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Import Review: Tokitowa | Japanator

Japanator: " What it actually is, is a proof of concept that's a long way from being anything resembling a fun, full featured game.

Don't be fooled by the pretty Vofan art, Tokitowa isn't worth your time or money."

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Snookies121346d ago

It's unfortunate, the game looks AMAZING in screens, but in motion... Not so much... It's a fantastic idea however, and should be improved upon either by the same company, or another.

Cryptcuzz1346d ago

What the hell? Is this really true? I have been looking forward to this game and has been amazed at how the game looks.

I'll wait for the general consensus on the review before forming my opinion on this. Kinda bummed out about the 2/10.

Better yet, hopefully there would be a demo in NA to try this out myself.

Shikoro1346d ago

A 2 is a barely playable game, but what I have seen from a few streams, the game is very much playable. It has an interesting upgrade system, the graphics are pretty, the battle system seems pretty tactical, music also seemed good... The animations are... well... exactly that, animations. They are pasted in the 3D scene and that's why it looks weird.

All in all, I don't think it deserves such a low score. But that's, of course, my opinion and this review is that person's opinion. Oh well...

Cryptcuzz1346d ago

So true, if a game is rate 2/10, it better be damn near impossible to play. From what I have seen of the game, it looks just like you said, pretty.

What I am afraid of most from the review, if true, is the recycled environments, spells, and creatures.

All in all, I am going to be optimistic about this game and hope it would be a commercial success. I would like to see more JRPG using this art style in the future.

wishingW3L1346d ago (Edited 1346d ago )

I don't think you guys know how the scoring system works let alone the fact that every game goes through a testing phase so it's virtually impossible that you'll ever encounter an unplayable game.

A 2/10 just mean a terrible game not a broken one (if it were broken then it should be a 0/10 and not a 2/10 since you can't even play it). And 10/10 doesn't mean perfect either.

jc485731346d ago

i was never a big fan of the developer. Their RPGs tend to be more of a hit and miss at least for me.

Servbot411346d ago

At least they aren't as bad as Gust.

jc485731346d ago

Gust is ok, but not a fan either. Image Epoch is worse than Gust IMO and if they continue to make games like that I don't think they will survive long even in Japan. I just don't see the ambition and they seem to target a very small audience.

izumo_lee1346d ago

The score doesn't matter to me whether a game is considered good or not. I love these lesser known JRPGs from these smaller developers from Japan cause they often try something different.

Tokitowa is just that. A JRPG trying something new & not really done in other games before. The use of fully animated characters in a 3D area is difficult to pull off but from what i have seen, although far from perfect is a nice start for new ideas.

Yes there is recycled assets, stiff animation at times but what Imageepoch has pulled off with 7 year old tech of the PS3 with limited RAM is impressive.

This game reminds me of a lesser known classic called 'Thousand Arms' on the PSone. That game was a decent game but tried to be different from other JRPGs. I look at this game in the same light, which is why i will enjoy this more than anyone else.

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