Analog Addiction Writes: "I know, everyone wants to know where it stands compared to its two brethren and to tell you the truth, Pandora’s Tower is in its own boat. It is not turn-based like Xenoblade Chronicles and its action-RPG combat is a lot more limited than that of The Last Story. To clarify on the combat, you carry a sword (although you find other weapons later such as a scythe and more) and you only have to press A to do attacks.
Not very complicated, but attacks do not have a lock on you must “aim” your attacks, otherwise you can just be empty swinging and an enemy can easily hit you. In addition to regular combat, you can charge the A button for a “skilled” attack and, as you glow blue, you release the button and must press A after hitting an enemy to do powerful combos. Other than fighting you can Guard and Dodge Roll (very important)."