It's like Kojima but for adults.
I don't know if I've ever played a video game that felt more "adult" than this; not in the graphic content, but in it's density, complexity, and lack of concrete answers.
Kojima is scared of ambiguity, and thrives in overexplanation. Suda thrives in it.
It is also, terrifying prescient about the deporsonalizing nature of internet culture, two years before Kojima would release MGS2.
Maybe it gets too far up its own ass near the end, but for Suda's debut in his magnum opus "kill the past" series, his style is far more fully formed out of the gate than I anticipated.
This is sort of a masterpiece
A fantastic slow-burn first installment to an incredibly lush world that takes its time fleshing out individual characters and towns to an immensely charming degree.
Graphics havent aged spectacularly, largely due to it originally being a PSP title; and combat moves at a spectacularly slow pace by default. Luckily the PC version lets you fast forward this x4.
Gonna take a bit of a break, but am certainly on the hook for the second chapter.
Played through on critical for my first playthru
Some people call this the best action RPG of all time.
But i dont think the best action RPG of all time would have attacks that leave you stunlocked for thirty straight seconds with no escape.
I also dont think the best action RPG of all time would have Haley Joel Osment voicing the main character.