I won it in a competition on Ghostlight's blog o.o One of 10 people. But, it is super cheap right now - €16.99/£12.99 until the 9th January on PSN.
I've played it very briefly, like the first hour so I can't give a strong impression just yet, but it's an odd one. There's a mixture of graphical styles going on - gorgeous anime portraits when dialogue is happening, but then you seem to only be able to move around on a scruffy FF7-like world map with 2D sprite models. The sprites are well-done, mind, but it makes for an odd combination in a 3D world. From the small portion I've played, it doesn't seem like you can wander any towns. The towns I've come across have seen me only be able to choose which shop to go to - item shop, weapon shop, inn, etc. Now I'm working my way through a forest, but instead of walking through it, I have to pick a path, go into battle, new path opens up, battle. It's streamlined, which might be an incentive for it, but there's something to be said about being able to wander wherever you want in a town and raid people's houses. Random battles on the world map. Battle system and character customisation seems really in-depth, though, with turn-based strategic commands and formations, but I really haven't taken the time to learn it properly yet. You can pick difficulty levels, which is good to simply plough through the story, though, so you may not even need to learn it properly. Story-wise, typical cliché JRPG affair so far. Bouncy tits, though. Oh wait, that's a cliché, too. But tits.
Exploration might change; maybe I will be able to wander around a bit later on. But this is based on my first hour with the game. So far it seems alright, but nothing that's really gripped me in. £13 for it is probably worth a pop.
( Edited 17.12.2012 01:59 by Azuardo )