Honestly in terms of it being a stand alone it’s not horrible. Its a bit boring and the ham-fisted way it handles its message is off-putting but I do think, as a starting point for a new series it could be way worse. It introduces the characters, the world, the MC and the plot okay… it’s just, for me, the characters are less interesting, I already knew the world, the MC is boring and never really felt like MY character, and the plot is what I liked the most but what we got the least of when it was squeezed in with its political message and all the characters (half of which won’t be sticking around for a long time given the nature of the game).
Though this game doesn’t exist in a vaccum, it’s going to be compared to the other games and to Zachary’s other works and, in my opinion, this is his weakest. The first Herofall does a better job in introducing the world, the characters, and is, in my opinion, more fun. The first Versus is also better and it’s similarly a starting off point for something new. I think Zachary can do better and that’s a big reason why it’s dissappointing for me.
But that’s just, like, my opinion, man.