Game claims to have a huge world, yet it isn't. There seem to be only a few levels to choose from, and all of the quests are repetitive and boring after a while. You don't get to choose different magical spells; basically all you get are fire and ice. The big dude has earth magic, and the vampire chick has darkness powers. Nothing special, although I did play this game through to completion it was just as I stated above: nothing special. If you rent this game, don't expect anything great, just something vaguely entertaining enough to keep you busy for a while.
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This is a boring button masher.
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 guess my biggest gripe with this game is that it didn't have the RPG feel I was looking for. It was primarily action based, but it claims it is pure RPG. If the title had said action/rpg under genre I would've been far less disappointed and far more ready to play what I got. I wasn't in the mood for an action game when I rented this, though, and so it probably gets an unfair shake in this review.
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.
Final thoughts: 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.