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Jogo é vendido MUITO caro (quase 500 reais), bem acima da média dos outros jogos, por motivo nenhum, visto que não vem nada além do jogo. Os gráficos são bons porém a parte introdutória é bem lenta. Outro ponto estranho é que não é todo dublado (jp). Algumas cenas tem voz, outras não, e ai fica parecendo que o jogo está pela metade. É estranho.
Não recomendado pelo preço pedido. Por 100-150, sim, é aceitável.
Talk about a game I wanted to like a lot. By way of background, I've had an awareness of the Sakura Wars franchise since Sakura Wars 3 was released on the Dreamcast. I heard about it via EGM or the old Sega.com forums, can't remember which, but I was very disappointed that the game wasn't going to be released in the U.S. as the Dreamcast generally had a drought of RPGs.
Reading up on Sakura Wars over the years, the series' lynchpin were always the games but it had a multimedia presence via anime adaptations and manga. A couple of other games were localized but nothing impactful in the overall series in terms of establishing a robust western presence.
Fast forward to 2020 and we have a soft reboot in the series that is finally coming out and I wasn't all that crazy about it despite really wanting to be into it. Sakura Wars isn't a bad game at all, it just wasn't for me and I feel I may have outgrown the series in terms of its plot and tone. (e.g. I turned into an old fart.)
Good things first: - Great, crisp anime style graphics. - Fun plot, plucky characters. - Persona-esque social links and game advancement. - Character designs by the Bleach mangaka, with contributions from the Persona and Pokémon character designers.
Now what were my issues with it? The plot is very cheesy and characters are very saccharine sweet. Nothing wrong with this whatsoever. I can normally deal with these sorts of plots (I do like me some Sailor Moon) but I think much of my appetite for these sorts of stories is steeped in some nostalgia or other hook to draw me in. There wasn't much that appealed to me, unfortunately. It just wasn't a story I was really interested.
Additionally, the gameplay is rather limited. This is something that is a given due to the nature of it being a more than standard visual novel, but the dialog sections really seemed to wear on due to the lack of interest I had in the characters and story. The battle sections against demons (in what I assume to be Hell) are in steampunk-esque mecha but have transitioned from turned based battles to rudimentary real-time action. It's a little on the janky side....
Aw man, I really wanted to like this game as it has a lot going for it. Just know that it is an acquired tasted and definitely has an audience who will eat it up. It just wasn't for me, unfortunately.
The game came here just fine, but I can't stand the game itself. I like the fighting, the graphics, and the choices you make. I just don't like the storyline! I haven't finished the game because of how cringly cliche the beginning was. I'm slowly getting there, but it's killing my brain cells. I just don't really recommend it.