Game's story sounds simple. Main character Rei Hatada is trying to find her sister in purgatory. But that;s just oversimplified version. Game starts kinda simple, but in unique way. At the beginning you control a butterfly. A soul without memory and having no clue who she is. Later she learns her identity. Rei Hatada. Regains her human form. Soon she notices another butterfly followingGame's story sounds simple. Main character Rei Hatada is trying to find her sister in purgatory. But that;s just oversimplified version. Game starts kinda simple, but in unique way. At the beginning you control a butterfly. A soul without memory and having no clue who she is. Later she learns her identity. Rei Hatada. Regains her human form. Soon she notices another butterfly following her. Its her sister Mirai. So how she loses sister out of sight? Well...actually weird woman named Anamnesis tricks Rei into stabbing Mirai, who doesn't die, but starts falling down to the deepest part of purgatory. If she reaches the bottom she'll be reborn as different person and will forget everything she knew in current life. In order to save her sister Rei signs contract with demon twins Mephis and Pheles. Terms of contract is simple. Hunt down the monsters and gather 7 ideas so demons could save her sister. That's short summary of story.
After signing contract Rei gets and guardian she can summon, sword and armor. Now she's ready to fight things. Combat system is easy. You can assign 4 skills to be used.Once you level up more, you'll unlock more skills, but can equip only 4. Still,, there could be problematic to use some skills, because monsters can knock you faster, than animation for skill starts. Combat itself is action rpg style,so its not turn based and you actually control character.
When game progresses 3 more characters will join your group and you can switch between at any given time. Every of them has their unique combat style and skills, still...Rei remained my favorite character to play.
While fighting monsters you encounter stronger versions of creatures called revenants. Not all of them are bosess, most are like elite monsters. Why they are important? Simple. Once you kill them, you get a torment. You can get up to 10 torments. After that you need to return back to room and purify them..by crying. Once purified torments becomes sentiments, which are used as gear in this game, so best is to explore whole map to find and kill them all before proceeding to next floor. Each story chapter has 3 main quests and 1 optional. Each quest has zone with 3 floors each. So usually ist 10 revennats scattered around those 3 floors. By killing monsters you also can collect information about them. a backstory about each type. That includes bosses. Sometimes you get memories of boss monsters or game characters. Those memories have unique drawing style and you encounter first time with those in prologue when as butterfly trying to remember who you are.
Gear can be upgraded, by fusing two of same type and name items with extra materials. You can also listen in game soundtrack. Also, as you progress through game you'll unlock new outfits for characters. Some are also part of DLC.
Music soundtrack of game is beautiful,love the intro song, almost every time when launchign the game I listen for it.
Now about rest of things....game's resolution can be changed before launching game, same goes for audio language, still..I suggest using Japanese voices with English subtitles. Mostly because English translation sounds weird..like something is missing..they fail to reflect character personalities. Downside would be, that I can't change controller style, so I'm forced to play with keyboard and mouse. Its not that terrible, I got used to it, but I'd prefer using controller.
To complete game you need to finish it 4 times. Good thing is that you don't start at chapter 1 each time, but get ready for some repetition of zones and stuff, but story is actually really nice. Has everythign..beautiful,cute,funny moments..but there's also lots of tragedy and tears in the story..not just by characters..but by you . Its one of those games whitch can make you cry.
Now it seems I said everything I wanted about game. Sure its not perfect, but has nice soundtrack and story, so its definitely worth playing. I don't regret those 45 hours of gameplay. Actually after completing with japanese voices I'm starting it again..still..as I said..Japanese voice acting is much better, than english… Expand