Azurik: Rise of Perathia
Before I begin,I want to let everyone know that this is my first RPG. I've played some Zelda and Dragon Warrior on Nintendo, and I've beaten both Pokemon Blue and Gold which I guess count as RPG's but not quite comparable to the types of RPGs that come out on today's console systems. I'm am familiar with both Chrono games(Trigger and Cross) from watching my brother play them some.Basically,if you're a hardcore RPG fan you might not agree with my review,so this is pointed more to people,who like me,are new to RPG's.
First off the graphics are wonderful of course and the environment is expansive,in fact I've very easily lost my way because I just can't remember everywhere I've been.
Fighting wise I'd say this game reminds me a lot of the original Zelda on nintendo,by which I mean you walk around freely fighting.I personally prefer this style over the method used on Chrono Cross where you bump into the enemies and take turns hitting each other.
One of the major benefits to this game is that loading times are virtually non-existent and the very few there are last no more than 5 seconds. I find that this helps me stay more into the game, pretty much addicted to it.
This game has been a hell of a challange for me,which I believe is partially because I'm new to RPGs. Falling off of cliffs and getting lost definitely causes a lot of frustration,so if you get angry easily this might not be the game for you.In fact, I'd have to say that if you aren't a very patient person you'll definitely hate this game.
Overall,for the markdown price of $29.99, and if you're like me and that's all you can afford, I'd say that this game is well worth the money.