3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
My score, 7/10. Good for a rental
, May 11, 2013
The level design and game mechanics were interesting enough to keep me playing
The bosses were challenging and creative
The level design for each tower was well thought out
Something erotic about seeing Elena begrudgingly eat purple flesh and watch it drip from her mouth which kept me going back for more
Interactions with Elena are gratifying and she has a lot of dialogue that seldom repeats
The game takes about 30 hours to beat, which if it were any longer, given the cons, would have been unbearable.
The music is the same for each of the 12 towers. Very repetitive.
The controls are very iffy, and sometimes non-responsive. You find yourself doing things you don't intend, all the time. For example, swinging and jumping too early or late, falling off of ledges inadvertently, targeting the wrong body parts on monsters. It gets quite frustrating
The camera is awful many times when fighting enemies off screen, or when the camera is too close to you
The timer for Elena's transformation drains way too fast. If you want to keep a high affinity with her, you have to return in 15 minutes with new flesh so that she does not begin to transform. This puts a real damper on your flow when exploring a tower or when trying to figure out a puzzle
The combat is the same for every enemy in the game. All you do is chain the enemy up, charge your special attack, then attack. Very boring
Your attacks have no stopping power against enemies. They behave as if you are not attacking them ever. This makes it difficult to pull off attack chains
The whole time it made me want to play Shadow of the Colossus instead, due to its similar storyline (which I guess could be a pro?)
And of course, the best weapon upgrades and treasures aren't available until the very end of the game when they are already useless
Overall, I give it a 7/10. While there were a lot of cons that made me frustrated with the game, I'd be lying if I didn't enjoy it a little bit at least. It's good for a rental at the most.