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
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?
posted by ark3typ3 (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Nov 21, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I liked it, I liked it quite a bit actually. I wouldn't call this the next block buster hit in the RPG world, but if you're an RPG fan then you will definitely want to try it out.
The combat system is tricky and at the beginning every NPC insists that you practice at the arena....do it. The combat system can get frustrating, but if you keep at it you'll figure it out soon enough (relatively simple to understand, difficult to master). Unfortunately, shooter fans often rate this game low because they're expecting a shooter , not a strategy based fighting system that focuses on timing and happens to use guns. This game has a lot to offer and I love the character and weapon customization, there is plenty to add to your guns to give them their edge and plenty of accessories to give your character the look you want (all of mine had sunglasses within an hour of starting the game)
The story is good. However, you do need to do quite a bit of talking around with the NPCs to get the complete details as the cutscenes leave out some stuff. If you don't pay attention, you WILL miss things so be ready to devote a little focus to it.
All around, this game is worth buying, I actually liked it better than FF13....but then again, anything is better than running down a long, well drawn, hallway for 40 hours:P