What I liked about Evoland 2 is that is managed to maintain that bright-eyed enthousiasm found in games from the 90s despite pulling a nostalgia chart. It's so obvious the creators had a great time making it and are proud of the end result.Dalisclock said:It's funny because there's a game that came out earlier this year, Evoland 2, that is much closer to Chrono Trigger, both with the Time period jumping and a specific part of the game that plays exactly like Chrono Trigger. It also has the interesting idea that the different time periods correlate to different eras in console gaming, with the past being 8-bit, the present being 16-bit and the future being 3D(32/64-bit), with different sections using the gameplay of classic games(A street Fighter battle, a bomberman area in a mine, etc).KikBlava said:As soon as he said I am Setsuna was inspired by Chrono Trigger, I wanted to bounce about with nostalgic joy until he said it only took the combat and party mechanics. What a bummer. It does sound like a knock off of Tales of Symphonia too like everyone else is saying. So you know what I'll just replay Chrono Trigger and Tales of Symphonia when I find the time. Much better option.
The only big issue with the game is that the end kind of peters out, with a fair number of questions being left unanswered. That and some parts of the game are nearly impossible to complete without a gamepad of some kind.
I am Setsuna feels more like a game that looks nice but is just going through the motions. They might as well called it Sad Chrono Trigger in Snow.
(And Evoland 2 costs like $20, even less when it's on sale. I am Setsuna seems too expensive compared to that.)