Very fun action RPG that seems to combine the Persona games with Final Fantasy Type-0
This is just one of those games that I see the cover of and it immediately grabs my attention and has my interest. Screw the umpteenth Call of Duty, Madden and all the other games that they release every year and end up being essentially the same game with some minor tweaks, I like weird ass games that come out of the land of the rising sun. Not to say that Americans cannot make a good game; however, they do seem more pressured into putting out sequels at a torrid pace. This game takes a lot from the later Persona games and adds the combat of Final Fantasy Type-0 to make a really interesting game with fun characters and a cool story.
The story has a young man named Kou who has several part time jobs and seems distant at first glance. He actually is the first to try to lend a hand and when a girl named Asuka is getting hit on aggressively by some guys he comes to the rescue only to become entrapped in some strange realm that seems to come crashing into the world we know. He soon joins up with more people as they try to unravel the mystery of these strange places known as Eclipses and also unravel the strange mystery behind an Eclipse ten years prior where tragic events occurred.
The game is great and you have a lot to do as you can traverse the city and make your bonds with others stronger. That being said, it is not nearly as overwhelming as Persona 5 could be at times in terms of the size of the world and the multitude of people within said world. The combat is action oriented and it is just like that found in Type-0 as you get three characters together and tackle a labyrinth within the Eclipse with each character yielding a different weapon and different set of skills.
The game is great, no doubt about it, it is not perfect though by any means. I felt the story near the end felt rushed as you and your team members literally just started their club right before the end of the game. While I did find Persona 5 a bit overwhelming this one is a bit underwhelming as it teases areas you never get to see. It also might of been fun if you took an active part in the many part time jobs Kou does throughout the game. Overall though it is fun and the story is really good. I will take this kind of game over the more mainstream stuff any day of the week, but then I am a bit of a strange person.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this