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Average User Score: 7.5Dec 27, 2018I'm enjoying it. It isn't a masterpiece, nothing groundbreaking has happened and probably won't happy but the game is solid and veryI'm enjoying it. It isn't a masterpiece, nothing groundbreaking has happened and probably won't happy but the game is solid and very enjoyable.
Graphics and music wise, the game is great, but rather standard. In the mechanics field it seems to shine, or at the very least deviate greatly from the norm. The battle have a few interesting mechanics that keep most fights from being same-y while giving you all the options you need. Battles are not random, you can see enemies coming, and there are very few of them, but you can always grind by initiating battles from the menu. Items tend to be less stat-oriented and give you unique features that help you adjust your strategy.
The story and characters are mostly forgettable but the overall experience is fun.
I recommend this to anyone who's looking for something unique to fill the void between major releases.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Aug 10, 2018This game is a mixed bag for me. For every brilliant feature there's a bad design choice.
Platforming is mostly fun, the lack of accuracy onThis game is a mixed bag for me. For every brilliant feature there's a bad design choice.
Platforming is mostly fun, the lack of accuracy on the wrench add some skill to the whole thing... Till it gets used in a boss-fight as a gimmick and leaves you hating the game.
A lot of the bosses are fun and original, while the rest are pure **** That part where you are stuck in the elevator and one pixel to the left or right means 25 of your health? fun :|
World building is phenomenal, but nothing is explained in depth and half the plot threads go no where.
You get extra characters to add some diversity! But they handle like ass, are slow and one of them is literally crippled and plays like it. Fun :|
Dialog is mostly great but the phrasing and the wording leaves you very confused when it isn't, like someone didn't proof-read the whole thing to see if every sentence had a noun to tell you what the **** are they talking about...
I honestly feel bad for giving a mediocre review to a game made by one man and this game is unique in every aspect, from the tone to the world to the dialog. But it is a very uneven experience with entire segments ("lets split up so we can fight 3 characters that were introduced this very second! Why? To pad the game out of course!") being completely redundant and most of all frustrating.
The best thing about this game is that at any point you can turn on the casual mode and just stroll to the ending while enjoying the story.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Aug 10, 2018Do you like being stun-locked for 20-30 seconds while two enemies hit you for 30+ hit combos? Do you like horrible boss fights (seriously,Do you like being stun-locked for 20-30 seconds while two enemies hit you for 30+ hit combos? Do you like horrible boss fights (seriously, wrong gear makes bosses impossible, right gear and you end the fight in 10 seconds. What the hell...)? Do you like fighting wave after wave after wave of spongy tanky enemies that don't bother attacking you and just stand there soaking up damage?
I have a lot of positive things to say about the dialog and the humor and the character design, but this is a game, not an anime and if the gameplay is crap than the game is crap.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Mar 1, 2018This game is a lot of wasted potential. There is some good gameplay and a lot of fun ideas, great character and world design, but it justThis game is a lot of wasted potential. There is some good gameplay and a lot of fun ideas, great character and world design, but it just never gets past the fun you have in the first few levels. Not only does it never surpass the first few levels, it actually gets much much worse.
I hate myself for bashing an indie title but on the Switch this game controls really badly. The number of times I died because the dash or jump button failed to register is shameful. Commig to this after Celeste just feels bad, it feels like my controller went back to NES days and can’t handle two simultaneous button presses.
As you progress what was fun tower defense in the first few levels slowly transforms into gimmicky levels with a redundant difficulty curve.
By level 5.1 I realized that despite my desire to finish this game, I am not having any fun. Maybe it’s cos I’m not playing co-op, maybe it’s cos I want this game to be a tower defense and it isn’t (you don’t get enough resources to play it TD style, you need to spend most of your time shooting) and maybe it’s cos this game tries to be a platformer but doesn’t have the control,s for it. Either way, I am not having fun, which is a shame since the potential is there and the game is interesting, just amateurishly made.
I will come back and revise my review if the game gets the fun patched back in, they did fix some of the **** difficulty issues, but I doubt it.
TL;DR Don’t bother. It just isn’t good enough.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Feb 25, 2018I love me some Bayo.
This game is so much better on the Switch and even on the WiiU it was a fantastic game. If you have not played theI love me some Bayo.
This game is so much better on the Switch and even on the WiiU it was a fantastic game. If you have not played the original or Bayo 2 you owe it to yourself.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Dec 3, 2017Tl;dr : The game isn't as good as it should have been. It has a blatant disregard for the player's time and the mixed bag that'sTl;dr : The game isn't as good as it should have been. It has a blatant disregard for the player's time and the mixed bag that's design/characters/story keeps it from being fun.
I was a fan of the first XBC, I never finished it cos it was wayyyyyy too long for me but the time I spent with the game was fun. XBC2 however seems to throw away most of what XBC was about. The world is still gorgeous but a lot less polished. The combat is still MMO-ish but you have a lot less to do in combat and a lot more useless mechanics. The story is, so far, run-of-the-mill Shounen **** Go here, do 3-4 fetch quests, watch a cutscene, do 3-4 more fetch quests, and I'm talking about main story quests, not optional side quests.
Lets add some examples so people reading this can decide if this game is for them or not.
I died around 30-40 times to roaming flying mobs that are higher level than me. The initial area has around 5 of them, with another area off the side where you have another 4. You puling mobs cos they look interesting and you wanna fight them? A flying mobs joins and kills you. You grind to become strong enough to kill it? You get the mob low and another on of the **** joins in.
Like, seriously, who is the idiot who designed the enemies in that world? I'm at the point where I don't want to explore because every area has 5 of these **** killing whenever I try to engage anything. It's like the game doesn't know if it wants me to explore the beautiful world they built, or it wants to **** me over for **** and giggles.
Story is boring so far, I'm around 12 hours in, it might get interesting but I doubt it. The main protagonist is a blank slate nice guy with no personality and an annoying voice. Pyra, the second protagonist is more interesting and better voiced but her design makes her impossible to take seriously. She looks like she not only doesn't belong to the world but was also designed by a 13 year old boy who wanted to make Tron porn. E.g. at night she glows, which makes her fake looking huge boobs shine with green neon lights. I have no idea who designed her, he obviously never saw boobs in his life, or why he decided that this is the feature he wants to emphasize, but whatever.
Lastly, the game's combat is, for the most part, boring. You need to time your skills to see the shining blue ring (still don't know what it does) and you need to combine skills for elemental trees (which is arguably the best part of combat) and you need to use skills to make enemies drop potions(?!?!?!?!) but the whole thing only comes together in boss fight where you have the time to build up combo chains. The usual combat isn't just a grindfest, it's a boring grindfest where you wait for icons to fill up. Also, did I mention you have 3 skills per character? Yup, you have 3 skills. 3 on each blade but the transition between blades is on cooldown as well. So you just wait...
Some of the griped I have with the game are not design flaws but issues that can be patched out (like the **** enemy placement) but a lot of it is part of the way the game was built. They want you to grind and they want you to wait and they don't want you to have any fun.
I'll try and finish it so I can get my money's worth but I don't recommend others play this.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Apr 1, 2016I was an early backer and very excited for this but I'm not happy with the end result.
The game is stunning and the soundtrack is also reallyI was an early backer and very excited for this but I'm not happy with the end result.
The game is stunning and the soundtrack is also really good. Overall design and aesthetics are stellar, like, Bastion level of art and design.
But the difficulty is made of **** You have health packs that don't really heal you since they lock you in place for around 2 seconds (which is forever in an action game) and every hit knocks you down, like a rubber doll, while not giving you invulnerability. So one hit can mean you get hit by 2-3 more projectiles that you would have otherwise evaded. This makes the bosses with their obvious adds a nightmare.
Basically, come in expecting a challenge and a buttload of repetition or don't bother. The game is beautiful and mesmerizing, but what good is that if you can't get past the middle :|… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Aug 31, 2015This game isn't worthy of the 8.5 it has imo.
The graphics is stunning and the battle system is cute but the plot is so horrible it pained meThis game isn't worthy of the 8.5 it has imo.
The graphics is stunning and the battle system is cute but the plot is so horrible it pained me to play it.
The characters are so one dimensional they boarder at satire. It isn't funny but it keeps trying and the princess, the second party member you get, is the most lazily written POS I've seen in a long long time.
Vanille from FF13? She's worse. She makes no sense and keeps harping on about nothing with a voice that makes you want to throw your 3DS out the window.
I couldn't get past the 4th or 5th city, it was just THAT bad.
If you need something to play on a flight or just don't care about the plot at all you can give this a try, otherwise pass.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Mar 25, 2013This game is beautiful and the sound design is really good. The art, from the background to the characters is phenomenal.
But I'm not havingThis game is beautiful and the sound design is really good. The art, from the background to the characters is phenomenal.
But I'm not having ANY fun playing it. The game is insanely cheap. Level starts, people talk, train in your face insta-death. What?! WHY?! Because F U that's why!
There is close to no skill in most levels, with insta-death boss rays and insta-death floors. Insta-death ceilings too.
Go play Jamestown. It is a Shmup, and though it may not be as stunningly pretty, it doesn't feel as cheap.… Expand