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« on: October 27, 2014, 07:18:15 PM »

Looks like it got a pretty bad review on the main site, curious what others thought.  I played a couple of hours and found it mildly amusing but not particularly engaging.  I suspect it's really targeted at a specific type of gamer.  If you evaluate it against conventional JRPGs it probably seems uninspired.  But as a fantasy world simulator, perhaps it's more successful since there aren't many other games of this type?  In some ways it seems like a MMORPG that's been ported into a single player game. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 11:55:12 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on October 27, 2014, 07:18:15 PM

In some ways it seems like a MMORPG that's been ported into a single player game. 
That's what I was thinking too.  Even with mediocre reviews it still looks like something my kids and I would enjoy, especially if we can quest in co-op. The way the game handles different jobs reminds me of SOE's Free Realms, which my oldest played a lot before they shut it down. 

Maybe people were expecting more of an Animal Crossing experience?       
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 02:09:17 AM »

I've put in a couple of hours and have really enjoyed it.  There is a lot of text but I found the writing to be quite funny and the combat is enjoyable.  I've only started one life so far a paladin and his quests are ok. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 12:03:40 AM »

This is surprisingly a ton of fun.

Imagine...if Final Fantasy XIV and Animal Crossing had a kid. This is sorta the result.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 12:25:58 AM »

This game also come with a day 1 DLC for extra content (from Japanese expansion of base game) after the end of the base game which is not that bad compare to other day 1 dlc but there is this problem:

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Players who have purchased the Origin Island Expansion Pack cannot connect in multiplayer with players who have not purchased it. Multiplayer connection will only be possible with other owners of the Expansion Pack.

Depend on how multiplayer heavy this game is, that can be a problem because it split up the player base into two separate groups.
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 01:38:28 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on October 31, 2014, 12:03:40 AM

This is surprisingly a ton of fun.

Imagine...if Final Fantasy XIV and Animal Crossing had a kid. This is sorta the result.

I hadn't been quite sure what this game was, if it was Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon or a JRPG or what.  Sounds like some combination of all the above.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2014, 07:39:28 AM »

About the DLC:

Things you get at the start:
Extra character customization
Friendship system (allows NPCs to become friends with you and fighting better)
Pet Birds and Dragons
2 new houses

Things unlocked after the main story:
A new area Origin Island with it's own story
New materials, equipment and recipes
God rank
New home and furniture
Lunares coins and the items you get from them
Level cap increased from 99 to 200
Level cap for the skills increased from 15 to 20
Stats cap increased from 50 to 100

If you get the DLC, you can't play online with people who don't get it. You also can't streetpass with people that don't get the DLC.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2014, 04:23:38 PM »

So it's worth buying before finishing the game just for the additions? I mean, I do want a pet dragon and all...
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 06:19:33 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on October 31, 2014, 04:23:38 PM

So it's worth buying before finishing the game just for the additions? I mean, I do want a pet dragon and all...

I think if you plan to get the DLC, then get it early. But that also depends on if you want to play with others that don't have the DLC.

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« Reply #9 on: Today at 01:46:10 AM »

Quick question - I'm considering this for my eldest.  Since the kids invariably share games, I need to know how many separate save slots there are available.
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« Reply #10 on: Today at 05:56:45 AM »

Quote from: Blackhawk on Today at 01:46:10 AM

Quick question - I'm considering this for my eldest.  Since the kids invariably share games, I need to know how many separate save slots there are available.

My digital download version has 3. I'd assume that the cart version would be 3 as well (as games save to the memory card and not to the cart itself).
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