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.
@Loakum: so wierd how split people are about that. i've not played a ton (witcher :P) but i thought it controlled great and i was super against it's inclusion prior to the games announcement. (29 minutes ago)
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Finally calling it a night, it's almost half 3 lol. (6 Hours ago)
@KORNdog: That was me with Skyrim, so goddamn addictive. I remember going to work and thinking of what I would do when I got home. The best games are like that - even though you don't like Skyrim. (6 Hours ago)
Its 2:30am and im still playing the witcher on a work nite wtf lol (7 Hours ago)
@Megido: Yea.. they keep giving out extras too. I'll PM you one. (8 Hours ago)
Are they generoud with keys? Just signed up. (8 Hours ago)