Rated 7 out of 10 by jmac1979 Wash, Rinse, Repeat
Mission areas are very repetitive. But when a new area is revealed its very satisfying.
Boss fights are very tough in this game, however with a good wifi connection or friends to play ad hoc with it can make things much easier. However the inability to trade items with other players in multiplayer is a big miss with near being the only way to distribute items.
Combat is fast, fluid, and on the simple side. Customizing your outfit with cards is very strategic and deep as monster cards can have multiple effects on your character.
Finding the correct ingredients for refining a weapon can be tough. You only level your character when you complete a chapter so grinding is out.
If you don't mind helping others in multiplayer and don't mind repetitive maps then this game is a buy. This game becomes a must buy if you actually know someone with a vita and can play two player with someone.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Thebrento My favorite game so far!
Before I get into this I want to say that I haven't played the online mmo for this game nor have I even heard of it. Now that that's our of the way lol This type of game is something I've wanted to play on a hand held gaming device since the original gameboy. 90 kids you know what I'm talking about. Odyssey is a game that you'll find yourself playing for hours, If its simply fighting that boss again because you need something to craft an item, or you just want to try another job to see how awesome you are. This game will deliver, typical anime style for the graphics, beautiful visuals, and as you get stronger clothing becomes less of an option for female characters... O.o the online is great, (when everyone has decent connection) there are some lag spikes when you get a 3g user in the room and can be a bit of a pain when you catch a couple lag spikes back to back. When online you can also summon a keypad to type messages, or up to 10 preset messages with your choice of actions or anime faces (as I call them) to express what you feel when you type them and they are easily accessible by pushing it on the touchscreen. To keep from rambling i'll simply say that this game is well worth the money, everything you expect before you play it is just what you'll receive when you finally do! Pick it up its worth it!
Rated 6 out of 10 by KoolKidzKlub the hype for this game was too high
i really wanted to like this game so much. it was one of the most anticipated vita games but it didnt live up to all the hype. first of all the graphics are pretty good. and the game starts out fun but it gets really repetitive fast. your pretty much doing the same thing over and over and the ranking up system in the game takes away all of the fun in a rpg. i also had a hard time following the story and there is almost no voice acting. camera sucks also. but overall the game isnt horrible. i just expected too much. this game had alot of potential. i feel like this was a missed opportunity. but worth playing
Rated 9 out of 10 by Kurikuri Fun game
This game plays very similar to titles like phantasy star but there is no leveling grind at all in the game. Instead your stats increase as you progress the story (so after each chapter). In order to get better equipment/upgrades/aesthetics, you have to hunt down drops from creatures as you progress through the game. This game also brings great reminders of Ragnarok Online when I used to play it, and helps with the nostalgia factor. Has a local coop/online coop system much like PSO and since level doesn't seem to be much of an issue, it would allow players of all ranges to enjoy the game together. Great title to wait for
Rated 0 out of 10 by pdnim On the fence about this game.
I'm really not too sure what to make of this game. I've seen my uncle play Monster Hunter (MH), I played Gods Eater Burst (GEB), and I've seen the Japanese gameplay for this game and I must say that it's the anime-type, graphically refined version of the first two I mentioned. Combos look fairly basic and static--just like GEB. The only difference is that you don't "eat" your opponent. Instead, you kill them just like you're supposed to in MH. Since there's no pre-order bonus, I won't be in any sort of rush to buy this. I'll most likely buy it to at least give it the benefit of the doubt and try it out.
Rated 0 out of 10 by DgsToni It was okay
This game was alright. I had the Japanese version and honestly there wasn't anything that exciting about it. The game was fun to play at first and the customization was pretty good but the story grew repetitive really fast. Each mission was like the last. Go in kill a certain amount of monsters or collect a certain amount of items then rinse and repeat. There wasn't any depth to the story. If you're a fan of RO than you might like this. I honestly never played RO but it was a decent game to play in this pretty weak lineup of vita games in North America
Rated 0 out of 10 by Sarij Will be awesome...when its finally released
I have had this game pre-ordered and fully paid off for months now and they STILL continue to push the release date back every single time it gets to about 2 weeks before its previous release date. A couple days ago it was set for 10/16/12, I check today and now its 10/30/12. Game looks amazing, and I REALLY hope its worth all this wait!! So if you've still not made up your mind yet on purchasing this game or not, just know it will probably get pushed back AGAIN for, what I know, as the 4th time in a 2-3 month max period.
Rated 1 out of 10 Stale
I bought this game because of the customizable features and description of long gameplay. However, every mission takes play on one of maybe five map. The 20,000 character customizations is based on factorials. There are really only 7-8 customizations + main weapon. You do not gain experience from killing anything so you can basically rush to the goal since fighting is a waste. I wanted to like this game but I've played better games that cost a tiny fraction of the price.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Pheonix this will be epic
the game is filled with action and adventure. there are new and more powerful monsters the more you progress. and you can strengthen yourself with cards and new gear (you dont level up). but all the same people won't be able to judge your strength at a glance in co-op. but if you want a better feel for the game you should watch the videos on youtube made by kinetic. He goes in depth about characters, vocation, monsters weapons, etc. can't wait for the english release or at least a demo.