Excerpt: Hexyz Force has one of the coolest features the RPG Master has seen in many, many years. Players take on the role of one character and play through their story. Then they get to go through the game as a completely different character. Now these two groups meet one another along the way. Their interactions change based upon choices made the first play through. Nothing this cool has happened to the role play game genre since Shining Force III on the Saturn.
Charming anime-style RPG shows real depth of character.
Common Sense Media
28 September 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Hexyz Force is a fairly complex role-playing game that will require some learning if you haven't played this kind of game before. Any sex, language, and violence you'll find here is tamer than that most prime time TV shows. The story contains a theme about believing in (an imaginary) religion.
Summary: As long as you keep in mind that you are getting two $15 quality RPG’s in the $30 title that is Hekyz Force , you should be okay. Neither scenario is anything special, with boast boasting graphics and battle systems far behind what other JRPG’s have offered as of late. The game is quite dull, and it’s exceptionally easy, so many gamers will find proceeding through one of the storylines, much less both, quite monotonous.
Excerpt: My all-time favorite console RPG is Lunar: The Silver Star . It's not a perfect example of what an RPG, or a game, should be but it has a certain endearing charm. Though it doesn't quite rank as high as Lunar , Hexyz Force comes as close as any game has. It doesn't stretch the PSP's abilities as far as other games, but Hexyz Force earns lots of points for artistry. The overall look is reminiscent of Jean D'Arc .
Excerpt: Save the world, take down an evil empire, explode something, go home! Face it. Deep inside, you love a traditional Japanese Role Playing Game . There's no shame in admitting it. There aren't many JRPGs left, but Atlus is here to feed that craving with Hexyz Force . Hexyz Force could be considered a by-the-numbers JRPG if you look at it from the outside.
Pros: Two adventures in one game, Good pacing for a portable game, Interesting battle system and item crafting, ...with needlessly complex nomenclature
Summary: Hexyz Force is a solid RPG, balancing a middling story and graphics with a very good soundtrack and competent combat. But while its traditional approach is welcome, it's unlikely to leave much of an impression.
Pros: Very good soundtrack, Well-balanced combat, Traditionalists will find the familiarity welcome
Cons: Graphics are relatively simple, Story relies heavily on genre cliches, Voice acting ranges from average to irritating
Excerpt: One of the greatest things about developer Sting Entertainment is that they always push the boundary and differentiate themselves from other RPG developers. Yggdra Union and Knights in the Nightmare are perfect examples of the unique style the developer normally strives for. Unlike those games, Sting’s latest title, Hexyz Force , is incredibly traditional and basically has nothing that distinguishes itself from other RPGs.