I believe this game was made for a very specific type of gamer. It's not something that I think everyone should play or want to play, but for me, it just hits the nail smack in the center.
To me, dungeon crawling in this game isn't repetitive, it's addicting. I just believe this game has a formula that works very well, as this game is simple to play, but is difficult and takes a LONG time to master.
I could not find one character that I was introduced to in the whole game who I didn't immediately want to make friends with (maybe except for Pamela, she sounds like a stalker). Everyone is very charming and is wonderful to listen to (I use the Japanese audio option, and if you don't you may regret it).
Combat in this game is more complex than the age-old menu of options (Attack, Magic, Items, etc.) and allows for more diverse combinations of moves. It also requires smart button inputs.
Ex: hitting square, square, square, square, square will do one combo, hitting square, square, X, will do another one. (Not sure if that's an actual combo or not, this is all hypothetical).
However, if you were to use square, square, square, square, square,X then you would do both combos in a shortened chain. When you're in the middle of a huge combo, it can be difficult to remember the last few buttons you pressed.
This game isn't nearly as ridiculous as NIS's last attempt at an RPG, Cross Edge. And what I mean by that is that Trinity Universe is a lot more user-friendly, the requirements for using weapons and skills aren't as strict as their last game, and that is what makes this game just sell.
To me, this is one of those instant classic games, right up there with Zelda and Metroid. I love everything about this game. The funny events, the happy-sounding music, the easy-to-grasp but difficult-to-master combat system, and just gazing at the Netheruniverse on the world map.
Great Game for a Great Genre from a great Company!
posted by TaurenBK12 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Jul 20, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
gamers (81%) found this review helpful
Okay this game is awesome you play as one of two characters, Kanata the Demon Dog King, or Rizelea, the Valkyrie. The game is set in a area of void space named, The Neitheruniverse, where all sorts of objects float to. The battle system at first looks very unoriginal, but after finishing all the tutorials it gets really intresting. It depends on how your fighting style is. You use different types of attacks, Rush Blow, Mighty Blow, or Magic Attack pretty much. The intresting part is you press the buttons that are assigned to them in a random order but you can create combos that make super attacks if you hit them in the right order depending on your weapon. Characters also have their own special moves just for them that can do massive damage strung together. You can also waste even less AP by making the chain connect like; O, O, X, X, Square, Square, activates a super attack and then add three more Sqaures and it makes the rush combo with 18 less AP spent. The item creation can be difficult but it also shows you that you need to do more dungeon exploring and drifting to get what you need. Managraphics on your weapons are also a cool feature that allows you to make your weapon deal a specfic type of elemental damage and create a specific type of mana. The character design is great and the story is fantasic with silly and serious moments but it still has the feel of a good NISA game. Nippon Ichi Software, (Makers of the Disgaea Series) and Gust Incorporated, (Makers of the Alchemist series) have come together to make one of the best JRPGs of it's time rivaling Pokemon Red and Blue. At least try it out it is a fun experience and it isn't the ending until the last dungeon is solved and all your characters are level 9999. The cap in all Disgaea games Nippon Ichi Software brought the best of their games with them. I wish I could have told you more but I'm running out of characters. There is so much I haven't even scratched the surface! I hope you have as much fun as I am!