Critic & User Reviews
Strange name, Fun game!
posted by zargot (BURLINGTON, VT) Apr 9, 2011
Member since Oct 2009
12 out of 12 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Controls in this game are simple and basic, which is just fine as it is a rpg after all. Graphics aren't anything special, they are what I expect for a sort of sleeper title. Story is interesting and there are a lot of side stories that really branch out. Music is enjoyable during the game, always seems to be very accurate in setting the mood. Game play is fun and addictive hack and slash mixed with combos and magic.
This action/rpg was simple in the areas I like simple and more involving in other areas. The simple parts I really liked are the map and town system. I like traveling for one place to another is simply clicking on the location via the map. This I find edges out a lot of boring walking from one place to another and allows for constant game play and therefore fun.
The battle system and questing was what this game is about. You will be undertaking quest from the guilds in various towns, everything from item searching to monster hunting, and have to complete the task in order to obtain money and items. The stronger you are the better the quest you can undertake and thus the better the rewards. Battle was simple but not to simple, you can control one of three characters, the other two will auto, and their unique set of skills at one time. Hack and slash or use skill points you obtain through battle to level up new abilities and form different attack combos.
Story expands as much as you would like it to as well, there are many npc's in the game that can offer unique quest, completing them will open new stories and new quest. With tons of weapons and monsters to data log along with a titles you can earn for your characters, and maybe even a challenging hidden dungeon, you will easily spend 50 hours to finish this one up.
Once again I am a avid role playing fan and I really enjoyed this game. Don't miss out on this one!
Pretty good game
posted by darkwolf99 (ANCHORAGE, AK) Sep 15, 2011
Member since Jan 2009
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Dragon Warrior + Sidequest City = This Game
posted by SirKoenig (HOBOKEN, NJ) Oct 1, 2012
Member since Apr 2011
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
That said, there could have been plenty more improvements that were not made. You only have 6 skills selected at any time (your tree has 12 total, so half of your skills go to waste), combat is repetitive (when you get fireball, and it's early on, you basically use this spell all day long to lay waste to everything around you), your companions do ok SOMETIMES, but more often than not are useless when you're not in control. Sure, you can switch between them but the second you do, the character you were previously is nowhere near as strong as you were when playing as him/here.
Final Word - Decently fun game if you're in the mood for an action RPG where you just beat up dudes all day long. I enjoyed it because the story wasn't too intense and I could fight battles without having to put much effort in. It was fun, but I didn't have to be invested at all to know what was going on. Kill the bad guy who murdered your dad? Got it. Find the item? No doubt. Kill xyz monster in such and such a forest? Easy. While I do love very involved RPG's with lengthy, complex storylines and intricate characters, it was nice to just sit back, relax, and take down an entire legion of bad guys without having to pay attention to every little detail.
TRINITY: Souls of Zill O'll
posted by OldSkewlRPGer (KIMBERLING CITY, MO) Jul 12, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Who is writtings these reviews?
posted by damianrock (DULUTH, GA) Feb 26, 2011
Member since Nov 2007
11 out of 13 gamers (85%) found this review helpful
Now as for gameplay, it's identical to DW but you can instantly switch between 3 characters. In fact you eventually gain the ability to switch "in attack" allowing for combo's. However, you never obtain any more characters (to control) than the first 3. Furthermore, unlike DW, you never become so powerful you can just burn through quests, you're always at just the right level to complete a quest. Really though, the easiest way to play is to just upgrade the redhead guys shooting attacks and stand back away from danger.
Lengthwise, this is possibly the longest game I've ever played besides Final Fantasy 3. It gets to the point where you stray away to play something else, but then miss it and come back. Although some of that length comes from visiting every town repeatably to find the next story quest.
Storywise, the game starts-out familiar, but by the end has terrific and sad story.
The music is good, there's endless content, and even a sexy bounty hunter later on. I loved it!
Hack and Slash meet RPG
posted by SaicaFox (DUBUQUE, IA) Feb 15, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Game play- Its hack and slash but has RPG skills to use in combat. You run around kill things get xp and also get money and the occasional item drop. You level up and updrade skills with SP. You can block and evade, which is helpful. Some monsters are huge and you fight about 20 to 30 things at once. That about sums up gameplay.
Graphics- There seems to be some type of grainy filter applied to the overall look of the game. It makes the game look worse. Why they put a filter on i dont know. Unless your on a HD TV this game looks like bad its very dark and hard to see with no gamma option. But in HD it looks decent. Animations are average. Models both character and enemy look good. Effects are nothing spectacular but get the job done.
Presentation- Menus menus menus, thats all you see when your not fighting. Towns-menu, dialogue-chat boxes, and lots more. The only exploration you do is in the games zones. That do have multiple areas but if you don't like that idea watch out for this game. Not only are there a lot of menus but they are generic and plain. Nothing special something you would see on a DS or PSP game not a 60$ 360 game. If it was 40$ that would be the right price. Oh but there are cut scenes that are fully voiced and animated but there are few and they don't last long some only 20 seconds.
Lasting appeal- Well the game has tons of quests most are opttional. Quests are balanced and different. I would say there are about 10 different types of quests. They are fun and each one does feel unique. The game should take you about 20-30 hours if you do all the quests and try to max level to 50. Story is ok but nothing great.
Over all its a decent game. If your a fan of hack and slash rpg you will feel right at home with this game. Just dont let the simple interface and menu system get to you. Its definitely worth a rent or a buy at a cheaper price maybe 40$.
Good action RPG, has some problems
posted by Cylanth (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Feb 13, 2011
Member since Apr 2009
5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful
PROS: Lots of quests, good (although unoriginal) story, lots of loot, lots of character customization. Unique combat system. Plenty of things to do. Streamlined presentation.
CONS: Voicework is not very good, combat can get tedious, quests are mostly generic, no world exploration, boring characters.
Overall: I give this a 9, but that may be skewed because I am a big fan of Japanese RPGs. Most people will probably give this a 7. The game has some issues, but if you can overlook them, the game can be fun and engaging.
posted by Bugman01 (FLORAL CITY, FL) Mar 28, 2011
Member since Jan 2010
2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Trinity: Bowls of chill
posted by Obscured (WEST BRANCH, MI) Feb 11, 2011
Member since Jul 2010
10 out of 19 gamers (53%) found this review helpful
redundancy at its finest
posted by BURZUM (TROY, AL) Mar 29, 2011
Member since Nov 2010
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Rock paper scissors
posted by AKWillis (WILLOW, AK) Feb 12, 2011
Member since Jul 2010
4 out of 10 gamers (40%) found this review helpful
You basically spam attack unless you come to a mini-boss in which case you use its elemental weakness when prompted then proceed to spam attack until you need to stun it again.
It's not terrible but it is very repetitive with awful voice acting and stupid dialogue. For an action game like this it is absolutely necessary that the combat be interesting, which is not the case here. Might have worked better as a turn based RPG.
I'd discourage anyone from buying this game.
An RPG? Action/Adventure is more like it.
posted by BaIIsweat (MEDFORD, OR) Sep 25, 2011
Member since May 2011
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
Graphics = 6/10.
Kind of blah, but not horrible. I'm not really a stickler for graphics, but when I'm playing something that is really fast paced action, hack n slash I expect it to be pretty to make up for my constantly having to mash X.
Story = 5/10
It's just blah. I couldn't have cared less for it, and as far as I can tell that's the only reason they slapped RPG onto this game, because it has a story... I always figured there was more to an RPG than just a story. Sure, you do increase your skills, etc., but it was pretty linear and boring in my eyes.
Gameplay = 5/10
I've pretty much stated my opinions on the feel of this game. It's just a re-stamping of something that's been done for a couple of decades now, but it doesn't contribute anything exciting, innovating, new, or even up to par with similar games that came before it. It's a limited strategy, button-masher.
Audio = ??/10
I've never cared much about the music in a game. Chances are if there is going to be nothing important and just BGM playing I've got headphones and some real music playing to keep me more attentive to the button-mashing.
Rent it if you're in the mood to try something. I wouldn't buy it. If you want to buy an RPG of this nature buy Nier. It's much better, and houses a lot more RPG elements to suit the button-mashing action. It also throws more strategy into the battle-system.
posted by SCROTAL (DENVER, CO) Feb 14, 2011
Member since Jun 2009
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
Clumsiest controls ever
posted by junkmail (ODELL, OR) Sep 29, 2011
Member since Nov 2009
1 out of 5 gamers (20%) found this review helpful
Second, the absolute clumsiest controls ever.
posted by gamewizone (LEOLA, PA) Feb 23, 2011
Member since Feb 2009
1 out of 8 gamers (12%) found this review helpful
An overlooked gem you must rent and experience.
posted by Joshua3886 (ARCADIA, CA) Jul 30, 2014
Member since Oct 2009
This game however is one of the rare goodies that doesn't have a co-op online mode, which means they focused solely on the campaign and single player modes. The fighting mechanics are a breath of fresh air, not just hack and slash but it has some creative elements. And learning new abilities is so addicting because of how unique each one is. It just makes you itching to find out what your new magic or new skill can do. The animation might be considered outdated to some people, but I think it looks humble and it adds a nice sense of atmosphere to the story moments.
Now the main reason I give this game a 10 is because of the creative battle mechanics and massive customization available. I don't normally see a game with both. Usually I get an RPG with great fighting, but there is little variety. Or a game with tons of variety, but a stale hack and slash fighting style. This game possesses some brand new ideas and gaming styles.
So if you've been waiting for something completely new and you don't care about online gameplay, then this game will surprise you with how addictive and original it is.
Entertaiment for hours
posted by TallusTheKiller (OGDEN, UT) Jan 6, 2014
Member since Jul 2013
The story behind the game is very well developed and the combat style was very well thought out. The controls were easy to master and the selections of different abilities makes the game more interesting. The only reason that there is a 9 instead of a 10 is because I believe that the characters should have talked more. But all-in-all, brilliant and well made game.
this game better then final fantasy
posted by peterce1111 (EAST LONGMEADOW, MA) Nov 8, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
and this game is defined as an "action rpg" not action and adventure. if this was action and adventure it would b an a lot more intense and harder. but its wicked easy and i'd say its worth buying and keeping.
posted by SageSix (JAMAICA, NY) Jun 1, 2013
Member since May 2013
posted by Jason51x (EL CAJON, CA) Apr 13, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
LOVE THIS RPG GAME!
posted by ricosuave719 (SAN JOSE, CA) Apr 11, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
posted by GameboyID (HOSCHTON, GA) Jul 9, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
Could have been better...
posted by brandone (JESSIEVILLE, AR) Feb 11, 2012
Member since Aug 2009
Have we already been here???
posted by greg137 (CALDWELL, ID) Nov 26, 2011
Member since May 2010
Main plot the main character must kill his own grandfather, an evil emperor to avenge his parents death... Two others join up also apparently a big fighter, and a beautiful assassin .. all three of them are techincally brawlers and they each specialize in one weapon type... It seems that the magic meter is also an experience bar??? In a nut-shell, you will be doing a lot of grinding which means alot of basic attack spamming(by way of button mashing, which gets old fast.. Another game which forces you to use a generic crew of characters.. But it also doesn't feature alot of voice acting.. If they aren't going to give us alot of voice acting, then they could have given us a wider selections of abilities to fight the bad guys with... The monsters certainly don't drop a lot of coin either, which also seems to be the only thing they tend to drop.. I played on it for a couple of hours and I ended up putting it back out in the mail box... Well, that is why we always try before we buy!
posted by plague35 (GLASSBORO, NJ) Apr 14, 2011
Member since Mar 2011