on November 3, 2013
To be honest, I'm quite new to reviewing games myself and the only game I have ever reviewed in a forum has been lost to the archives of the Internet. Anyhow, thought I have not played through the entire game, I have watched the entire walkthrough of Trails in the Sky. So here goes:
One of the major perks of Trails in the Sky, for those who are willing to set aside "too many words or too much text" as their main deterrent is that Trails setting is very vivid, similar to how the world of Harry Potter is intrically described, or perhaps even something closer to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The land of Liberl comes with its own rich historical and cultural background, detailing the most ordinary conversations from the lives of the surrounding citizens to the most unique and extraordinary, such as the Orbment Revolution, the Von Aulese monarchy, and the Hundred Days War. It feels you are literally immerse in a lifelike country in a lifelike world, and being a Bracer is the one of many jobs you get to experience through the eyes of the main character Estelle Bright.
In terms of the battle system, it is quite interesting to work with the seven different elements: Earth, Water, Wind, Fire, TIme, Space and Mirage within the context of of the Orbment system. The status effects and the important of EP and CP make battles engaging. Turn order can also be altered using special skills and it makes for interesting dynamics when you find yourself stuck. Getting money isn't as difficult as one might think. All you need to do once you gain the Apple Ice Cream recipe in the city of Bose is to sell lots and lots of it.
I would recommend this game for those who won't let text become their Achilles heel to at least give it a try.