Rated 10 out of 10 by recian great game
After beating this game I have to say my first impression was totally wrong. The game takes so many twists and the characters change so much it's hard to think theyre the same people by the end of the game. Especially Capell. The gameplay was simple and fun. It wasnt too hard or dull lvling up or making money. The only issues I had with it were the lip sync was way off. It never matches but it's normally close. I spent 25 hours on this game my first playthrough and that was straight through. It can easily take 40 hrs. I spent 8 of those hours on the first disc and the rest on disc2. For some reason disc1 is short. It has alot of character development and variety and with SE behind it they added a great story but it didnt really kick in til mid part of disc2 and it has points in the story where youre going "Why dont they put 2 and 2 together!" some things are obvious and explained but the characters dont get it til later on. I'll add it to the top RPGs for 360. a must play for anyone into RPGs
Rated 4 out of 10 by GotReddOnYou What a bummer
First of all i'd like to say i gave this game a real chance. The music, character animations, storyline, and the over all graphics are decent. It's sad to say that almost everything else just isn't worth mentioning. Menu controls during battle makes any battle that requires a little thought turn into a button mash for your life. Waiting and waiting for the AI to get the queue to revive you can be pretty scary at times. I will admit that battles aren't horrible, but there's no depth to the combat. The vague descriptions for the achievements don't help the replay value. 'Watch out for the Tsunami.' Wow, that's a lot of help. Another problem, you enter a town or area, then watch a cutscene, exit the town or area and then you're told, 'Go north.' Seeing how there's no indication on the map letting the player know where north is exactly, leaves you wandering around forever. This is not a horrible game, just very problematic and frustrating. Try to enjoy your 20 hour game.
Rated 3 out of 10 by mossfanatic waste of money
Well, Im not going to write everything thats wrong with this game, Let me just sum it up. Don't buy this game. I will say the game is challenging, thats about all its got. Stupid characters, the leading character is some kid that plays the flute (wow now thats retarded) the graphics I've seen better on PS 2. It's basically a button masher with a crappy story. I've only played for a couple hours so I guess I cant down it too much, but I don't have any desire to play it more. Its like I was playing Dynasty Warriors, except I think dynasty warriors was more enjoyable. I don't understand why game publishers are making RPG's with stupid looking characters, what ever happened with characters like Cloud from FF7. Instead their all into making these fantasy characters that are only enticing to little kids, but what do I know right, I've only been playing RPG's since the nintendo era and up. Instead of buying this game, buy TALES OF VESPARIA, thats a good rpg. I expected more from an rpg from Square Enix/Tri Ace.
Rated 3 out of 10 by sonicpimp Must have rushed to put this piece of crap out.
Let me preface this review by saying that the opening movie was great, and that's all that was great. Voice acting was worse than a B-movie, many of the characters were very annoying, listening to those actors attempt to act was very painful. The controls were average there isn't much of a learning curve, you will be able to play within minutes of starting the game. There were elements of customization in the game; cooking, building weapons, and combining characters, but that doesn't add too much to the game. The game was short, even for two CDs, it was easy, and the game was very linear. You never really care what happens to one character over another and then the game introduces another character. The main challenge to the game camera angles. It's hard to fight a boss when all you can see is a wall, if you have ** dollars burning a hole in your pocket, and 20 or less hours to kill; you still want to pass on this game.
Rated 6 out of 10 by John S. Needs work
Ok, the game is alright but there is alot of work needed.... There are many instances in the game where you must figure things out, but you are not given any direction, clues or ideas in how to proceed many times its plug and play over and over until you get it right. Also there are way to many cut scenes, Many times I found myself playing for 10 mins and then 20 mins of cut scenes, it gets very annoying. Also the fighting system could use some work, many times while fighting you have to take a good second to face another opponent if no using auto target which leads to you taken a bunch of damage. The flute is another interesting part of the story, it needs to be used in the game, but again never given clues when or how to use it.... The story line also bugged me alot, the main character is non stop bashed and insulted no matter how often you save everyone elses lives..... The game could have been much better..
Rated 8 out of 10 by miniman fun game
this game was really fun the story was great to listen to but it doesnt say why is the moon so important why do they have to liberate the moon? it lacks some blood and its kindve childesh but other than that the game was really fun to play i played it on easy first and i flew through it almost never dieing and it took me about 24 hours of gameplay to beat the game but then i did it on normal and it took me 34 hours to beat it and i still wasnt bored. what it could use was more weopons it wasnt fun to go to a different town selling weopons that you could easily buy without losing money at all and still buying a lot of stuff. money is way to easy to get they should have made that a little harder to get but otherwise the game was really fun. this game could use a little more explenation about the chains though and like what is wrong with the moon this game is really for people who are bored and need something to do.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Thundrheelz Another under rated but GREAT game...
The only way I can see this game gets negative reviews are that parts are really complicated, and then some parts are beyond your comprehension, without some sort of guide, thank God for online walkthroughs.lol I for one am sick and tired of the FPS genre, I mean how many times do we need to shoot em up and kill em all in a game? This is a game that makes you think, stratigize and plan ahead. The storyline has a nice flow. The characters are interesting. Some of the bosses are magnanimous. The ending is a real cliff hanger, did Capell really die??? Be sure and wait until after the end credits to find out, I almost didn't... This game is about team work, something that has been long lacking in video games, and I really enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. I used Capell, Edward, Aya, and Eugene in completing it. I too would like to see a sequel. Great game, and there needs to be more like it!
Rated 10 out of 10 by wehrwolfe22 best game I have ever played
I just got an Xbox 360 and this is the game that I bought with it because it seemed like a good RPG whic are the type of games that I love. When I got home I played this game and the game was exellent. Some people think that the controls are difficult but I thought that they were pretty easy but the camera controls were easy like if you press LB then the camera will jump to directly behind Capell. the music was the best that I heard in a long time and the graphics were pretty sweet. The story was pretty cool because many of the characters personalities in battle would change with their feelings. I thought that it was pretty cool that they put a small undetectable love into the story and that they put lots of humor in the cutscenes. If there is one bad thing about this game then it would be that there are too many cutscenes. Overall this game is the best RPG I have ever played. Better than FF ha XD
Rated 8 out of 10 by WishList Great Game
I really liked this game because of two things the story and the battle system. It felt like I was playing devil may cry in a final fantasy game. I mean sure turned based battle systems are fun but its even better now that you can move and run around an enemy without having to stand in one spot the whole battle. The other three characters you can have set on different modes like wait and combo but through out most of my game I just set them on free to do what ever they wanted. I loved the cut scenes and there were so many of them just makes the story that much more compelling and if you did not want to watch it then you could just simply press select and end it there. The voices are great and its more fun to hear voices than to have to read the subs on the screen. My only complaint for this game was not being able to block. I was still able to complete the game without blocking but maybe that would have made it too easy. Overall I love role playing games for their stories more than anything else and there was enough battling to balance out the cut scenes with voices. Great Game 8/10.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ChuckJ Amazing
This game for me was truly amazing. It has been completely underrated by almost everyone. When I look for a new game to play I go and look at the ratings see if it is worth my time and looking at the rating of this game I would probably never have even tried it. I am happy that I did though receiving this game as a gift was a blessing, not only was I able to experience an amazing story but fall in love with the characters. As the story progresses I felt as if I were able to feel how the characters felt. It had an amazing way of letting the audience grow with the characters. After countless hrs of amazing game play I was sad that it had to end. I really wish that they story could continue forever or atleast make a sequel. Although a great game it does have its flaws. The major flaw to me was the lip sync. But needless to say if this is my major flaw then there cant being anything wrong. Lip sync although adds to the illusion of the game does not make the game. If you are looking for a great game to pass time, or just a game with an amazing story I would reqamend this game to anyone 10/10 for me