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.
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???
gamers (14%) found this review helpful
I was actually looking forward to this game only be to disappointed by how much the battle system is just a confusing pile of $#!7.
The first time I tried to wing it and that didn't work out so well.
So the 2nd time I sat down and read the in-game manual and again that wasn't pretty.
The 3rd time I had to go find the guy who did the in game tutorial and you know what? I still don't understand how the freaking battle system works. I just keep on getting interrupted before I even get a chance to attack.
So for the 4th time I went to go find an online video to help me understand how the combat system works and I still couldn't grasp the concept of how the game works.
Then I just kind of quit. For something that is to be enjoyed and taken leisurely, Tri-Ace fails in my book. I really did enjoy the Valkyrie Profile and Star Ocean games they released but this one is a complete failure to me.