I really don't know about this one.... It has some tactical variety, but it comes across a bit bland... I spent the majority of my time reading text, but there is some combat to be had... Nothing really stands out in this game... It is tactical and it has some value, but the story seems a little on the dry side... I may be a bit harsher then I need to be... The game has something of a "yeah, so what?"feel to it.. Try before you buy!
This might not be a great review, just wanted to let everybody know that this game is pretty good. It's a turn-based RPG, but instead of random encounters you enter battle whenever you touch an enemy. There could have been more options for magic use, but what they have is good enough.
I gave this game a 6, because it's good not great. I've played over 70 hours on this title, and never got bored. The dialogue is interesting enough and there is enough to do as you travel the kingdom uncovering mysteries & plot twists while at the same time searching for your father.
You encounter various colorful characters who temporarily join your team in each section of the country, but the main characters are Estelle & her (adopted) brother Josh.
Rent the game, there is enough to keep you entertained and busy for a while!
this is the first Legend of Heroes game ive played and i wasnt impressed. i played 103 hours just to get to the home stretch and i just couldnt take it anymore
CONS: its a overly simplified turn-based "tactics" style game. the magic system is stupid and mostly useless unless the enemy is particularly weak against the type of magic your using not to mention that the magic selection is pretty small and some do basically the same thing. you cant move and attack but you do move when you attack. theres FAR too much talking in this game your gunna spend over 50% of the game reading a story that doesnt even get that entertaining til the end when everything start falling into place and its a pretty long game for having so few locations to visit. some of the story concepts are total BS my favorite being how you spend most of the game chasing a fairly well known group of military personnel - THEY DONT EVEN USE A DISGUISE!!! - and still nobody knows who they are.
PROS: the enemies never get too difficult and they get easier if they defeat you. some of the characters are very entertaining. you have a notebook that will pretty much walk you through anything you wanna know about the game. you can cook items that will heal you and sometimes have other effects.