A good game game for fans of the series

User Rating: 7.5 | Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir PS2
I would have given this game a higher rating if it had stayed true to the original story and if the dialogue scenes had not been so long and drawn out. During the series Ed and Al stay with Shou Tucker and his daughter Nina while Ed is studying to take his State Exam but in the game they don't know who Shou Tucker is when they go to his house. That's just one example of the things they changed. Then, there's the dialogue scenes. The dialogue is basically the same as it is in almost all Square Enix products. After reading one sentence you have to mash a button to get it to go to the next line. After a couple of times this gets tedious and by the end of the game its downright annoying. The cut scenes during the game are amazing. Its just like watching an episode of the show. The voice work is also of the highest quality because they used the actual cast from the show. The game play itself is really fun and offers a variety of weapons to choose from so you can change how you want to fight. Despite its shortcomings the game was fun. Any serious Fullmetal fan should check this out. Either look in a previosly played bin or rent it.