Saturday, December 08, 2007

PS3: Folklore Demo impressions

Seems like another Enchanted Arms failure.

Immediately noticeable was the lack of voice acting. The use of semi-animated story-panels in an RPG should be illegal. Immersion isn't happening here; prepare to fall asleep during cutscenes because it's too quiet. Sure, quality games in the past haven't needed voice acting, but this is Blu-ray and next gen. There isn't an excuse.

Even worse, the developers used motion-control during battles, which leaves the player shaking the controller. It's outright silly and out of place.

Where are these JRPG's that all my antifans were boasting about? This is a poor example. The reviews are better than expected, but they seem to be more interested in the artistic elements rather than the gameplay itself ("repetitive" was used a few times to describe it).



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