Franchises like Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics are typically the ones synonymous with the strategy-RPG subgenre. Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection does not try to satisfy that itch, however, but instead employs a much simpler version of traditional SRPG mechanics into an accessible portable offering. Does all of this simplification translate into a better game, or does it get caught somewhere in between? The Generation of Chaos franchise isn’t a new one, but Pandora’s Reflection still offers some unique facets that attempt to break away from the norms; for better and for worse.
The story involves a brother and sister on a journey together, at first, to retrieve precious alchemical ingredients the brother has been using to create medicine for his sister. As expected, one thing leads to another and they find themselves in the middle of a large conflict with tons of betrayal and surprises in store. Overall the plot is fleshed out well and fairly well executed, with some surprisingly well done localization and translation.