posted by Admittedknight6 (PORTAGE, IN) Mar 7, 2014
Member since Mar 2014
Aside from The Last Story I had only played Skyward Sword on the Wii. I had read some mixed reviews of the game early on and when I got a Game fly account this was actually the first game I rented.
It did not disappoint. Sure the visuals were a little fuzzy but the action was fast paced and the story kept me entertained the whole way through. I hope to see more games similar to this one in the future. Probably won't be seeing any sequels, but then again look at Final Fantasy.
This game was wonderful. I really liked the graphics and the characters. Each character has a great personality and story behind them. The only fault I have with the game is the camera angles and movements when fighting. Other than that it's a great game, and I definitely recommend getting it.
The title sums it up perfectly. I will say this though, your party can pretty much fight through the game on autopilot. Characters are only one dimensional and have very obvious personality hooks (ie. the girl who drinks a lot and dresses risque, the ladies man, the emotionally distant captain with a shady past, naive princess, etc.). That being said, the story is told in some variety with several mediums of gameplay. This is a plus and a minus. It does change things up (good) but little to no introduction to what the heck your supposed to be doing at the time kind of makes it fail (bad). The pacing of the story is also poor. First hour or so of the game you have little involvement with any of the players except action. Then the next hour and a half you see almost no action at all. The biggest issue I have with the story is actually not pacing, but the lack of consistency. (spoiler alert) One instance in the game has you questing out in the market for ale, then you happen onto the princess, and forget completely about the alcohol you were out to get. Everyone else does to. No one cares about the tavern being out of alcohol anymore, and its on to the next plot device. Lets just say the next few plot points equally don't connect to the previous ones as well. All in all, innovative but not intuitive combat (mainly due to pretty.... awkward controller set-up). I would recommend if you need an RPG fix but don't want to grind through a turn-based game. Other than that, I would say your time is better spent elsewhere.