Excerpt: We did not have much information on Ragnarok DS before it was released. After release was about the same. But about a year later it dawned on me that we had not covered this Nintendo DS game. So I got it on our video game wish list, and when the revenue came in purchased it. I had heard some bad things from other media outlets about Ragnarok DS, but I do not let them sway my opinion.
Excerpt: Some of you may have heard of and even played the original Ragnarok Online, which is a massively multiplayer role playing game. Though deeply inspired by Norse mythology, the game also managed to reference cultures from all over the world, giving players a fun and interesting MMORPG. After years of being highly successful online (which even spawned an anime), it’s not surprising to think the game would come out on at least one console, and thus we have Ragnarok DS.
Summary: Ragnarok DS turned out to be a fun little offering. It definitely takes the PC RPG “point and click” style game play and turns it into “point and tap,” which is not only refreshing but also has me wondering why this hasn’t happened very often, if at all, with other DS RPG’s. The game’s graphics and soundtrack are very nicely done and it’s nice to see an RPG push aside the typical high fantasy tracks for something like the techno, trance and rave beats one will find in...
Summary: Ragnarok DS brings the customization and exploration that has millions of PC gamers enthralled to the NDS. In Ragnarok DS, players upgrade their character's armor and weapons by either taking them to a blacksmith to be refined, or by affixing effect cards dropped by defeated monsters.
Excerpt: A little over nine years ago, alpha testing began for the English release of Ragnarok Online . This game has become a solid entry into the MMO field with a huge player base across most of the world. While it isn't World of Warcraft by any stretch of the imagination, Ragnarok Online has held onto its success far longer than would otherwise be expected given its near-complete lack of story.
Excerpt: Whatever possessed GungHo to turn Ragnarok Online into a DS game? The idea of turning an MMORPG into a traditional JRPG that just happens to allow others to participate via wireless access must have seemed attractive to someone at some point. Done well, it could have been an illustrious example of how to spread Ragnarok 's appeal to a new market.