I bought this with the idea of supporting the game makers in mind while avoiding the cumbersome controls of an emulator but this is worse. I've wasted so many ethers I didn't need to and spent more time cursing at tapping the wrong thing. This is a 12$ game at best not what I paid. If square wants to refund or give me a credit towards another I'd gladly take it.
After my feedback to the team, square has fixed the cloud sync issue. I can now finally play it on my shield TV!
I've played pretty much every SaGa game except RS1 at this point. I was really stoked to see that an RS2 translation and remaster was available on Android. Everything about this port is amazing, except for 2 things that almost made me throw my phone against the wall: 1) The DRM that requires you to be always online. Whoever thought this was a good idea should be dragged into the street and shot. If you want to play this game offline and for free, you can download a cracked APK very easily. This is just penalizing those of us who paid a lot of money for this game with no benefit whatsoever to the publisher. 2) Formation-breaking. I'm ok with mobile controls being awful (and these are especially bad -- other Square mobile ports have been much better.) But the fact that these terrible controls are coupled with an archaic game mechanic that punishes you for using a convenience feature is just insane. If these two snags were fixed, I would give this port 5* easily.
JRPG lovers come hither. Haters should go thither.
Fun game, well translated to the mobile platform, cloud sync now works! !
It's a great game and I've been enjoying so far. The challenge and having many different choices is great. I also like how open ended it is and that you can build up your home kingdom in different ways. However, even though I'm glad that the game was finally released in full English, I feel that the translations could've been a lot better and the touch controls could use some improvements. Also, auto dash should've been off by default as dashing into an enemy makes you lose your formation.
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