I also agree with the others here that: 1. the game is really great & 2. it's too short! I am a major anime fan, and this game was CLASSIC anime in ALL ways possible. The storyline, the look of the characters, you name it, and it was totally anime. I'm very lucky that I didn't have to buy this game as it was added a while back on the unlimited site I subscribe to. (On my budget, I'd never be able to afford all the games I play if it weren't for unlimited!) However, you'd be stunned how many members on the other site gave this game awful reviews!!!!
(The same members put down on the site and any games that AREN'T hidden object games, though, so take their bad reviews with a grain of salt. It's why I LOVE this site and its members so much. Why some people think they are the only people who matter is totally beyond me!!!...Kay, stepping back down off my soapbox...think it's time to buy a new soapbox as I'm wearing this one out lately!
Okay, back to the review. The graphics are really great, especially, as mentioned above, since I'm an anime fan. It's fairly easy, for people who like to do this, to level up your characters. The only two things that tempted me to give it 4 stars instead of 5 are:
1.) The special attack crystals don't seem to do much damage. Since you can sell them for 375 and more credits, I usually sell them all in order to afford defensive gear and weapons.
2.) Weapons for the two main characters should have been made available MUCH SOONER as they don't show up in the store until nearly the end.
Since I like to level up my characters, I like the fact that you can repeat one side quest as often as you'd like. I counted out of curiousity (yes, I know the old saying about curiousity and cats
) and found that you can earn a total of 8,000 exp points by battling every critter in the bodyguard sidequest.
Last thing I LOVE about this game has to do with some of the two main characters Ki Skills. Vanessa's main attack, when the creature is strong enough to remain after her attack, allows her to replenish her health AND ki! Wow, I wish more games had something like this! Also, Vanessa and Rick both have Ki abilities that allow them to increase the whole party's Ki reserves. How great is that?!?!
I suspect the length means that there will be at least one more in the series. (Not to mention that there are some areas we see on the map screen while traveling from one area to another that we never get to access. Yep, I think there will be a part two. If I'm right, I know what I'll be spending my little game purchase nest egg on when it comes out!
to all!Mistie & Andrew
(Ta-Cun is misbehaving due to the cold weather, so mommy is punishing him by not letting him in on the salutation!