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Average Player Score Based on 232 ratings
7.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 232 ratings
  1. 10 (29)
  2. 9 (45)
  3. 8 (75)
  4. 7 (39)
  5. 6 (16)
  6. 5 (10)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (15)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8

    New and Innovative SRPG

    I've only been playing this game for a little more than three hours. However, I wanted to let anyone who hasn't picked up a copy of the game to seriously consider doing so. Fine Gameplay Indeed: From the outset the ... Read Full Review

    15 of 17 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:8

    New and Innovative SRPG

    I've only been playing this game for a little more than three hours. However, I wanted to let anyone who hasn't picked up a copy of the game to seriously consider doing so. Fine Gameplay Indeed: From the outset the ... Read Full Review

    15 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    A new direction to enhance SRPG experience.

    Rondo of Swords features a new system in SRPG experience, making the game more interesting and the story motivated. However, the lack of exploration and backtracking makes the game dull, as it lacks the freedom of most R... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    A terribly underrated SRPG

    Overall-8 It's hard to believe some of the scores this game is getting from critics. The gameplay is great, the storyline is fairly enjoyable, all while introducing a lot of innovative and creative elements into a SRPG. ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Lacking the depth of a real turn based strategy game. Atlus, please don't keep this up.

    RoS lacked the competency to be a console game and is outted by most modern phone games. A shame to play and a shame to Atlus. Game-Play: 5.5 Visuals: 8 Sound: 7.5 Replay: 6 Overall: 7.0 Synopsis: You play ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    This Game Will Take Your Old School SRPG Games~

    Rondo of Swords~ The game graphics is not that good compared to other strategy games released in the DS or even to Fire Emblem games in the GBA. The character portraits are good though. The game introduced a new type o... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    A fun and challenging strategy experience.

    Rondo of Swords is great if you're looking for a challenging strategy game to get into . But if you expect an epic story or great production values then it would be best to look elsewhere. I myself found it all worth ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    A game that will give you some of the old and some of the new.

    Rondo of Swords is a decent Startegy RPG. It is by no means revolutionary but it gives you a good time. There are several aspects of Rondo that are worth mentioning. The main ones I am going to talk about are the batt... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    An SRPG player's Must-Have

    At first glance you will think that is just another Fire Emblem copy. You are mistaken. You're first battle is without tutorial so you may become a bit lost (there is a tutorial mode though). The battling system is not... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    A few snags hinder this otherwise interesting addition to the genre.

    (Note: I do not believe in rating games numerically; please disregard the misleading 6.0 score and read the full review.) I really, really don't like rating these types of games with a numerical score. If my opinion m... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    A refreshing new combat system for SRPGs that is punishing at first glance but turns into a solid game .

    Rondo of Swords is one of those RPGs which comes around which is surprisingly good quality game considering you probably never heard much about it before you saw it on some stores shelf. It takes a while to get used to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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