posted by Juiceman513 (CINCINNATI, OH) Jan 4, 2013
Member since Jul 2011
I've been a fan of JRPGs for years but as of late none have held my interest, until now. I'm 14 hours in so far and I LOVE this game. The characters are funny and the way they interact keeps you entertained. Plus its impossible to get lost because you can always check your next objective by pressing L1.
The Dualizing system is fun too. Creating stronger weapons and armor is exciting in its own right.
This game is one of the few that i have played all the way through twice so i could get all the trophies and didn't mind doing it. This is a really fun game once you get over the fact that you can free run around enemies while fighting unless you don't want to have any combo power left to use your skills. You must master the art of dodge and charge then attack which works well so your not just sitting their smashing attacks till stuff dies you gotta think alittle. Played through on the hardest setting till i killed enough to unlock the next hardest one. Beat the final boss at level 74 on chasos using lots of pots to pop the special moves and unlimited combo power to help bring him down. After you beat it the first time you get something else to help you kill stuff even faster which would have made the final boss on chaos much much easier than how i did it. Spent over 200 hours on this game getting titles and getting the eleth mixer to 9999 for my last trophy. Would reccomend this to anyone who likes rpgs a good funny story with quippy people and doesnt mind grind if you want all the titles you need to hit level 200 and do some moves like 10k times for each toon.
posted by Heavymetalhead (SAINT CHARLES, MO) Dec 5, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
This is my first game from the series, and i was quite curious of how it would be. At first i was let down because of the fact that you start out as an eleven year old kid in a quiet town fighting small monsters and complaining about petty problems adhering to childhood. But even as a kid the combat was very intuitive and easy to understand, and after a few short chapters you skip to being an adult and the story becomes brilliant and extremely in-depth. No spoilers here but there are so many twists and the plot is always thickening. The main story is enough to keep anyone holding on to this anime style RPG, and the small details you can uncover make it all the better.
The entire gameplay style is linear, which to some can come as a disappointment, but the world is rather large and you can always go back to already discovered locations later to extend on the plot or find secrets previously hidden or unavailable. Even being a linear game, you can easily spend 50+ hours trying to complete the story, and that is an understatement. I am on the final chapter now, and have put in 86 hours, so it will definitely keep you busy. The combat is pretty unique, and you can have up to 4 people in your party who are controlled by very intelligent AI, while you can choose from around 8 different fighting styles from your characters to manually control yourself. with over 300 monsters, around 100 weapons, the ability to combine 100's of items to make new rare ones, and countless secrets to enhance your gameplay, including secret costumes, this game is a must have for any gamer. The cutscenes can come often at times though, and they are usually long, but it can be good at times as it enhances the story. There are so many things to talk about on this game and i may sound random about it, but it is very deep and full of good characters with a plot based on the power of friendship and abilities to overcome anything with help from the most unlikely people.