Huge snowstorm in Minnesota yesterday, so I thought I’d curl up with a blanket and play some vidya.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have many options.
Of the 360 games I actually wanted to play and hadn’t beaten yet, I was left with a field consisting of Bayonetta, Castlevania, Dead or Alive 5, and Record of Agarest War.
Short story short, the coin landed on the equivalent of a loaded chamber in Russian Roulette: Agarest War.
‘course, I wasn’t about to get myself into an S-RPG without a little bit of research. Japan’s well known for fucking gamers over who want to play games instead of checklists.
So I moseyed on over to GameFAQs to get the information I’d need. And this is what I found:
God do I fucking hate alignment systems. And based off the board’s comments, it fits all of my do not wants:
- Unclear choices (Oh, you chose “blue” as your favorite color? So evil!)
- Forced “best path” (You miss out on characters/events if you don’t choose the alignment path the game wants.)
- No demon lord ending (I maintain the only good thing about Catherine was the True Chaos ending.)
Now that I think about it, I haven’t ever played a game with a good alignment system. Try and find me one and I’ll tell you why you’re wrong (SMT fags, your fedoras can’t save you from the truth).
Timed, Hard-Mode-Exclusive True End
S-RPG fans out there: if you haven’t looked into this game, you know enough to stay away by now. You’re limited to 500 actions over the course of the entire game if you want to get the true ending.
No pre-post-game grinding, no random battles, no exploring, no figuring out your own strategies… SOUNDS FUN, HUH?
Yeah, back to FFT it is. Wait, gotta finish this article first. :/
Essentially Mandatory DLC
There’s over $100 of DLC for this game, and apparently if you want to avoid 60 hours of grinding when you get to the true final dungeon, you’re gonna need to plop down $20 minimum for it.
Never gonna play this shitty game. It’s not that I don’t have the patience and money to invest in getting the ideal experience here — it’s that I have better things to throw my time and money at.
For not even getting past me opening the plastic wrap, Record of Agarest War gets a
Okay, now it’s FFT time. Agrias, you’re too good to me~