I don't know anything about Agarest Zero, so I can't comment on that.
To be honest, I haven't played it very much, but I found the gameplay rather average. It's fun (and has a rather unusual system), but one shouldn't expect something too big. However, I found the story and the characters quite interesting. Although I wonder how much the fanservice even fits. I haven't encountered any fanservice (save for Fyuria's Yoko Littner-rivaling "clothing"
), but it's a very serious story and I can't quite imagine how fanservice can fit in it. I fear that it might be quite disruptive.
Also, I encountered a Difficulty Spike
. The beginning is very easy, but soon I got to a boss fight, I just can't win. But judging from the developer's other games
, I probably simply need to grind.
People aren't as awful as the internet makes them out to be.