Review time: The game opens with a optional recap, which was very useful to learn what events were canon. (in my playthrough, l didn't become a maid, and stayed male, so it gave me much needed context). From there, the new graphics take a little getting used to, but it's easy enough. Same goes for the new battle system, which is a more triditional RPG combat format, compared to the old systems card based combat. While l miss the unique card combat, l quite enjoy the more treditional RPG format this game provides. However, the biggest (And worst, IMO) is the save system. The System doesn't let you delete old saves without going into the files, and the only way to reload a save is by going to the main menu. As someone who likes to reload to see things they missed, this is anoying, as is the distance the save button is from the start of the menu.
Speaking of the new battle system, I must mention the "Chips". Like most RPGs, the player has a number of item slots. Aside from a outfit slot, the slots are used to store "Chips" which upgrade your stats, grant special abilitys, and in some cases, provide a TF while equipped. (Though you do still gain permanent TFs from loseing boss fights.)
For its writeing, I've noticed much more typos than the previous game, but as the game is in its infancy. I'm not holding that against them, as l know/hope they will be fixed. But aside from those, the story is well writen, and the plot is ingageing, and l am excited for the next update, whenever that is.
Lastly, Some (like the user quoted below) wonder why the game was split into 2, and why this game uses a diffrent engine. It is as l say below:
@WendyJ "why go with the new platform? The old one was working." Well, according to the devs, the old platform wasn't working. Not on their end. That's why OU:R was abruptly ended to make this, they couldn't deal with the old engine anymore. so switched to this.
I hope the above statment Answers the question, for those who were curious.
All in all, As of the current update, l rate the game 7/10. And i'm sure that by the time the game is fully finished, that rateing will be at least 9/10.
Nice story but this is another manga shit.
Been playing this one since before the initial release.
Personally, I much preferred the last version of the game. When combat animations are turned on, this things is slower than molasses in January. I know it's a sequel, yet every game I've ever played didn't require the previous game to understand the new one. There's a great deal of fighting to go through to get to the first boss and you don't really know why. It feels like the platform was changed just to try out a new platform, as has happened with all versions of OU before, it seems. I'm grateful the card battles aren't in this one. That was about as frustrating as it got.
I did like remastered. Unfortunately, by the time I got to the end of that, it felt like the game was just getting started when it was ended ... for this. So far, it feels like a disappointment.
As one person said, the character expressions often don't match what's going on in game, nor do they match the dialogue. If that's because new art is needed, se la guerre. I didn't mind that so much. I know it's early yet, but it feels like this should have waited until there was more to it. Again, why go with the new platform? The old one was working. This one can be painful.
The character art is nice, but some expressions are totaly unfit.
The cusomisation is the only remarcable feature.
The rest of it is a neutered rpg.
I kind of expected another original style of battle, but I still can't beat the original since it's so confusing to battle. This time, the default battle style is used, applying ATB and a few changes and specifications. Some small bugs, and "dead ends", but it's just the initial release.
That said Initial release means a lot: everything, every little thing in the game can change before the last release.