In short, your relationships with different characters impacts how the story develops, which urges the player to consider their decisions. How your character is portrayed dictates much of how the ending turns out. The game isn't so much as romantic interludes so much as it is developing respect among your teammates as your team copes with rival teams as well as planetary threats. The 'morale' factor comes into play during the battles against demons that are disguised as robots.
The more faith and comradery you have amongst your team the more trust you build, hence more 'spirit power' you garner for your mech. All of it is hand in hand throughout the story. If you find yourself making ill-advised decisions when prompted you can just load the last save and start anew before that engagement. One doesn't have to be absolutely flawless and make all the 'right' decisions, but you'll be able to tell when you're in a predicament where making the 'right' choice is key.
The characters themselves all have very different personalities and appearances, making for very unique dynamics. You can choose to play down some 'relationships' while opting to be borderline flirty with others, making for very funny moments at times.
The graphics are top notch, may they be in gameplay or in cutscenes where you're essentially in an anime. The entire game is an anime of sorts, but I really enjoyed how it was part fan service and part story-driven.
All in all, games are supposed to be fun and not everyone will like everything but this hits the mark on so many levels. If you want a game that has humor, is very 'chill', and is still entertaining with rpg elements then I highly recommend this. Especially for the anime crowd.
Length of ownership: 1 month
yes: I recommend this product