I finally got to beat this game, and spent just shy of 80 hours doing it (though I'm going to go back and do side quests/bosses). I can't stress enough how great this game is, I can't even oversell it.
Before I gush about it, it seems you can only get it through GameStop or Nintendo directly and it releases on 4/6/12. If you have a Wii you really need this game and if you don't it's good enough that you can pick up a used Wii on the cheap just to play this game (though Last Story and Pandora's Tower helps too).
In any case, gush time, which I've already done a fair bit of. As mentioned early on I managed to figure out certain things in the story on my own by picking up on hints in the game early on, which made those twists even cooler. Despite that, there were STILL a massive amount of twists and crazy stuff that happened all along the amazingly paced story that kept it interesting and drove me all the way to the end.
Speaking of pacing, I mentioned this before, but other than the story's awesome pacing, the difficulty was also great. As long as the game is, it still manages to be paced in a way that if you do a small amount of side stuff (basically what you complete on the way) you can keep it just hard enough all the way through. Even if you do a ton, there are still the super bosses and other special named mobs to give you some trouble.
I could talk a lot more about this than I already have this whole thread, but I'll just say that this is one of the best games of any type I've played in a long time. The story first and foremost is amazing, looks great, awesome combat, great music, good characters, it's just great all around. If you need to be sold on it further Bear, there are some good Gurren Lagann vibes in multiple parts of the story.
Plus, I am dying to talk about this game more and it sucks that I'm the only one who's gotten to play it x.x
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