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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: September 07, 2011 (10:08 AM)
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Hm... This game sounds pretty dull to me. Though you said it was adequate, I'm coming away with a sense of "meh"-ness that would probably keep me away from this game even if I had access to it. I think that's just because I'm at a point in my gaming life (particularly when it comes to RPGs) where I really can't be bothered with anything that I know I won't be terribly interested in.

Conceptually speaking, though, the game seems like it could have had a lot of potential. I could easily have seen a game where a bunch of 4 year olds stuck in adult bodies act like... well, a bunch of four year olds stuck in adult bodies. That might have made the plot and such a bit more interesting... Unless there actually is some of that in the game, and you just didn't talk about it for spoiler reasons.

Still, it's a shame the game's not much better. I may have wanted to try then. Hell, even if the game were worse I may have wanted to check it out, because even epically bad games can provide a modicum of interest. Haha.

Good review anyhow.

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: September 07, 2011 (11:14 AM)
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I think one of the tricky things doing this review was combining the impressions I had with the game with how it's a $1 indie game. That's the kind of thing that can be hard to not sound lackluster about when you're essentially saying, "It's a decent purchase considering that it's only $1 and won't take up too much of your time."

You know, it's like I feel the score was accurate because I got my money worth and had a decent time. But nothing stood out as particularly great or interesting to earn lots of praise. It was a retro-style JRPG that people who dig JRPGs should have a passable few hours blasting through. But it's definitely not some essential purchase or anything like that.

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