« on: June 06, 2014, 09:27:17 PM »
So I bought a 3DS the other day and the first thing I did, after downloading the Bravely Default demo, was purchase Crimson Shroud. I'm interested because Yasumi Matsuno is a designer on the game. It is kind of a throw back in that it is like a pen and paper RPG made into a videogame, with all characters being static figurines and dice rolls playing prominently. I'm only a few hours in, but so far I'm loving the tone, characters, and gameplay. The narrative is a bit odd, as it is kind of emulating a game master telling the story, but then it switches between that, character speech, character thoughts, and gameplay descriptions. I will update when I get further along.
It has been a real long time since I posted here, but I will do a summary of what I can remember since I play pretty few video games. For RPGs, I have been in the final dungeon of Tales of Graces f for like two literal years, I played through Tales of Xillia really quickly and almost beat it a second time. The fan translation of Tales of Innocence for DS was great as well. Oh and Last Story on Wii a while ago. Last Story was quite enjoyable, the pacing was great and it had some excellent systems. After Crimson Shroud I'm going to decide between Ni No Kuni, Kingdom of Amalur, and Xenoblade Chronicles. In my old age I get overwhelmed by giant really long RPGs, so even though I have all three I'm intimidated to start any of them. Once I start an RPG I need to just play through otherwise I never come back to it. Thus I am very interested in Child of Light and feel that I might end up getting that instead of playing the other 3 I already have.
For multiplayer. With a bud online I played Borderlands 2, Dead Island, and Diablo III. Borderlands 2 got the most gameplay hours by far. For whatever reason we are having a difficult time getting into Dead Island and Diablo.
The other game that I actually finished was Ghost Trick for DS. Such an amazing wacky original game. Probably one of my all time favorites for it's story, characters, and gameplay. I really couldn't recommend it enough. It will hook you in the first 15 minutes, and if it doesn't then it might not be the game for you.