“I hear you’re off to cause some trouble. I don’t suppose you’d care for the company of the best fighter on the island?”
An excellent squad-based action role-playing game experience that contains all of the best elements of its predecessor, and introduces novelties like the class based super powers. It is rounded out by smart combat mechanics and an impressive storyline.
Fun fact: You are the only one who can stop the evil reign of Chris Taylor in the secret pillow fighting chamber.
My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:
- Tactical demand
- Combat & Controls
Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:
- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior
If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).
(Your thirst for destruction is powerful. You would impose your will on the world; you are not so different from Valdis. You could have joined with him and basked in the new Age of Zaramoth! That mistake will cost you your life. Now I will avenge my wizards.)
(Have you made your funeral plans? How should we bury you? Or maybe you’d like us to burn your corpse, as it is the Dryad custom. Personally I think we should put you out on the river in a flaming raft. That would be something!)
(Do not forget about ‘columnarius sectorus’.)
Tactical demand: A-Rank
(But unknown to either warrior the sword and the shield had destinies of their own. The sword shattered the shield and sparked the Great Cataclysm. The land split open and the souls of the warriors, ripped from their chests, rushed into the river of souls that flowed beneath the land; splintering it into a thousand lay lines. The shockwave was felt in every part of Aranna. Even the lives that were spared were changed forever. The stars shifted and the Second Age began.)
Combat & Controls: S-Rank
(You’ll only gain experience in a class by fighting with its associated weapon type. If you fight with a melee weapon, you will gain melee experience and if you fight with a combat magic spell, you’ll gain combat magic experience. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. Before you proceed, choose a class and stick with it. If you switch weapon types too much, you’ll become a weak jack of all trades and then those cursed Dryads will eat you for breakfast. Not that you wouldn’t deserve it, heh heh.)
There are no achievements to conquer.
Achievement difficulty: none
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Posted: December 25th, 2013