Total of 24 user reviews spread across 24 releases
Genso Suikoden II (PSOne Books)
One of the best rpgs of its time. Great storyline. A bit too similar to the first, but still offers solid enhancements.
[Introduction + Gameplay] The Suikoden series is half extraordinary new ideas and half very traditional rpg. First the unique bits- the selling point of this RPG is that there are 108 characters yo...
Other Life: Azure Dreams (Konami the Best)
It is ugly, flabbergasting, devoid of many demands of the genre.. but it was also so very addictive. Enough to be fun.
When I first heard about Azure Dreams, I thought it sounded like it had all of the makings of a great gimmick title. There are monsters to collect and raise (like in Pokemon) girls to date (like in Ha...
Xenogears: Elyhaym Van Houten Edition (Square Millennium Collection)
The story is sophisticated in telling, ambitious with an enormous scope. All else is solid enough to impress.
Storyline & Characters The storyline is easily the most impressive part of Xenogears. I don't even know where to start- it concerns so much. The initial focus is small, but it becomes pretty cl...
Grandia (PlayStation the Best)
A charming almost Lunar-esque storyline and very swift, enjoyable battle system are some of this game's major strengths.
Gameplay Grandia has a battle system that strongly reminds me of a cross between Chrono Trigger and Lunar. First of all there are no random battles. All enemies are on screen and if you run up to the...
Tales of Destiny (Playstation the Best)
More than solid enough at the dawn of its release, Tales of Destiny is too rusty to make for a worthwhile venture today.
With the exception of the battle system, Tales Of Destiny sports a very traditional gameplay model. There is an adaquately large world map to explore, filled with dungeons and towns and some secrets a...
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean
A wonderfully fun and fast new battle system. But the rest of the game is a mixed bag..
The many screenshots I viewed and reviews that I lightly skimmed through couldn't possibly prepare me what this game actually is. It's a giant mix (well maybe not giant.. but pretty big anyway ^^) of ...
I wish there were more games like this.. a mix of music and timed button mashing. But it does feel incomplete somehow..
Amplitude is not an average puzzle game set to music. Controls are as follows- you use the shoulder buttons (in addition to the R2 button) to hit one of three different types of nodes that glide past ...
Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana (PSOne Books)
Beautiful and unique style, I derived inexplicable fun from this quirky little game- despite its massive failings.
(Gameplay) Usually I start off with the little things like graphics and sound, but here I feel that gameplay is important to mention first. That is because gameplay is both horrible and great. For...
Princess Maker 2
Heavily influencing the Monster Rancher series, there was Princess Maker 2. By Gainax of all production houses! 0_0
In Princess Maker 2, you play a dad. A little girl falls from the heavens and into your hands. Some celestial god-thing has chosen you to take care of her. You get to guide her activities and personal...
Shadow Hearts II
One of the best rpgs out there. Addictive battle system, clever script, very high production values, massive and unique.
-- Storyline In the first Shadow Hearts, it is only a matter of an hour or so before you are dragged into a very humourous horror-themed mini-story that is instantly engaging. This sequel takes a b...
The birth of a new genre, a game that turns out differently for each person. The town is your canvas.
(First I'll start with something I find to be incredibly important for people to know before they think about playing. This game has a real-time clock- and it is best played at some point in time from...
Bokujou Monogatari 2
A great balance of gameplay. As much a life sim as a farming sim. Very addictive with likable characters and activities.
(HM64 has finally been matched! Harvest Moon : Magical Melody for the Gamecube has successfully met my hopes.. so they both get rated as best in series by me.) While other entries in this series h...
Wario Ware, Inc: Minigame Mania
A little bit like Tetris- only hundreds of worlds better. An experiment gone so wonderfully right.
Gameplay - If I were to explain every bit of the gameplay, I would likely be going on for hundreds of pages. That is because there are hundreds of games within this little cartridge. Over 200 in tot...
Bokujou Monogatari: Shiawase no Uta for World
Together with HM64, I consider this one the best in the series thusfar. Many steps in the right direction.
(All of this is based off of one in-game year and a season of gameplay. Over 40 hours. Plus additional accurate info I've collected to try to make this review as complete as possible. It might be too ...
Great for 30 hours, but after that its weak points become more defined.. Overall, it's both enjoyable and dissapointing.
This is a difficult game to rate. On one hand, it fails to deliver in the core gameplay that holds your usual rpg together. On the other hand, it impresses ambitiously by putting unusual amounts of ef...
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Tries so hard to be superb.. and regrettably fails in key areas. Love it or hate it, there are still some strong points.
Star Ocean 3- like it's predecessor- looks like it had alot of effort put into it. There is an incredible amount of stuff in this game. From the long length (over 80 hours for the main story and all t...
Space Channel 5
This game is so fun! For two hours! Okay maybe six, tops. Worth the $3.50 it goes for online, but nothing more.
Graphics/Music/Character Designs First I'll get into the high points. Gamespot wasn't exaggerating when they say that this game has style in every corner. Whether or not this style will be to your ta...
Valkyrie Profile (Limited Deluxe Pack)
Originality and innovation that succeeds on so many levels. An underrated gem, one of the best on the Playstation.
(One important note- This review would only be possible since I played through hard mode. The other modes are stripped down versions of this game. Folllow my advice and play through hard mode to get t...
Chrono Cross (PSOne Books)
While never as good as Chrono Trigger, Cross has a great battle system and longevity that make for fond memories.
(Graphics) - Alot of pretty tropical islands. The backdrops for the dungeons vary wildly. While they aren't all remarkable, they certainly show off the power of the Playstation and Square's high produ...
The only traditional console rpg/dating sim out there! The quirky and fun writing made for a worthwhile experience.
*Gameplay and Storyline (As well as info on difficulty level, controls, and length of game..) First I'll start with some bad. The controls feel pretty loose, your character can either walk too slow...
Tales of Symphonia
The series has flourished tremendously, a must-play game of this generation. Incredibly fun with minor drawbacks.
This is the first Tales Of game that we've seen released in English since Tales Of Destiny II aka Tales Of Eternia. Even if you didn't like that game or it's predecessor for some reason, the series ha...
Suikoden III (Konami the Best)
Manages to miraculously develop and involve a good portion of its 108 characters.. but at a price.
(One quick note- I've never played Suikoden II. I know, I should. I've only played Suikoden so my comparisons only relate to that game.) There is one thing that I find supremely admirable about th...
Final Fantasy VII
As a Final Fantasy game- nearly as a good as FF6. As a PSX RPG- it was revolutionary.
STORY The story.. well it's a bit funny to explain, because it starts off so goofy. With unclear translations, Barrett's bleeped out curses, it just "looks" like it is nothing special. But if y...
Tales of Eternia (Premium Box)
Has its flaws and missed opportunities, but still a solid and worthwhile game that is unfortunately underappreciated.
S T O R Y : The story is just unrealistic. I don't mean unrealistic in the "imaginative fantasy" way- moreso in the "mashing a whole bunch of silly half-baked ideas together" way. I'm referring mostly...