Well, the day after I remind everyone to keep an eye on End of Eternity , we stumble across a bunch of new details. Ain't life grand sometimes?

According to PS3Center , some of the information from that Famitsu feature has been translated, and we've got some interesting structural and gameplay details for you. First of all, the structure you see in the screens (follow the link) comprises the "main area of the game," and it's actually separated out into classes. The wealthy get to live at the top while the poor have to inhabit the lower levels, and whatever that structure is, it's big enough to include whole towns, cities and dungeons. As for the gameplay, the battles will be based around random encounters (never thought we'd see those again, huh?), and when in battle, you can move your characters around in "semi-real-time," and the position of your allies and the enemies will have a direct impact on the effectiveness of attacks. This sounds a lot like Star Ocean: The Last Hope , tri-Ace's last project, but it also reminds us of Suikoden III , which may actually fit the description better.

The question is whether or not the actions will b e carried out in real-time; if they aren't, and the foundation is turn-based, your character will move to the required position to execute the action. For example, if it's a physical attack, you'll have to be near the enemy, but if it's a healing spell, you can maybe stay where you are. This was how we did things in Suikoden III , but in The Last Hope , everything is moving in real-time, so it'll be interesting to see how the combat in End of Eternity plays out. Keep it here for more details as they become available.

Related Game(s): End of Eternity

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Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

Cool, this sounds half decent! New rpg's FTW!

Edit: DAMNIT BEN! Your new poll sucks! I can't choose between GoW3 and FFv13!

Edit 2: I went with FFv13 cuz I'm an rpg freak lol


Last edited by Riku994 on 4/12/2009 10:21:53 PM

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Hmmm… real-time RPG gun battle. This doesnt seem so bad afterall. I originally thought it'll be Third person shooter, but if its like that, it's worth a first day pick-up… (Btw.. I intend to buy all PS3 RPG eventually, only matter of first day purchase or not for me)

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

lol i think this left me with more questions than answers…..

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

……….semi…….realtime. Interesting…well I like the whole concept of there being one place where everyone lives in and the poor lives in the bottom and the rich live on top.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Generic gun-based rpg…

This sh*t ain't an rpg. Not the great kind of jrpg I like anyway.

Here we go with the "westernization" of rpgs

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

An RPG is an RPG, whether it's a JRPG or a WRPG. You make is sound like Japan doesn't have weapons or something other than gundams and swords and laser beams and super powers. It's hardly generic at all, and at least it's not something like Fallout.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

I hope not, every western RPG I've seen come along in the last three years has been drab, violent and unrelentingly dark.

JRPGs used to be known for a more whimsical approach, anime influences in their art style and not generally speaking gun based combat.

I hope that End of Eternity a) is turn based with positioning in semi-real time rather like the combat in Valkyria Chronicles but on a smaller scale, and b) doesn't feature exclusively gun based combat (remember Xenosaga featured a lot of guns of one sort or another – so it can work) with some physical attacks, some sword play and some magic/special ability types of attack.

@LegendaryWolfeh
I disagree, I don't think that you can directly compare a typical JRPG with a typical WRPG. The genre are too different, their focus is too different. I guess it depends on how broad a criteria you use for describing an RPG.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Hmmm… I still need a trailer go get how this is supposed to play >_<

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

Well your wish has been granted. Just right now…there was an End of Eternity debut trailer released. Guess what is has…nothing but moving screenshots/concept art/cgi. There's nothing on the battle system, but there are some phrases in Japanese but of course I can't read it.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Please not like Star Ocean, please not like Star Ocean, please not like Star Ocean.

Those screen shots look awesome. The battle system actually sounds a lot like Eternal Sonata's… that'd be cool.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Sounds Parasite Evelike