lengthen the game by ramping up the difficulty. For this reason, I would recommend that if you are new to this type of game, you would probably be better off trying a few other games in this genre before taking on Zero. It is common place for normal mobs to wipe your entire party time after time, forcing you to reload and simply try over and over and over. It takes patience, especially when a boss one shots your party during the first round of battle to load the same fight and try, try again. Once you get past the learning curve, it becomes a very addictive game.
Great JRPG/SRPG Game
posted by sayaman (AURORA, CO) Sep 4, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
With that out of the way its a very good game for fans of jrpg formats and i'll stress the FANS OF JRPG FORMAT part, if you feel you do not have the patience to grind lvls, then this is not the game for you it's not slow like some others have expressed it's the perfect speed for a game like this. the game like the other follows the same format you start with your hero an accident occurs he finds himself in the position of having to save the future by having his son continue the battle some years later after his sacrifice, i'll be first to admit it follows the same story line as the first, and why is that? easy THATS WHAT THE GAME IS ABOUT its thier selling point and the reason i personally rented it, having to start each generation with a new hero gives me something most games these days lack A LITTLE THINKING because based on the bride you pick you might find your new hero having to fight in a completly different way than his father ie different weapon from spear, scythe, gun, sword, daggers or breakers. the first one unfortunatly was not available on ps3 in the US and i had to purchase it of the psn, best 50 bucks i have invested on the psn up to date. so i'll say this don't listen to all the bad reviews on here or even the good ones, the best advice i can give is if you're intrested give it a try if you don't like it, easy return it. thats whats great about gamefly, then again you might find a love for this game bordering on mine and counting the days to when agarest 2 is released.
ps: if i would have listen to all the bad reviews on another jrpg game cross edge i would not have played yet another great game. so keep an open mind and give new thing a try you might find something that everyone else might hate but you can't leave without :).