Reviews and Problems with Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled
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A major disappointment
Thomas Kenney, Amazon
18 March 2010
Summary: I bought this game specifically because I love old school SNES RPGs. After about 8 hours of having no fun whatsoever I gave up and never looked back. The graphics are adorable 16-bit sprites as promised, no complaints there. The music is completely forgettable. Story is fine, at least the 8 hours I played anyways. The problem is the gameplay. Way too frequent random encounters.
Summary: I was hoping for a Chrono Trigger like game when I bought this in terms of style, game play, story, etc. While it does resemble Chrono Trigger in some ways, it doesn't compare. The story develops very slowly (so slow that I didn't feel like finishing the game), the battle mode is very cumbersome with characters getting in the way of each other all the time, and the graphics started to give me a headache after awhile.
Summary: Ok, So this game borrows heavily from the 16 bit generation of rpgs and jrpgs. Does it look good? I guess if your into that sort of thing, but it deffinatley isn't breathtaking. Traditional design in terms of story and visuals so I would have to say that this is the strong point in the game. Gameplay is deffinatley mediocre at best.