posted by Marmilin (SAINT CLAIR SHORES, MI) Apr 10, 2010
Member since Dec 2005
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
I am one of those gamers who laugh at the idea of using a tutorial, but in this game it is pretty much a must. Using a really, funky yet fluid, blend of real time turn based strategy, this game pulls off some really flashy stunts, and insane game mechanics. All that with a steam-punk, post-apocalyptic setting and story, mixes to make one of the greatest games ever right?
Well it is Tri-Ace so don't expect the most gripping thrilling story that would make you rethink your life morals and values. It is, so far pretty standard fare, interesting enough to keep you playing, but will be basic as it can get.
The systems within this game are unique that i haven't seen many others like it, if any at all. The world map consists of hexagons that you use various shapped light squares to 'reveal' thus being able to travel on them. Making the world map itself a mini 'puzzle' game, i stress mini since getting these light squares is a simple matter of murdering more foes. The strategy with this comes in lighting up various energy sources for bonuses. Making the map glow a certain color, think Geosquares in Disgaea, will give that area certain status effects. Cover a dungeon with that color and the entire dungeon has that effect.
Overall both the world map, exploration, and combat systems have been fresh, to a rather stagnant jrpg scene lately. I am 22 hours in and loving it, even if it has some quirky characters and parts. There is also a sort of Barbie dress up deal. Your guns, and accessories are your 'stat' gear and your clothes are basically just whatever you feel like wearing. It gets addictive seeing what new clothes you can buy and what new eye colors, hiar colors, holsters, etc you can deck each character in.
Overall I bought this game and know it'll go unnoticed due to poor advertisement and poor release date, released same day as God of War 3... really?
Excellent game!! Complex, but great battle system.
posted by Chikage (COVINA, CA) Mar 19, 2010
Member since Mar 2010
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
This game is better than I had imagine.
The steampunk saga is a little over done now but this game, with its post-apocalyptic theme, makes it unique in it own way.
At first, it took me a while to learn the battle system. Took me about 10 mins to get through the tutorial but when I got through it, I realize how crazy this game is.
Shooting your opponent in the air, laying smackdowns on the opponent (no joke, that's what they're called) and creating tri-attacks to demolish the opponent with all your characters.
Pros: The battle system is awesome once you get it. Feels like you're playing some other Matrix movie or game. Music was done by Motoi Sakuraba, composer of the Star Ocean, Tales of Series, and Valkyrie Profile. Unique leveling up system keeps you wanting more.
Cons: The characters on the menu system and battle system look pixelated, which makes them look really awkward. As others were saying, the battle system was really confusing for beginners. Takes 5 gigs of install data for this game, the heck do you need 5 gigs for???
Its one the most perfect games I've ever played. Except that it gets really harder as you go. But great story, with outstanding effects with in graphics and action moves as in attacking for instances. :)