First of all, this game has one of the most unique gameplay styles I've ever experienced. It's setup as mostly an interactive movie with great storytelling and puzzles setup between the lengthy (but good) narrative pieces. Saying anything more will just open up to spoilers so I'll leave it at that, but be prepared for a very enjoyable time.
However there is one very game breaking flaw that forced me to return this game early. There is a room in this game that if saved in can potentially corrupt your save file. I looked it up when this happened to me and there still is no patch or fix to this so buyer/renter beware. The exact room in question is called the PEC room, do NOT save in this room. Other victims to this glitch report that saving in other rooms in this game have led to bugs as well so it is recommended that you only save at the end of story pieces or in the warehouse. Below is a semi spoiler that I would recommend reading just to better prepare you for the bug that crippled my gameplay experience and lost me 20 hours of time (of which I just don't have the heart to repeat therefore my early Gamefly return, I may rent or buy the game in the future but I just can't replay all that this early).
QUASI SPOILER: I recommend taking the story path to the PEC room first thing you do in this game to guarantee getting passed this glitch right away. That way you don't spend 20+ hours on the other story arcs as I did only to have it all ruined. The story arc to take is to ally with the character Tenmyouji both times leading you to the dreadful PEC room. Once again don't save in this room and hopefully you will be able to enjoy the game as it was intended.
posted by marcreeed90 (WOOD RIVER, IL) Apr 4, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
this by far has to be the best game released for the new hand held system puzzels were challenging but fun and loved the the multple story lines and flow chart design saving you from having to start the gameover like most other multiple choice path choosing games characters i think can be relateable to any fanbase gamer and i liked the other videogame references all in all i would definatly recommend this game to all
I love puzzle games and this was hard. Not only are there puzzles in the game, but each choice you make determines a different outcome of the game. There is only 1 or 2 outcomes where you escape, so your choices really matter.Overall it is a good game.
HOWEVER!!!! This also has ALOT of little movies that you CAN NOT skip through. It may take 10-15 minutes to clear a puzzle, then there will be 10-15 minutes of you watching people talk. AND..... if/when you make the wrong choice and someone else escapes, it starts you from the begining and you have to watch them all over. I learned to save after everything I did.