I'm mainly playing this game because of nostalgia. I loved the first two games for its simplicity and just the fact how accessible it is. Knowing that there is a third game excited me. But I can't help but notice that the game play is kind of a downgrade (in my opinion at least). I hate the fact I can't use my mouse to attack (i'm talking about spamming attack). The auto attack kinda takes away the feel for me. Another thing is the factions system, which I think is good, but in the older games, the first quest that a particular faction gave to you was bound to bump you up to the next level(Cordial, Friendly, Ally). The first quest for the Commoners brought me 300 points from the next rank, and there were no other quests available, specifically low level ones. Another factor that makes me mad is the difficulty spike. Your AI partner can be useless in the very first minutes, unless you attack the same person. You're fine for the first 5 minutes until you hit the forest, especially the first defense mission as I had to go through at least 4 or 5 times. Another thing is that sometimes my character tries to auto fight an enemy that is out of the visible map, which cancels the defense mission and makes me do it again. Sometimes the partner AI doesn't do any hits at all. Honestly, I expected more from this game because it was intriguing but just bored me by the drab and rather grayish art style. I could say that it was inspired by the Legend of the Void games, but I love that game mainly because of the game play, story, and the variety of enemies there were . The story in this game is fine as well, but the game play turned me off in what the story had to offer.