posted by cjthomp (Fort Walton Beach, FL) Aug 19, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
gamers (44%) found this review helpful
First, the good: Very meta. Great writing. Great sense of humor. Good voice acting. What seems like a good, deep leveling system.
The bad and the reason I sent it back: The combat is, at best, okay. It looks very rough compared to the awesome art the rest of the game uses, and the combat system is not really all that fun. Overall, meh but not horrible. But, it let me sit through a half hour of dialogue, mucking about with characters, buying and selling, and then exploring a dungeon. It let me do all that and then presented me with a boss fight (of sorts...if prinnies count as a boss) without offering a save point, and they DEMOLISHED me. I got one down to slightly below half. It was a slaughter. And they, apparently having never heard of waypoints or autosave, presented me with a nice "flip you" Game Over screen and undid the previous half hour.
Now, I played Disgaea. I put about 150 hours into it. I'm ok with a brutal RPG. But it's freaking 2010. Autosave going into a battle. Especially if it's a battle that you don't really give any warning as to the difficulty of (relative to the preceding fights).
So, word of warning, if you do play this game, save every time you so much as blink.
So, let me first start off by saying that I do not like anime, or cartoons, or any of that. I'm not too big on Japanese culture. So when I popped in the disc for this game and the blaring sounds of Japanese pop complete with the female singer came busting through my speakers, I thought to myself: "OH MY GOD, WHAT HAVE I DONE?".
The beginning is a lot of dialogue. Which wasn't bad, because the characters talk to each other in ridiculous ways. It caught me off-guard. The word choices and attitude towards who the audience is made me creak a smile or slightly guffaw. That was probably the most suprising (and ultimately best) part of this game.
The gameplay seemed repetitive and boring, and the more complex things were not well explained. There appeared to be a lot of customization, but it also seemed to be really far off into the distance, which was more than I wanted to experience in the game.
The story or setting is in a universe created by little pieces of floating bits coming into and out of the playing space, making what appeared to be many random dungeons. A good idea, but I didn't really want to explore any of them.
The graphics were horrible. Thats about it. The dialogue between the characters takes place with still images, which were more well done than the gameplay itself.
I don't feel like I have the right to properly rate the game because of the little interest I had in it, but I'll give it a six.
gamers (27%) found this review helpful
I like RPG's but could not get past 20 min of this game. I did not experience the gameplay enough to say much on that, but I think it's worth mentioning that this game is extreme JRPG, in terms of the humor and style, so you really need to be INTO that to be able to put up with it. The background story is just too nonsensical for my taste and the dialogue feels like whoever wrote it was on mushrooms. Demon dog? Floating objects in hyperspace? C'mon... My 10 year old sister can come up with a more interesting story. If you're into gritty RPG's with great stories like Dragon Age, Mass Effect or Final Fantasy, don't bother.