Beyond The Veil
HIGH Decimating a boss with a perfectly-timed 300-hit combo.
LOW Arriving in the same damn lava cave for the twentieth time.
WTF Wait, you’re saying I can’t even damage this boss with my current team?
HIGH The beautiful metropolis Academia.
LOW "To Be Continued…"
WTF Why is Noel wearing parachute pants?
HIGH The first fight where I really figured out the battle system.
LOW The difficulty spike in the final chapter.
WTF "Guys don't make passes at girls who kick asses!" Seriously?
Film critic Roger Ebert says that videogames aren't artistic in the same way that movies or books are, and he's right. All three structure their stories in different ways: the plot of a novel—William Thackeray's Vanity Fair, for instance—won't fit neatly into a three-act film without some cuts, rearrangements, and reimaginings. But I don't agree that one kind of storytelling is inferior to the others.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes
According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence
I was concerned when the game opened and plonked me down in the middle of some teen angst of the boy-girl, largely platonic variety. Indeed, the fact that the teenaged female was baring her midriff and wearing pants that she seemingly forgot to button gave me cause for worry. Fortunately, I wasn't thrown into The Star OC, but rather I had discovered a well-done and epic role-playing game courtesy of tri-Ace.
So Radiata Stories, the action role-playing game (action RPG) from tri-Ace, should be my personal heaven: it's got a branching story that the player controls in a pretty big way, a bonus dungeon, and more sidequests than every Final Fantasy ever made. How can a game with so many choices be so boring?
According to the ESRB, this game contains: Fantasy Violence, Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
When looking at RPGs lately, it seems to be getting harder and harder to tell them apart. You know how it goes—a young hero from a quiet town is thrown into circumstances beyond his control. He sets out to right a wrong and gathers together a band of friends to help him on his quest. After facing insumountable odds and legions of evil dragons/sorcerers/corrupt rulers, etc., our courageous hero emerges victorious to right all wrongs done to innocent townsfolk everywhere. Justice prevails, you win.