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on 24 August 2009
This was the first RPG I've ever played and I wasn't sure how I was going to like it at first. A birthday present from my husband he regretted it shortly afterwards: I was hooked, LOL! I have played it through twice already and am on the third go around, but then I am one of those people who becomes a fan (fanatic) over those things that I really like.
What appealed to me, maybe because I'm a girl, I don't know, was that it had a backstory so it was almost as if you were taking part in a film or a book. As a fantasy book reader and a writer, the game appealed to me on the story level, although I've heard other people don't tend to like that.
Loved the character designs and background drawings and although the music does get a bit repetitive over time it is very well done. My first few bosses I kept getting killed, as I had no idea you needed to be a certain level in order to better defeat them. I loved the fact that the battles were turn-based, as I have terrible reflexes, so real time battles are no fun for me. Even on this third time around I'm finding things I missed the first two, more treasure chests, land to explore etc.
What would have made the game a bit better would perhaps to have had the world map earlier on in the game, but other than that I don't really have any complaints about it. I didn't find the voiceovers that bad myself.
I love it, one for the keeper shelf.