Yayınlanma: 24 Nisan
For every thing that this game does right, there's something that it does absolutely wrong. Now granted, I have not finished this game, but with the amount of time I've clocked on it, I feel I have somewhat of a valid opinion.
The Book of Legends is a RPGMaker game made in the style of older JRPGs. It shows and not in a good way.
Without ranting too long, I'll just briefly point out the things it does wrong:
-The character development (as far as I've gotten anyways) relies too heavily on tropes. You have the choice between the younger but more feisty chick or the older and more condescending woman. The main man is kind of your standard ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
-The dialogue is incredibly awkward, both in pacing and in delivery. The game often tries to be funny in places where it simply shouldn't be or doesn't need to be.
-The combat doesn't make you feel stronger as you progress through the game. I have no idea what kind of damage calculation and algorithm this game uses, but I didn't feel any stronger at Level 33 than I did at Level 15.
-The maps are excessively large. Normally, this isn't a bad thing. An expansive world that encourages exploration is usually great. One major problem is the lack of being able to save anywhere freely. You have to talk to this priest-like NPC. But the problem is, the maps are extremely huge and there is a severe lack of saving NPCs per map. Sometimes there aren't any at all.
I have to separate this point as this is (in my eyes) the biggest flaw to this game. The game has random encounters. Imagine huge maps swarming with random encounters and extremely limited save points and locations for healing (outside of items). Combine this with a busted economy that practically forces you to grind needlessly for money just to barely be able to afford anything worthwhile and a combat system that doesn't make you feel stronger as you progress?
It gets boring and tedious.
I'm VERY used to difficult games, but the fact of the matter is that this game is difficult for the wrong reasons and it simply isn't fun. I can't, in good faith, recommend this at full price...or at all, really.
The last issue I have is more of a visual issue. While it doesn't bother me in particular, it's worth noting that it's VERY easy to tell that this game was constructed using the stock assets that came with RPGMaker. This doesn't bother me in particular, but it's worth noting.