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Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker x Ninja (DS) Review
6 December 2008
Summary: For new players the game offers an interesting take on the Mega Man series and for returning players you’ll feel right at home. Regardless, the campaign’s length is more than enough to whet anyone’s Mega Man appetite and the $29.99 price tag suits it just fine. Despite my criticisms and the fact that I got bored of it fairly quickly, I would recommend renting the game to see what you think before going out to buy it.
Conclusion: Mega Man Star Force: Zerker x Ninja is another installment in the continually growing Battle Network style of games and unfortunately, the series seems to be continuing down a steep hill in repetition. Without an entire overhaul of the game's mechanics, future installments will also follow the trend and appeal to the extreme poles of the gaming spectrum (hardcores or noobs but nothing in between).
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: Megaman Starforce Zerker X Ninja 2 has a title that will probably lead to hundreds of disappointed kids. I say that because mom or dad will probably only catch one or two words out of that jumbled mess and end up bringing home something completely different. Either way, this is yet another of what seems to be a never-ending stream of Mega Man universes, and after experiencing this one, I can't tell you that the names mean much of anything.
Excerpt: Mega Man Star Force 2 is the eighth game in the Battle Network series, which began on the Game Boy Advance. When Capcom moved Mega Man to the Nintendo DS, the Star Force series introduced new characters, storylines, and an over-the-shoulder battle perspective. However, little else changed. The gameplay mechanics, graphics, and audio design in Mega Man Star Force 2 are essentially the same as those of its predecessors.
Pros: Lengthy main story, Online battle and card-trading, Battle mechanics are engaging and encourage multiple strategies
Cons: Inane story and unskippable dialogue, Incessant random battles and fetch quests, GBA quality graphics and audio
Conclusion: So what else is there to do besides see the story and fight enemies? Well, the game promises to have multiple side quests. Apparently, there are optional bosses to challenge and players can challenge “ghost data” versions of defeated enemies. By clearing the “ghost data” foes, even stronger foes will be made available. There is also a secret area to investigate, complete with rare items and new enemies.
Excerpt: S'engouffrant dans la brèche ouverte par la série des Mega Man Battle Network, Mega Man Star Force prend son rythme de croisière à raison d'un nouvel opus par an. Avec un troisième volet déjà annoncé au Japon, Capcom compte bien perpétuer le succès de la franchise Mega Man. Mais à trop vouloir se répéter, on finit par tourner en rond.