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Delphinia Chronicle is built for mobile, not PC, not even close. I couldn't stomach playing any more.
*As of the date of this review (Jun 19, 2017)
Delphinia Chronicle looked like a neat little action RPG with glorious loot — it called to me — I picked it up and started playing.
"Why is it in a small window? Can I make this full-screen?"
I furiously searched for the options menu and it was no where to be found. I pressed ALT-ENTER, nothing. Okay, let's keep going.
I created my character then found myself in what I figured was the Town HUB.
"Hey, there's the menu button!" *click* nothing *click click* nothing happens.
Turns out you need to complete the tutorial before you can access any in-game options. *sigh*
The tutorial was surprisingly decent — teaching me how to equip and enhance loot, trying out different character skills, etc. However, I quickly learned navigating menus and inventory panels was infuriating. The tutorial failed to properly teach combat and all the keys, although I eventually figured it out — later to learn the keys could not be changed.
Tutorial finished, on to a scenario — fought some baddies, leveled up, and gained a couple skills. All the while loot is dropping everywhere, but there's an odd 2-second delay between picking up each item, making looting a slow and painful process in what is supposed to be a fast-paced Action RPG.
First impressions are everything, and Delphinia Chronicle was a major disappointment, even at its affordable price point.
Get me out of here. Uninstalled. Refunded.