As promised, here is the second part from the video I've done of [eM] -eNCHANT arM-, this time with my first impressions of the game.
A third video may appear in a few days, if the first boss fight is interesting. Update: Low-res version of the video online.
First of all graphically this is definitely not a killer game. It has some nice textures and effects, but it really looks like it's a quick upgrade of a Xbox game to Xbox 360. Nothing screams next gen so far except the nice 720p resolution with antialiasing. It certainly looks better than any jRPG so far (I'm not commenting on artistical stuff here), but that's it.
Gameplay wise this is very old school. Run around, do you objectives, destroy a few boxes to get some free stuff, and fight. Sometimes the camera is free, sometimes in smaller rooms it's fixed and changes only to help see some stuff.
The battle system is your typical grid based system. Move your character, then choose what to do, be it a support power or kick the enemies ass. Of course each move has a certain distance it can be used at, so you have to be placed accordingly on the grid. Well, you know the drill.
I can't comment on the story since I do not understand japanese, but so far from the tone of the dialogs (most are dubbed, but the less important stuff is only subbed) the scenario is still in the "easygoing" phase.
eM looks like a very typical jRPG, with some good but not incredible production values.
@Nanosecond: For a CDPR game.. I'm sure this is a record amount of polish. (2 Hours ago)
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@KORNdog: Hmmm i can live with that. I just hope it won't be 30fps but still with stuttering. As for the too small font, definitely agreed. My only two gripes about the game so far. (3 Hours ago)
If gamers can't read crucial text unless they're an inch away from the TV, your game is broken. (4 Hours ago)
Let's hope this means CDPR is taking all those years to good use, and putting a lot more testing into it, because Witcher 3 has been disastrous. (4 Hours ago)
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