FMA: Dual Sympathy - I have no sympathy for short boring games
10 July 2011
Excerpt: Full Metal Alchemist ranks in my top three anime shows of all time (Death Note and Code Geass complete the list in case you are wondering.) At the time of writing Manga UK are releasing a second Full Metal series titled “Brotherhood” which more faithfully follows the story of the comic it is based off. It goes without saying that I am picking up the volumes for my collection and as I watch it my love for all things FMA has been revitalised.
Pros: Some of the mini games are fun, includes good artwork and voice acting from the show
Cons: Only takes a few hours to complete, basic combat, all the characters play the same
Summary: I bought this game shortly after watching the entire anime series, and as said in other reviews it sticks very well to the storyline- but i found this nice rather than a hinderance since you get to relive moments from the anime series. Just like the anime series the game is very short and i sat down going from start to finish in just a few hours gaming session- this prevents the game getting boring and tedious, and it is fun to use the different characters special moves...
Summary: Okay, so this game was fun to play, giving it the 5 stars! Based VERY closely to the series, with the plot matching up almost exactly. This takes some of the fun out of it, if you've seen the whole series of FMA, because you know exactly what's going to happen. But, for a complete begginer to the series, this game is amazing! Although it's just a 2d arcade game, it's a lot of fun! There aren't many alchemy moves, but it's just a brilliant game to play.
Summary: For those of you who are most likely FMA fans buying this game, be careful...this game follows the anime plotline almost exactly, so it contains heavy spoilers. Sadly, this also makes the plotline rather tedious and takes away an element of enjoyment from the game. The gameplay in itself can be rather fun when you have to defeat a large number of enemies, but oddly there is no levelling up involved--only skills that you can learn from others.