Mugen Souls Z Review: fun combat wrapped around a convoluted mess of a story
21 May 2014
Summary: Mugen Souls Z is a fun RPG that doesn't try to be serious. As such, it leaves the storyline convoluted, messy, and boring to sit through. If you have the patience to get through it though, then the combat system, character customization and all the extra goodies more than make up for it.
Pros: The fact it's not afraid to be different, and pushing societal buttons with its cast, Deep character customization, You have your own Gundam!
Cons: The convoluted, boring story that is little more than banter, The seemingly recycled environments from previous Compile Hearts games
Excerpt: Mugen Souls Z is the sequel to the game Mugen Souls developed by Compile Heart and published by NIS America. Players take control of a new character named Syrma, who is said to be an ultimate god, in her quest to combine all the powers of the twelve ultimate gods into one being. Mugen Souls Z features graphics and character models that are very cartoony and similar to Japanese anime.
Conclusion: Ever wondered why heroes do the things they do in RPGs? Or why female characters are made to wear the skimpiest armor? Compile Heart is back to answer those questions and more. The last time we saw these two developers was in HyperDimension Neptunia Mk 2., parodying and poking fun at the video game industry. This time they are taking a look at video games themselves, RPGs in particular, with their new game Mugen Souls.
Conclusion: It is understandable that Mugen Souls is not going to appeal to everyone. That does not take away from the fact that it is still a great game that introduces a lot of really interesting and funny ideas. People who love to play JRPGs and anime games will want to buy this, while those who enjoy more straightforward games should look elsewhere for something to play.
Excerpt: Mugen Souls is the latest Japanese RPG offering from NIS America , and one that will look instantly familiar to those who have followed franchises such as Disgaea. Scratch beneath the art style, however, and players will uncover a few novel ideas, albeit ones that perhaps don’t fully pay off.
Pros: Decent Story., Most of the mechanics are engaging., Some enjoyable humour., Likeable characters., Lots to do.
Cons: Can look rough in places., Lots of loading., Moe Kill can get frustrating.
Conclusion: Ihr verpasst nichts, wenn ihr das Spiel nicht spielt. Mugen Souls Z ist optisch hübsch bunt anzusehen und bietet Fans des ersten Spiels eine verbesserte Technik, sowie etwas mehr Spielspaß, aber das war es auch schon an Verbesserungen. Größtenteils würde man nicht viel verpassen, wenn man nebenbei kocht oder telefoniert. Mit Augenmerk auf den Preis von rund 50€, kann das Spiel niemanden von uns überzeugen.
Pros: [= 11pt]Technik wurde zum Vorgänger deutlich verbessert[/], [= 11pt]super süße, kitschige Bonbon-Welt[/], [= 11pt]mehr Angriffsmöglichkeiten[/]
Cons: [= 11pt]langweilige Story, bei der man nichts verpasst, selbst wenn man telefoniert[/], [= 11pt]keine Herausforderung im Kampfebereich[/], [= 11pt]Dialoge, die eher einschläfernd wirken[/]