|Jami (irreversibly) wrote,|
@ 2009-07-26 07:36:00
If there wasn't so much lag in wifi multi-player mode in Echoes of Time, it'd be a lot more pleasant to play... The last couple days, I've been playing that, both single and multi-player. Kitty got the game finally so we've been playing together quite a lot.
I was a bit skeptical of the game at first, but it's really quite fun, especially in multi-player mode. While the graphics are really nothing to praise (at least they seem rather average to me?) the gameplay itself is simple and fun, just like a Crystal Chronicles game is supposed to be. There's even quite a lot of going through the same dungeons, but those for the most part use completely different areas in the dungeon, so it doesn't feel too cheap a tactic.
And damn did I get hooked to the game's equipment system. There's hardly any recolors, the designs can vary quite a lot between tribes and even genders, and there's a whole lot of them to play with. Add to that there being levels on each equip and the customization system (achieved with gems) and it gets quite addictive, trying to make the best equips you can.
..although yeah, since there's only really low-level gems available to me right now I hardly ever bother actually attaching them to the equips. Since it costs and all. Plus your main way to get gems is transforming maxed out equips into them, which of course means that every time I want to transform one I need to re-buy it, since I'm such a completionist freak. xD;
I swear, the amount of farming you'll end up doing in this game is something insane, at least if you try to get every equip. Or even keep your NPC buddies equipped as well as your main chara. Gil is not too much of a problem (providing you have your equips made instead of buying them from the normal shop), but getting the materials to make the equips is another matter entirely.
I'm not sure how much of the game we've gone through at this point. On one hand, things seem to be escalating..on the other, there seems to be quite a lot of free space on the world map that looks like it could have a dungeon icon on it, plus there are the afore-mentioned re-runs of dungeons. And I read somewhere you should be around level 50 at the end of Normal difficulty mode, and my characters are 28-30. Must be a while yet before the end.
This is making me want to pick up Ring of Fates again. I still have quite a lot of the multi-player mode to go through, and I haven't even tried New Game+...