This game is fantastic. I almost listened to the bad reviews, but chose to give it a honest shot instead. This game takes on a unique style of gameplay. The characters are a blast to watch & develop quite nicely. If you're sick of the same 'ol same 'ol either all-out hack-n-slash and the long winded cast-style RPG style this is a refreshing change. There aren't any typical classes: Swords, mage, blah blah blah... This game takes a unique perspective of explosives and guns. It works similar to a turn-based RPG without the usual slow paced rate.
The characters are well-developed and have a unique story. I found myself loving this game right out of the box. Graphics are great, animation is fluid and combat is refreshingly unique to any other RPG I've played with a perfect balance of tactic and variety. Combat may seem complex at first, but it's quite easy to grasp. On top of that there are interactive tutorials to show you every step of the game.
If you forget how to pull off a technique, or are stuck: there is an in-game manual you can pause and go to at any time from anywhere in the game, even in combat.
All I can say is it's a refreshing change in the typical "Am I going to be a mage or a swordsman?" type of mentality most RPG's have. I think of this as a turn-based game with the pace of live-action. It's well worth the rent, if not buy (I'm buying this!).
Last but far from least: the game has FANTASTIC sound. If you have a surround sound system this game was designed for it. There is even a configuration utility in-game for configuring sound. I found this to have the best audio i've heard in a RPG for quite some time.
this game was exiting i enjoyed the story line kinda of confusing at 1st but was good charaters where done amazing and voice acting japaness games like these i can play none stop i was addicted to the game so much but my ps3 crashed so i might play this game again in time
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Ok first off I haven’t actually beat this game yet however I have put in about 30 hours of game play (way more than some of these other people trashing this game) and I feel that I have a good enough grasp of this game to write this review (once again unlike those others)
Battle system:This battle system is difficult. The very first thing you should do is go through the battle tutorial. This will probably take around 30min. if you don’t do this the rest of the game is going to prove difficult. The battle system is difficult to describe. Basically you have two types of damage you can deal to enemies scratch damage which is caused by machine guns and direct damage which is caused by hand guns and grenades. Scratch alone cannot hurt your enemy and it disappears with time but when ever you deal direct damage all the accumulated scratch damage turns into direct damage. So a good strategy is to use a MG to pile on a lot of scratch damage really fast than 1 hit with a HG or grenade to finish your enemy off. There are also others aspects of the combat system but you will just have to play the game yourself for those.
Story:The story is a little confusing but that’s pretty standard with JRPGs. Basically you play as three hunters, Leanne, Zyphyr, and Vashyron. Throughout the game you wander around Bazel completing tasks for the people and earning cash and various items in return. Bazel is a giant sort of clock tower that serves as your over world in the game. The higher levels(1-3) are part of chandelier and are home to the cardinals(nobility). You will receive various missions from here and there isn’t any real combat on these levels. Then as you go down the lower levels (4-9 are middle class with medium difficultly enemies. Finally the bottom levels (10-13) are the hardest in the most disrepair.
This is a very enjoyable game for any who appricate JRPGs. It takes some getting use to and it isnt a cakewake but the challange is what makes it a good game. overall 9.5