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GF Rating
8.2

1461 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

THE JRPG Of The Year

posted by TheReviewer009 (COLUMBUS, NJ) Jun 19, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

Oh my gosh, this game BLEW MY MIND. The story, PERFECT. The characters PERFECT. The gameplay, PERFECT. The whole game: PERFECT. There is not ONE problem that I experienced in the game. It is downright PERFECT! I could go on for hours on how much I would love this game. When I first saw this game, I thought I wasn't going to like it because it wasn't sopposed to be released in America. But when I played it, I was LITERALLY stuck to my bean bag chair. The game is long, the voice acting is awesome. This is such an amazing game, and so far, the best on the wii... EVER.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

JRPG

posted by pswilliams986 (ROCKY POINT, NC) Jun 17, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

I don't usually like JRPGs but this one was actually pretty fun for a while. The battle system wasn't confusing just for the sake of only attracting pseudo-intellectuals and Japanese children. It was actually easy to grasp and fun to use. I won't fault the game for its poor graphics, this is the Wii after all. A lot of cut scenes actually look pretty nice for this system. The game is kinda slow to pick up and the story and dialogue are kinda cheesy/boring, but the gameplay makes up for it in my opinion. The only problem I had with the gameplay is the arrow that directs you on the way to your next mission. It was accurate enough, but if your next mission happened to be on top of a large cliff which you proceeded to fall off you'll have to spend longer than you probably want to trekking to find a way back up. There's no way to restart at a checkpoint so the best you can do is load a saved game if you want to cut out all that extra traveling. So yeah, save often.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Boring...for me

posted by Daniel_Campbell (CARTERVILLE, IL) May 31, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

Maybe the game gets a lot better in the latter half, but I found the game to be pretty boring and formulaic. The dialogue is very nice and the environments and combat are fairly impressive as well. The game really fell flat in its pacing and story for me. The idea/premise was nice, but the game's story just too predictable and slow. Again, I did not finish the story. I stopped playing after I reached the Bionis Head after killing the Telethia.

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