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Good game with major bug
on 31 March 2013
This is a tactical RPG where you collect demons and use them in battle to defeat other demons, you move your characters around on a grid type map to engage in battles, similar to Fire Emblem on 3DS. This is a updated version of a DS game from a few years ago, a new chapter was added to the game if I am correct, and the game is now fully voice acted. From what I have played the story is interesting, and this game offers many hours of gameplay, it is a very long game and I have barely scratched the surface. There are hundred of demons to collect and they can be fused with other demons to create new ones, and their are multiple endings so replay value is high.
If you are worried that this game has a lot of demons in it, and you are worried about all that stuff and if this game is right for you, all I can say is they are more or less like pokemon and not as sinister as you would imagine, they come in all shapes and sizes and one even looks like a cabbage wearing a tie. this is not a devil worshiping game or anything like that and the story is told in your typical Japanese RPG way with likable characters and art style like the Persona games or other Atlus RPGs, watch some video reviews on youtube if you want a clearer explanation of the gameplay and subject matter. From what I have gathered so far from the story, Japan is under attack from demons and you have to defeat them, that is about all I have discovered so far.
My reason for writing this review early is to warn people that the European version contains a bug where if you use the summon command in a battle the game will lock up and freeze on you for a good 4-5 minutes and then will resume as normal and can use the summon command as normal, but it will freeze again in future battles if you use the summon command again,and you must wait it out yet again for the game to start working. You can avoid using the summon command but this will make the game harder for many people I am guessing. This is a major flaw that should never have made it into the game, but I am hoping the people responsible will do the right thing and patch this problem with a update. It is not a random bug, it happens at a specific time , when you use a certain feature, so they should be able to pin point the problem and fix it .
Many will encounter this problem and turn off the game and never return as they will assume it is completely broken, a real shame.
If your game does freeze, just wait a few minutes and you will be able to continue. The game can be completed with this method so it's not completely broken thankfully but this needs to be fixed as it is a awful bug in the game. if the game is fixed then i will be changing my score to 5 stars as this is what the game deserves imo when its working as intended. One or two stars may seem harsh but this is a major problem and almost completely breaks the game. When you are paying £30 odd quid for a game you expect it to work properly, especially after waiting 2 years for this game to be released in Europe.
Ghostlight have tweeted that a patch has passed through testing to fix these problems and they will be submitting it to Nintendo very soon. so hopefully the problems will be fixed shortly.