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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 01:23:18 AM »
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Nope.

It's an alright game, but it's easily the worst of all post-CotM handheld games.

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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 02:58:22 AM »
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No.

I like the atmosphere and most of the environments. Heck, I've even grown to like the soundtrack. But the game itself is really boring IMO. I can't really put my finger on it. It feels old but not in a good way. It's not a Metroidvania nor is it a Classicvania. It's.... Prince of Persia, really.

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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 03:01:59 AM »
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Considering that the numerous amounts of checkpoints made death a non-issue, it's a no from me.
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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 03:09:01 AM »
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From what I've played...nope. I was anticipating this one, and still want to see how the story plays out, but I played it for an hour or so when it first released and haven't gone back to it yet. It's not bad, but I don't really feel compelled to play it right now, which is really odd for me to say about a Castlevania game.

It could be that I'm also finding less motivation to play a game on a handheld, too. My girlfriend always likes to watch when I play a game, and I can't do that with a 3DS. This would be my go-to game right now if I was dying to play a handheld game.

But yeah, so far, it's okay, but definitely nothing special.
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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 03:39:20 AM »
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For me it was a bubble that burst. It was looking so much promising at videos, only to end something mediocre.
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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013, 05:20:09 AM »
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Nope.

Other games would be better called as system sellers like Pokemon for instance.

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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2013, 06:12:56 AM »
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Nope.

The game is a snorefest, at least so far for me.
The environments are quite beautiful but it's dead platforming at best.  Whipswinging is scripted, climbing (which there's a LOT of) is basically 'avoid steam/enemies/fire as you climb', 'adventuring' yield pitiful rewards (Brotherhood Scrolls, Life Upgrades, etc.).

And in between those segments there are open rooms with a handful of enemies, on which the battle mechanic feels stale (block, y,y,y,y,y,y or block,x,x,x,x,x or some variation).  There is no crouching, just dodging and dodge/rolling.

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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2013, 09:20:31 AM »
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Oh, MAN...!  Tragic!  It looked like so much fun in last year's preview videos...

At least there may be a potential gem or two in its swarm of MP3s whenever I come across it.  One thing that always failed less about CVs was the music. 

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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2013, 09:21:53 AM »
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Much like Jorge said, I feel like the combat SHOULD have been so much better. In LoI and CoD, you still have to have proper maneuvering and combo sense (how much time to string which ones together vs what particular enemies). With this one, none of that exists. The characters fight virtually identical, and the combat boils down to mash mash mash, block. Mash mash mash, evade. Or for me, once I unlocked the auto combo where you hold down just X or Y, the combat got even more stale.

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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2013, 09:47:54 AM »
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Definitely a big 'NO' for a system seller. And Jorge has already stated the reasons why.
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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2013, 10:00:23 AM »
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Or for me, once I unlocked the auto combo where you hold down just X or Y, the combat got even more stale.
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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2013, 10:18:15 AM »
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Nope.

If it wasn't for Capcom's sweet sweet promise of Megaman legends 3, I still wouldn't have gotten a 3DS.

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Re: Give it to me straight: is Mirror of Fate a system seller?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2013, 11:26:18 AM »
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While I enjoyed it for the most part it still left me wit anodd taste in my mouth. S I say with out a doubt no. But I'll say this get a 3ds anyway. There are so many good games beside this and if you want a good 2.5d game get shinobi. Mof  :( it's 50/50 with me.
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2013, 11:45:30 AM »
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Auto combo? This is a joke right?

Nope. Once you get to a certain level, you just press and hold Y and he attacks, pauses, then twirls the whip/chain around him for 7 or 8 swings. And the X version is 4 or 5 hits, a stronger variety of the Y version.
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