Postat: 31 ianuarie
Do you enjoy frustration? Boy do I have the game for you! I got this game quite a while back in a sale, and finally got some time to start clearing backlog. I was rather looking forward to this given the screenshots I had seen, and it seemed fun enough at first. Times change.
First of all, you get almost zero explanation on anything, yet you are expected to know anyway. You'll be afflicted by status ailments whose effect you will not know, you will require upgraded gear that you are never prompted to make, you will have to run all over creation to revisit old places, and you will be stunlocked to hell if you get hit at an inopportune moment.
I had some problems with early bosses, but I was still figuring out mechanics and controls so no biggie, yeah? Other bosses were even quite fun. You'll find a few eventually though that will just be brick walls. I would slam my head against them for an hour and barely squeak past. I finally struggle my way to the final boss, who I discover to be the most awful of the lot. After coming close to actually physically slamming my face on the desk I decide to see if I can find any help online, only to discover almost all the tips out there suggest specific talent and stat builds or items which, ding ding ding, are very poorly explained in-game or likely not at all. It was here that I finally decided to give up because the last save point I was given was before another boss who I really didn't want to deal with a second time.
Alright so you might want to go beyond my limit and tough it out, right? All the enemies in the game scale with your level, making all that backtracking you're going to have to do to find those items a right pain in the ♥♥♥. The "fast travel" system (if you can even call it that) is almost hilariously limited so you'll be trekking around the entire map for hours to get all the stuff you want. The terrain is incredibly annoying to traverse after the first time, in part due to having to swap out your magic spells that are required for it, which may not be the ones you want in combat.
I'm not usually one to back off from a challenge, and the difficulty here is actually manageable (if perhaps mislabeled on the select screen). But this combined with plethora of poor design decisions and pure irritation so many other facets of the game can cause just make it not worth the time.