The perfect game for the PS Vita
I purchased this game on 10/28. I've been enjoying so far what I am seeing. This game is basically a Monster Hunter clone but with a futuristic twist. You are condemned to a prison sentence of a million years just for being alive. Your objective is to do battle with other cities (Panopticons) and reduce your sentence to 0. The game rocks and the soundtrack is awesome. The only deterrent I can see, is that the voice overs are only in Japanese. Personally I don't mind, but that's been a deal breaker for some people I know.
The Hype is real!
Game is not only gorgeous, but it looks to have both excellent fast paced gameplay, and a great plot! This looks to be one of, if not the best game on the vita!
I honestly love this game so much I went out and preordered 2 vitas and 2 copies of this game so my wife and I could play it together. If you're reading this and you haven't yet looked at the trailers and the Japanese videos released on this I would advise doing that. Gameplay looks fun, story looks interesting, character customization looks good, and last the voice modification is insanely amazing. I'm going to try and link the video for the voices please check it out.
One of the better Vita games
This is probably one of the better games out in the Vita market. The game play and combat system is fun and the learning curve is at a level where it is accessible to casual gamers. The story in a nutshell is as follows: you are a criminal (of sorts) in a dystopian world where people have to fight for resources. You have 1 million years to serve out but you can reduce you sentence (until you get to 0) by fighting for your city-state (which is known as a Panopticon) against other competing Panopticons for resources. There are A LOT of different weapons you can use and each one has its own unique capability. Further into the game you can modify and upgrade the weapons as you see fit and because of the amount of weapons available you can make many different combinations. The only real downfall to the game is the way in which the story is told. Right from the beginning it is predominately dialogue which includes running around speaking with people and gathering information. For me it got to the point to where I almost stopped playing cause the dialogue was boring me to tears, but once you get past it the game becomes much more engaging. The difficulty becomes brutal towards the end making it almost impossible to fight in standard campaign mode. This is where online co-op comes into play and where the game shows how great it can be as it takes the creativity and skills of each human player to be able to beat these excruciatingly difficult end levels. Once you get past the dialogue, Freedome Wars becomes an exciting game filled with so much weapon and battle content that it will keep you playing for hours on end.
Bad Bad Gameplay
Too hard, no dubs, no story, repetitive boring music, worst gameplay. Gameplay is not smooth at all. Controls are horrible. But, alas, to each their own.
Best Vita game on the market
This game is one of the best ps vita games out there right now, and i would almost say it is thee best game for the vita. Anyone who has a vita should really look into buying this game. I gave the game a 9/10 mainly because it does not have an english dub, and for most americans who do not watch alot of anime with subtitles might not enjoy reading all of the dialog that the game comes with and i personally would have wished the game had some english voice acting in it as an option. All in all i love this game to death and it is just addicting. I hope to see more games just like this for the vita in the future.
A Painful Grind That Won't Save the Vita
As a vita owner I was thirsty for a new game to play on the vita. This was one of the first AAA games to come to the vita in a long time so I purchased it day one, Sadly I didn't look at reviews before I did. This game is a hunting style game but with guns. The only innovative thing that is added is the spiderman web that allows you to go across the level in a fast manor or jump atop a monster. Though that sounds cool, this game asks you to do the same thing over and over without changing it up. What makes matters worse is that the game has no English voice acting, and the translation to english is pretty bad. I can live without an english translation but in the main hub world there are people shouting things in Japanese and announcements going on in Japanese that you cannot understand because they don't give it subtitles, making the game feel like a cheep port and completely lazy! If you are ok with grinding on the same monster for hours on end I would recommend picking it up when it is on sale, but if that does not sound like your thing then avoid this game.
slow start, but overall a fun game.
I had some slight trepidation about buying this game. I am used to playing straight up action games (like Ninja Gaiden) where you go from one battle to another, and this game starts off REALLY SLOW. Seriously, the beginning of the game is essentially one big, long, electronic instruction manual. After the basic tutorial the game takes about 10-15 minutes setting up the plot/characters, then a 5 minute battle sequence, followed up by another 10-15 minute plot development, and it continues in this fashion for a while longer. At one point I figured it would have more fun watching paint dry, but the plot was interesting enough to keep playing. Part way through after you achieve a certain level the dialogue lessens (to a degree) and there is a lot more combat. Speaking of combat, the fighting mechanism on this game is great. I love the team play and the battles are tough but not overly grueling. The RPG element is overly detailed, therefore tedious for my taste, but those who are OCD enough to like that level of detail will undoubtedly enjoy it. Overall the game is a lot of fun, as long as you can get through the slow introduction, and will definitely give you hours of fun. On a side note, this game is best played on a PlayStation TV. The graphics on this game are amazing, and while the Vita gives it vibrant colors, the details behind the artwork is best seen on the big screen.
I have been looking forward to this
I have been hoping for a western release of this game since it was announced for Japan. I will definitely getting this game along with Soul Sacrifice: Delta and Gods Eater 2 (if it ever gets a western release).
Makes me wonder why vita isn't advertised
This game is up to par with some PS3 games which really impresses me. Scratching my head trying to find out why they don't advertise this game. Can't wait till it comes out