I’m a few hours in, still at the prologue lol. Why did I get a lengthy RPG the weekend before my English project (worth 15% of final mark) is due? Slacking off is human nature, I guess. But anyways, now that I’ve finally finished making this fail flash game for English (puts up flame shield), I’ve got time to play and say something about Trails in the Sky.
Anyways, you don’t jump straight into the main plot. I’m several hours in and I’ve only been doing various quests from the guild. I’ve only encountered one town, and that’s the very first one. There’s lots of side quests that pay you money, only because monsters in this game don’t drop cash. I don’t exactly love the battle system the same way I do Radiant Historia’s or Etrian Odyssey’s, but it’s not bad either. It’s like traditional RPG + SRPG in the sense that the battles are done SRPG style where you can move and only attack enemies in range, but you still walk around dungeons and encounter monsters like a normal RPG.
You’ve got normal attacks, and two types of skills. One that uses EP (the game’s equivalent of MP), and another set that uses CP (points that go up to 200, and refills when you deal or take damage). The former is called Arts, and the latter Crafts. Arts have casting time too, including heal. Guess which one I like to use? You regain all HP and EP when you level up, but the EXP requirements are pretty high so you level really slowly. Crafts are character specific, but what Arts are available depend on what orbs you’ve equipped. That’s decent customization, but I prefer using crafts since CP is easily refillable and they have no casting time.
The plot starts off with the main character, Estelle, when she was a loli. One day, her father came home late and brought her a present. It’s…a boy! lololol. And so, he became her brother. lolwut. So then six years later, they’re 16 and it’s their final test to become Bracers. Bracers are basically people who are good at fighting monsters and can be hired to do various tasks for money, such as being escorts in dangerous places or taking down a certain monster. So they pass their test as Bracers, and start carrying out tasks. Their father leaves on a trip, and they are left with the tasks their father accepted before leaving. That’s basically the plot until where I’m at. It’s a rather slow start, but not that bad. It’s kinda fun to fool around in town before jumping into the epic plots. The dialogue is hilarious.
YGO ZeXal tomorrow. I need to blog a long running anime weekly or I’ll go crazy.