Anybody playing this?
I just got through the (first?) Seld, and the combat definitely got better when you find a use for the skills, and some of the battles got pretty creative. I was just picking whatever looked good for the skills, and some of them surprisingly saved my life many times. Betrayal was definitely my most used skill overall, and just happened to be the first I got. I'm surprised by how many skills there are, and the variety of them with the constraints for how the battles work.
It's definitely really unique, an RPG where you never attack anyone?! Though the game starts off slow, if you're trying it I definitely recommend sticking to it past the part where you need to wander around the village. Really picks up when you...
Get given a drug to to go on a spiritual trip, hoping that it'll help with the heroine's troubles, and end up going through a journey of her subconscious. There were some interesting things that were alluded to, seems like she, or someone, has some traumatic experiences with being sexually used when she was younger. I also like how the game has hinted at how the Queen could be a lesbian, or bisexual. And at the same time it's hinted that the heroine might be as well, though that could be her trying to cover for some past trauma with men.
I like how the game doesn't try to hide it's metaphors, it actually completely embraces them as something that's physically/mentally happening to the heroine. Like when the 'traumas' are feeding the negations, and you literally need to get in the way of the trauma to let the negation die out. It's good stuff. Dunno how far I am in the prologue, but I'm looking forward to where this game could go.
Everyone support an English release of Umineko on the PS3!