Anyone else excited about this one? I have been following it since I downloaded the trailers on the Japanese playstation store about a year ago. I just downloaded the free demo that was bundled with the October issure of Qore and I have to say that I am even more excited.
The demo only consisted of a brief tutorial, and a single skirmish, but it looks, and plays awesome. You set your units Final Fantasy Tactics style, and when the match starts you chose one from the map and then you immediately take the person you choose in "action mode". In action mode you actually run around in real time. So you can be running around and getting shot. But when you take aim on a enemy time freezes so you can aim. From there it is a mix of luck and skill whether or not you hit the enemy. You can even use the same person multipe time in a row. The only drawback is that if you use the same person multiple times in a row you get a hefty time penalization. For example you use your sniper then attack and you have 15 seconds to do this. If you use your sniper again in the same round you have say 7 seconds, next turn then 4 and so on. It adds alot of depth to the game.
The skirmish in the demo is only a small 8 vs. 8 battle with 1 tank per unit. I can only imagine the battles are going to be much bigger, in depth, and the levels are going to be much bigger. It will probably take hours to complete a level (I hope).
The art in the game is based on Miyuzaki's art (Nausicca: Valley of the wind, My Neighbor Totoro), and is done in watercolor. It looks badass!Thin Zelda: The Windwaker cell shade, but colored in water color. So it looks like brush strokes.
I just tried to the official webpage to read up some more and get a exact release date, but forgot the address. Anyone know this off the top of there head?
Unfortunately my ps3 laser eye just crapped out. I have only played downloaded games on it for the last few months. And have maybe 20 hours of actual play on the system using actual cd's. So I guess you could say i'm pretty pissed off. I called Sony and they want my receipt, which I threw away a few weeks ago because it was in my wallet and all the ink rubbed off of it. So I got a statement from my bank showing a purchase for $428 but doesn't actually say ps3 on it. The lady at Sony said I could use it. When my 360 broke there was no questions, just "we'll send you a box, send the system and you'll get a new one". Why does sony have to be so difficult. If I don't get my ps3 back by November, by the time this game is released, something bad may happen.