A Review of Attack on Titan Stuff Store
Author : Philip Roger | Published On : 19 Apr 2021
Attack On Titan is not the kind of game that you might expect to find in a video games store. In fact, this game can be found only in the Japanese e-Shop, and only in its first printing. The reason for this is that publisher Sega had no interest in distributing the game outside of Japan. The reason why they never ordered it outside of Japan is that the game's story and basic concepts just aren't suited to Western audiences. Let me explain.
Attack On Titan is about a young boy living in a post-apocalyptic Earth, Attack On Titan Stuff called the Southern Islands. You play the role of Adam, who has somehow survived after being bitten by a strange worm. Your goal in the game would be to survive as long as possible against waves of Titan insects, and robotic soldiers who have been sent to protect the humans from the monsters. Sounds easy, right?
Well, actually - it's not. Because Attack On Titan's story is in third person point of view, it would be very difficult for the player to directly correlate the actions of their hero with those of the other characters in the game. In many ways, it feels more like a traditional visual novel. Which means that most people would find the game's lack of vibrant, memorable characters a flaw, but I would suggest that most people would find it an enjoyable and well-paced game to play!
Speaking of which, Attack On Titan is not a traditional visual novel. It's more along the lines of an action-adventure game where you explore environments, solve puzzles and shoot enemies. It's not as deep as more AAA titles, but it's far from mediocre. In fact, it's one of the better games of its type out there, and if you enjoyed classic adventure games, like Tomb Raider, then you'll love Attack On Titan.
What's more, this game has one of the best soundtracks of any game to date. It's got a strong, catchy sound that fits the visuals. The voice acting is also pretty good. There are even a few guest stars from past Attack On Titan games, who provide small yet amusingly amusing lines, bringing a little light into the dark world of Titan. This adds a lot of character to the game and makes it an interesting watch for fans of the series.
I'm not entirely sure why, but the first few times I played Attack On Titan, I got lost. I could find no signs of my path and was getting confused by the nonstop quests and events. Some of them gave me hints as to where to go, but I could easily miss them. Then, when I was about to lose patience, I decided to check the in-game Help section. And boy, was I glad I did! There were several helpful hints that helped me complete some of the more difficult stages and quests, such as those involving fighting or Titan machines.
Perhaps the worst part of the game is its story. The events within the game don't flow together logically. For example, I started playing with a character that wanted to be stronger than the others, and you can see this in the beginning of the game as he's training. However, I couldn't make much progress due to a couple of events blocking my progress. One of the characters I met, the leader of a Titan force, also had some unexplained motives and I just couldn't figure out how he played the game.
All in all, Attack On Titan is one of the most enjoyable video games I have played recently. Its story and execution are well doing, creating an engaging gameplay that keeps you guessing. The graphics are colorful and detailed, and the music fits the tone perfectly. The one thing that really brought the game down a bit was the presence of too many advertisements and menu popups, but it's a minor nitpick. Overall, it's one of those games that I look forward to playing every day.