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Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 51.6 hrs on record
Posted: Jul 3, 2017 @ 1:00pm

Wow, well, I just played through arguably the best JRPG of all time. If I would have said that a week ago, I'd be referring to a replay of Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Secret of Mana, Albert Odyssey or others I've played over the years. However, today, I'm saying that becuase of this wonderful gem called Einlanzer. The SNES heyday of JRPGs was during my teenage years, so I've been playing and enjoying them for ~20-25 years now. I can say without a doubt that Einlanzer ranks up with the best of them.

The game starts out fairly 'typically' of how a game like this starts out, but it's not to say it starts out unoriginally. Over the dozens and dozens of hours of this game though, you really see it grow and flourish into what I think is a masterpiece of dialoge, story and satisfying gameplay. Without giving anything away, the main story ended up blowing me away more than any story in a video game in years. It legitimatley made me 'feel' feelings. And there were also 'laugh out loud' moments where I actually laughed, instead of just smiled and lightly gave a single chuckle (like usual 'funny' sections of games).

The difficulty curve is also worth mentioning. In this game, almost every single new place you go ends up giving you very challening battles, but there are no impossible sections that make you want to quit or get too frustrated like is the case in sections of many other JRPGs. It's just another spot-on achievement, along with everything else about this game.

This is honestly one of the best of the best. As a JRPG veteran and huge fan, Einlanzer belongs in the conversation of 'best JRPGs of all time', and is one of the most purely fun games I've played in a very long time.
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