posted by tyler2326 (PACIFIC GROVE, CA) Jan 11, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
There are some good things about this game, but the bad out ways it by far. I like the story, the battle is good for the strategy based battles, but the way the characters grow is so bad it isn't even funny. The main character grows really quick, but the rest of the people don't, and pretty much you end up with a single (or two in my case) characters that are really strong, then the others might as well be flies to the enemy. But even then the hp doesn't go up fast at all, and there isn't a way to grind so if you want stronger characters you are out of luck. The weapons are hard to come by, the armor is hard to come by, and it just sucks over all. Plus there is no "free roaming" it is as linear as it gets. I thought this kind of thing was handled long ago, but I guess I was wrong. The actual bosses get way over powered and the fights get really long and drawn out. The biggest plus to this game was trying to get the affection of the girls, but even that is narrow as all get out. I was expecting something more like a Thousand Arms kind of deal. Granted you couldn't make a kid but you got more benefits from Thousand Arms for doing the dating and raising the affection (and it didn't diminish the others)
Overall, I just want to play Thousand Arms now, lol.
If you played Record of Agarest War, then this game is not going to surprise you. There are some subtle differences, most notably the alignment system, but other than that, they play pretty much identically.
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.