Like most reviews you see on BFG about RPGs I am constantly looking for the next Aveyond! This is not it. I took one look at this and thought, 'nahh, not for me'. However a spell of boredom prompted me to give it a go. I have only played the demo and if I wasn't studying (I'm a very bad procrastinator) then I would buy this to see it though.
The game to me, is rather refreshing! It isn't futuristic like some RPG's have become and it also is't quite as old styled as others tend to be. So far, there are no vampires, ghosts or werewolves (this may change, only played the demo remember). There is a lot of ninjas of course, being that you are playing as a rather 'proper' samurai. For me the culture change was wonderful and some of the knowledge that has gone into this is rather lovely to see. So far, I have not encountered any 'monster' that I could not defeat. This obviously could irritate the lover of a challenge but it suited me well. I also haven't got hopelessly lost and resorted to a walkthrough! If you play RPG's then you know there is a fine line between a challenge of finding something and being stuck endlessly wandering with no clue where you are, what you're supposed to be doing which ends in complete frustration!
To me, there isn't much of a storyline to keep you enthralled, but I do rather like the characters. You can see the makers have put in little hints of a past for you to want to know about, however that alone isn't enough for you to keep playing and I could take a guess at what their pasts are already.
Correct levelling for the 'monsters' you face.
No wandering and getting lost.
Storyline is not quite enthralling enough to be a 'must buy NOW!'
Side quests so far have been quite scarce (three I think given and I haven't completed any)
If you're a beginner to RPG's or if you like to play at a 'normal/easy' level and follow the story, you would probably like this. If you love a fight, challenge and captivating storyline, maybe not.
January 2, 2014
I think that all games deserve our best attention after all the development team works hard to bring them to us. I gave this a whirl and came to the conclusion that the game is better suited for the youngsters perhaps young males.
I do believe a lot of thought went in to the story. The presentation is mouse, keyboard intensive. Fighting Ninja's is just not my cup of tea but may appeal to the younger crowd.
April 28, 2012
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda!!!
I will try most things once BUT after the first minute I was demoralized and couldn't wait to escape...
This is a definite No! No!
April 27, 2012
I do not recommend this game. I played for 4 minutes before becoming very bored.
April 27, 2012