The Good: - Excellent transition to character meshes from sprites - Masterfully done visuals - Gorgeous soundtrack - Top flight voice cast delivering excellent performances
The Bad: - Always-on connection is always bad - Distinctly dumbed down character system - Lack of visual character customization is a shortcoming - Tremendously vulnerable to external Internet instability - "Play it how we tell you to play it" is precisely as much fun as it sounds
Score: 4.5 / 10
I dunno, I read that review. The reviewer never figured out to turn on elective mode, so he could play a build he wanted to. I do get that it isn't the most obvious option, but I would find the skill system very limiting without it too.