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I loved it but maybe not for everyone
posted by FreeWill24 (WILLIAMSBURG, MI) Jan 19, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Certain people who like action right away will probably get bored going through the dialogue but I enjoyed the wait and the battles were very tough and required lots of strategy to win!! I hope that company brings more games like that to the us
posted by shiftergs (SAN JACINTO, CA) Nov 12, 2012
Member since Apr 2011
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
My only complaint is not ENOUGH fighting, but other than that, great game. Beautiful music.
Great concept, great fun.. horrendous dubbing.
posted by Celor997 (FREDERICK, MD) Apr 7, 2010
Member since Jan 2009
3 out of 13 gamers (23%) found this review helpful
Anyway. The story's fairly average for most of the anime-styled games I've played--hero gets transferred/dropped into an unknown area; usually one with a very interesting theme and varied, colorful characters.. and then things go from there. Often you'll start as the underdog, and... this game is no exception. Recommended by one of the high-ranking officers, you wind up doing grunt-work at the start.
Sounds fun, don't it?
It does get better, and eventually you'll wind up fighting mecha battles, which, for the Wii, are pretty impressive. Not the best graphics, but it does a passable job.
I am a Turn-based Strategy buff--Disgaea is one of the best games of all time, and if you disagree, I don't care, because it so IS--so this game gets a pass from me.
Now then, if you're asking yourself "But it sounds like you really enjoyed the game, so.. why a 4?!"
The best.. and worst part of the game is the... the voices. As I said, some great talent turned out for this game.. and some not-so-great talent.
Firstly, I'm going to say that whoever did the voice of the lawyer, whose name I've already forgotten.. sounded like they were trying not to laugh through all of their lines! And then move on to the villain.. ugh.. bad enough the villain has BUNNY EARS (spoiler!), but to give her an irritating, out-of-character, high-pitched, obnoxious voice..?! WHAT THE [explicative deleted] IS GOING ON HERE?!
Anyway. I recommend you try the game, despite my rating. It's by no stretch of the imagination a bad game.. just the voices.. ugh.. I couldn't tolerate them. Try it, however, if you're under the age of 13-14, you probably won't get the jokes. Now, then..
posted by tgrujic (HARRISBURG, PA) Jan 3, 2011
Member since Apr 2006
1 out of 5 gamers (20%) found this review helpful
I sat there for about an hour and a half of clicking BORING/UNINTERSTING text after text after text after text after text...and finally JUST gave up. I can't belive the maker of this game thought this would be a great way to start a game. I would have given it a ZERO if I could.
I don't get it
posted by decapad (BRONX, NY) Apr 24, 2010
Member since Dec 2007
4 out of 22 gamers (18%) found this review helpful
here gameplay here gameplay were are you gameplay
posted by Darkanine (ARCHDALE, NC) Dec 11, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
1 out of 6 gamers (17%) found this review helpful
posted by temarifangirl12 (SUMNER, WA) Aug 18, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
this game is awseome
posted by Aleximg2012 (DADE CITY, FL) Oct 27, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
Good dating sim, Bad rpg.
posted by penguinpaladin (FAIRBORN, OH) Apr 7, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
An Import Too Late? Sorta...
posted by LordReaver (FARMINGTON HILLS, MI) Dec 7, 2010
Member since Dec 2010
The story is that a relative of the former protagonist, Shinjiro Taiga, is suddenly ported to the N.Y.C., as an recommended soldier.
Upon arriving the Big Apple, he learns about many things, like the New York squad's Broadway masquerade, the reason why they project the city, and his new neighbor, the game's poster girl and hopeless custodian, Gemini.
Unfortunately, he's considered not a real member yet.
This leads to a hour or more of not even seeing the gameplay.
Those who care for story-gameplay segregation if it gets in the play of actually playing the game will want to avoid getting this.
Those who embrace anime tropes and cliches though will likely find the story until you get into a cockpit to be interesting and very interactive.
It also affects your performance as a pilot too.
As your team's performance output depends on how confident you are outside battle, and how you treat the ladies.
As for the gameplay itself, it plays much like a prototype of Valkyria Chronicles, a strategy RPG also made by Sega. While super attacks and special actions use a special meter, all your actions use up action bars.
However super moves, and co-op attacks use only one bar, so proper position and making your attacks kill in one turn becomes the most important thing to do.
The music isn't that memorable, and the theme song gets slightly annoying after a while, but its pleasing to the ears for the most part.
The dub is.....cheesy to say the least, but no one is bad, just corny.
To put it all together, this is a very text-heavy game that works like an interactive anime with plenty of replay value.
There's even has a "Time Off" mode from the start for those who want to interact with the characters freely.
However, those expecting more mecha in the first half will be disappointed and should seek out the Front Mission series.
More Combat Please
posted by SuperQBoi (OSHKOSH, WI) Jul 9, 2010
Member since Jul 2010