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.
I've decapitated, sliced their legs off, beheaded them, but they keep coming back to fight me. So yeah cool that he wants revenge on me, I dig that system but please just stay dead. (22 minutes ago)
I'm playing Shadow of Mordor and am I doing something wrong? Because these Orcs keep coming back from the dead and it's starting to become pretty damn annoying, let alone repetitive. (24 minutes ago)
look at anew Metroid style kickstarter. game is bonkers: [url] (2 Hours ago)
**** it, forget about half this JJ (Japan Junk), go hunt kickstarter indie projects like Narita Boy and so much promising stuff there. The world has moved on from JJ to fill any decent diverse catalog (2 Hours ago)
Tokyo Tattoo Girls, Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, Blue Reflection, Four Goddesses Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune, Gun Gun Pixies ... lmao at all these names. (2 Hours ago)
@Moonwalker: he should talk to high profile class publishers like squenix for remake, Atlus for Persona or Sega for exclusive development. no need for shit junk like *let me check AGB shit blog* ... (2 Hours ago)
They should talk to Platinum Games... lol (2 Hours ago)