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#1 by fureiyus
2023-01-25 at 13:25
< report >They come up with a half ass grid system where the enemy melee frontline can just punch your backline in the face. Tank and line ups serves almost no purpose. Skills are mundane AF with 0 correlation to their specific class role, which is ironic since "roles" are mentioned so much in game. Took me around half a day and shit was excruciating to completeLast modified on 2023-01-25 at 13:34
#2 by shinytentacool
2023-01-25 at 18:57
< report >have you heard of cheat engine?
#3 by encrypted12345
2023-01-26 at 06:00
< report >Cheat engine isn't an excuse for bad game design and balancing. That said, I haven't played the game, so I can't confirm if OP's suffering is the fault of the game or because OP couldn't git gud.
#4 by Ileca
2023-01-26 at 06:36
< report >Am I the only who do not understand what gatekeeping has to do with bad game design?Last modified on 2023-01-26 at 06:36
#5 by altonan
2023-01-26 at 11:14
< report >@4 Maybe they're talking about gatekeeping in the context of the game being too hard thus deterring away players looking for an easier time. A post that can unironically be retorted to with the reply: "skill issue".
#6 by fureiyus
2023-01-27 at 10:50
< report >@4 @5 If you're gonna make an ADV and add in half ass RPG elements that hinders the experience of the game, then you might as well not do it. They could've ignore the old GIGA ways & gone the pure ADV route. My experience with this title could've been 7/10 without the gameplay because it adds 0 fun value but artificial play time.

For the lack of clarity my "gatekeeping" refers to locking the story aspect of the ADV behind a "game wall", which is perfectly normal because that's essential what story driven video games do, but this particular wall is a really shitty one. I've 100%'d multiple eushully titles alone so the difficulty/complexity aspect is not what gets me sometimes. It's the shallowness and this title nails it well.Last modified on 2023-01-27 at 11:30
#7 by goldgrande
2023-01-30 at 15:53
< report >Yeah... the gameplay I don't think is hard. It's just you have to grind sometimes and that's it. It's not inventive or innovative. The story and characters are fun but the being held back by gameplay can be annoying


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