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Mist of Chaos -- voted worst PS3 game so far?

I guess we won't see this one stateside.This is kind of a smack to the face for all the tactical RPG fans out there. According to the Japanese blog LiveDoor, Mist of Chaos has been deemed the worst PS3 game so far by Famitsu magazine, based on the raw scores given to it. Totalling a massive 16/40, the game was faulted on these fronts:

  • System and story are hard to understand
  • The graphics are underwhelming
  • Everything about the system is unforgiving (think Fire Emblem, but even less friendly as far as character deaths go)
  • Sometimes, the text is impossible to read
  • It's tough to get into

Sounds like the Famitsu guys have a case of the "I don't get it, I can't beat it"s. Tactical RPGs are difficult. It's true. The stories are generally epic, with tons of characters and a really complex storyline that's nigh impossible to follow unless you've a copy of the script in front of you. Multiple endings don't help either, especially if you get the worst one possible (damn you, Tactics Ogre... I tried so hard). So, does the game deserve such a low score? Absolutely, but not because it's a bad tactical RPG. It's just not a good game for anyone to buy unless they've experience being incredibly frustrated at a game and don't mind retrying a map multiple times, tediously watching every move so that one healer just doesn't get killed by that damn archer that appears on turn 9.

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1. LMFAO at #1. That's awesome.

Posted at 9:06PM on Mar 20th 2007 by Killer

2. Pretty much everything they've said could apply to Final Fantasy Tactics, and yet, it's critically acclaimed, for some reason.

Posted at 9:10PM on Mar 20th 2007 by Non

3. Of course number 3, but... "It's FINAL FANTASY!!!111".

As much as I love Final Fantasy, I'm not in love with Tactics. It's too slow, and that should say something since Final Fantasy was slow already.

Posted at 10:16PM on Mar 20th 2007 by bootsielon

4. I love Tactics, it's one of my favorite entries in the series.

start sarcasm/ You guys obviously belong the Echsbauchs tree-shitty, with all those shooters like Oblivion and Enchanted Arms (or at least I think it's a shooter). /end sarcasm

Posted at 5:48AM on Mar 21st 2007 by Silver R. Wolfe

5. I am planning of getting this game... region free ftw...

Posted at 11:06AM on Mar 21st 2007 by shase

6. the game is awesome!
FAMI are idiots

Posted at 12:16AM on Apr 2nd 2007 by cutcutcut

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