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GF Rating
8.0

114 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

An OK Dungeon Crawler

posted by Teenkitsune (ABERDEEN, MD) Oct 27, 2013

Member since Oct 2013

I like this game, but I don't love it, it's just okay. Unlike the rest of the series, this game is played in third person and is not tile based in movement, which confuses me as to why they decided to do so. Leveling up takes forever, it's hard to find enemies that you can battle and win and gain enough experience to level up in order to beat the next boss. It's also pretty inaccurate to the timeline it's supposedly based on. It's supposed to take place in Japan in 1492, however the setting seems quite Mideival Europe and most of the names are not even Japanese, plus there's still a few cyberpunk elements to it which is inaccurate for the time. I find it strange, but it's not bad, it is a little fun, definitely good for a fan of the series, but not for hardcore fans of the series or big fans of dungeon crawlers. I recommend trying it, maybe just renting it.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

NOOOOOO IT"S TURN BASED FIGHTING!!!!

posted by Kenjibaby (KISSIMMEE, FL) Sep 10, 2013

Member since Oct 2011

I did not know that this game is turned based fighting style. I don't have time fot this. NEXT!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

An Absolute Must have RPG title.

posted by DreamCastrater (LA PLACE, LA) Jul 26, 2013

Member since Jul 2013

I admit, at first I was kinda skeptical with the perspective of everything being presented through first person combat because I was used to the third person view of other RPGs, but I was wrong when I finally got my hands on this crazy addictive game!

The whole concept of the demon fusion system is worth the price tag ALONE! The only negative thing about the game is the navigation system once you get to Tokyo. A lot of people are gonna get lost due to that poor design (Like I did once).

This and Fire Emblem on the 3ds are the best RPGs on the platform so far. Both are incredibly addictive and Deep. Be warned though, this game is very challenging on its standard difficulty, so be saving often,lol!

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