Publicada: 26 de novembro
I love this game so much! It's beautiful, with an elegant, cheerful, carefully-constructed art style that makes exploration a joy. The main character is THE BEST 8-year-old protagonist video games has ever seen, I'm pretty dang sure, and the supporting cast of family and classmates do a good job backing her up. She's funny, charming, surprisingly well-rounded, and insanely endearing. Playing this game was such a joy for the dialogue alone. It's kind of over-the-top, sure, but in a lot of ways this bunch of sword-fighting, magic-wielding kids feel like real kids, which I find refreshing. Slow-paced, full of little details, secrets, large environments and dozens of npcs to chat with; this is a game you spend a lot of time with and get to know slowly.
The only fatal flaw, for me, was that I eventually found the combat to be too difficult. I've never been too good at remembering and utilizing combos, actually figuring out how magic works, or side-scrolly action games. I was able to bluster my way through combat for a significant chunk of time, but I reached a point where it simply became overwhelming, and I quit, never finishing the game. That said, I'd like to go back someday, start over, make the effort to actually try and be good at combat, and maybe actually find out what happens to my favorite sword-wielding girl.
Even though I wasn't able to finish the game due to difficulty, I still found it absolutely worth playing, and got a lot out of it without even getting - I think - more than halfway through. As someone who likes snappy dialogue, nice art, friendship, and magic, this game was right up my alley.
Not a good game if you don't have the patience for a slow story, or don't have a lot of time on your hands (you can only save at buildings, so you might find yourself stuck in a dungeon for an hour or so, frantically trying to stab all the snakes before dinner). Also not good if you hate rascally kids or have a deathly phobia of giant bees (which I might have now, actually, having played this game -- I'm scarred for life).
Awesome if you like your slice-of-life anime with magic and giant bees. Also talking skeletons! Wouldn't be a proper game without the talking skeltons.