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 ~Spoony Spoonicus on 07:39pm 10/04/11 (12:18am 03/16/11) in 28m54s  §  2536 eyeballs
 We love Virtual Console but man fuck writing a full review of something we just paid six dollars for. Have a Quick Hit instead.
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A "cinematic RPG" that serves as a sequel to a pretty fucked up book. Surprisingly, it works out pretty well, utilizing its "cinematic" nature to not only add to the horror of the game's plotline, but to improve upon the combat as well. Combat takes place largely in real-time, forcing you to rely on quick movements and pattern memorization to evade enemy attacks until your action gauge fills up. Once this happens, you can pause the action momentarily to use an item, cast a spell, or utilize a normal attack. The last of these options is also given a slight twist in that your weapons have varying ranges (as indicated by a wireframe sphere that appears when targeting) - attempting to attack enemies outside of the sphere results in greatly reduced damage and accuracy, so there's a bit of strategy involved in finding the enemy's attack pattern and sneaking into get your own hits in.

The main storyline is a bit on the short side (only about 10 hours), but upon a second playthrough, you're given access to a new dungeon (the Chrysler Buliding), a 77-floor random dungeon with an alternative final boss at the top that also brings an alternate ending. A nice little way to extend the game's story, and give it some considerable replay value as well.

Overall, a solid action RPG with a well-composed storyline. Just steer clear of the crappy sequels.

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