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I mostly opened this thread to bitch because I'm severely disappointed. I bought this game when it first came out for my fiance. Well she only got about an hour into it and kind of forgot about it. Thats fine though, I sometimes do that too.
So I decide to take a crack at it. The battle system seemed really fun at first. Its a bit like Ocarina of Time actually. You can jump back, forward, and in a circle around your targeted enemy. Why was targeted bold? Well I will get to that later my friend. Theres a basic attack that changes depending on the direction/something of the way you are attacking. Theres special attacks etc etc. Theres a bar that fills up when you get hit or do damage that when full you can go into a more powerful mode for a short while. The most fun though is blindsides. When the enemy that is targeting you and you have him targeted, you can do a special move that ends up with you behind them and buffed so all your attacks are criticals for a short while.
All this depends on who your target is. If someone is targetting you and you are targetting someone else? You cannot blindside them. This wouldn't be a problem if...
You could at all change your target. Thats right. There is no way you can change your target. It doesn't exist. Its entirely random. You can't just attack something that you don't have targeted either; if you hit the attack button while behind a non targeted enemy, you will actually just run over to the guy you do have targeted. This means, instead of stabbing the guy in the back, you might actually completely run around him and across the battle map to attack someone that might be dead when you get there.
Why the FUCK would you make a game where combat has EVERYTHING to do with who your target is and you can't even change your target? The kicker is that the d-pad doesn't even do a goddamn thing!