Posted: July 5
100% Complete Run
I originally played this game back when it came out on PC and thought it was pretty cool. I remember getting stuck somewhere and giving up. Basically without the updated wikiI was not understanding the inticacy of many aspects of the game. The gmae lacks a tutorial for many important aspects of the game and once hindered the ability for some to get into the game. (There really should be a link to the wiki in the description of the game or something because without it I would never have enjoyed it so much.)
+ Story - The story isn't actually all that bad. While it definitely has its ups and downs, as a whole it changes some of the same old broing troupes of JRPS, while keeping others. The dialogue and voice actors sometimes help make the story predictable, but there are some neat twists and some great characters.
+Gameplay - The game is remanisent of an MMO and traditional JRPG in that there is an overworld map, which you can choose a location to go to. You are then entered into a 3D enviroment where you can move and see enemies running around, like an MMO or Chrono Trigger. You enter combat by engaging with the enemies on these fields and to help do that you have a special ability that allows you to slow time and link enemies together to fight at once, or manipulate in other ways (like avioding them). The combat system is great for seasoned JRPG fans. Its great fun and sometimes great strategy. You can enter towns and go shopping, grab new quests, do guild tasks, and talk to randoms.
+Graphics - For a game thats getting older, the URE3 hold up decently, not ground breaking by any means. Environments are beautiful and fairly detailed, and there are a lot of them.
+Completion - It takes over 60 hours to 100% this game. Took me double that. The list I went by is:
1. All Quests
2. All Guild Tasks
3. All Weapon Upgrades Maxed
4. Rank 8 Conqueror
5. All Arcana Abilities (because they are awesome)
For completing the game you get a new game +. For doing all of those individual things, you should get a lot of items to carry over and a gold bonus, as well as proving you can take down the badest of the bad in the normal game.
- Story - Short imo. But I guess thats not so bad see as how this game took days of my live away.
-Graphics - Even after years the game still suffers from texture pop ins and Rush's skirt....wtf
-Gameplay - Battles can feel tedious many times over. Sometimes you will get frustrated with certain enemies, most in the story mode. White Conqueror took me 5 attempts. No minigames :(.
-Completion Bonus - All the purple shiny items you get are just Trophies for when you play the new game + mode. That sucks. Also no achievements.
I really liked this game my second time through. Shoutout to the wiki.