I was itching for a new JRPG with turn based combat, so I put about fiver or so hours into Blue Reflection. It’s a very pretty game that takes a lot of inspiration form Persona, and it very commendably tries to innovate on the JRPG formula by removing the very concept of grinding for XP, instead letting you earn upgrade points from “social links” and boss fights. The only problem with that is the fact that the game is still littered with the usual number of random battles, which pay out nothing but a few random items. In five hours, I never found any real reason to fight except against bosses, or to fulfill a specific quest. I eventually got bored and stopped.
…and theeeeeeeeeen I played all of Rout B in NieR in one sitting. Don’t do that, it’s too long for that, but damn that game is good.