I Am Setsuna (NS) for approx £12 @ CA Nintendo eShop
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I Am Setsuna (NS) for approx £12 @ CA Nintendo eShop

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Found 18th Jun
"Inspired by the timeless classic Chrono Trigger, I am Setsuna is a great homage to the JRPG masterpieces of yesteryear. Journey with Setsuna as she prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice and save the people of her land."

50% off at Canadian eShop, so CA$19.99 before tax or CA$20.99 with tax (5% tax for Alberta province).

Top-ups available here.

Score of 75 on metacritic
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£14.99 on UK eshop. Price comparison list here.
How it this compared to lost sphere?
As I found that game pretty crap. Terrible story, combat was ok, difficulty scale was really odd as well.

Battles would slowly increase its difficulty till you hit a certain boss and be one shotted in the first turn.
kos1c2 h, 25 m ago

Battles would slowly increase its difficulty till you hit a certain boss …Battles would slowly increase its difficulty till you hit a certain boss and be one shotted in the first turn.


Have you played a JRPG before?

I enjoyed this, but Lost Sphere is probably the better game. This is a lot slower going, quite dry and sombre in tone.
Krooner2 h, 1 m ago

Have you played a JRPG before?I enjoyed this, but Lost Sphere is probably …Have you played a JRPG before?I enjoyed this, but Lost Sphere is probably the better game. This is a lot slower going, quite dry and sombre in tone.


Yes I have. Because the battles got harder doesn't mean I haven't played a JRPG.
When you do the dialogue, get into battle wait your turn and your first guy has already been killed by a 5 hit combo... that's on the line of a cheat death mechanic.

Lost sphere took ideas from other games and it felt poor.

The artifacts towers felt like it was ripped from Golden sun. Not having the right memories I just picked which ever bonuses I could get from the artifacts and it didn't really change the balance off the game.

It was more towards the later bosses where I would need to do the fights a few times and pray the boss wouldn't get a critical strike in his opening combo.
Only real time I struggled was when the bosses would attack twice before I get one turn. Difficult to heal if they picked the same guy twice in a row.

Lost sphere wasnt a great jrpg. It's not a bad game, but I wouldn't suggest buying it for over £20.

Tbh I'm probably going to skip I am satuna and wait on Octopath traveler (may do the demo but there is a good gap between that and the release).
Edited by: "kos1c" 18th Jun
kos1c9 h, 37 m ago

Yes I have. Because the battles got harder doesn't mean I haven't played a …Yes I have. Because the battles got harder doesn't mean I haven't played a JRPG.


The overworld enemies getting harder on the run up to a boss is your que to grind. It's not "really odd" at all, it's pretty standard for the genre, particularly the vintage of game Tokyo RPG Factory is emulating.

One hitters are usually there to encourage players to experiment with skills, spells or equipment. Nine times out of tn there'll be a way to nullify it. That said, taking the attack before you get a chance to input any commands is certainly painful, although that didn't happen to me on my play through.

If you didn't like Sphere, then you should absolutely give Setsuna the swerve, Octopath (though I've only played the demo) has a lot in common with Bravely Default, so you can probably expect a grind in that one too.
Edited by: "Krooner" 19th Jun
With the top up being $20 ($10.95) or $35 (£19.16) and the game coming to $20.99. Would you not end up with a lot of surplus credit?

Not sure its as simple as saying it's £12.
Krooner1 h, 31 m ago

The overworld enemies getting harder on the run up to a boss is your que …The overworld enemies getting harder on the run up to a boss is your que to grind. It's not "really odd" at all, it's pretty standard for the genre, particularly the vintage of game Tokyo RPG Factory is emulating. One hitters are usually there to encourage players to experiment with skills, spells or equipment. Nine times out of tn there'll be a way to nullify it. That said, taking the attack before you get a chance to input any commands is certainly painful, although that didn't happen to me on my play through. If you didn't like Sphere, then you should absolutely give Setsuna the swerve, Octopath (though I've only played the demo) has a lot in common with Bravely Default, so you can probably expect a grind in that one too.


I never found the normal creatures to be a challenge. I did farm some of them but I didn't like the whole run into battle compared to random pop up battles. I would end up clearing out the dungeons as they called it and having to find an exit to repeat this again.

The game isn't difficult. It's just the 2 or 3 boss battles that had a cheat feel to them. Either I'm spending turn after turn healing to play catch up. Or the opening turn they killed one of my main guys, and this is before I've had my turn.

The game got extremely easy after being forced to use Dianto in one of the battles later on. Using scarecrow and having all damage redirected to him, absorbing from Kanata etc.

I stuck with a range party early on on, Van, Kanata, sheera and Obara. Was a force to be reckoned with. But the down side was Obara would usually die in the boss battles on the first turn.
Edited by: "kos1c" 19th Jun
gaz848 h, 9 m ago

With the top up being $20 ($10.95) or $35 (£19.16) and the game coming to …With the top up being $20 ($10.95) or $35 (£19.16) and the game coming to $20.99. Would you not end up with a lot of surplus credit?Not sure its as simple as saying it's £12.



Apologies, I tend to keep separate accounts for certain countries, rather than switch the same account to different countries. This means I can still use any surplus credit. I suppose some people may not want to do that.
TightFistedGit15 h, 27 m ago

Apologies, I tend to keep separate accounts for certain countries, rather …Apologies, I tend to keep separate accounts for certain countries, rather than switch the same account to different countries. This means I can still use any surplus credit. I suppose some people may not want to do that.


I am personally a region switcher, which limits me slightly, but keeps things nice and tidy.
Certainly a good deal if you have multiple though
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