I don't see this game selling very well, though. It is an OP Rainfall game, but I think it's been the least eagerly awaited of the bunch. It doesn't have Xenogears or Final Fantasy names backing it, and it's a much stranger beast to sum up. Most of the trailers and such that I've seen (which admittedly were the ones that turned up prior to the EU release) didn't really give you the best idea of how the game actually played, and sometimes made the game look like a less accomplished take on God of War or something.
EDIT: Not to mention it's late to the party, now that the kids have them newfangled Wii U's and their dubsteps and whatchamacallit.
The theme is kind of a turn-off, but the game looks like it could be fun. It doesn't sound up to the same quality as the other famous RPGs, so I'll be passing on getting this one on day one, but will grab it sometime down the line.
It isn't an RPG, but it does have RPG elements. The same way it isn't a dating sim, but has dating sim elements, and so on. You are able to level up your character, equip him with various items that boost certain stats and all that, but I wouldn't sum up the game as an action-RPG. When you're in one of the towers, it feels more like a 3D version of the DS Castlevanias, or a distant cousin of Metroid Prime, with battle mechanics borrowed from some high-action brawler. At times it feels Zelda-like too, especially during the boss fights, which are pure class.
I have to go pick this up to complete the Operation Rainfall Trifectia and I have been waiting for this game for a while. XSEED has said that they may not ship out a second shipment unless the first one sells well so those waiting till later down the line may want to change their minds on that stance.
Also once I get the game I will be doing some blog posts on the front page of the Nintemple site about my playthough and about the game if you want to see what I am going through in the game.
I have to go pick this up to complete the Operation Rainfall Trifecta and I have been waiting for this game for a while. XSEED has said that they may not ship out a second shipment unless the first one sells well so those waiting till later down the line may want to change their minds on that stance.