I like RPGs, they usually have at all times been part of my life ever since I used to be a baby. I bear in mind taking part in Ultimate Fantasy VI most of my younger days, and that love developed into different titles reminiscent of Legend of Dragoon and the Dragon Quest collection. However Battle Hunters is an RPG that’s completely different from these titles due to the linear feeling, an enormous solid of throw-away characters, and a fairly easy narrative. Whereas this sounds unhealthy for an RPG, I truly loved this streamlined tackle the style.
Battle Hunters has a fairly easy plot that consists of your beginning character being informed there may be nice evil within the land, and he must got down to cease it. It is a fairly easy premise, nevertheless it echoes all through the story and provides urgency to the duties it’s important to carry out to get to the top of the sport.
There are a ton of characters you possibly can ask to hitch your social gathering, starting from swordsmen to a futuristic man in a mech swimsuit. Whereas this does sound prefer it may have enjoyable facet tales, these characters are one-note individuals who just about simply turn into drones to throw out on the sphere versus well-written characters. Whereas I didn’t take pleasure in that these characters aren’t attention-grabbing, there are loads of them, which is nice for constructing methods for various enemy sorts.
Gameplay will be damaged down into two predominant classes, strolling round to search out the right objects and battle. Battles begin easy sufficient by sending your characters out to struggle an enemy the place you watch the struggle till your foes are vanquished. You discover out shortly that you’ll want to take into account your staff’s placement, when to make use of a talent, or which social gathering members you must choose earlier than going right into a struggle. I discovered this fight to be troublesome but rewarding as a result of whereas battles are principally unfold out – being tied to dungeons or attempting to progress the story – they did present an honest problem and normally pay out an honest quantity of expertise.
The opposite facet of this gameplay loop is exploring the map. This map is linear with deviations to search out new gadgets and characters. You’ll by no means go too far off the crushed path as a result of the sport is at all times pushing you in direction of the top aim of attending to the top so you possibly can struggle evil. Whereas I normally don’t take care of an RPG to be this linear, it really works properly below these explicit circumstances.
Ultimately, I loved Battle Hunters. There’s loads of technique in fight, and the world is designed to not deviate from the trail as a result of urgency of the scenario. Regardless of not having fun with the solid of picket characters, I did assume this sport was actually price my time. Should you like RPGs and simply need some enjoyable fight, give it a strive.