Want to be a part of the friendliest community on the web? Join here! Already a member? Sign-in here!

Search found 5 matches for SRPG

by Towafan7
on December 19th 2020, 7:20 pm
 
Search in: Headline News Stories
Topic: Review: The Legend of Heroes ~ Trails of Cold Steel IV (PS4 Retail)
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Review: The Legend of Heroes ~ Trails of Cold Steel IV (PS4 Retail)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The End of A Saga!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large510

Developed by Nihon Falcom Games and published by NIS America, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is the final game in the Erabonian storyline in the long-running series and has been highly anticipated by fans, but does the game deliver the quality that fans have come to expect? We think so and here's why:

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large210

In-terms of story and gameplay, Trails of Cold Steel IV picks up where the third game left off, and while it doesn't immediately get you into the meat of the gameplay, it does quickly recap what happened at the end of ToCS III, just in more detail. Once you do gain control you'll quickly notice that the battles are a good deal more challenging this time around with orders taking a massive drop in efficacy, but aside from that most of the changes in gameplay are pretty minimal outside of the new minigames and few new features that were added in this game.

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large310

The game is quite the beast in-terms of length as well, clocking in at between 100 and 150 hours to beat even on the easiest difficulty. The game has a host of missables as usual which can make earning the platinum trophy quite difficult to obtain without some sort of assistance, such as a guide or walkthrough. The controls in the game are intuitive and easy to learn if you're a newcomer, though we highly recommend playing the games in order to avoid spoilers.

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large410

The audiovisual presentation is absolutely breathtaking as the visuals have seen a increase in detail and the cutscenes in particular look amazing with higher quality special effects than the previous game possessed. The new locations are quite enjoyable and look a good deal better than the returning locations, which still look great and the characters new looks are quite fantastic!

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large110

The soundtrack also is one of the best in video game history in our honest opinions, it easily has the best soundtrack we've heard since ToCS II and possibly even eclipses the soundtrack of the original Xenoblade Chronicles!

Bottom-Line: With challenging yet amazing gameplay with a ton of content, excellent story, and a top-notch audiovisual presentation, JRPG fans and fans of RPG's in-general will certainly fall in love with this charming and epic role-playing game, and we'd even argue it's the best game in the past 4 or 5 years at the very least. As such, we give The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV for the PS4 a perfect level of recommendation!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

#Review #NihonFalcomGames #NISAmerica #TheLegendOfHeroes #Kiseki #PS4 #Retail #PSN #JRPG #RPG #SRPG

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
by Towafan7
on May 14th 2020, 2:52 pm
 
Search in: PS4 Retail Reviews
Topic: Review: Langrisser I & II (PS4 Retail)
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Review: Langrisser I & II (PS4 Retail)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A Landmark SRPG Series Returns!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large_16

Developed by Chara-Ani Games and published by NIS America, Langrisser I & II are HD remakes of two iconic GENESIS/Megadrive SRPG's. Does this remake collection live up to the original releases? We think so, but you'll have to read the rest of our review to find out why!

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large_17

Pre-dating the Western localization of the Fire Emblem series by more than a decade, the Langrisser series was the defacto go-to for strategy RPG fans outside of Japan, at least until Final Fantasy Tactics was released and even still this series was superior to FF Tactics in depth and strategic gameplay in many ways. The story, while good shows its age with very simple storytelling, which isn't necessarily a bad thing since the light story elements allow you to quickly get into the heart of the game which is its strategic gameplay!

As with any good strategy game you've got grid-based combat, units that can be promoted, tons of different unit classes, and a surprisingly good skill system with attacks, support, and even passive skills and attacks. The games are pretty long, with Langrisser I clocking in at 25 hours in length and its sequel Langrisser II clocking in at over a whopping 40 hours in length. The controls are easy to learn and are quite a bit better than those in the GENESIS versions of the games.

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large_18

The game has a both modern and original audio and visual options which is a fantastic touch, while it's mostly fantastic some of the character sprites are pretty low quality and have a mobile freeware feel to them, but overall the visuals and soundtrack are top-notch!

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large_19

Bottom-Line: With a good story, excellent gameplay and controls, and a mostly top-notch audio-visual presentation, Langrisser I & II is a superb title for any aficionado of SRPG's and RPG's in-general and as such we give the collection a great level of recommendation!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

#Review #NISA #CharaAniGames #SRPG #Strategy #PS4 #Switch #PSN #eShop

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
by Towafan7
on January 11th 2020, 5:23 pm
 
Search in: PS4 Retail Reviews
Topic: Review: Disgaea 4 Complete+ (PS4 Retail)
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Review: Disgaea 4 Complete+ (PS4 Retail)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Overlord of The Century!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large_12
                                                                        
Developed and published by Nippon Ichi Software, Disgaea 4+ Complete is a collection that compiles Disgaea 4 and all of its DLC into a single bundle and to be honest it is an absolutely amazing deal! Continue reading our review to find out more about this fantastic title!

Topics tagged under srpg on  900x_911

Disgaea has always been the epitome of excellence when is comes to Japanese strategy based tactical RPG's and this game is no different with a superb and zany story and excellent gameplay that we'll be talking about shortly, overall this game oozes of quality and any SRPG fan should checkout this amazing series!

Now as for the gameplay itself the game is split into a few different parts, a city hub where you shop, train your units, among other useful things, missions where you battle in strategic grid-based battles against enemy units, and there are online matches to test your mettle against other players! There are other gameplay modes as well, but these are the three primary sections of the game.

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large_13

The hub of the game has a ton of various functions as is typical in the series, but there are new things to do such as expeditions, which are basically roguelike missions that can pay players off handsomely assuming they can complete these missions. The story missions are well thought out and the story itself is quite enjoyable.

The controls are easy to learn as expected from a strategy RPG, and the game can be quite challenging at times so don't expect to breeze through the game. The audio-visual presentation is terrific as the characters, objects, and areas are vibrant and detailed and the voice acting and soundtrack are equally as good and fit the game beautifully.

Topics tagged under srpg on  Large_14

Bottom-Line: With a humorous story, great gameplay and excellent audio-visual presentation, Disgaea 4 Complete+ will hook fans of the genre almost immediately and the included DLC with many hours of additional content will keep them coming back for more! We give the game a great level of recommendation!

Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

#Review #NISA #NipponIchiSoftware #PS4 #PS3 #Vita #Retail #PSN #SRPG #Strategy #RPG
by Towafan7
on September 17th 2017, 6:22 pm
 
Search in: Vita Retail Reviews
Topic: Review: God Wars ~ Future Past (Vita Retail)
Replies: 23
Views: 1890

Review: God Wars ~ Future Past (Vita Retail)


~~~~~~-~~~~~~~~~

Tactical Paradise!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Topics tagged under srpg on  900x

Developed by Kadokawa Games and published by NIS America, God Wars: Future Past is a Japanese warring states era tactical RPG that is absolutely breathtaking in its art-direction, but how is the rest of the game you ask? Continue reading our review to find out!

The gameplay is relatively straightforward with classes, a grid-based battle system, and stage based story progression so don't expect the unexpected with this game, but what you can expect is extremely solid mechanics and a fantastic story that will have you facing off against soldiers, demi humans, and even gods. Also every character possesses a unique job class of their own which gives players incentive to try to place every character in their party at some point which is always fantastic. Lastly the maps in God Wars: Future Past are relatively straightforward and there aren't too many gimmicks that will pose much of a threat to new players of the genre.

Topics tagged under srpg on  900x

The controls are solid and easy to learn which is always a good thing. The difficulty on the other hand does experience frequent and sudden spikes that can be annoying at time, but shouldn't prevent you from progressing through the game with enough grinding.

Visually the game is gorgeous and possesses a very unique art-style that sets it apart from other SRPG's on the platform. The anime cutscenes of which there are a good deal of in the game are amazing as well. The soundtrack is also just as enjoyable as is the voice acting so expect to be blown-away by the game's audio-visual presentation!

Topics tagged under srpg on  900x

Bottom-Line:

With excellent gameplay, solid controls, PSTV compatibility, and a flawless audio-visual presentation, God Wars: Future Past is an excellent Strategy RPG that's well worth getting if you're a fan of the genre and while there are some difficulty spikes, none of them were too difficult to get past by merely grinding a bit. Overall we give God Wars: Future Past for the Playstation Vita a superb level of recommendation!

~~~-~~~~~~~~~~~~

Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

#NisAmerica #KadokawaGames #Review #Vita #PSTV #SRPG

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
by Towafan7
on November 4th 2014, 1:13 pm
 
Search in: WiiU Reviews
Topic: Review: Falling Skies: The Game (Wii U Retail)
Replies: 12
Views: 1980

Review: Falling Skies: The Game (Wii U Retail)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

An Esphani Invasion!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Topics tagged under srpg on  Wiiu_s16

Published and developed by Little Orbit Games, Falling Skies: The Game is based on the hit TNT drama Falling Skies and is a Strategy RPG with many unique features, but are these features enough to allow the game to live up to the high expectations that the fans of the TV series have for the game? Keep reading to find out!

Falling Skies: The Game's story takes place between the third and fourth seasons of the series and is entirely unique making it a good way to fill in the gap between the two seasons of the show. The story takes place over a good deal of missions with long periods of time between story missions and mission briefing scenes which isn't ideal by a story-telling standpoint, but it does work as an incentive to progress further into the game!

The game is separated into a base headquarters and squad mission maps. At headquarters you can purchase upgrades, recruit new warriors, view a list of injured units and how long they'll be unable to participate in missions, and there's a memorial to see which of your comrades have fallen in battle. You can also dispatch a unit on a gathering quest to gather materials while you play through squad missions! The squad missions take part on a large map that has the traditional movement and attack grid that most strategy RPG's possess and you must use cover to prevent enemies from inflicting too much damage on your units!

Topics tagged under srpg on  Wiiu_s15

There isn't a huge amount of enemy types so battles can be somewhat predictable, however the strategic elements of this game bring some much needed depth and make up for this shortcoming. After each mission your units gain experience and levels which allows you to teach them new skills from their skill tree. There are a handful of different classes each with their own unique skills which will be important to use in order to survive missions. The game could use a few more classes though as there aren't enough in this game, however it isn't a game-breaking issue. After missions you'll also receive new upgrades to purchase which range from weapons, armor, and ammo, to medical supplies and passive status boosts! These upgrades "especially better ones later on" can take numerous missions before they are finished and can be used in missions so careful planning should be made as to which upgrades you should purchase next!

The controls of the game are spot-on and are intuitive and easy to learn which is a must for any strategy RPG! The Off-TV Play also works perfectly and is a great feature for those who don't always have access to a television set!

Topics tagged under srpg on  Wiiu_s17

The graphics of Falling Skies: The Game aren't the greatest, but they get the job done with reasonable 3D character and enemy models and passable special effects, but the music is incredible and will be instantly recognized by fans of the TV series and fit the game perfectly! The game also features voice acting from the actors of the TV series which is a nice touch though it would have been even more amazing if the game used the story dialog more often.

Bottom-Line: With solid gameplay and a unique story Falling Skies: The Game is a decent game for fans of the Hit TV series and the soundtrack is absolutely incredible! Though the game isn't without some flaws as a lack of character classes and disjointed story definitely don't do this game justice and the visuals could have been much better, though if you're a fan of the series we still give this game a solid recommendation!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Price: $39.99

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7.3/10

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

#Review #LittleOrbitGames #FallingSkies #WiiU #Retail #eShop #PS3 #PSN #SRPG

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jump to: