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: 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: 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: 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. Here's where I had the most fun; learning the new wrinkles in the gameplay system, using the environment and positioning to my advantage and actually playing a game where a character mobility is...
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. If you've played a lot of strategy games, it will probably take a few hours for you to forget everything you've learned and figure out what you're doing and how to play. There's a steep initial learning curve.
Summary: The game is genius how it plays out and everything but some of the levels you only have 6 guys and you have to defeat like 30 people and it makes it no fun when u keep dying and dying. But if you are a die hard turn based RPG fan than i would say buy it because it does have alot of fun in it minus the challenges. Once you get into the game im sure you will enjoy it minus the massive amounts of times u will have to restart and so on.
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. There is no such thing as an easy mission on this game and unless you're looking for a challenge and a game that will make you think outside the box, I wouldn't recommend this game.
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. Well unto the review! The game is pretty much a tactics game where you move units and you gain exp points by either hitting your enemy or defeating them.