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NCG Review – God Wars: Future Past (Playstation 4, PSVita)

Title: God Wars: Future Past
 System: PS4, PSVita
 Price: $49.99
 Release Date: 06/20/2017
(Special Thanks to NIS America for providing the Review Copy)

Published by NIS America, God Wars: Future Past is a tactical RPG that has an old-school feel which will have fans of Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactic Ogre titles feeling right at home. However, God Wars: Future Past does not follow a medieval theme, but rather a tradition Japanese folklore.GodWars-3

Story

God Wars: Future Past takes place in the ancient land of Mizuho, with three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyga. A princess has been sacrificed in order to keep peace with the nations with another princess, named Kaguya, waiting to be sacrificed. Kaguya is saved by a young man named Kintaro and his furry friend Kuma. Together, they set forth on a journey to find  Kaguya’s mother and discover why Kaguya was left to be sacrificed. I won’t go too deep into the story, but I can say it is a damn good one; not to mention it has some of the most memorable characters I have seen in a tactical RPG to date.gw

Visuals

The art style of the whole game looks amazing, especially the cut scenes. When starting the game, you are introduced to the story by blazing into the gorgeous looking manga style story panels, then right into some grade “A” anime cut scenes. Not only that, you transition over straight into the 3D grid based environments for battle. Most of the 3D models look nice, but something to mention is that the enemies start to lose their identity and start looking the same after you make your way though tons of battles, unless you end up fighting a boss. They look outstanding!

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Gameplay

During most of the game players will find themselves playing battles, which is the best part of God Wars: Future Past. The battles are turn based, and the order of each character relies on their individual stats. This, and the leveling up system, is what fans of the older tactical RPG titles will really enjoy.9-13_ss (9)

Leveling up character stats and move set is job-based feels similar to Final Fantasy Tactics. Each character will have jobs, or classes, where they gain “Job Points” to be used in each “job’s skill tree” for gaining new abilities.  Each character is allowed a main job and sub-job that players can change at anytime, but they are also assigned a unique job which cannot be switched and is specifically for that character. With the three jobs selected, players can mix and match skill sets and abilities to fit each character during battles. The drawback to this option is that any acquired class skills are not usable during battle unless that character has that job set as main or sub. I found the this as the most addicting part of the whole game. Feeling like I had an attachment to my characters and knowing I built them the way I wanted was very rewarding because of the time I spent figuring out which characters I wanted to be in the front line and who will defend, or heal.9-13_ss (2)

God Wars: Future Past took me back to the roots of the tactical RPG’s that I loved while I was growing up, and I will say I recommend this title to anyone who is a fan of the older Tactic games, so pick this up as soon as you can! For new players, this is a great title to see if you like the genre. As for my score on the title, I give God Wars: Future Past an 8 out of 10.Score

GOD WARS: Future Past Launches March 28, 2017 for Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita

Publisher NIS America has announced, March 28, 2017 will be the release date for GOD WARS: Future Past for Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita.

You can check out a quick overview of the game below.


Story

A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga. This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits.

In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared. 13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her “fate to be a sacrifice,” and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi’s decision.

Key Features

  • A tale steeped in Japanese tradition – Step into Japan as you have never before seen it, and discover the wonder has that captivated orators, storytellers, and generations of people. Discover their stories, and meet the Myriad gods.
  • A wealth of customization and tactics – Customize 14 playable characters from more than 30 classes with 400+ skills and more than 250 unique pieces of equipment as you mold your party to face each new challenge.
  • Visuals from another age – Inspired by traditional Japanese ink painting and wood carving art, the artwork of God Wars will transport players to an age filled with mythology and wonder.

More info on the Tactical Strategy Game “GOD WARS Future Past”

NIS America has released more info on the official website, as well as a new Story Trailer for the upcoming GOD WARS Future Past, coming to Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita early 2017.

You can check out all of the details below.


About the story:

A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji,
Izumo, and Hyuga. This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits. In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho,
Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared. 13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her “fate to be a sacrifice,” and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi’s decision.
Key Features:
A tale steeped in Japanese tradition – Step into Japan as you have never before seen it, and discover the wonder has that captivated orators, storytellers, and generations of people. Discover their stories, and meet the Myriad gods.
A wealth of customization and tactics – Customize 14 playable characters from more than 30 classes with 400+ skills and more than 250 unique pieces of equipment as you mold your party to face each new challenge.
Visuals from another age – Inspired by traditional Japanese ink painting and wood carving art, the artwork of GOD WARS will transport players to an age filled with mythology and wonder.

GOD WARS Future Past gets a Limited Edition bundle

NIS announced some pretty sweet perks for the GOD WARS Future Past pre-orders.  Coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, the Limited Edition will include:

  • Collector’s box
  • GOD WARS Future Past for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Vita
  • Art Book (details coming soon)
  • Soundtrack (details coming soon)
  • Cloth Poster (27″ x 38″)
  • Pocket Mirror (3.5″ dia.)

Check out the trailer below.  Will you be pre-ordering this title? Let us know in the comments!