The combat scenes are animated but you may skip it or disable it if you find it time consuming.
Once the battle is done you will be presented with the stats, the usual stuff like EXP gained, materials acquired and all – even ratings!
Materials can be disassembled and used to create new weapons, the dresses can be damaged during combat and once it’s ruined the character will be undie-clad.
Oh did I mention undie-clad? Yes I did, here’s one to satisfy your curiousity. 😛
The game comes with a whole lot of customization for characters, headgear, hairstyle, and even under garments! Don’t worry though, this is not Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball where your attire makes the room temperature seem warmer than usual. Some modifications are aesthetic while others are relevant to combat.
As you progress through the game, you’ll eventually end up with all 5 characters being part of your team.
Graphics & Audio
I think there’s very little to talk about graphics now because you’ve seen most of it. The 3D graphic is simplistic by nature, so simple that it looks like something from 2010 or beyond but it’s alright. It’s not bad, it’s not stunning but it matches the 2D artwork very well.
As for audio – I love it! I can’t stand English dubs so just as with all Japanese games, I will make sure I switch to Japanese audio and my it really sounded great, I love the seiyuu cast (voice talents) behind this game as they really brought the characters to life.
The soundtrack is equally impressive, I enjoyed the background music in practically every part of the game as it’s so well orchestrated, the instruments are clear and distinct and the composition is very rich.
As if the combat and crafting system isn’t elaborate enough, the developers included a feature for you to create promo videos for your Verse Maidens!
Yup, just view the sample promo video and you’ll be amazed. More music tracks are unlocked as you advance in the game. Awesome isn’t it?
And so the Otaku in me loves the game a lot, it’s like watching a series while being able to interact or should I say, control the cast.
The only downside is that the game doesn’t resume well should you intend to continue the game after powering ON the PlayStation from sleep mode. The game would be stuck at the introduction screen and not respond to any control signals other than stepping out to the menu. After some good 8 to 10 hours of having to restart my PlayStation every time I intend to play the game, I found out that all you need to do is eject the disc and re-insert it. It’s a hassle but it sure beats restarting PS4.
*NOTE : Restarting the PS4 is the only way to workaround this should you be lazy to lift your bum bum off the seat.
9.5 out of 10? Am I serious, yes I am. I rate the game by the enjoyment I have and this one really got me hooked, I love the complexity of the system and how the story flows. The graphics might be a bit dated and there’s the resume from sleep problem but I think those matters can be overlooked. If you’re not the type that tolerates dated graphics and conversation of 2D characters then it’s understandable that this game’s not for you.