Monday, 16 September 2013
Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll Review
Indeed, this is not a new release. At the moment there isn't really anything in the pipeline for a review, although I may review some JRPG's that have seen a release this year and give them a fair crack of the whip. There's also SMT: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers for the 3DS that we are both going to be playing through. I think I'll leave reviewing duties for that to Andi if he is up to it seen as he's had a head start on me n Ive gotta wait till release day on Firday! The main problem is that IF the blog was to post a review for a newly released title, then it would be out of our pockets and so wouldn't come for at least a week or 2 after release. We are a small publication so we don't get royalties and free review copies early like the mainstream sites do from publishers. The upside to that is that you know we are going to be as honest as possible. Like you, We are also having to dig into our pockets for games. Otaku's reviewing Otaku games for Otaku gamers, thats what we are all about so no pandering from us or sucking up to the publishers. Just pure & honest opinions. While we await playability of new releases, is there anything you'd like us to have a look at that you feel recieved unfair treatment by mainstream websites? Let us know in the comments below OR hit us up on our Twitters n we'll see what we can do!
As with Project Diva F, Conclusion is posted here and the FULL review is posted to PushSquare. This time though both the review and blog post have gone live at the same time, so Enjoy!
Heres the Conclusion:
So what can I say here? Well, I commend Omega Force for trying to create a JRPG for a western audience. The problem is that in doing so, the JRPG aspects of the title come across as being a little underdeveloped, especially the lack of a crafting system. At times the game comes across as unfocused and its structure suffers somewhat leaving it to feel a little repetitive. While I didn't like its art-style, the fantasy styling will appeal to those fond of Western RPG's without a doubt but its technical shortcomings should also be something to be cautious of. While it deos have its shortcomings, the combat system for Trinity is actaully really good, superb even. But alas, games are a complete package so even a few notable parts of greatness cannot stop the inevitible. While I can't say Id recommend this game, If you see it cheap (around £10/$10) you could do a lot worse. If your mindful of the shortcomings Ive pointed out then the combat system may be enough to keep you entertained and you could get some enjoyment from the game.
And heres the Link to the FULL review: Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll