It’s coming, the game is really interesting, and I suck at it. I am slowly working on a Let’s Play series, but maybe I will write my review before that’s done.
It has a really unique combat system, definitely designed for controller.
This is probably the epitome of easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat mechanic. Your squad is up to 4 characters, arranged like the buttons on a controller, and each button controls the actions of that one character corresponding to the button.
The artwork is really fantastic and a lot of times I am staring at just the hand-painted background or the character details. Definitely don’t do this while you are in combat, it’s a disaster. I have to constantly shift my eyes back to my own party away from all of the distractions in combat. When just running around the environment, the artwork is not just in layered display with good parallax while you are running around in a 2D plane, the objects in the background are made up of a ton of 3D models, and it looks really awesome.
Boss fights are fantastic and really fun, especially when you get used to the combat. For me, it’s about 2.5 hours getting used to combat mechanics and now it’s really smooth.
Anyway, so far the only negative thing I have to say about the game is that the combat heavily relies on your ability to see your characters during combat, and the local terrain is an important feature when engaging in enemies, but this can get in the way at times.
of course it was my own fault for pulling the enemies to this point but when I finally did engage them, I didn’t think I was going to be stuck trying to figure out combat from behind a big environmental 3D model. (You really need to know which one(s) of your characters the enemies are targeting with their attacks to do the combat properly.)
The platforming is not the cleanest, but it’s responsive enough to not be frustrating. There are just some places that are a bit difficult and rather annoying to navigate. But I consider it just an extra challenge, not a detriment.
The dialogue is quite funny and well written. The important plot development is all voice-acted, and done quite nicely too.
I am really enjoying it very much!
I know that it’s quite pricey, but the amount of work it must have taken to put this