I finally got my hands on I Am Setsuna at a reasonable price. So far it’s your typical JRPG and relies heavily on nostalgia to get people into the game.
I am Setsuna is okay so far. I’m not in love with it, but I don’t hate it either. One thing I do like is the gameplay. I kind of miss the old turn based battle system of yesteryear. I am Setsuna’s gameplay is stiff, but serviceable. The animations are poor, but the graphics are really nice.
The story is complete crap so far, but I’m hoping it’ll pick up soon. Setsuna is a pretty cool character, but everyone else I’ve met so far isn’t. I’m only a few hours in and I really hope my opinion will change about everyone.
The repetitiveness of the game set in about an hour after I started. I don’t see myself playing this for hours on end. This will probably be one of those games that’s best enjoyed in short burst.
I like the depressive atmosphere and the fact that Setsuna is willingly walking to her death. I did read some really good lines of dialogue, but I’m not really invested enough in the story to care about everything just yet.
The game is also really easy so far. Normal mobs posed no threat at all to my low level party and I steamrolled through. Bosses were a little tougher, but still went down after I put in a little effort.
The PC port is terrible. The performance is awesome. There are no graphical glitches or lag spikes in the game so far, but I can tell that this game was designed with controllers in mind because there is no mouse support at all. I can’t click on any of the options in the game or in battle. I have to navigate the menu with WASD or the arrow keys. The J button brings up the menu while the K button takes you back to a previous screen.
This is just a bad design choice in my opinion. Every PC game should let me click on things with my mouse. I don’t like navigating menus with my keyboard. Even Dark Souls let me do that and those games are notorious for having bad PC ports. Dark Souls III is the exception in my opinion.
Pressing the esc button brings up the exit menu. I pressed it thinking it would back me out of the menu, but instead I almost lost two hours of progress because it asked me if I wanted to quit the game. I am Setsuna works like a app and I hate that.
Do you have I am Setsuna? What did you think of it?