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Freedom Wars Review | GameRevolution

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PlayStation Vita gamers make up perhaps the most underserved consumers in video gaming, particularly in Western and European markets where the handheld’s penchant for deep, entrenched Japanese gameplay mechanics haven’t exactly lit up sales charts. Even if PlayStation Vita units sell well in the far east, Sony has an undeniable problem on their hands if the powerful and highly engaging hardware can’t take off alongside PlayStation 4 as an accessory or a means to runabout Nintendo Wii U’s TV-freeing tablet GamePad controller.

To that end, I’d call the latest platform exclusive from Sony, JAPAN Studio, Shift, and Dimps an unfortunately distinct and obtusely unique distraction for both dedicated play sessions and on-the-go bursts of rapid action, though its remarkably murky setting, plot, and structure seem to wrestle with you almost for the sake of it. In one breath, Freedom Wars will either delight or subvert what you think about role-playing games whether you’re well versed in Japanese gaming or not.

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dbjj120881501d ago

This game can be really awkward, but once you get into the rhythm there's a ton of content to explore.

dragonyght1501d ago

yeah might seem lost at first there so much content specially the deep crafting system. once everything click its pretty fun

Spenok1501d ago

I can't wait to get this. I sadly have to wait to see if I get it for Christmas. Too many games as it is. Also, I just moved and the extra costs with that just sucks >_<

Glad to see it's good though. I've had my eye on it for a while now.

Apocalypze1501d ago

I found it very easy to adapt to , coming from a monster hunter player i can say that this is a bit more tactical in terms of the ways u can take out the monsters

SoapShoes1501d ago

Looks great on my PSTV.

kayoss1501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

I'm so freakin lost! I don't want to give up on this game due to frustration. I waited so long for this game that I dont want to give up on it. Taking a break. When I come back from a Halloween party I might star it up again. If I'm still sober.

HentaiMasterRace1501d ago

Go out of your cell and press square, it should tell you what to do.

captainexplosion1501d ago

I was planning on buying this day 1. But Sunset Overdrive, disappointing reviews, and my extremely low RPG IQ made me hold off. I'm just not sure if I will have any idea what to do. I tried giving Persona Golden a chance and I thought it was the most boring and confusing game I have ever played.

Kal-V31501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

Then you might be on to something with that "low RPG IQ" thing. ;P joking of course. Seems RPGs just aren't for you and that's ok. P4G is one of the best games I've ever played and i am in love with Freedom Wars, but someone, for example, who only really plays first person shooters they might find it boring and confusing too. You have to take your time with RPGs, read or listen to the story, learn the battle system and how to navigate through the world, find your groove, lean back and enjoy the 50-80 hour adventure. It's not about twitch gameplay and seeing how many kills you can get. I really do hope you give Persona 4 Golden or other RPGs another shot. You might be more fulfilled that you initially thought :)

Inception1501d ago

Dissapointing reviews? So far the reviews from the media and gamers are mostly positive.

captainexplosion1501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

No, the reviews have been extremely disappointing. It has a 72 on Metacritic and I think most thought this game would be in the high 80's and a sleeper for GOTY. I think critics love the Vita and wanted to love this game, so if anything the reviews are inflated. And to Kal-V3: I don't get RPGs. Especially turn based. I have no idea how people find them fun. Freedom Wars isn't turn based and the combat looks amazing, but if you don't play RPGs it is probably very confusing. I also don't care about stories in video games so that makes RPGs even more boring for me. I stick to platformers, arcade games, FPS and third person shooters generally. I like twitch based gameplay because I am good at them. CoD Ghosts probably sucked but when you have a 3.5 kill to death it makes it fun. I thought this was going to be the first RPG I ever purchased. I still may get it because I have a ton of credit on PSN right now, but I may just wait for Gamefly or for a sale. Vita is amazing with sales.

SoapShoes1501d ago

Even Sunset Overdrive got low reviews. Most games do have low reviews regardless of how good it is, it just depends on which ones you want to focus on.

Inception1501d ago

http://www.metacritic.com/g...

6 positive reviews from the media, 4 mixed, and 0 negative
7 positive reviews from users, 2 mixed, and 1 negative
For a new IP, overall that's positive my dear, NOT 'extremely disappointing'.

Not to mention you never play the game by yourself. So how the hell you know if Freedom Wars is really dissapointing or not.

Seriously, if you don't have vita and not interested with Freedom Wars than please don't try to troll or spread lies.

Kal-V31501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

""I don't get RPGs. Especially turn based. I have no idea how people find them fun. Freedom Wars isn't turn based and the combat looks amazing, but if you don't play RPGs it is probably very confusing. I also don't care about stories in video games so that makes RPGs even more boring for me. I stick to platformers, arcade games, FPS and third person shooters generally. I like twitch based gameplay because I am good at them. CoD Ghosts probably sucked but when you have a 3.5 kill to death it makes it fun. I thought this was going to be the first RPG I ever purchased. I still may get it because I have a ton of credit on PSN right now, but I may just wait for Gamefly or for a sale. Vita is amazing with sales.""

This comment both confuses and angers me, lol. Is that all you get out of games? Seems kind of an empty experience. Don't you appreciate the music, voice acting, art direction, narrative? It seems that you just kinda treat videogames as toys, essentially.

nodim1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )

>I think critics love the Vita
And why would you think THAT. The game is great btw, in no way inferior to SSD that has 82 on meta.

TheGrimReaper00111500d ago

While I agree that the game is real fun, I would place Soul Sacrifice Delta above Freedom Wars :p

It is kinda unique. Take 5 steps in your cell and you will be punished?! Kinda cool concept :D

I just think the combat in Soul Sacrifice Delta is a bit smoother, but that could be intentional (in fact, I'd place Dragon's Crown above both of these, but again, that's just me :p )

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