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CGR Undertow – NATURAL DOCTRINE review for PlayStation 3


CGR Undertow - NATURAL DOCTRINE review for PlayStation 3

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  1. This game is great. it's actually a challenge, unlike most strategy games. it doesn't look great, have a great story, or music, but the game play is there, and that's what matters. if you want to play a strategy game that holds your hand, and let's you walk through it, then this isn't for you. but if you want a challenge, be punished for every mistake, and get an actual feeling of accomplishment after a battle, then this is it. This is the strategy land game.

  2. Move and attack. That's how it goes. Magic is rare, Triangle or Fourangle attack with 3-4 character. That's it.

  3. This game is great if you give it the chance. Very original in terms of how you have to set up your strategy. I love how the computer will register your movements and set it's own strategy accordingly. I'm playing this on the vita and haven't tried any other version but my main issue is that some events that are suppose to happen just don't. This leaves the player with no choice but to get a game over screen and the feeling of being cheated.

  4. +CGRundertow min/maxing. Almost all rpgs are based around this. Number crunching. Getting the most out of the abilties you are capable of through combos or 'rotations', exploiting weaknesses, positioning and being equipped with specific gear. Some are more lenient than others. If you have issues with this, keep away from rpgs. Period.
    The game comes with all you need to know in the tutorials right off the bat as well as extra tips during loading screens. You have to be mighty dense to not understand basic english. Tutorials take you through the motions as well so as not to be just reading text.
    Narative is standard anime affair. Not this game's actual selling point. Then again, compairing it Final Fantasy 13, this game offers better characters.

  5. This one is a hardcore game. And by hardcore I mean you need to understand all game mechanics in order to beat it. Natural Doctrine wants you dead. Forget anything you know form XCOM and Fire Emblem. You need to understand how Turns (Initiatives) and Rounds work, before you use your Links and become a sitting duck for the rest of the Round. If you play it right, you can clear a whole room with one or two Initiatives (Turns) without giving them any chance to attack or react.
    The story is a mix. You will hear a lot of interesting things… but you will not see much. Though, the Characters do feel real.
    It's a little rough gem. If only this game had a Random Generated Dungeon…

  6. The battle system is great once you understand that you need to reserve your units instead of using them all at once. You can win pretty much every battle without taking damage by doing that.

  7. hmmm I'm playing Resonance of Fate right now and this gameplay kinda reminds me of the gameplay in Resonance.

  8. TJ lives sounds like a corny 1940s horror movie but he hasn't had a review in a while started to wonder if undertow was Derek only now 

  9. Thanks for holding off that Lewis Black line, you're a great reviewer but you really overuse that gag.

    That said, neat video, too bad the game is such a black box. Not sure if I'll pick it up – definitely goes on the bottom of my Vita wishlist.

  10. I saw this at the game store earlier.
    It's uglier than I thought and has boring/slow paced combat.
    I'm a huge fan of SRPG's but this can't even compare to others.

  11. 3 and a half minutes and IGN is looping footage. Could you not get even five minutes of gameplay recorded? Sounds like they just got paid to shill on this one.

  12. PS3 ver cost 50
    PS4 ver costs 60 bucks..

    you freaking kidding me?? same damn game, same damn resolution, but nope, lets add 10$ for the hell of it. 

  13. "Natural Doctrine isn't for the faint of heart or those that lack skills and patience", lack skills ?! How much they paid you to have the balls to put that in. 
    There are tons games that require skills this certainly isn't one of them. It's just selecting the right commands. 

  14. The Problem is, the Game itself explained POORLY to me how the Combat ACTUALY works, so i also thought it is totaly bugged or not working correct.. but it seems i just didnt understood the VERY Complex Battle System..

  15. Don't buy it!!! Please!! Please!!! Go buy gladius on the original xbox for a better game…lol seriously that game does it better and this is on the ps4 with those crappy ass textures,animations,etc…I recommend never buying this game even if it was 20$ spend that 20$ on minecraft on ps4. It'll have better graphics and even sound lol fuk this videogamer ripoff game. Teach this company not to fuk with us.

  16. The battle system looks awesome (I love srpgs) but the animations looks pretty lame, and the character and map details are so bland.  The color palette is bleh.  I really like games like this though.

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