Excerpt: Let me start this review saying this: I am not an enthusiastic RPG player. However, after playing OverWorks' Skies of Arcadia, I can honestly say that my opinions on the genre have changed, tremendously.
Summary: If made to answer with a gun held to my head, I would say that in terms of quantifiable measurables, Skies of Arcadia is a better overall game than Grandia II. It has a better story, better characters, and the flaws in the battle system are made up for by the fact that there’s more to do overall.
Conclusion: Overall this game offers everything that an RPG fan could want - decent storyline, amazingly rich and powerful graphics, and literally hours of gameplay. Yet again Sega have shown that they know how to make earth shattering games, and this is a must buy for every Dreamcast owner.
Excerpt: Sega apparently knows this, as they churn out one quality game after another, like Sonic Adventure, Jet Set/Grind Radio, Shenmue, Phantasy Star Online, House of the Dead, Super Monkey Ball, and so on.
Summary: If you're a role-playing game fan, and a GameCube owner, you'd be foolish not to pick this game up. Even though it has its faults, and it's a port of a two-year old game, it is easily the best RPG on the system, not to mention one of the most creative.
Excerpt: You may often hear the phrase “few and far between” to describe releases of certain great games. With Skies of Arcadia, it’s more like “Once in a lifetime.” The setting places you in a world of air. Just air. The only landmasses are islands scattered around the world.
Excerpt: It was an age of legend — an era of daring. And it was a time of airships. Where gravity is more a suggestion than a law, islands float and ships fly for the horizon. Pirates and empires join in battle in Skies of Arcadia Legends, a Nintendo GameCube role-playing game (RPG) adapted from a Sega...
Excerpt: I think every other review of Skies of Arcadia has summarized the Dreamcast's lack of quality RPGs prior to the release of this game. I'm assuming you know that already. What you're really interested in reading about is whether or not the game is worthy of all the praise it's received in other...