I gave the demo a go at TGS earlier this year . I liked it enough to pre-order it, but it didn't feel quite complete at that point (gameplay for the witch felt like it needed MAJOR rebalancing and maybe messing with the commands, shinobi's animations looked incomplete) yet when I asked they said it was about done. Hopefully those will have been improved in the final product.
Um, can you guys go buy this game so I have some people to play with online? Holy shit, this game is really good.
I'm past level 2 so far, which is not far at all. I got the Fighter's pack with the DPS character, and the Tank. Tried them both out, and they're both surprisingly deep. I honestly hated the Tank at first because I couldn't even figure out how to play him effectively. But after I put in more time, he's by far my favorite of the two, and they're both great so far.
The game is CLEARLY built around multiplayer. The first boss is designed really well in that the tank has a few moments where he's clearly supposed to be blocking blasts for a party.
So far the online matchmaking is rough. Haven't found anyone yet.
I was surprised in that I kind of like the story so far a lot. It's simple but satisfying.
Alright, I'm finding some parties now. For anyone interested in knowing since it's not explained well at all, this is almost like FFXI looking for a party stuff.
You create your quest, it loads and sits you on the screen with just you and 3 blank slots. It's like old Monster Hunter. There you have to wait for people to join. It doesn't mean it failed. And you can chat and change gear, then you all depart.