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GF Rating
7.7

1925 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

How did this get above 6 from the Critics?

posted by Thalin (PORTLAND, OR) Jul 26, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

After playing into the second chapter and reading the Critic Reviews, I agree with most of their comments. However, if they gave this game a 3 rating, then Namco should be thrilled. How the critics can give it above a 6 rating is beyond me. Apparently "Bug-Free" is alone enough to get a 5 rating!

If you are good at the combat system, then you might be able to watch the movie that is packaged with this title. The "role" play in this is entirely railroaded and dull. You don't play any of the characters except to cause them to go where the plot demands them to go.

I also couldn't figure out how this is any different from the original. The controls are identical to it and this title does nothing to use the abilities of the Wii, you might as well play with the GameCube controller, though I'm not sure this is possible.

One redeeming feature is that you CAN skip the cut scenes, in the case that you aren't so great at the combat system. But even if I was flawless at the combat system, I'm not sure I'd care to watch the associated movie.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

One of the worst battle systems I've ever seen.

posted by adaradrian (GILBERTSVILLE, KY) Jun 24, 2009

Member since Jun 2006

If you like to move forward and back in a strait line in a 3d battle map then this is the game for you. If you try hold down a button to move outside the preapproved line don't worry you still won't be able to dodge. That will teach those that try do something different.

To be fair I was only able to force myself to play this game about 30 mins. I've played a lot of RPGs and this battle style is a very tedious lot. For those that have played star ocean the initial look is similar that is where the commonality stops. Instead of free fast movement it is slow and robotic with intentional adversity to free movement.

If your runnin out of games to try then you might want to give this one a try otherwise just stay away.

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