kidson2004

Is this any good?

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Been seeing people talk about this and how good it is and I wanted to get your thoughts on the game if you played it. Do you recommend this? If so, what are some good points about this. If I like what I’m hearing, I “may” pick this up. 

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I only played the Vita version, but I heard the problems weren't even fixed in EX... idk. If it wasn't on sale, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

 

It wasn't anything game breaking, the translation was just embarrassing. Even the damn trophy list had errors. 

 

The gameplay is good though. 

 

Which do you prioritize? If gameplay, I'd say try it. If story, I'd say pass. Unless you are into games like Ys, but I didn't see any on your list offhand.

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33 minutes ago, mako-heart said:

Unless you are into games like Ys, but I didn't see any on your list offhand.

Crazy enough, I have 2 Ys games in my backlog lol but need to play them when I can. 

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I enjoyed my time with it.

I initially got interested in this because it was done by the same guys that developed the "trail of cold steel" series (which is a masterpice if you'll ask me) and if you played the trails series you'll feel at home with this title.

I played it 3 times in order to plat it (although it can be done in 2 playthroughs) and it didn't felt like a chore, the gameplay is decent and the story is good if you lower your expectation a bit.

 

it's an action RPG that is not that hard and has some social elements to it, it follows the formula of story -> dungeon -> free time (for optional dungeons, side questing and socializing) -> story -> etc.

 

IMO, It's not worth retail price but definitely worth it if it's on sale.

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12 hours ago, kidson2004 said:

Crazy enough, I have 2 Ys games in my backlog lol but need to play them when I can. 

 

You and me both... ;_; Too many games, not enough time...

 

OH! For game play... you take 3 party with you, and can swap at any time. They all have different playstyles. I liked it.

 

I see you didn't play it, but sometimes people compare the social side to Persona... I wouldn't. It just has limited social time, but I don't remember anything beyond that.

 

jon probably summed up everything I missed or was too vague on.

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i would not personally recommend this game. I played the PS Vita version and it was okay but there are far better action RPGs out there. The game is similar to Persona 4 Golden so you are best playing that if you have not touched it. 

 

However other games in Falcom's library are far better like Trails of Cold Steel I & II, Ys Celceta and Ys VIII

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Yo.

I've finished my first playthrough, I think all I have left are my NG+ difficulty trophies.

I quite like it, I've never played the Vita version so I'm not sure how it compares, but I had (and still having) a good time with this.

 

Combat-wise the game is pretty simple to play and not difficult, but I still find it quite fun. Unfortunately I think the dated graphics hinder gameplay, and although the game plays super smooth, it looks and feels a bit janky.

Falcom music and sound it always good so there isn't a worry there, though it's not up to Y's level of greatness.


There's a ton of fluff and filler, especially when you include the side quests. If you've ever played a Trails, it's similar in the sense that there is so much damn text in the game, and it will add some serious hours to your play-time going through it all. I gotta say that  I do enjoy it, and I appreciate all the world building that they're trying to achieve with it, but sometimes it makes the game feel like a chore to get through.

With the side stuff out of the way though, I gotta say that I quite enjoyed the story. Yeah it's super-anime, predictable, and the characters get super cheesy and borderline cringe, but I gotta say I got pretty invested in the last couple chapters, and I felt some feelings hey. 

 

The game is alright, but I'm a sucker for stuff like this.

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I just finished my first run in this game. Amazing. The music, the story, the gameplay, everything is great. The bad part: this localization is a disgrace. Ball jokes are fun and all, but every 3 dialogue boxes, that's just... god no. "dropped your balls", "grab the bull by the balls", "you have the balls to...", "testicular might" and so on.

 

Proceed with caution if you are one of those snowflakes that get's offended by everything because there is some serious machismo here that was added in the localization. I don't know japanese, but I can understand a few phrases that are common in anime and I know that Shio is not talking about balls the whole time.

 

(I don't know how this game was ignored by SJW media lol, it would be festival of offended people)

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Late to the party, but I enjoyed this game. Localization is atrocious. But the combat is pretty fun; my only gripe is the way the lock-on will move between enemies if you use the right stick to control the cameral. 

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This game is great. I used to think it was too similar to Persona 5, but to me, it's more like Tokyo Mirage Sessions without the idol stuff

- Fish out of water main lead with a friend who's a pro

- ambiguous love story arc

- lacklustre dungeons

 

The combat is enjoyable (if you like typical Falcom stuff) - graphics are dated (but that's to be expected of ports from Vita).

 

Some well written characters seal the deal for me. Asuka Hiiragi for example.

 

Tl;dr you'll love it if you like this sort of game. You'll find it okay if you're not accustomed to Nihon Falcom

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