Review by Clark A.
Agarest Generations of War Zero is something of a rarity on Steam. It’s one of the virtual platform’s few tactics-based JRPGs and it boasts a single player campaign length that trumps most, potentially leaking beyond the hundred hour mark. Lo and behold, it’s a terrific game too. However, it does serve as a reminder that a whopping playtime isn’t automatically a good thing.
Generations of War Zero takes after the rest of the genre, at least in terms of fundamentals. Battles all take place on a grid in a manner somewhat reminiscent of the popular Final Fantasy Tactics. As Agarest’s title implies though, this is indeed a series of generationsof war and it’s one littered with countless characters and a system that links together the statistics of certain characters with those of their ancestors. You’re not going to be following the story of a single protagonist the whole way through, in other words. The player is eventually introduced to deeper mechanics such as collecting monsters, merging them, and, as usual, crafting better equipment.
– Clark A.
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