I have very limited time, so I haven’t been able to sink the time into this that I would like. However, I’ve finally made it to the third Stratum, which means Masteries are unlocked. As a result, I feel more confident in releasing and sharing my guild card, complete with a Masurao with 5 ranks in New Challenger.
There’s a few growing pains I feel with this fifth iteration, mostly on how difficult it is create a character with a class not preferred by it’s race, especially after retiring one you’ve done this with previously. Overall, however, I feel this game is a solid challenge with some real surprises (like that post-game boss they stuck on the second stratum for some nefarious reason.) If you’ve liked previous games in the franchise, I’d encourage you to check this one out.