I actually tried playing this game a couple years ago on an emulator after hearing so much about it, and I couldn’t quite get into it. Today, disc in hand, I… still can’t really get into it. It’s almost like Final Fantasy meets Dark Souls, which is rad, but the overcomplicated and deeply political story in the game is really putting me off. I just can’t follow it, and in a game like this I really need to have some grasp on the story to maintain interest.
Mechanically, the game is interesting enough, though I’ll definitely need to spend some time in the encyclopedia to get a handle on things. We’ll see how it goes, but at the moment I’m honestly not sure how much longer I’ll want to be playing this one.