posted by ninjasqrl2 (LAKE STEVENS, WA) Mar 27, 2010
Member since Jul 2006
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
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
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Granted, I am just three hours into the game but so far so good. You absolutely have to go straight to the Arena and get battle tutorial training. That training will explain the battle system completely. Insure you have about 30 minutes to dedicate to the tutorial because it pays off to complete it.
I entered my first real battle and handled it with ease. The customization for your weapons and characters is great. I enjoy the way you move along the world map and the graphics style is unique. Although it isn't the prettiest game, I am enjoying this way more than I did Final Fantasy XIII.
Reading most reviews above make me think on how they don't really review the game... just state something bad then rate it a bad rating.
Story:7.6 The game tells it in a strange way which isn't bad ,but some people are expecting it to be set right in front of them.
Graphics: 9 I'm blown away by how good the graphics are from walking around in a town to how the character move in battle from how poor looking the towns and towns people look in one town and how they change to another.
Combat: 8.3 seeing the reviews most people didn't play through the tutorial. while it is possible to play through it without.. I would say its a must as the learning curve is steep took me about 30 minutes to get through the tutorial ,but after I was done I had a blast fighting.
Replay:medium Not much else to say here.
Sound 7.5 While some lines sound cheesy I felt they fit the characters well as for the music had a complaint with it that said it didn't really blow me away.
Things I liked: Graphics from the towns to how you can change your characters clothes and see them in a cutscene or in battle impressed me.
battle system while its complex and hard to learn to some people you once you get used to it ,it is a blast to use.
Weapon Upgrade/Crafting system: its a warped standard of a normal weapon crafting system but for guns!
What I didn't like how strange the weapon upgrade system worked I found I was trying to put 2+ sights on my gun at times ,and it would let me.. while it does help you in some ways it hurt my brain...
overall I give it a 7.8. while its battle system is complex and the story telling is strange its a rpg that had alot of work in with it.
Extra: hate people make a one sentence reviews and posting it. its a game with more than 10 hours atleast explain in detail the good and bad not just "GAME SUCKS" rate 1 >=( /end rant