This game is a blast. It's a fairly quick JRPG (unless you're a completionist, then you'll be playing for a year or two), that features some of the coolest game mechanics I've seen. The combat has you using two different characters on each screen at the same time; one controlled by the D-Pad, and the other via the touch screen and mic. It takes some getting used to, but the difficulty curve lets you learn it before it gets harder. The other cool mechanic is the item system. Different items and attacks have different brands, and different brands have more influence in different areas of the map giving boosts or handicaps depending on what you equip. It's really different, and shows me that Square Enix can still make original games on the rare occasion.

Side note: Headphones are needed for this game. I didn't realize how good the music was until I used some.

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/27/2012 at 06:36pm

I hesitate to call TWEWY a JRPG. Yes, it's a Japanese RPG, but it is so far removed from the JRPG formula it is practically its own genre. This is one of my favorite games in years. I'd love to see a sequel, whether an actual sequel or a spiritual one.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/02/2012 at 05:08am

How many people can you have in your party?

vdogmr25   Post Author wrote on 03/03/2012 at 12:25am

The party consists of the main character and one partner. There are three different partners that change as the story progresses, and you can pick who to use once you've beaten the game.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/03/2012 at 05:34am

Awesome. That's cool that it unlocks a bit after you beat it.

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