The idea of this game sparked my interest greatly but as soon as you get going you realize how much this game is lacking. The start out with three characters and two main weapons types and it sounds like thats about it for the rest of the game (boo). Just seems like a game geared toward female or a young japanese demographic. Not impressive. The rpg gunplay is something that could be awesome but that gets old too due to lack of weaponry and item usage, and hero mode is just a glorified attack button, laaaaammmeeee. The whole map is set up so you can only explore as you lay down "hexes", which brings me to my next point, what the heck is up with Japan and the obsession with Hexegons? FFX and RoF and many others have this obsession with hexegons, they're everywhere! weird.... Anyway, unless you're 15, female, japanese, and this is the only game your parents bought you I wouldn't waste my time.
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
This game was one i was looking forward to for a long time. i played for a few hours and packed it up and shipped it back. The battle system is so complex you spen the frist 2 hours just trying to grasp it, thought i did, then realized nothing works the way it should. Characters are so ridiculous you dont want to watch the cutscenes, the one place where this game shines, great graphics....wasted. Pass on this one.