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.
I found this game while just looking through the list of games, renting it for the heck of it and not expecting much out of it. Days later, I was asking my parents if I can purchase it. This game was different from most RPGs in the way it cleverly blends the dungeons and battlefields into each level, giving you near-complete freedom to roam around even during a battle. The game featured an auto-attack function, but it is possible to switch it to manual if it doesn't suit your liking. The characters featured in the game were very well developed in terms of personality and backstory, and the storyline was brilliant and naturally flowed with little gaps or overlaps. That's what I personally look for in a game. The overall story and gameplay was enjoyable, so I was disappointed when it ended, but [spoiler] was pleased to find you can replay the story on a different file with everything you had gained from the last play through, including weapons, powers, and level gains, and the difficulty being increased. [spoiler end.] Of course, this game, like all games, has notable flaws. The animations were a little stag, with both movements and character mouth movement poorly done. Also, the game could have had more open world capability and more warning before a new mission starts. Also, there could have been an optional feature of replaying specific chapters, escalating from simply revisiting dungeons. The multiplayer was good, giving you the option to even play as NPCs, which was fun. Overall, the game was a great variation for its genre and highly recommended by me. I also recommend Xseed to make a sequel.