Originally Posted by joeblow
One comparison for this game that some people may not be aware of is Guardian Heroes on the Sega Saturn. [...] It was a great game back then, but the HD port unfortunately never came to the PS3.
Yes, this is very much in the same vein. Guardian Heroes
is still one of my favorite games ever, and I was truly pissed that I missed out on the HD remake. Loved the branching structure, loved the insane arena mode (the colosseum in Dragon's Crown
can't hold a candle to that one), and I liked the subtle commentary on religion that was woven through the different story paths.
Just finished Normal difficulty with my elf character, who hit the level 35 cap shortly before the final battle. This unlocked the online PvP arena (fun) and the randomized level generator (haven't tried it yet). Took me a little under 30 hours, though I've been doing all the side quests as I go.
So, that just leaves five more characters and two more difficulty levels for my elf. This could turn into a crazy time sink like the Souls