Gods Eater Burst
If you're a fan of Phantasy Star Online (Yes, the older one); you'll love this game.
One major aspect of the game, that, personally, I quite enjoy, is sprint. See, you have your Health, Ammo, and Stamina.
Stamina is used when you swing your sword, jump, or sprint.
Stamina, thankfully, recharges quickly.
Ammo is depleted when you shoot, obviously, but is regained as you use sword attacks. During play, you can switch ammo type, by holding square (At least in the Japanese version) which opens a menu to cycle through, in real time.
I've put quite a few hours into this game already, so, I'm looking forward to seeing what the story is. Pre-ordered.
One, albeit small, con, is there isn't a leveling system. I've seen some other's talking of this. Though, you'll hardly notice, with the changes in weapons, and items that make you "stronger".
An odd, but good, RPG-style game
This game isn't an RPG in the normal sense of the word -- you don't level up, there are no experience points. Everything is determined by equipment, essentially. Equipment is, however, upgradeable and craftable, or you can just buy stuff if you want. The bullet crafting system is slightly confusing, and the lack of progression at some points in the upgrade tree (I have been stuck on the same bloody blade for a while, and I would like to at least be able to see what I need to upgrade it) is frustrating. The graphics are among the best I've seen on the PSP, but take that with a grain of salt, since most of what I play are retro-style games or NIS games, like ZHP, Cladun, Valkyrie Profile, etc. The tactical side of the game -- deciding which weapons to use, which bullets to equip, who to take along on a mission -- is extremely well-crafted by the developers. There is no way to completely overpower the enemy, that I have found, which, while frustrating at times, makes beating things up that much more satisfying.
Very fun :) worth getting. only 29.99 used.
I was originally intrigued by this game because it looked so much like Monster hunter, and i love monster hunter to death. So i got it, and i immediately felt the similarities. I was worried that i would be comparing the two too much while playing, but that didn't happen. Its very fun and entertaining in its own ways as well. I like our rooms that we get, the terminals are cute to use. Being able to craft different clothes is neat (maybe cuz im a girl). Although there are only a few different styles. And actually the story (with mediocre voice acting) is pretty neat. However my two beefs are, i dont like only being able to movie the camera with the left trigger. (using the right one switches between gun/blade) And speaking of gun, i am not a gun person at all. I suck at shooting for anything. xD. I haven't beaten the game so i can't comment on if i ever got tired of it after a while. But i am still enjoying the game. Which is good news. If you like monster hunter, and that type of fighting them im sure youll like this. (I also just love the opening video :3 )
I had been looking at this game on youtube almost since the the start of 2010 along with dot.hack//link, I was worried neither of them would make it overseas but for now it looks like god eaters made it, only this is the new & improved version. It's supposed to be the same as the original god eater only with updates like more than twice as many missions as the, any other updates besides that I don't know about , due to the fact that I really don't know much about god eater to begin with :/
The Game We Needed It To Be
Let's start this off with the big points.
Hack, slash, shoot, leap anime heights, "Step" with quick dashes, sprint, and devour large sci-fi demons. I think you get the picture. If you don't, here's my thousand words-
Exactly what was expected (If you read my Preview Buzz, you already know). Speaking for controls only, for a moment, this game is just barely short of perfect, and, it's not it's own fault. Sometimes, moving the camera is difficult, as, the D-Pad is camera controls. Don't hold this against the game, though. The camera wouldn't have worked out on the R and L buttons because they modify controls, as well as, perform functions (Not to mention, with lock-on, you'll hardly notice it). Other than that, controls are perfect for the play.
As for AI; The Aragami know just how to backhand you when you let your guard down. This can be annoying, but, it's part of the challenge.
Teammate AI is really good, actually. You have to protect your Sniper AI, but, you're actually supposed to.
Some of you, I know, might be worried about the voice acting. Don't be. With an exception of a few lines from Kota, the voice acting is really, really good. Each character has a minimum of 100 lines they say during combat, so, it doesn't get repetitive. The only real sound problem you might find, is, if you run at just the right angle with your teammates following, your footsteps all sound off, together. It sounds like one repeating step, really fast.
If it does annoy, just stop moving for a second, or, slow if you can't stop, and there ya go.
I was decently surprised when it came to the graphics. The opening theme'll leave you wishing you had it in anime form. They really went all-out, here. And all of the unlockable clothes, hairstyles, etc, just add to it.
This game has, what, 225+ missions? And any story missions you beat, you can go back and beat in multiplayer, or with different AI. If you want to play multiplayer, but, your friends aren't around? You can play using their character as AI. It's almost as good, since the AI for teammates is decent.
If you happen to have Ad-Hoc party for the PS3, this would almost infringe on Phantasy Star's IP. Oh, and while there is no leveling, there is a system of "Ranking." You go from Recruit to Private, etc, based on how far through the story you are.
Seems much more official, to me. Adds a bit to the story and helps pull you in. You're not constantly 'ding'ing.
It's a very enjoyable game for those into Grinding
Though compared to Monster Hunter many times, God(s) Eater makes a name for itself.
I swear, I found that I couldn't drop the PSP system down as I played this game. The various areas shown on the game are a perfect example of a post- apocalyptic earth, and truly display the scenario of the game. The music was astounding, especially the track played during the "Corrosive Hannibal" aragami battle, truly giving you an epic feel to it. But, like Monster Hunter, the players must kill many of the same type of aragami to find the material needed to complete specific equipment. Though a pain, it makes the sight of a full equipment set all the more satisfying.
While Monster Hunter offers armor, God(s) Eater offers a wide variety of clothing, that offer nothing in terms of stats, allowing the player to create a character suited to their individual tastes.
The Story is enjoyable, establishing from the very beginning on the dire situation humanity suffers. But though the protagonist is a "Silent Protagonist", its aggravating to see your character to be given an important role, but hardly ever included in conversations, especially when it involves the fate of humanity. But that changes in the "Burst" storyline, where he/she is truly the center of all the commotion, and takes a new level in "badass", and gives the player quiet a surprise near the end.
And even at the end of the game, I have yet to acquire all of the equipment God(s) Eater offers, and the story left me begging for a sequel, and still, I find myself immersed in the game.
Great grind RPG
Its a great game if you like grind rpg's such as Monster Hunter, Phantasy Star, or Lord of Arcana. Its got great variety of gear to choose from, a decent storyline which is nice when compared to Monster Hunter which barely had any (more like none) story progression. Good graphics, sweet looking weapons, great overall game.
WARNING: you will get addicted
This game is the best game that i have ever played for PSP, DS, and the XBOX 360. I always wanted a game where i can make my weapons, use a sword and a gun in the same battle. This is the game that had everything I wanted in any game. You should buy it if you are a hardcore gamer or any other kinds because it can be easy, frustrating, and hard at some point in the game. The game itself has a pretty good story and is simple enough for even 7 year olds to play. This game is worth it.
Just picked up this game today its great and fast pace. also it i can see what it sold it japan so fast its one game i will not stop playing for a long time.another thing right now i can say is i wish i can get the two extra bosses but the link is mess up. great game thought
One of the greats, don't miss it.
Psp has had its moments. Like when Ratchet and clank was released and it even got its own exclusive ratchet and clank game. Then there are the final fantasy games. Im not a big fan but they have made an impact. then there was Monster Hunter (dedicated fan :D). Now God Eater is coming our way. Ive been following God eater ever since the original was announced. Ive played the demo for burst and its AMAZING. The story in itself is pretty cool and the weapons are ingenious. The game play is fairly easy to learn but can be difficult to master. the main enemy of the game is called the aragami. Your part of a coporation called Fenrir. Your known as a God eater, which is a person that wields the powerful God Arc and uses it to slay the Aragmi. As many others have done before me, I will compare it to monster hunter. In a way its both similar, yet different. Most people probably think "Oh great a monster hunter rip off" when they see this. They couldn't be more wrong. This game is great. Yes it has its similarities, But D3 has definatly spent a great deal of time making this game amazing. If your unsure or don't think it will be good, go ahead and try the Japanese demo. Its not hard to figure what your suppose to do, and if you get stuck, Google is your friend. They have even added some extra DLC if you pre-order. The pre-order aragami look super beast and sexy, plus you get seven additional missions. Overall I am incredibly excited for this and think it will be an amazing game. If you like Monster hunter or heck, just love to hack apart monsters with oversize d swords, Look no further than God Eater Burst.