It is sad to say, but the best parts of this game are before you even press the start button. The music is hilarious for such a dweeby game though, because it sounds like some hair-rock band got together and did the riffs. The visuals are a bit skewed, but colorfully done. From the point where faces shake to show .. trembling. Not just an animation, but just.. shaking.
Battle system, well - that left a lot to be desired. When you get into a fight, you've no clue if you can take down whatever it is. Small or large, there is no pattern to what you fight. One rat could probably kill your entire party. Why? Because your group is fighting with flexible straws and their armor is made of grape jelly. Who knows why, but the battle system in this game is about as stable as a coffee table made of toothpicks and baby oil.
Like Phantasy Star, it has moments where you enter into a first-person mode within dungeons or caves. It's quite appealing only for the fact that you're not stuck fighting anything. Just wandering around inside a big hole. Sound familiar?
So, if you have the patience of a saint and love to hum along and make up words to overly dramatic battle music -- this is your game. There's only so many lyrics to the Kill the Dragon
song you can make up though.( This One's for the ChildrenCollapse )