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9.6 out of 10

Radiant Historia

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Overall 7
Gameplay 7
Graphics 6
Sound 7
Replay value 8

Radiant Historia

Family Friendly Gaming
31 August 2013
  • Excerpt: It was a very long road to getting a review of Radiant Historia in Family Friendly Gaming. We had decent levels of coverage of Radiant Historia before it was released. We were looking forward to reviewing it. But a copy never arrived - which is extremely rare for us. Having millions of readers normally puts you on the front line. But no worries because I put it on our video game purchase list. When advertising dollars reached a good level I looked for Radiant Historia.
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Overall 8

Radiant Historia review

24 June 2012
  • Pros: Insanely high replay value, Remarkable visuals, Beautiful soundtrack
  • Cons: Excessive dialog even for a JRPG, No real map, Repetitive battles
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Overall 8
Graphics 8
Sound 8
Storyline 10
Originality 8

A Tale of Two Timelines

31 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Truthfully, I had no idea what, precisely, to expect when I loaded up Radiant Historia . The game's pedigree and potential inspiration come from so many different sources that it was hard to guess what the title had in store. It was revealed early on that the game was being built with staff who worked on Radiata Stories and the Shin Megami Tensei series, and there was a time-travel story possibly in the vein of Chrono Trigger .
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Radiant Historia (Nintendo DS) Review

26 June 2011

Review – Radiant Historia

27 May 2011
  • Conclusion: I don’t think the bad parts of Radiant Historia outweigh the good, but I do think they keep it from being a classic. If you’re at all interested in seeing what this genre is still capable of achieving, you need to play this. Just don’t expect it to last all the way to the finish line.
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Review: Radiant Historia (Nintendo DS)

Diehard GameFAN
12 May 2011
  • Summary: : Radiant Historia is a fine effort from Atlus and company that’s well crafted and interesting, and while it travels many of the same roads that other JRPG’s have gone down, it does so in a different way. The storyline is engaging and interesting to follow, the visuals and audio are nicely crafted and implemented, and the gameplay is simple to work with but engaging and full of depth.
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Overall 9

Radiant Historia

11 May 2011
  • Summary: Imagine that you did something really stupid yesterday. Maybe you farted in front of a beautiful girl on the train. She smiled at you when she first saw you, but your rank emission turned that smile to a frown, and all was lost. She was probably into you, but now you'll never know. If your world was like that of DS RPG Radiant Historia , you'd be able to go back to a key decision point in your life and change things for the better.
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Chrono Trigger's Spiritual Successor?

27 April 2011
  • Conclusion: The main character was originally supposed to be a sword...thank God they changed that.
  • Pros: Figuring out how to change a timeline in order to save one of your allies from permanent death.
  • Cons: Skipping through the same story scenes for the fifth time.
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Overall 9
Gameplay 9
Looks 8

Radiant Historia (DS) - Review

30 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Time travel can be a very fickle beast. It's a feature uncommonly explored and when it is -save for Chrono Trigger and a handful of other titles -it doesn't quite pan out in a favorable manner. Atlus, however, looks to combat these odds. Delivering Radiant Historia to us, a traditional RPG chock full o' enough space-time continuum frolicking to even get Doc Brown on the bandwagon, Atlus has struck JRPG gold in a time where original or quality titles are fading along with...
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Overall 9

Expert Review

30 March 2011
  • Conclusion: An almost flawless game, Radiant Historia is everything I hope for in a modern-day portable RPG. Atlus and Index Corporation have potentially created a rival for Chrono Trigger in terms of story telling and quality.
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