I can say confidently that DAO is a very well-made RPG. It first came out in 2009. But, without a doubt, it is still an amazing game.
If you are a RPG fan, this is must-have or, at least, a must-try.
Visual is amazing, considering it is first released in 2009. I have taken many beautiful screenshots.
Voice-acting is top-notch in my opinion. Characters are unique and interesting. And it goes well with voice-acting. I enjoy every conversation without skipping. I love the language use in this game. It's pleasing to the ears.The game is story rich, so it shouldn't be skipped anyway. As someone who can get easily bored, I really enjoy the story, mainly because of the characters I'm with.
As for the game-play, it is real-time though you can pause the game to order your commands. You control 4 characters at same time. Skills and wits are required to make the best of the situation. You will enjoy forming your own party and creating a unique build for each character.
I have played this game when it first came out. I didn't enjoy it as much as this play-through mostly because I was quite young back then. I would have played it till the end if not because of the save file lost, which sadden me considerably. I miss my beautiful character.
Though I intend to get this game eventually, my friend gifts it to me seeing it is on my wishlist. He got it quite cheap from humble. As someone who usually is a giver, this is a nice change. Thx, Nobi. I expect more expensive games next time. lol.
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This game is easily 5 stars