Millennium: A New Hope
If you like Aveyond prepare to be disappointed with this
As someone who plays a lot of RPGs, I was really disappointed in this one. Perhaps because it is a few years old, but the Aveyonds from the same time are much better than this.
The things I dislike that make this a less than great RPG:
1. The battle scenes have huge caricatures of the players taking up half the screen, sometimes obstructing your view of the enemy. why do I need this?
2. you can't just explore as you will, your character will tell you: this isn't the way I need to go. cuts out a lot of the fun.
3. most of this game is played with 2 characters, you don't interact with others until the game is at least half over.
4. there are way too many battles, even if you set your mode for the least battles. you can hardly explore without getting slammed with the same battle after battle after battle. And you can't avoid them, they are invisible until you hit them.
5. There are still several technical glitches in this game that detract from the fun, even years after the release.
6. There is not a good walkthrough available, I at least like to see a map (without markings of impt areas) so I can plan where to go. The BFG as well as other well known sites have awful walkthroughs: "keep going until you find x". Really? Could this be because the developer sells a guide on their site?
Nope, at least the first of these is not for me, and not an incentive to buy the next.
March 12, 2013
This game has nothing to do with the classic game of MYST. It's a simplistic board-style game. The characters are cartoons, not the images you see on the promotions.
Don't waste your time if you liked MYST.
August 20, 2012
I played this game through twice and there was a LOT to dislike. Here are the highlights.
The game is terribly paced. In every RPG you need to spend time replaying some area over and over again in order to level up your characters or to earn more gold. In this game it was ridiculous. I spent nearly as much time mindlessly replaying the same area to level up as I did with actual game play.
The game has numerous secret rooms, mostly with supplies. I couldn't find any way to distinguish the entrance to a secret room from any other wall surface. So, if you want to find all the secret rooms, you have to touch and click on every single pixel in the game. Or buy the strategy guide.
The world maps also have hidden areas so, here too, you have to touch every single pixel on the map.
The areas outside of villages - world maps, swamps, temples - are large and complex. The problem is that you get attacked every few steps. This makes mapping those areas sheer drudgery.
I've played a lot of RPGs and this one is the worst I have played.
December 1, 2014