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.
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adds more value to gold...plus, they still have functioning online play on xboxone...which is pretty cool. Hopefully get some titles i missed but always fancied on it (2 minutes ago)
@alimokrane: yeah the backwards compat with gold only hit this month...but will continue from now on. Makes sense as it's only just come out. They say they're going to keep supporting library. still (3 minutes ago)
@bleachedsmiles: i still think it's an incredibly tough sell for most people to buy a third exclusive only system. (4 minutes ago)
once he got those consoles he had a ridiculous library of games to play. it's a good way to do it, and weird neither advertise it. or at least i haven't noticed them doing it. (6 minutes ago)
@alimokrane: Sony doing so well this gen has made it the best time to be a multiplatform owner. No way MS would offer this much, and invest in games this much, if they were leading. (7 minutes ago)
@alimokrane: my friend did that on PS3, didn't buy a PS4 or vita until about 2 years after each but was a PS3 + subscriber and just added everything to the library. (7 minutes ago)