Critic & User Reviews
JRPG Masterpiece; Not for Everyone
posted by Silentsabe (LYNNWOOD, WA) Dec 26, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
For the Review
This game has many good qualities. Gameplay is solid, graphics are solid, and overall voice acting is great. Although, these types of graphics may tend to steer some gamers away from this game. Also, the gameplay is meant to make you grind..ALOT. For those willing to take the time and effort, will see the effects with powerful weapons and awesome abilities. Also, a dating-sim aspect is included in the storyline as you must choose one heroine to bride with and have a child which will continue the story.
There are flaws to this game though. As I mentioned before...Grinding is a major part of producing super ultra powerful characters. You may spend days at a time just to get a certain weapon or get to a certain level. Also, bosses will stress you to the point where you may turn off your system without saving or even throwing your controller out the window (Just an example).
The main point I have to make to gamers who look at this game, please, if you are not a fan of JRPG's, don't rate it because you don't like it, but rather find something you prefer better. And to those JRPG maniacs out there, please buy the game, you will spend eternity leveling up your characters so you may find renting this game for multiple weeks on end.
Replayability: Hard enough to get through one playthrough, but yes.
Remember kids, don't judge a game by it's cover...most of the time. >.<
posted by SkySquid (PHOENIX, AZ) Apr 23, 2012
Member since May 2011
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
"1,000 years can make a difference."
posted by SteveThe1ne (HOPE MILLS, NC) Jun 22, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
17 out of 21 gamers (81%) found this review helpful
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Here's the deal...
posted by Naraxis (MEDFORD, WI) Aug 2, 2011
Member since Sep 2007
5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Took a while to get into it
posted by steve0178 (FLORENCE, KY) Aug 7, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Story line is good
Fun game play
Plenty of play time
Lots of characters
Item customization and creation
Can't skip through dialogue (even with option to skip it just fast forwards through certain parts)
Dialogue rambles a lot!
No English voices, only subtitles
Takes about 10 hours to get into it
Game is very hard without using PSN
ALMOST complete garbage
posted by jacktheawesome (MENDON, MI) Jul 10, 2011
Member since May 2011
7 out of 25 gamers (28%) found this review helpful
You take a gamble sometimes....sometimes you lose.
posted by Souleater7 (BLUE ISLAND, IL) Jun 22, 2011
Member since Jun 2010
10 out of 42 gamers (24%) found this review helpful
Not my cup of tea
posted by kimbo86 (ATLANTA, GA) Feb 8, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
I love the voice acting, even if the eng trans is a little off, the soundtrack is superb and I love the title song, and the graphics are really nice. The battle system takes some getting used to as you try to move your character and it goes a different way than you think you're pressing. I had to turn my control so that the left button was in the up position in order to move how I wanted.
Now because this is an interactive story RPG, there is a LOT of talking. Enough that you get tired just listening to it. So glad it has an auto play feature. It's unfortunate that this is not an open world game, I may have been able to stand it more, and you only move when you are in the 'outer world' and have to go through designated 'random' battles (which aren't random at all) to advance to the next place with no option to run. Which I guess would defeat the purpose as you listen to a story for 95% of the time and play the other 5% which is the only time you get to do something, even if it is a 'random' battle.
So in the end, not a game for me but if you think you can stand playing 5% of the whole game then go right ahead!
not worth it
posted by skahzreg (SAN JOSE, CA) Sep 26, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
-game requires an insane amount of time
-you have to grind A LOT
-gets extremely repetitive
-same rock track playing in every fight gets irritating, i ended up muting the sound because of this
-obtaining new weapons, skills, and armor takes way too much effort and time
-prepared to be OHKO'd a lot in this game
-game was so hard they had to put free dlc which gave you a bunch of GODLIKE items to make the game much easier
- you can choose a girl to have a romantic relationship if you're into that kinda thing
- people who like anime will be baited into this
posted by DarbyFrances (EL CAJON, CA) Aug 24, 2012
Member since Jul 2011
Worst PS3 Game so far
posted by kaeista (CAMARILLO, CA) Jul 21, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
posted by xjaneenx (TACOMA, WA) Jun 18, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
They had some great elements, and they could've taken them far, but the execution was poor at best.
posted by donsellers (HUNTSVILLE, AL) Feb 17, 2012
Member since Feb 2008
Fun Turn Based Strategy - Very Ogre Battle/Tactics
posted by BearGoateeNH (JAFFREY, NH) Feb 8, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
Not a bad game
posted by shadow19878 (EDGEWATER, FL) Feb 6, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
OMG this game is stupid
posted by BURZUM (TROY, AL) Jan 25, 2012
Member since Nov 2010
It was difficult for me to get the hang of, and I couldn't seem to get enough money to pay and get my characters resurrected at the Infirmary in town. This game got a 3 from me, because it's just not a game worth my time. The graphics are totally outdated and the landscape looks like it was just recycled from Valkyria Chronicles. I went against the member ratings and got it anyway. I wish I hadn't gotten it. The member's ratings were fairly accurate, this game is not good.
posted by Lockva (ELGIN, IL) Oct 31, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
I would like to continue playing but the converstation or lack of graphic animation on text style of communication is boring me to death (I actually am dosing off the conversation).
I personnaly like games like this for example Fire Emblem of the Wii was a good game. Kept me on the edge of my seat. This game seems to bore me during communication mode.
Game Combat Mode: 7
total score: 6
Redfren’s two cents
posted by Redfren (MILWAUKEE, WI) Oct 30, 2011
Member since Oct 2011