Almost like running through the whole race . . . then merely jogging to the finish line . . .
Let me break it up . . .
Storyline: 3 out of 5
The storyline is very linear, and is cliched. You go through missions, then report back to your leader, then some random person comes in and says "THERE'S A MAJOR PROBLEM!!", you then go fix the problem then report back to your leader for more missions. The main character ultimately saves "the world" as in most RPGs. Sure, there are a few AMV's, but the producers made it so you would do less exploring than dungeon crawling!! Dramatic like Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy? Unlikely. . .
Music: 3 out of 5
The same music, whether in the city, fighting an enemy, or in a dungeon is
basically one loop. Yes, there are plenty of music tracks, but they all sound the same. The only "instruments" I hear are wimpy digitized sounds for the most part. The music is so repetitively annoying that I'd rather put it on mute or listen to doorbells ringing! Some music however, is quite nostalgic during boss battles and special encounters, which is probably the upside to the music. Also, the digimons' attacks are still Japanese, which I find somewhat amusing, and at the same time annoying and childish, very childish.
Graphics: 2-5 out of 5
It really depends on what you mean by "graphics." If you consider graphics to be mere 3D colorful polygonal figures then, by George, this game has excellent graphics. If you think the more detailed and lush the graphics are, the better, then this game has poor graphics. My opinion? A bit of both, really. I believe that the digimon have relatively good graphics, and they're fun to watch. What it lacks is refinement. The producers obviously had great graphics but didn't put as much effort into movement. I mean, most digimon have a limb or their torso open up a big hole when they attack! There's no flow at all!
Gameplay: 4.5 out of 5
You may have been wondering why this game received a 7.5 out of 10, well, here's the reason. The DNA digivolution and Max EL concepts are highly innovative and great to mess around with. Building your digimon team is the best part about the game, and will impress digimon fans and non-digimon fans alike. Though beating up the same wild digimon and leveling up is extremely repetitive, your hard work gets rewarded with a strong, badboy, pwning digi-team!
Replayability: 5 out of 5
There's an endless amount of replayability in this game, so much it could drive a migraine straight through your head and melt your brain . . or it could put you to sleep.
Rent or Buy?
I say rent it first, if you like it, buy it, if not don't.