I just started playing this game so its more of a first impression than a final review. The story is interesting so far. You start of as a sorceress fighting the Mafia to make money to save the orphanage you grew up in. Later off the story transitions to the guy with red hair, a trader bringing dried fish to a small town...
The fights are fun. After a few fights you have a bar that builds up before you can summon a familiar for a group attack or healing. The first boss fight, with Kemco's standard large breasted vilianess is a good time to use it.
I really love the art style if you grew up on games like chrono trigger and final fantasy III it definitely feels familiar. The menu screen looks clean, you can save at any time and if you are stuck there is an option to speak with your hero and they will tell you your objective. So far so good I look forward to playing more.
THIS REVIEW IS INTENDED TO BE USED FOR SUGGESTIONS TO THE DEVELOPER BUT CAN BE USED TO HELP A CUSTOMER. I REALLY LIKED THE STORY. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST IN MY OPINION. HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT I THINK COULD BE IMPROVED IN EITHER AN UPDATE OR A REMAKE OF THE GAME IN THE FUTURE. I DEFINITELY THINK THAT THE GRAPHICS COULD STAND TO BE IMPROVED, ESPECIALLY IN BATTLE MODE. THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT, BUT I WOULD LIKE THEM TO BE ON PAR WITH SYMPHONY OF ORCHESTRA WHICH HAD PRETTY GOOD GRAPHICS IN MY OPINION. ALSO, I DID NOT LIKE HOW MY ENEMIES WERE INVISIBLE UNTIL I GOT SENT INTO BATTLE MODE. IT WOULD ALSO BE NICE IF I COULD CUSTOMIZE THE NAME OF. MY. CHARACTER AS WELL AS THE GENDER AND APPEARANCE.
The game starts out kind of slow, the graphics are okay but not really amazing, and the storyline is kind of cheesy - but in spite of this I still really enjoyed this game. If you get through the first 2 hours or so, it's really fun AND really challenging.
The battles are actually "slightly" challenging in this game - usually after a few rounds you can finish a battle on auto, but some battles - especially boss battles - do require some thought. The dungeons were fairly simple and straightforward, and didn't take too long to get through, and that really helped to keep the story moving at a nice fast pace.
I liked the battle system, and I particularly liked that once you had all 5 characters in your party, you actually took all 5 characters into battle.
I finished this game in just over 10 hours, and that felt like the appropriate length for this game. Some might think $4 is too much for a 10-hour game, but really where else can you spend only $4 for 10 hours of entertainment?
Overall, I'm glad I bought this game and have no reservations in recommending it.
This game plays a lot like Eve of the Genesis. It's fast paced, and very easy to complete. I was surprised at how quickly my characters leveled up after nearly every battle. Sometimes it's nice not to have to grind for levels. Still, it was just way to fast. Before I knew it, I can completed everything on the map and the final boss was a piece of cake. There is the option to explore bonus areas if you pay more money, which I didn't try because I felt it would not be challenging. The gameolay was smooth, graphics were excellent, and was overall a quality production.
this game does have extra things you can buy with real money. HOWEVER, the extra areas they sell have no effect on the story, they are just discount shops and extra dungeons. I have purchased 3 of them and they are fun if want a side thing off the main story. this game is very fun on its own with a nice story, original ideas, and interesting charecters. if you like this game try the others by this developer.