- Feb 3, 2022
Has anyone anything to say about Tokyo Xanadu Ex+? Is it a worthy game in its own right or I'd better look for something else unless I'm a hardcore Falcom fan? Let's assume I'm willing to try to bear with mediocre story if the gameplay is good.
It's Trails of Cold Steel I, but set in Tokyo and with an action combat system. 7 chapters, first half of each chapter is running around the school and town talking to NPCs and catching up on their storylines and doing slice of life stuff. Second half of a chapter is somebody getting abducted into the demon realm and then running through a dungeon with an action combat system, climaxing in a boss battle. Power of friendship shenagains. Great music by Hayato Sonoda and Takahiro Unisuga.
I thought that the plot was weak and the setting was uninteresting, and the characters are weak, and I didn't like the combat very much, but I liked the TOCS1 format and the music. Not sure if I will replay it. Also note that TX was localized by not by XSEED who did the Trails games, but by Aksys, so there is no English voice acting and the script is rougher.