Conclusion: The game also has some pretty funny dialouge coming from one of your team members, Dragan a 1/2 demon who hates everyone, I mean for such a badass looking guy, his special attack has him saying "I'm gonna smack you right in the face!". Anywho, other than the faults listed above, great game SRPG fans shoudl buy this.
Excerpt: I'm not the biggest fan of most strategy RPGs, but there are some that I have truly enjoyed. Shining Force, Dragon Force, Dark Wizard: these are all games that I truly found entertaining and well-made. So I come to every SRPG hoping to find something good and, while I am usually disappointed, every now and then I find a diamond in the rough.
Summary: SRPG fans will buy this no matter what the critics say and I say go for it. This is worth the money if you’re into the genre. Anyone who hasn’t played an SRPG before should probably rent the game first just to see if it’s something they can get into.
Pros: -Smooth frame rate., -Plenty of techniques to be learned., -Lots of characters to recruit., -Plenty of fights to plow through., -Next-gen movement replaces the old “point and click” style., -Intuitive, simplified user interface and controls., -Voice acting is surprisingly good for an English cast.
Cons: -The Smithy is a bit of an annoying shop approach., -Story is far too generic., -Characters all fit into basic anime stereotypes., -Generic music., -Low quality textures., -No multiplayer.
Excerpt: Name: Spectral Force 3 Genre: Tactical RPG Platform: Xbox 360 As a fan of tactical RPGs it is easy to find yourself saddened by the current state of games. Some, like Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced 2 , attempt to reinvigorate the slowly dying genre, while others, like Spectral Force 3 , pinch the I.V. cord and hope for a quick death.
Summary: Given such a ghostly title, you'd expect squads of shimmering spirits and imposing armies of the undead to loom ominously over Spectral Force 3. It's true that this strategic role-playing game features fluttering birdmen, bony grave escapees, and magic-wielding vampires--not to mention purring catwomen, ninjas, and matronly goblins hungry for an afternoon snack.
Pros: Tried-and-true turn-based gameplay, Geomancy lines and team attacks provide some interesting strategic options
Cons: Story is practically nonexistent, Technically unimpressive visuals and bland art style, Awful sound effects and music
Conclusion: I really don’t think people should listen to the big shots when it comes to reviews on this game. I’ve been playing this kind of games for years now and I know that Spectral Force 3 is the story of game that gets better the more you play it. I think the $59.99 asking price is way too much, but at the same time I think you are getting enough game for your dollar.
Conclusion: Yeah, sorry folks, if you were expecting a dissertation-style preview, we can't deliver. This is all Project COE is aware of regarding this game right now, but if more information surfaces, we'll be sure to bring you up to speed via a podcast or something. Either way, another Atlus RPG is never really a bad thing, and given that it'll be gracing the Xbox 360 as only their second next-gen title, we'll take it.