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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
Summary: Yes, Rondo of Swords is not an easy game. It forces players to unlearn what they have learned about SRPGS. Your 200 hours of Disgaea or your total domination of FFT will not help you here. The mechanic is drastically different, and it requires a new kind of strategy to conquer.
Summary: This is quite a unique little strategy game for the DS. I'm not fond of Japanese RPGs in general, so I was glad to find ROS isn't too "Japanese". There is some lengthy dialogue and meandering stories, but it's not overdone or too obtuse.
Summary: I would recommend this game to anyone who liked Fire Emblem. But this game has a difficulty level that is way past Fire Emblem. The game doesn't give you that good of a tutorial of the game before you play it and also the first mission is a big challenge.
Summary: As the title of my review suggests, this game is not easy. Those with experience playing strategy and tactics games will find this game playable. Those who have no experience should avoid this game, unless you are willing to learn and experience the difficultly that this game has to offer.