How heavy are the Pokemon type gameplay elements? Like are you constantly getting new dudes and switching them out, giving them new skills, etc, or??? This game looks great and I'm thinking about buying it today, but I've never really been into the whole Pokemon type thing 'cause it just becomes too much to manage at times --- " hey meat-kun y you no sig? :| "
Lamesy Posted 2/1/2013 8:19:20 AM
Well it's totally up to you, as this game doesn't have the same goal (gotta catch em all). Familiars are your party though - it's not feasible to JUST use your human characters. You can decide how many to catch or not.
Basic numbers: you'll get three party members, and each will control three familiars. You can also keep three extras on hand to switch out in between battles, and the rest go to storage. I would think it's totally possible to beat the game with just enough familiars for each character. Delete whatever you don't like and keep leveling familiars you do.
shadowsfm Posted 2/1/2013 8:19:44 AM
i'd say it's very similar to pokimon. to make things easier, is that you get multiple people in your part that each can hold 3 familiars plus 3 familiars you can put in your backpack.thats like a total of 15.
also you can equip and unequip tricks from a familiar's pool of available skills. you can equip weapons, armor, and accessories. . also the familiar and it's master share a health and mana bar, which makes managing their heath easier
DualShooter23 Posted 2/1/2013 8:21:18 AM
Honestly, well at least before post-game it doesn't matter too much. At least for me. Its not pokemon where you HAVE to switch if you have no super effective attacks. Switching initially might seem very important, but it actually does not end up having much strategy. All I'm trying to say though that it really is not that complex.
DaRq_MiNoS Posted 2/1/2013 8:54:39 AM
Really, you only need to use six decent familiars. You've got 3 characters who each control up to three familiars. One familiar fights at a time for each character, but they get tired after 40 secs or something. Then you have to switch to another familiar or your character. While you have the 2nd familiar in, the 1st one recharges and you can use him again.
So like I say, you only really need 6 good familiars (2 for each of your characters - one fights while one recharges). And only boss fights usually last long enough where you'd need to use the 2nd familiar. Of course, it's always a good idea to have familiars with different abilities for different situations.