What you'd expect from KOEI.

User Rating: 6.8 | Beni no Umi 2 PS2
Crimson Sea 2 isn't a very impressive game. The graphics barely pass a PS2 standard and the environments are downright drab and ugly. But what the game lacks in graphic spectacal, makes up in gameplay. If you've played any game in the Dynasty Warriors series, you'll know what i mean. There is a lot of fun to be had blasting your way through hundreds of aliens know as the "menace" at once. Various battle techniques such as slowing time down and performing NeoPsi. attacks (magic basically) enhance the experience. Your character levels up as if in an RPG, but there isnt a menu to show what is actually being enhanced in your character, so your basically left guessing that his health bar or defense must have upgraded. You can also use items called "origins" to upgrade weapons and your NeoPsi. but differences between level 1 and level 4 weapons is barely noticeable graphically. If you dig deep, Crimson Sea 2 has a great story to be told, but its unfortunate that the game didn't make the effort to throw in much voice acting at all. You'll see an impressive voice acted cutscene one minute, then be forced to read through countless boring dialogue for hours on end before another cutscene gets your adrenaline pumping. In the end, Crimson Sea 2 seems like one of those games that could have been stellar had it been produced by a company like Capcom, but since it takes on all the flaws that bring down many aspects of the Dynasty Warriors games, it basically breaks down to a farely outdated 3rd person action game.

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