Summary: When I first started playing this game, I noticed some similarities compared to the Fire Emblem and Shining Force series. However, you do NOT confront your enemies head on when battling them; instead, you have to run through them. And yes, the enemy forces can do the same thing to you! Most people might dismiss this game because of certain flaws, which I will point out. But for any RPG purist, I still think this game is worth a try. Pros: Excellent graphics and locales.
Summary: I am an advid Tactical RPG gamer on every system not including PC. It is the second best game I have played on the DS, however keep in mind I pretty much only play RPG's, TRPG's, SRPG's and some ARPG's.. This rating is based soley on the DS games I have played. Compares to: Honestly is is hard to compare this to any other game soley due to the "Route Maneuver System" used in the gameplay. Other then that it is similar to any other TRPG.
Summary: I was looking for a game to buy so I would have a new game to play on the way to my brother's football game, and this one came up. I bought it, and was able to play a couple of the tutorials in the game that night, which helped a TON the next day. Why? This game is HARD. It starts you off with no explaination of how to play, hence playing the tutorials helped. That's the only major flaw I can find in this game, though. I love the music.
Summary: This game is seriously harder than I thought!! OMG!! I still try to figure the way to survive tuterial stage. LOL If anyone would like to challenge your brain for strategy planning kindda game, this is the one! Go get it and see how fast you can pass each stage.
Summary: As a huge fan of Atlus, I wanted to grab this game at a low price (which is rare for Atlus games) and check it out. Anyone who has played a strategy RPG will probably enjoy the mechanics of this game, which twists the formula just enough to make it uniquely interesting. The one downside to the game is that it proves to be incredibly difficult at times. Still, the game is very reminiscent of titles like Fire Emblem and Shining Force wrapped in a shiny new package.
Summary: When I first saw this game in the store I thought it looked great. I looked it up, thought it would be a good buy. Unfortunately, I was so very wrong. I'm quite the fan of turn-based games like this. I thought it would be like Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics, but with a little twist (the route system). In a way, I was right.
Summary: Rondo of Swords It is a really good game with lots of depth. The level up gliche is the only way to beat the game though. I enjoyed the game because it has allot of different characters and has good reply value.
Summary: This is a great game don't get me wrong. It takes strategy games in a new direction and has TONS of characters to choose from. It's long and enjoyable... Unfortunately I had to grind alot (which I do not enjoy in strategy games but I DO enjoy in turn based rpgs) The beginning is very daunting and makes you feel weak and like everyone is after you (which they are) and the story is hard for me to follow.
Summary: Like many others here, I like these types of turn-based strategy games. Rondo unfortunately is mixed game that you might want to avoid. It requires lots and lots of trial and error and patience. You cant just buy items you need: you have to send some of your troops to the market and the game will decide whether the shopping trip went well or not. So you've played a map and then the map ends and only THEN do you found out if you lost all of your cash or not.