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« on: November 08, 2012, 03:06:42 AM »

Somehow this game kind of got released without me even realizing it existed.  I still barely know anything about it, other than that it's an SRPG in the Ragnarok world.  It doesn't look like any major publication has reviewed it either.

So does anyone know anything about this game?
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 04:05:15 AM »

nope. it sorta has the misfortune of being released soon after ragnarok oddyssey wich i am playing.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 04:48:59 AM »

I bought it on the PSN for $25. Not a bad price for a new release.

It's your standard FFT/TO style SRPG with classes, skills, branching plotline, lots of grinding, etc. From what I've read, the plot is even more generic/cliched than FFT/TO (not that I like the plot of any of those games). Combat seems more balanced than FFT/TO, but it's not very difficult to me.

Combat speed is very slow as you can't skip any attack or skill animations, some of which take 5+ seconds. I wish I was kidding. The UI is similarly slow and unresponsive. Party management takes far too long due to delays between menus and UI lag (even with a data install). A single free battle can take up to 30 min just due to the slow combat speed and sluggish UI. I wouldn't mind playing through more of the game if it wasn't so slow.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 10:25:53 AM »

I've gotta agree with the slowness comment, it's quite frustrating that things aren't quicker.  If the seven-year-old Front Mission 5 can provide a quick strategy experience, there's no reason that this game can't, either.

I think that the environments in this game are gorgeous, on the other hand.  I'm quite surprised at what appears to be more than just a flat/isometric backdrop. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 10:32:41 AM »

You're right, it does look very pretty for a PSP tactics game.

Shame about the combat speed as combat itself seems decent and balanced, at least early on.
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2012, 05:15:46 AM »

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/11/09/the-story-behind-ragnarok-tactics-localization/

I can see that this game is in 'good' hands.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2012, 06:10:58 AM »


I don't get it...
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012, 07:24:48 AM »

Well that was certainly an interesting interview.

He's not the first person to mistake an anime guy for a girl.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 07:03:50 PM »

When is this site going to have the review up?  RPGamer killed it, although I don't tend to agree with their staff reviews on tactical RPGs.  For example, I absolutely hate the Disgaea series (and every game from Nippon), but my 2 favorite games of all time are Final Fantasy Tactics and Vandal Hearts.
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