This review is based on a previous playthrough ----
but I am in the process of replaying the entire series now that this wonderful story is unfolding here at Steam!! And with all the achievements available, it almost seems like a new experience.
The game itself continues to get better with each installment in the series, and this one features beautiful, fantastic artwork, some new mechanics, lots of side quests, and more characters that are more developed. Yes, the series just gets better and better.
The game is quite long with so much to do that it could seem a bit daunting, but I assure you it is not. The story is so well written that everything comes together beautifully, and, of course, will leave you waiting for the next installment.
There are elements that expand Marine's ongoing character development that fit perfectly into the telling of the tale, and many surprises in the story itself.
It's a gorgeous game with extremely high production value, well written by the makers of some of the very best rpgs out there of which this series is a prime and completely recommended example. At this price, you can't find better value for the money spent, and I would urge anyone to give this one a go ---- in fact, I would say to start with the first one and play them all!!