I understand that the concept doesn't appeal to you, I'm just trying to explain that is one thing that goes along with it being a "PS1-style" RPG. Very easy game with a huge focus on story, characters and music, with minimal dependency on the gameplay elements. That's what was popular in the PS1 days. The gameplay elements are there to complement the enjoyment of everything else.
What it is called is a "PS1-style RPG".
Explain this to me please. I mean sure it LOOKS like a PS1 RPG but I never played a RPG that's setup like Trails in the Sky is. All the RPG's I played on PS1 you had to level up and get equipment to progress further in the game. Trails in the Sky is the exact opposite. So please enlighten me what a "PS1 style RPG" is.
Umm, don't really know what you're talking about, because FF7 and Grandia were both easier than this game.
Heck, FF8 is easier the lower your level.
Also, Chess is a game of skill much like all gameplay only video games. So it is pretty mindless if you think about it.-mtjormitch
it has difficulty settings and nightmare is hard as hell. i dont know what your saying with the whole combat sucks thing the combat is rather good. if you cant stand turnbased RPG fine. but for a turn based RPG the combat is a ton of fun its not the best thing ever but i thought it was pretty good. it gets vastly improved in the later games to.
on normal mode yeah its fairly easy until later on in the game where the challenge starts building up. the game is about atmosphere and world building. every single NPC in a town has a a ton of lines of dialogue they all talk after pretty much every single event and they have a ton of personality and charm. the games story does progress really slowly but its very well done and extremely well written with amazingly good dialogue and tons of charm. character development is always extremely subtle but there and you will definitely notice characters growing throughout the series.
the other thing i dont know how not a soul mentioned this is the music. the music is excellent. the overworld the town themes etc they are just so suiting they are styled really well and sound great and my biggest pet peve is probably the battle theme which after getting used to it sounds a lot better (its different) and the later on themes just sound better and better. SC (second chapter) which is the second game that's coming out later has stupidly good music to.
honestly there is a reason i followed this game for 3 years after it came out in english its hands down one of my favorite most memorable JRPGs ive played in the last decade. again it is slow and takes a while to get into but damn its worth playing through to the end.
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imagine how awesome tales of vesperia or xillia or abyss would look on PC...
I'd lose it so hard, they look great on emulator, but having official PC releases with the current gen games, oh man. Here's hoping, if these Japanese games that are coming out now on PC do well, there's a good chance man. So buy all of them.