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.
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: 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.
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.
Excerpt: I'm sure plenty of the readers of this website are MMORPG fans and are familiar with Ragnarok Online. Even folks who have never played the game should at least be familiar with the game's stylized art and excellent spritework.
Excerpt: BSPRPG (Big Single-Player RPG). I tend to avoid MMORPGs. I have enough addictions in my life that cost me too much money, which leads me to believe that indulging in games like WoW and Everquest would be too much of an undertaking for me. And on top, it's all so angry...
Pros: Customizable main character, Traditional, Detailed areas to explore, Multiple jobs system, multiple playthroughs, ...that won't convert anybody, Way, Story is phoned in