Sakura wars dating sim
This provides an uneven level of difficulty that will have you destroying some easy Stick Lips and then running into a very difficult one full of half and quarter turns that feels like trying to pull out Street Fighter special moves on an analog stick.
Unless you're really interested in SRPG history, or really into anime and dating sims, there isn't much reason to play this game.
Sakura Wars main claim to fame is that its combat system is the precursor to Valkyria Chronicles.
It features a very similar movement and attack system, although turn order is based on speed stats and enemies don't attack while your character takes their turn.
At one point mid-game you are rated based on allied units lost, but that's not nearly enough to be called a scoring system.
The 'area move' system where you are able to move between different rooms on the map is something that will be reappearing in Valkyria Chronicles 2.
During the Adventure portions of the game, characters have made the transition into 3D and the world map has been extended in order to allow you to freely walk around New York City.
Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love welcomes some new features to the game play.It's a completely unique, but related, title in the Sakura Wars franchise!The main character is Shinjiro Taiga, a young Navy Lieutenant and nephew of the hero of the previous 4 games.Trudging through many hours of dating sim just to get to a short, boring and easy boss fight will not be pleasing to experienced SRPG fans.I never had to restart a single mission nor did I ever lose a single unit - the game is just that easy. The game plays in chapters like an anime episode, each chapter focusing on a different character.The battle camera can be a pain to deal with when trying to line up joint attacks.This is especially true in aerial fights where the camera controls are even more restricted than on the ground.You're tasked with pampering a bunch of implausibly eccentric women, children, and transvestites all acting out anime's most worn out cliches about friendship, free will, and love. Unless you're a serious anime fan and love dating sims, you just won't be enjoying the majority of the game.If you do poorly you'll find yourself and your allies with lower stats and weaker Joint Attacks.The LIPS system is a mini-game presented frequently during the dating sim sections where you have to make choices under the pressure of a time limit, choose the 'loudness' of your voice, and perform rhythm game style input sequences.It's usually pretty well done, but I have to question why the developers kept randomly inserting precise analog quarter and half-circles that are far more difficult than anything else LIPS related.