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On 7/24/2016 at 10:59 PM, phoenix_shade said:

I'm probably 1/3 through the game (according to my stats) and as the title states, I'm very disappointed in this game so far. The story is just a mash up pof Dragon Quest 4 + FF10, so much so that I joke and call each character by a ff10  one. The game is plain old boring so far. Super linear, go to point A and then you cant go to point C unless you hit point B, complete some mundane task to save the town and hit the next zone.... EVERYTHING IS SNOW. When I heard at e3 how impressed people were with snow I was like ok... little did they know thats basically the entire game. I'm about to get my 6th character but what's the point when the game is so easy I never need to use more than the first 3 anyway. Weapon upgrades seem typical and boring, and the whole put one locked box in every single zone so im forced to rerun the map later thing... they did this with star ocean 5 too, it's a little overdone.

 

PLEASE TELL ME THE GAME GETS BETTER?

 

I don't think it will. 

 

the game is OK by me. It is certainly briskly paced, and combat is fun (although difficulty is uneven, and leveling is downright stupid - there is no reason whatsoever to force a player to grind levels for people who can't be in your party).

 

But the storyline is pretty rotten. It makes little sense to me at all. I mean, I'm no huge fan of Final Fantasy X, but at least the mechanics of its sacrifice made good sense to me. You had to train to be a summoner, and you had to do brutal combat to bring about the Calm.

 

By comparison, to be a sacrifice, all you have to do is draw lots, apparently. And further, anyone seems to be able to do it, and they can be replaced along the way (as shown in a small cut scene that shouldn't spoil anything) so I don't understand the need for a small party to go to the Last Lands. Why not just take an armada, and ensure that at least one person get there?

 

For $20, the game is all right. For $40? I think I would have been downright angry.

 

EDIT: Oops - necropost. This game is on sale right now, so I thought this was a new thread.

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On 11/28/2017 at 1:33 PM, phoenix_shade said:

lol to update, it didn't get better. It was a waste of time, and extremely boring.

 

Yeah, it's a little boring, but it's so fast. I mean, I'm only around 9 hours of play in, and I'm already to the final boss. The pst.org guide is just crazy with their time estimate. 40-60 hours?!?

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The MRS bought it for me off UK PSN store for £16.99 in the sale, and as a big fan of Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger - sounds like I should really enjoy it :)

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On 12/25/2017 at 6:48 PM, The_Kopite said:

The MRS bought it for me off UK PSN store for £16.99 in the sale, and as a big fan of Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger - sounds like I should really enjoy it :)

 

Looking back, it doesn't seem you even played the game! xD

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21 hours ago, starcrunch061 said:

 

Looking back, it doesn't seem you even played the game! xD

lol I have so many games to play, I have not even got around to looking at it! But still really excited, obviously can't let the wife waste her hard earned money lol :)

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@The_Kopite  I just finished this one.  I suppose the disappointment depends on your expectations.  Go in knowing it's short, knowing it's not so easy where you won't die occasionally, knowing there's a boatload of moves to consider, knowing the graphics are darn pretty, and knowing it's a good little game, and you'll enjoy it.

 

Tip for when you begin, in case you didn't know.  Initially, always equip a talisman that features a 'support spritnite bonus'.  I think that was the wording.  :)  

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On 2/15/2018 at 3:49 PM, IntroPhenom said:

@The_Kopite  I just finished this one.  I suppose the disappointment depends on your expectations.  Go in knowing it's short, knowing it's not so easy where you won't die occasionally, knowing there's a boatload of moves to consider, knowing the graphics are darn pretty, and knowing it's a good little game, and you'll enjoy it.

 

Tip for when you begin, in case you didn't know.  Initially, always equip a talisman that features a 'support spritnite bonus'.  I think that was the wording.  :)  

Sounds like I will enjoy it! 

 

Thanks for the tip too, appreciate it :)

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I should've responded to this thread while I was still playing the game, but whatevs.  I thought the game was a fun diversion and felt I got my money's worth.  I should note that I got it when it was on sale for half off, so that factors into my impressions.  For the most part, I thought the game was a solid title, although I have my issues with the game, which I'll note later.  The game does definitely share a similar narrative to Final Fantasy X, which is unfortunate.

 

Now for some of the things I don't like about the game.  My biggest complaint was with the combo attacks. There was nothing indicating which base techniques were being combined in those combo, which was incredibly annoying.  The only real way for the typical gamer to find out would be to consult an FAQ, which shouldn't be necessary.  A second thing I didn't like was how the game constantly reused assets for both its monsters and dungeons.  A number of them were nearly indistinguishable from others and left no real impression on the players, which was a shame.

 

On the whole, though I thought it was a solid effort by Tokyo RPG Factory and I will definitely be keeping an eye on their future titles.

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