Nov 26, 2014Those who want a good strategy RPG will appreciate the battle system, but may find themselves growing weary of the lengthy story scenes. Still, fans of both genres will find something to like in this game. Maybe they'll even grow to appreciate a genre they weren't looking for.
Oct 14, 2014In the end, Tears to Tiara II is a well put-together game that’s hard to recommend in the long run. Had the game chosen to either be a full-fledged Visual Novel with proper saving features or a more evenly-paced Strategy RPG, it would have gotten a higher recommendation.
Positive: 7 out of 7
Mixed: 0 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
Aug 22, 2015One of the more underrated titles out there to come out recently.
This game has a fantastic story that easily satiesfies VN fans anyone whoOne of the more underrated titles out there to come out recently.
This game has a fantastic story that easily satiesfies VN fans anyone who likes fantasy, myths and anything involving history. If you could slog through the slow and lengthy start, you'll soon be hooked into a wonderfully crafted tale full of plot twists and deep character development that is anything but short of being epic.
While the game caters more to storyline lovers, fans of the SRPG genre should have more than enough aspects of the genre to keep them coming back for more.
The music in the game is nice to listen to and while the graphics is nothing spectacular and is as you should expect in a VN, it should do more than its fare share of keeping those who prefer great graphics from complaining too much.
The only real downside I could think of is if you prefer to have English dubs in a game, which is sadly missing on this one.
All in all, if you like SRPGs and VNs and is looking for something with an interesting and deep storyline, look no further and give Tears to Tiara II a try.… Expand
Oct 14, 2014Easily one of the best Stragety RPG games out there. Has a terrific story and character and should not be overlooked by any fan SRPG games,Easily one of the best Stragety RPG games out there. Has a terrific story and character and should not be overlooked by any fan SRPG games, honestly im shocked at jut how good this game is for its $40 price tag. While there is no english audio the subtitles are all you really need so its not really a negative for me.… Expand
Jun 24, 2015This game is nothing short of a masterpiece. The story is deep and rich which fill take your emotions for a ride from A to Z, there is aThis game is nothing short of a masterpiece. The story is deep and rich which fill take your emotions for a ride from A to Z, there is a simple but good battle system, enough character/party customization to keep you happy, absolutely fantastic music and I really like the art style. If you like Final Fantasy Tactics, pick this game up, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.… Expand
Jan 4, 2015I haven't enjoyed a game this much since the late 90's. It's a really long game with a great story and fun SRPG gameplay. I can't believeI haven't enjoyed a game this much since the late 90's. It's a really long game with a great story and fun SRPG gameplay. I can't believe that any critic could give this game anything less then a glowing review. I signed up for an account just to rate this game. If you appreciate JRPGs with good stories then just get it and play it over a couple of months. You won't be disappointed.… Expand
Nov 13, 2014Outstanding. In a single word, that's how I would describe the game. This comes as testament that games do not need high end graphics to beOutstanding. In a single word, that's how I would describe the game. This comes as testament that games do not need high end graphics to be good.. So, let's review why this game is actually underrated by metacritic reviewers.
First, Story: The most important aspect of ANY RPG. This game performs better in setting the story. Granted, has a lengthy intro, but, I didn't mind it. In fact, I quite enjoyed it. More so than other games that feel completely stupid or do hand holding 90% of the game.
Second, Music: Fitting and welcomed. Every melody is perfectly arranged and suits the moment of the game, to the point I forgot I was playing a game.
Third, voices: Japanese voices are sometimes better acted than english voices, as most of the times, english dubs felt more like the people was reading the script, rather than acting.
Fourth, Combat: Somewhat of a drag at first, after playing it a little, it becomes easy to figure.
Final Verdict: Go and buy the game. If you enjoy classic true JRPG, then, you will definitely enjoy Tears to Tiara II, as this game is now considered a classic by me.… Expand
Oct 22, 2014Just finished the story, what an fantastic game, was not expecting something of this caliber since FFT.
+80 hours of reading epic story /Just finished the story, what an fantastic game, was not expecting something of this caliber since FFT.
+80 hours of reading epic story / gameplay not including postcontent bonus dungeon which have 50 floors and probably will add another 30-40 hours, excellent value for $40 game.
+well-written dialogues along with voice acting
+fun battles that keep things varied
+likable cast of characters
+good details in chibi
-graphics may be a turn-off to some if you dislike chibi models but I thought this was really well-done and I normally don't like chibi.… Expand
Oct 14, 2014Here's a checklist of whether or not you'll like the game. The more you tick the more you will.
SRPG Roman History ClassicalHere's a checklist of whether or not you'll like the game. The more you tick the more you will.
As part visual novel, expect a lot of reading. If you don't mind, then you'll find a fantastic story with strong, likeable characters filled with references to Classical Mythology and Roman History. There are two main themes used in this work: sacrifices and the place of religion within society. The first works adds to a moving story. The second is surprisingly not as black-and-white as it appears, and leaves you thinking, but in general recognizes both positive and negative sides of religion.
There are flaws in the story for sure, mostly in the second half, with some of the twist feeling like cop-out. The conclusion of the first half is also incredibly strong, which kind of leaves the second half wanting.
There is no English dub. If you don't mind that either, the Japanese voice actor will blow you away. Especially the leads. The BGM is flawless and will sway your emotions appropriately (except one song in Engrish).
The graphics is this game's weakest part. The character design is good. The portraits and CGs works. But the Chibi game sprites works against the serious story, especially when lots of the story uses those sprites.
The game itself is competent. The levels are diverse and interesting. The battle system works, though mages are slightly too strong in my opinion. A note here that when they say Hard Mode, they mean Hard Mode. It's not Fire Emblem level, but close. Especially if you're after bonus and ranks. The last quarter or so after you crossed the Alps (shown in the trailer) is especially tough on Hard Mode without level grinding. Easy Mode is no slouch either. If you want to focus on the story, play on Very Easy.
Overall I would say start with 8/10, then add 0.25 for each of the four at the top you tick off. So for me 9/10.… Expand