TPG writes, "Normally, the idea of playing through an RPG, even an action one, may appear like a daunting task. Most RPGs require hours of level grinding. Not because the game requires it, but it's more of the fear of getting hours in and finding out that the level your character is at is far too low to defeat certain characters. Then idea of restarting at an earlier save point reminds you of how many hours you have already played. Atlus' Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament takes some RPG design elements but streamlines them into a quick pickup and play style action-RPG. The small problem with this decision is that while hardcore elements can be removed, it can dilute other aspects of gameplay..."