I've been playing the game for about 15 minutes now. I'm writing this while I play. Here are my first impressions:
I like how the beginning of the game begins with action. Many games begin with the hero starting off in their peaceful hometown and then it gets attacked!!! I don't have anything against that formula, of course , but it's always nice to see something that isn't done as much.
I've noticed is that the maps feel kinda...empty. For the underground facility you might want to add...I don't know. Something to make it look less empty? As a newbie, I only work with the standard tile sets that come with RPG Maker and I don't see much of anything that could make the facility look spiffy. I'll wait to see what towns and forests are like I guess. xD
Next...I kinda like the battle system though it is annoying when I'm distracted from the game during a battle. However, it sort of keeps you on your toes I suppose so that can be a good thing. I'm not crazy about this battle wheel menu though. It kinda irritates me because I usually end up turning the wheel the wrong way and losing a turn. I suppose once I've played more, I won't make such an error. Grrr. So battle system, for me, = frustrating but interesting. Different from that sideview stuff and therefore a breath of fresh air.
I like Final Fantasy music but it would be nice to hear something different. Maybe a soundtrack that was good but from a game that isn't as popular. This is just a suggestion, of course. The music is alright but I imagine it's used a lot in RPG Maker projects (I could be wrong though!).
The storyline so far is...well, I'm lost to be honest. I know there's some kind of conflict going on but I don't know why these people are fighting each other. Guess I'll find out soon enough?
It would be nice to know how much experience and gold I get after each battle. No messages appear when the party is victorious.
Zerex is so weak. He dies in almost every battle even when I guard. With no means of healing the party, I have to rely solely on Nokz which is kind of annoying. -.- I realize that this is because my Zerex is only level 2 and Nokz is level 8 but still...
The bit where the boys meet Tayla is kinda odd...but since she isn't human, I suppose I'll let it slide and assume that spirits are weird like that. xD
Ah...and Tayla can heal. Yay! Now Zerex can stop dieing and level up! xD
And...that's all I have time for today. I suppose I can edit this post later, if you want and add in additional thoughts while I play. Cheers and jeep practicing that game making!
Edit: Ah! I forgot to add that I like how the names of the enemies turn yellow when they're about to die.
This post has been edited by The Edge of Sanity: May 21 2011, 01:56 PM