Initially, Were You "Morbidly Curious" About Record of Agarest War?

By Spencer . August 28, 2009 . 3:00pm


Aksys Games Associate Producer, Michael Manzanares, was and said the following quote about the game, “This is one of those titles where morbid curiosity really hits you once see some screenshots. Instead of being nothing but cheesecake, Record of Agarest War turns out to have some length and girth to it. Color us surprised.”


The length part refers to a 100+ hours of gameplay and the multi-generation Soul Breed system where you procreate the next hero. Seems like a lot for a downloadable game, but Record of Agarest War was originally a retail title. Aksys has not announced pricing for the downloadable version at this time.


We do have some screenshots from the English version too and, thanks to Joystiq, trailers with Japanese voice acting. And yes, Record of Agarest War will only have Japanese voiceovers, which is becoming more common these days.



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  • CleruTesh

    Lengh, huh-huh…. girth.

  • Kris

    I’m still morbidly curious. I’ll probably pick it up if its around $30, but I’m not sure I’d pay more for a game that seems to ride heavily on cheesecake.

  • I listened to their last podcast, which explains a bit (without really saying) why they’re keeping it a download game.
    As for cake, I love lemon.

  • mooncalf

    There is a lag between dialog boxes coming up and the voice acting kicking in. Not for all of it, but check out 0:10 and 0:33.

    • dusk

      Actually, it’s probably because they set their message speed to fast for this video. You noticed that they didn’t even bothered waiting for the voice actors to finish saying the lines. They go on to the next dialog box as soon as all the text is displayed, probably to keep the video short. Once you get the game I expect you’ll be able to choose if you want the text to scroll at the same speed as the voices or just display all at once.

  • thebanditking

    Well, personally just from a graphical standpoint this game should be a downloadable title. Look I know “gameplay over graphics” but at this stage of the PS3’s life I would atleast appreciate higher res sprites, from a full 50 to 60 dollar game. I think they did well to make this a network title, as for the game its self, Im not sure it’s my speed. My problem with these kinds of games is since its not dirty enough to be an adult title, but the constant push towards almost crossing the line makes playing these kinds of games awkward for me.

  • I’m still waiting on info as to how LARGE it will be or if they decide to split it up into a series of titles like some of the games online have been done away with.

    We’ve been told that the EU version was 15 or so gigs for audio alone on the disc…

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