I decided to take a break from grinding to fight Baal in DD2 for a while ('cuz seriously, that's an effing long grind) and pop sumthin' else in my PS3. I chose Guided Fate Paradox. Currently on Lesson 3, loving it so far. Kinda annoying that there're cutscenes between pretty much every friggin' floor of every dungeon so far, but it's mitigated by the stories (which for the uninformed, are episodic - 1 story per Lesson/Episode) being told catching my interest - and that's not even getting into the overarching plot, which is seriously
Lesson 1 thoughts: Well that was quite a way to mess with the tale of Cinderella. GFP deconstructed and reconstructed (if I have my terminology correct anyway XD) her story in rather nice fashion. And the boss being
was actually rather cool, methinks. A little weird, maybe, but still quite cool.
Lesson 2 thoughts: And now GFP plays with zombie tropes in interesting fashion. The weakling zombie was kinda grating, although I kinda felt for the guy at the same time. He also kinda made up for it when
I've only just started Lesson 3, so no real opinion on it yet. Cute mermaid girl, though. I wonder what other kinds of weird things might have wishes to be granted...
As for the primary cast of Renya, the various angels, and the demons, I like 'em so far; they've definitely got my attention. Also, I gotta give points to GFP for the lack of a tsundere in its (primary) cast. Or at least for having a tsundere that's actually well enough written that I can't tell they're a tsundere yet, as opposed to the norm for that char archetype that basically yells out 'HEY, I'M THE RESIDENT TSUNDERE! MAKE ME POPULAR EVEN IF I'M BADLY WRITTEN AND ABUSE MY LOVE INTEREST WHO I'M OBVIOUSLY GONNA END UP WITH IN THE END NO MATTER HOW MANY OTHER GIRLS THERE ARE!' as loud as possible while their creator jerks off in their bathtub full of money. Long story short, the only chars I've really disliked so far are Cinderella's stepsisters and stepmother, but hating them was obviously the point. There was also the weakling zombie, who, as I mentioned, had a rather grating voice, but the poor guy was just so dang pitiable that I couldn't really bring myself to dislike him.