Excerpt: Though it saddens me to say, there arent a lot of games out there that I must have. In fact, the last one was Arkham Asylum . And since then I have only read about games, made an educated opinion on them once they were out and bought them, fear of wasting what little money I had on a bad choice. But when I read the premise of Record Of Agarest War , I wanted it the moment after.
Conclusion: The adventure could have been a lot more thrilling if the level of attention given to honing the combat had also been afforded to the presentation and map design. The mix of fantasy turn-based strategy and RPG dating simulation is an intriguing combination, though a little less sexiness in favor of more substance to expand on the relationship system would be a welcome improvement. Still, you'll get many hours of gameplay for your money here.
Pros: Lengthy campaign, Tight turn-based combat, Interesting mix of role-playing and dating simulation.
Conclusion: Record of Agarest War is one of those JSRPG titles that just won’t appeal to everyone. While the visuals are not on the same level as to what the masses are used to playing, they do suit the game quite well. While I can’t recommend this title to everyone, those who love RPGs from Japan, this adventure is definitely worth picking up and exploring. Just remember, whether on Xbox 360 or PS3, expect spend upwards of 30-40 hours to complete your first playthrough.
Excerpt: Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment products, announces its first epic SRPG, with Record of Agarest War for the Xbox 360 to coincide with the previously announced PlayStation Network version. In this game developed by Compiled Heart, RED Entertainment, and Idea Factory, SRPG fanatics will finally be able to play a game worthy of the genre.
Excerpt: С постепенным угасанием PS2 должен был исчезнуть и жанр тактических RPG в том виде, в котором он существовал все это время. Исчезнуть, перебраться на портативные платформы или… превратиться во что-нибудь современное. Если кому-нибудь взбредет в голову придумать общий шаблон TRPG последних десяти лет, то за основу смело можно будет взять Agarest: Generations of War .