Toki to Towa footage (1:58:46)
Skip to 3:37.
Oh man...this game looks bad...everything I feared has come true.
First of all, the guy playing it is completely obnoxious and I wish he would just shut up. I know that's not the game's fault but I had to comment...I want to leave the sound on to hear the game but listening to him giggle at every immature joke is torture.
I already completely hate the prince character. His personality is awful. Almost every line he speaks makes me cringe. Oh, and sure enough it looks like he's going to be in Drake's body for most of the game.
The gameplay looks stiff and awkward. Panning around on the map is particularly bad. Drake is flying next to Toki but they're both 2D sprites so when you move the camera it actually moves Drake to keep them in the same respective orientation, which looks really silly. Then there's that ridiculous backing up animation, I guess because they didn't want to have to animate Toki facing different directions. I feel like it should be accompanied by that beeping sound trucks made when they back up.
But then there's the combat. Admittedly this is pretty early in the game, but it doesn't look like there's much depth to it. Just attack and block/dodge, which the option to use long-range attacks or jump up close to the opponent for short range attacks (sorry, no freedom of movement, it's strictly a binary choice). Animations take a lot of frames and most of the challenge seems to be in not leaving time to dodge.
The story is incredibly stupid. Apparently Toki/Towa just happened to have this time-travelling ability but never bothered to use it before. Then she goes back in time and, after finding out absolutely nothing from the fortune-teller, has another friggin tea party. (I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of those) Toki discusses things with her friends and one of them points out that the assassins at the wedding might be related to the assassin's guild (based solely on their appearance). So what do they do? They wander around the assassin district of town looking for people dressed like assassins! Then they actually find some, fight them, and then--I swear to go I'm not making this up--they find out that they're actually assassin wannabe's who just dress like assassins to be cool. It does actually make more sense that way, I guess, but the whole exchange is ridiculous. This is not a game that wants to be taken seriously. Then they go back and have another
tea party (an hour into the game and this is the third one already)...that's about where I quit.
In summary, this game looks shallow, awkward and very heavy on the fanservice and innuendo.
What the fuck just happened at 5:55!? Not only shit frame rate, but that chick sort of flips like an ani-tard.
Nothing. Seriously. She's just yelling at the idiot couple for being too close before their wedding.
I see while I was writing this Aeolus wrote something similar, oh well.