Mind Test seems like a move from the previous remake series, but I’m not sure it will be enough to get JRPG interested. Remakes have occurred slowly in the video game industry, but have indeed become a familiar phenomenon in recent years. With titles such as the current Resident Evil 2 and the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake, expectations have risen to what players expect from the entertainment of their favorite games.
Previous year Square Enix released a new 3D version of Secret of Mena, considered one of the greatest JRPGs ever, and it received relatively mixed reviews. While I have yet to play The Secret of Mena myself, I found the next remake to be Pax West to pretend to mind, and it could end up as either a great, or inexperienced, lackluster experience.
In Myna’s initial tests, the game featured several plotlines as well as several main characters to choose from with their own stories. From the beginning of his demo, I played as the Swordsman Duran, which starts in Judd Stronghold. While the fort is presented to be large and spacious, I cannot go to many places.
This is similar because it was a demo, but I’m not sure. With vibrant colors and excellent detail, Square Enix certainly made the world feel that the original title was introduced, but now in a 3D effect. The flowers are vivid, the grass is lush, and most of the characters look so beautiful.
I explored the meadows filled with woodland critters as well as a small cave, including a boss fight against a hybrid creature reminiscent of a spider and a crab. Explaining this, players can pick up objects that are represented by the brightness mode of light.
To use a prop, players can use the game’s ring menu, allowing you to use a wide variety of things. I enjoyed walking and roaming in new areas, but my main problem with Trials of Mena is that the combat is boring right now.
Combat takes place in real-time where you respond fast and charged attacks. Your “class strike” gauge fills up when you defeat enemies. Once complete, you can gain a unique ability by pressing the left bumper and pressing a square, triangle, circle, or cross. During every battle, there are objectives that you can accomplish that will give you a bonus increase for your CS bar. As my time progressed, I gained new allies with Rizz and Charlotte, who had different weapons and abilities to implement in battle.
One major issue I have with the war is that it seems reasonable. It sounds excellent when hitting enemies, but it is not very fun, nor does it feel satisfying when attacking. Di, what I played was a fundamental performance that lasted for a short time. I was also playing at a lower level, so there is a lot of room for development, especially with different characters and stories throughout the game.
So far, the mind test seems like a mixed bag. This could surprise players as to how it develops, and I’d like to give it the benefit of the doubt. I had about ten minutes of playing time (this is very standard at conferences like PAX, sadly) and is a JRPG after all, notorious for long experiences. As a fan of the genre, I will keep it on my radar as more information for the game comes to the fore, but I will not sell it when I choose it after its release at the end of next year.