Thursday, January 25, 2007
Rogue Galaxy Review (Ps2)
Achieving critical success upon release in Japan December 2005, scoring a 36/40 in Famitsu and an 85 average in Dengeki, Japan's two most popular gaming magazines. Developers Level 5, makers of Dark Chronicle and Dragon Quest VIII, present a sci-fi themed RPG.
Jaster is a young man who dreams of exploring the galaxy. In a sudden turn of fate, he is mistaken for a renowned bounty hunter and recruited into a band of space pirates in a race to find a legendary planet that holds the key to the greatest treasures and eternal life. Clues to ‘Eden’ are scattered round the Galaxy - Jaster will go onto to explore many different worlds and face countless battles in search for these clues – but some treasures are best left undiscovered.
So how did the translation fare?
86% from 12 reviews on Metacritic.com, proving there's life in the old dog yet.
Rogue Galaxy is what every RPG should strive to be
Engaging and accessible story, an intuitive control scheme
The game isn't a masterpiece, amount of content is staggering, art direction is stunning
"Dragon Quest VIII," "Kingdom Hearts 2," Rogue tops them all.
Wondrous and sublime, a wealth of RPG riches
A developer working at the height of their powers
A yarn is only as good a s the characters knitting it, Level-5 has learned
At sixty hours of play I've got another sixty I could easily pour in
Probably and sadly the last great RPG that the fading PS2 will see
207 screenshots on IGN
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