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This game is actually a very fun game despite the first impression. This is not a game you pick up and play. Doing the tutorials in the arena is very important. The explanation can be confusing at times however.
It took me a while to get used to the controls and learn the strategy for using the abilities. Once I got used to the controls, I was just enjoying the fights. I make a point of doing all the quests and not really worrying about the story. I am at chapter 4 right now, and there is not much of story so far. However this is one game I don't mind playing without a story line.
The graphics are passable, it is no Final Fantasy, but it seems to work well for this game. The music is great though. I have to give this game a 8; I took off 2 points for lack of story.
Tri-Ace has created a beautiful and enjoyable game
posted by Dunkelheit (COLTON, CA) Jun 15, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
This game may not be for everyone. Yes, there are guns. No, this isn't Halo.
Tri-Ace while not having brought something entirely new to the table have created a unique environment in which customization and tedious grinding are key. The customization is beyond a doubt superb and acts as a slightly enjoyable puzzle if you enjoy putting things together.
The story is something that is slowly kept in the dark throughout the entire game. Revealing tiny pieces slowly, bit by bit at a time. While it has depth the game focuses more on action and customization than giving you a movie to watch and sometimes play.
Unfortunately the game does have some minor annoyances. With over a thousand hexes, you spend a lot of time putting them down just to uncover an entire zone.
The characters can be a bit far fetched at times however their interactions are similar to say Tales of Symphonia although a bit more mature and dark.
Depending on how far you want to go for those thousand points the game can take anywhere between forty and a hundred hours. It depends on the player however needless to say the game has a lot of depth.
Overall I'd give the game an 8, while it is fun, you do get left with a sense of boredom at times.
For anyone who is curious, the voice of Zephyr is the same person who did the voice for Lloyd and Tales of Symphonia.
I do not play many RPGs. However, the problem is not of mechanics but of length. There's is something about spending 40+ hours on the main story alone that annoys me. That being said, this game is worth the time invested.
The game begins by treating you to a number of beautiful cut scenes that you will inevitably forget until you reach the later chapters. Although, this helps to set a precedent. Much of the story is left to the player to decipher, but if it is needed there are plenty of explanations if you take the time to google it. It's a shame that it is not fleshed out better because it reminded me, to a degree, of Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star, sans the space theme of course, due to the fact that each character is running from the treachery of their past and the majority of the events that take place have no bearing on the overall story but are entertaining nonetheless. Additionally, the dynamic between the main three characters works amazingly well.
As you may have read before, there is a steep learning curve to the battle system. The funniest part about this is that the Arena adjacent to the town in which you start has a tutorial of everything that you need to know and how to implement this knowledge strategically. So, the sort of people that end up quitting after five minutes are obviously those that do not care to actually explore the world or read a text box which makes you wonder why they would bother renting an RPG in the first place when Halo 3 is not that expensive used. Anyway, the basic premise lies in using a machine gun to give the enemy "scratch damage" and then using a hand gun or grenades to deal "direct damage" thus killing it. See? It's not that hard. You just have to read the instructions.
Essentially, if pwning people on Modern Warfare with your friends just does not do it for you anymore, you might want to give Resonance of Fate a chance. Besides, you can always send it back immediately and wait for four days to get a new game.