About This Game
Anima Gate of Memories: The Nameless Chronicles
Anima The Nameless Chronicles is a third person action RPG that tells the story of a man without name, an immortal being cursed to walk the world until the end of time.
When a shadow of his past rises again in his path, he will be forced to take part in a conflict in which the very existence is in question.
But… Will he be our last hope, or our doom?
Accompany him on a travel through his past lives and discover the secret story behind the Gate of Memories.
The Nameless Chronicles is the second videogame set in the world of Gaia, from the Anima: Beyond Fantasy RPG table-top books. You will enjoy a deep and multifaceted story where your choices and actions directly impact the journey and decide the fate of the protagonist.
• Use the Hand of Tanathos, a unique action system that allows The Nameless to improve any attack becoming temporarily one with the Death.
• Customize your character playstyle each time you level up with a vast set of unique skills, from magic to sword techs, developing them as in a traditional RPG.
• A great story full of memorable characters.
• Epic battles with formidable opponents. Challenge many legendary enemies, each with their own special features and unique gameplay mechanics.
• Equip yourself with dozens of unique weapons and artifacts with exclusive powers and abilities.
• A huge world. You can move with great freedom, visiting different locations and giving you the option to always retrace your steps to revisit areas, discover new secrets and unlock access to previously inaccessible places.
- OS: Windows XP
- Processor: Dual Core processor
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: Compatible with DirectX9 with 512 MB RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850 )
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 6 GB available space
My only complaint at the time of this review is that there are very minor, almost entirely missable collision issues with the geometry, which almost got me stuck on the first few levels.
For those who’ve playen Anima: Gates of Memories it’s not just recycled assets doing the entire same thing, while yes that’s inevitable (since it’s taking place in the same tower), new stuff would also be introduced.
Gameplay wise it feels like your ‘generic’ hack n’ slash, nothing too cluncky with combat etc. all seem smooth (my opinion).
For new players looking what to play this or just Anima: Gate of Memories, it dosen’t matter both of these stories happens simultainously within the same day/time etc. You’re just given a different character perspective so start with either ^.^
This game is basically a stand-alone expansion of the first game (. Being that it reuses a significant portion of the areas and enemies from the first game, this feels overpriced. But if you liked the original game, you’ll like this one.
Overall, it is a weaker entry than the first since several of the coolest mecahnics are removed or lessened. The biggest of these is that you now only have one character. This means:
1. Less leveling and cusomizing options.
2. Less versatility in combat with less move options.
3. No health balancing between the characters, which I really loved in the last game.
You also only get to equip one weapon, which makes most weapons useless as soon as you get an upgrade.
Still, the core of the game is very similar and still works very well in this game. I was worried that the story wouldn’t be as good since it is an alternate perspective on the original story. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was almost as good as on the first.
EDIT: If you’re gonna use voice acting, make sure they fully understand how to pronounce everything in your game. Different characters pronounce certains names differently. Listening to a conversation about Baal where everyone involved is pronouncing it differently is a huge oversight. Pretty sure I even heard the same voice actor pronounce it differently in the same conversation.
More linear, than the first game, but still engaging action.
The story takes place at the same time and place as Gate of Memories from the perspective of one of the antagonists, the Nameless. There are new locations, as well as the ones, presented in GoM. Instead of the Link system, there is Thanatos. It allows to power-up and sometimes alter attacks. Different equipment is visible on the character. Puzzles are interesting, platforming sections are rare and much easier, than in GoM. The soundtrack and graphics are good, the controls are responsive and customizable, but there are no on-screen prompts for keyboard nor 5-button mouse support.
My review for Anima: Gate of Memories.
can’t think of any
• Lots of reused content
• Fullscreen effects like red or white flashes aren’t optimized for >1080p. You get a colored square instead.
• This game feels more like a DLC than a full game. Therefore it’s overpriced
I bought this because "Anima: Gate of Memories" wasn’t half bad. But The Nameless Chronicles are a joke. It uses a lot of areas, enemies and even Bosses from the previous game. Only buy this one if you are a super fan of the first one.
Story couldn’t be less interesting,
World design makes me want to vomit.
Not outright the worst game ever, but even on sale I don’t feel like it’s worth $5.