Illusion of Gaia
Illusion of Gaia is an action role-playing by Enix.
- Over all, the game is a fun action RPG, with plenty of play time.
- The game has some really nice graphics and animation.
- Being able to turn into a more powerful knight is a fun addition.
- While not as impressive as Square's soundtracks, the music is professional and fitting.
- There is no sprite-mirroring for the characters, so you remain right-handed when moving left.
- Will uses a flute as a weapon... lame.
- The story could have been really good, but it is poorly implemented.
- The non-player characters that follow Will around are pretty uninteresting.
- The red crystals, while a nice addition to the game, are hidden in such ridiculous locations that they force you to search every single area of every map to find them.
- A lot of the enemies are boring and uninspired.
- While I love the idea of using various ancient cultures, the designers often mix cultures incorrectly, like having Lamasu in Incan ruins.
- You weapon has a huge hit box, often hitting enemies that weren't actually touched by your weapon.
- I don't like the fact that enemies may only be killed once and that you don't collect experience points. I do like the system of constantly rewarding the player with minor improvements, but they are entirely planned. Most of the time, you have to fight all of the enemies in a room anyway, so for less-skilled players, there is little option to grind for better stats.
- The cutscenes are really drawn out and dull.
- There is actually a part in the game where you have to wait in line for several minutes with nothing happening.
- Allowing the D-pad to clear dialogue boxes at the end of a conversation is especially annoying, and often results in missed text.