5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The Last Remnant [Online Game Code] (Software Download)
I loved this game. Great story, great music, great characters, great tactical options.. will keep you entertained for 40+ hours.
The battle system will get a bit to get used to, because you don't control exactly what each character does in battle. At first I found that a little frustrating as I'm a veteran RPG gamer that likes to control each character, but once you get a bit into the game, and understand that battles are not 'your party vs. enemy' but 'your army vs. enemy' then it all falls into place. It's at that moment when your 4 groups of 4 characters are all over the place battling 5+ groups of monsters that it clicks. If you had to control each character you'd be giving 20 orders just for a 'round' of combat. Instead, you control each group, giving tactical orders like 'offensive' or 'defensive' or 'protecting' or 'buff', etc.
A controller is recommended, but not needed (I played it without a controller, you just have to set a setting for that).
Totally recommended, but I do warn you, don't judge it by the first few hours of gameplay, it gets much better if you give it a chance!