I can't recommend this game because it doesn't live up to what is promised.
The game bases itself on two premises:
1. Don't trust anything any character says, everyone lies at some point.
2. You can change the genre of the game by your own choices.
It fails on the first one because the game's central plot-driving story element is something you, the Main Character, are told about but never directly see. You're supposed to accept it unreflectively as the main premise of the entire story. This contradicts the emphasis on not believing everything the other characters say.
It fails on the second in that the non-dating sim elements of stat management and RPG battles feel tacked on and ultimately unnecessary. They're pointless at best, and repetitive at worst.
Fading Hearts is just too ambitious. It tries to do too much, and what is there is not well executed. It just comes off as lacking in focus. It's not completely without merit, but I can't recommend buying it. Nor do I think people who skip the game will really miss out, even if they're fans of the genre.
Közzétéve: 19 augusztus 2014