posted by FluffyMan23 (FREDERICK, MD) Mar 23, 2013
Member since Jul 2011
Okay two things that needs to be addressed this game is like watching a anime so if you don't like anime then this game is not for you and second it's a game about becoming strong to protect your loved ones. okay now on to the review well it's a good game actually it's a tales game so you should know that the characters are going to learn something in the end especially the villain which is a great villain Lambda is his name and he has a basic human motivation he wants to live no matter what and I find that interesting since the main villain isn't the one your fighting since the third act of the game but someone you meet in the fourth but back on track you have your main character Asbel who is the typically I want to protect everyone character so you either like or dislike him.
The gameplay is real time so again you like or hate it I do since I feel a actually fight would go like this not waiting turns and stuff but I digress the gameplay is very good and depending on the difficulty (normal- unknown0 you have to think in battle and it's real time so your more pressured to make a decision then a game like final fantasy were you have all day decide your next play of action.
All and all this is a game that is overshadowed by mainstream RPG's like final fantasy sorry I just hate the series so is the whole tales series and this a game you are doing a disservice not playing it
This is the first JRPG that I have played and I was a bit hesitant on renting it to try it out. BUT I AM GLAD I DID.
I dont want to give any of the game away for those who still want to play it. So I will say this.
I have played a lot of games, and I do believe that this is the game I have played the most in 1 day. I think I have played it 12 hours today. The story along with the characters have me hooked.
Started out slow running around everywhere not doing much....but then BAM! It smacks you in the face.
Good Customization & weapons Ect..
I just the battles lasted longer. (Although I do have it on easy)
Only rented this because i thought it was a local co op title. It turns out the local co op is only valid during enemy encounters. So the second player is literally doing nothing as the 1st player traverses the map. I haven't been a fan of the jrpg genre since the early 32 bit days. Ironically those ten year old games are far superior to this in terms of overall enjoyment. All things considered i have to say this game is garbage, and the "co op" feature is deceiving at best and an out and out lie at worst.