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.
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.
Excerpt: I've been told that Sting like to do things differently with their RPGs. They like to mix things up and create unique, deep, complicated gameplay systems that may confuse some people but are rewarding for those who invest the time and energy to learn them.
Conclusion: If you’re in the mood for a good turn-based RPG and you don’t mind if it doesn’t take any chances, Hexyz Force may be a good fit for you. For $29.99, you get a good 25 hour RPG with two unique ways to play through the game to effectively double its length. A rental is probably the best bet for anybody that is short on money during this busy release period, though we could see a purchase being worthy if you really want an RPG to play right now.
Excerpt: When The Witcher came out last year, it was largely heralded as a sleeper hit with a myriad of problems. Several bugs, incomplete dialogue, horrendous load times, and buggy sound effects. In short, the problems in the game served to detract from what was otherwise one of the best single player RPGs to be released in years.