It's no secret that I don't have much faith in Image Epoch. They claim to be some kind of savior of the JRPG, but they've yet to produce anything above average in my opinion. Fate/Extra was good, but I owe that more to Nasu's narrative than to the game itself.
You can probably imagine my skepticism-filled face when they went and announced Tokitowa, a PS3 game touted as the first HD 2D animation RPG. Early trailers left me unimpressed and while I thought the concept was cool, I had no reason to believe Image Epoch would be able to pull it off convincingly.
After leaving my fate up to a Twitter vote, I purchased the game and have thus far played through the first six hours of the game.