Tokyo RPG factory has a hard burden to develop classic JRPG game,I am Setsuna, because they have to meet the expectation from the fans and gamers of this genre. We know that this genre is no more related with the current market. But, Square Enix knows that the genre has a big investment to create nostalgic moment for the gamers. People might think that this game is outdated at first. Their opinion will be disappeared after they played this game after all. This game has also modern segment inside. Although the graphics are not special in our eyes, other elements successfully create this game enjoyable and memorable. They are the classic gameplay, music and the story.
This is the strongest element of I am Setsuna beside of the graphics. At the first sight, you will not notice that the game offers best plot story ever. Through those Chibi characters, you have to dealt with your emotions. When you are a girl who supposes to deal with your first love and play with your friend, it does not happen in Setsuna’s life. She has to deal with the death and save all people in her world. Moreover, there is an assassin who wants to kill her before she made it at The Lost Lands. His name is Endir. The title of this game explains everything. Setsuna chooses another life that she never gets as teenager. She wants to save all people from the unstoppable monster. This is where her story begins.
Meanwhile, the graphics of I am Setsuna cannot be compared with other modern games. Besides, this game is developed in very low budget. But, there is nothing that we can complain about the graphics because it is pretty good to be played after all. Although the graphic is not as well as new platform, the classical features and its main story will make this game more memorable and bring you back into ten or twenty years ago while JRPG became so popular at the moment. The characters may be in Chibi mode but you can see the details when you accessed the menu. It will give you more descriptions about them at least.
Last but not least, we are talking about the gameplay. This game really represents the classic JRPG in modern way. Everything is going to be well, but some players are complaining about limitation of choosing the party. As a result, the players cannot develop their favorite characters entirely because of this limitation. In other words, some characters are not available to be your party in I am Setsuna.