*Push the buttons: Project X Zone demo is up
[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Push the buttons: Project X Zone demo is up

1:30 PM on 06.05.2013  ·  Tony Ponce@megaStryke
0

Five-use limit is weaksauce

If you've been itching to put the SEGA X Capcom X Namco Bandai strategy RPG extravaganza, Project X Zone, through its paces, you finally get your chance today. "Demo A" -- a combat scenario with the teams of Ryu & Ken (Street Fighter), Ichiro & Sakura (Sakura Wars), Gemini & Erica (Sakura Wars again), Kurt & Riela (Valkyria Chronicles), Soma & Alisa (God Eater), and Kite & BlackRose (.hack) -- has appeared on the 3DS eShop. Just beware the five-use limit, those stingy bastards...

Having only caught the odd gameplay clip here and there, I possessed but a vague idea of how the action would feel in my hands. And to be honest, it felt kinda blah. You move your characters around the map in turn, enter a one-sided battle against an opponent, then hammer different button combos to execute a succession of flashy attacks that don't appear to be significantly more effective at dealing damage than the last. Rinse and repeat.

The last Japanese strategy RPG I played was the original Disgaea, but I seem to recall there being slightly more actual strategy to combat back then. After campaigning to get this game out West, I would hate for it to end up being as dull as this boring-ass demo.

The full Project X Zone launches in the US on June 25 and in Europe on July 5.

\ We've blogged about this before: read (8) back stories 

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#3DS #Capcom #demos #eShop #Monolith #Namco Bandai #Role-Playing Games #Sega #Strategy games
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Tony PonceFormer Contributor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts2048Blogs 59Following0Followers126

(Decommissioned) Super Fighting Robot more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Join the robot army! We're a family-owned site, updating multiple times a day (since 2006!) thanks to our Huge Members

Tad
Tad


Since 4:53 PM on 02.17.2015

ObliqueZombie
ObliqueZombie


Since 2:16 PM on 10.27.2014

Rathclav
Rathclav


Since 9:24 AM on 05.23.2013

djnealb
djnealb


Since 12:51 PM on 08.19.2009

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!