Class of Heroes
ok this game is a put in time and grind game. To describe it is like Wizdary game for ps2(even though I haven't played it I heard its the same set-up) You can pick other races and major titles, but sadly there's no option for hair color,clothes,skin etc. so your certain class/race characters all look the same. Boy oh boy I like this game but you have to grind and grind and grind some more. Which isn't a bad thing if you like that, which I don't mind BUT the monsters you defeat in certain areas don't drop a lot of gold or weapons. You can maybe get gear/weapons on a drop but if you want you can buy recipes and make weapons/gear etc. Also there are traps if your not careful and your character will die and if after a time u take too long to take him/her to hospital they will die for good! I had taken one of my female healers there but I guess to late and she died R.I.P. Anyways you get your moneys worth on this game but don't expect lvl'ing up quick or weapons etc quick. YOU NEED TO GRIND AND PUT IN WORK SON!
If you haven't tried Persona, go with it instead.
The game was a bit fussy. I either fought weak enemies, or a super strong one. If you enjoy this type of game, and have already played the Persona series, then give it a go, if you can find a cheap used copy. If you have not played Persona, then go get it instead. At times, the dungeons, looked like an old Wolfenstein map. If this game came out 10 years ago, I would highly recommend it, but it was just a bit late. There are much better games out there.... Persona 3 Portable for instance.
A pure-blood wizardry clone.
WARNING, this game is not for the ignorant, idiotic, or otherwise inept in every way. Back to the review: This game is a wizardry-rogue clone, or more precisely(and I mean VERY precisely) a homage to Wizardry and Rogue clones. Just pick any title in either franchise and there you have it, Class of Heroes is just that with a new platform and paintjob. Now, step aside from this point and take a long, hard perspective at the gameplay for those who are absolutely inexperienced. The game hates you, nobody knows why, it just does. Don't try to breeze through monsters, traversing dungeons, completing quests, or even purchasing ANYTHING from the shops because by that time it will slap you in the face.... hard. If you know how games like these work, then you know the horrors of permadeath, petrification, and the inability to resurrect those afflicted. By playing this game you will learn the sheer luxury of the simple action of saving the game. To reward you however, the untold riches and exp will runneth ove by the time you reach the final dungeons and you will come to know true satisfaction. The game is filled with fun characters, environments covered in everything from lush plantlife to molten lava and pitch-black ruins, and one extremely robust customization system that will take weeks(if you're lucky) to scratch the surface of. So, thus ends my review and leaves me to inform you that if you seek a challenge, are a fan of wizardry-rogue clones, or just are in need of a new experience, buy this game. If you stick with it long enough, you WILL learn to love it.
A poor substitute for challenge.
What all the other reviews say is true, this is not an easy game. However, it isn't hard because of the way the game works, because of the need to juggle resources, because of the need to manage your party. No, this game is hard because the game, at whim, whenever it feels like it, will kill you. And there's nothing you can do about it. Truth told I only played the game for about a week, but everything I had fought either couldn't touch me, or would one-shot me. There was no strategy or thinking, I just mashed my attack button. I don't think I had to actually cast a healing spell on my party more than twice in the first 20 hours of gameplay. This is due to the fact that simple things that could only do one point of damage to my front line came equipped with a one-shot kill move.
I'm all for challenge, but this game really didn't feel challenging. I never had a point where I was deep in a dungeon, low on magic, having to choose between pushing on into the unknown or retreating to rest. I would always be chugging along, having no problems, then get one of my characters killed in one hit out of the blue.
Don't get me wrong, I love how the game looks, I love the character creation, I love the magic system, I love the alchemy system, (except the fact that I have to sit in town for about 20 mins "appraising" every item I picked up in the dungeon before using anything). I just really don't enjoy being at the mercy of the whims of the game.
If you have a DS, get any of the Etrian Odyssey games instead. Same type of game, far more entertaining.
A fantasticly brutal adventure
Class of heroes takes a step back from today's modern rpg's such as Final fantasy XII and does a good job of doing so. Instead of full 3-D and a real time battle system it goes back to the time of games such as wizardry, which is completely menu driven. Now let me warn ANYONE who plans to purchase this game, it has an unprecedented level of difficulty that took me several hours of will and patience to survive. The game takes place in Particus, the home of an academy that trains young heroes to dive into the deep labyrinths all around the world. You start out enrolling in this school by creating your hero. There are 10 races, 2 genders, and 3 alignments to choose from. Which is good and all but i was longing for other customization such as hair, eye, and body colors. Your school serves as the hub for the game where you shop for items and equipment, take mission, etc. which can be boring after 3 hours of menu scrolling. To further dull the experience there is NO voice acting at all and the bland story can sometimes feel like a chore. The battle system is okay, classic menu telling your people what to do with sometimes dull enemy design. I have to say though, i really liked the hand drawn characters, the art in this game is something to appreciate. The level system felt decently paced, and the major system (aka jobs or classes) felt rewarding in a sense, and there is a deep alchemy system. Let me say one more time. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF YOU'RE NOT LOOKING FOR A BRUTAL CHALLENGE! This game is incredibly hard, especially the first 10 levels, not to mention there is permadeath in the game. Be weary when you purchase class of heroes.
I think this game will be similar to Neopets: Petpets Wand of Wishing. It has adventure, different types of races to play with is what I hear. Since I like fighting games with caves and dungeons to explore in any kind of game and this looks like it's going to be a game I'll love for a while!
I think that this game will be great! I have been waiting forever for a pick-your-own-race rpg game. I am a fan of Final Fantasy and I think that this game will be similar to alot of games that ive played. can't wait for it to come out!
I OVERestimated it
When i got the game, i thought it would have been more of a 3D sorta thing where you and your party fought in a 3rd person perspective where the party is AI, (sorta like kingdom hearts) But i was wrong. It is sorta like a last-gen, but i really enjoyed it
I've been waiting for a choose-a-race game for the psp forever! I can't wait for it to come out