All right, first timer here, as I can't get Guild Wars 2 for a few weeks, so I decided to try this game out. I always wanted to see the sailor team in RPG action, so here it is how it went.
Intro was nice, although it wasn't always evident who was speaking. Not that it was important, and the exposition was done well. Then Luna starts causing earthquakes on Usagi's bed demanding that I wake up and do investigation. Wouldn't dare to say no! Then she introduced me to saving the game, and I took some time to get used to the controls.
After getting the hang of it, the journal, the list of spells and items, I'm exploring the rooms of the Tsukino family, and old RPG instincts kick in. I explore every corner of upstairs to see if I can get off with a few more gold pieces, maybe a good fireball scroll, battle axe... Nevermind, it's not Baldur's gate. Finding nothing, I go downstairs, and my first thought is that I should rip the plant out of the pot and use it as a club. Doesn't work. So I go around, find the kitchen, and think that maybe I should get a few knives. You know... to stab things. But lo and behold, Ikkuko is washing the dishes, so nope. Also, there are no knives lying around, so I go out.
Seeing trees, I futilely attempt to rip their branches off, to get a staff or club, anything, but this is probably not what I should be doing. Although when I was away camping, a good staff was the first thing I searched for, and it was worth it. Staves are awesome! There were no cars on the street, okay. Found medic, now I understand the after-post image about lots of tired people around. Found Ursula who says his son is handsome, I try to enter her house, maybe she has a staff, club or knife, even something to loot, but it doesn't work
. Then next stage/screen/level hits, and a car hits Usagi. A CAR HITS SAILOR MOON! OH MY GOD! THEY ALMOST KI... nevermind, no collision detection.
Found Osa-P store (hehe nice!), but first went to bookshop where I learned I can drink potions in battle, general store (sells manga like sailor moon, apparently it restores your energy), and game center, where I learned that accessories boost my Attack and Defense. NO WAY! I thought you equip armor to increase your defense and a sword or a bow for offense, maybe a special spellbook for wizards, but I guess the ring of power will do it nicely. Also, the holy grail is called Mooncup.
King Arthur is rolling in his grave.
But look! I can run faster if I press B, or I can even dash! It's funny. Spent a minute running around like a headless chicken (btw I saw quite a few headless chickens this summer), then decided to head for the Osa-P store.
OH wow! A DAEMON! Or daimon, outsider, Tanar'ri, imp, little devil, fallen one.... Well, monster of the day is attacking Naru-chan! Just like first episode. So I throw tiara, do a regular attack, and WIIN! The music is sweet during battle (the first transformation's music adapted), and there is LOOT!
All in all, it's a great starting experience. Kinda reminds me the Tales of the Alfa Legion (TOTAL), which is what I'm anxiously awaiting.Early alpha gameplay.
So, yay for sailor moon another story.