To my side, my noble Einherjar.
Clephas wrote:I've played the all-ages version and it was really good... as in superb. The plot for Aselia is easily one of the best rpg plots I've run into in years...it [compares] favorably to Ar Tonelico...
Rednal wrote:I've played the game, and... it really is pretty good. A little dated in the graphics, yeah, but it's a solid, rather challenging game at points, and the story is honestly a good one. Even for the age-appropriate version, there's quite a lot to like among the characters, the story, and one of the rather important plot points. Plus, multiple routes along harder difficulties; even at the end of your first run, you've only scratched the surface of how strong you can get, so there's actually a lot of incentive to go through the game several times.
[Aselia the Eternal] *is* an awesome game. ^^ If you have a PC at all, you should make an exception and play this.
ZetaBladeX13 wrote:I've had the [imported] PS2 version [of Aselia the Eternal] for a few years now, and really liked it.
Can't wait to play through this wonderful gem again <3
Ghaleon wrote:I thought the idea of a VN was stupid. I mean, I like a game for gameplay, and a VN simply will not compare in every way to your ideal game, and I figure that the story cannot compare to a novel. But [Eien no Aselia] convinced me otherwise.
While Eien no Aselia's gameplay wasn't as good as a good game IMO, somehow, the gameplay it had was enjoyable enough, but actually ADDED to the story.
...you definitely get a certain attachment for the characters and their story when you play them in the gameplay portions, or see their expressions, or whatever. It's really kind of like an evolved novel to be honest. So while I can't say it was written as well as Geore RR Martin's song of fire of ice or whatever, it still has something over his works via those qualities that are just not possible within the confines of a book.
People should give serious consideration in trying this game if they haven't dipped their feet in the VN genre yet.
This is a compilation of comments from every person in this thread who's played the game and expressed an opinion, thus far.