Reviews and Problems with Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
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2 September 2013
Summary: I wish Solatorobo was an animated film instead of a game. Once you cut away the mind-numbing crate puzzles, monotonous combat, and maddening fetch quests, there is still a heart and soul to Solatorobo that keeps you from utterly hating it. Instead, you just kind of feel bad for it. You feel bad that it's part of a medium it seems to barely understand instead of a wonderful anime film.
Excerpt: Solatorobo Red the Hunter is an interesting role playing game on the Nintendo DS with a few Nintendo DSi features. The coolest one is to take a picture of yourself and put it on the profile of the game. The characters in Solatorobo Red the Hunter are dogs and cats. Well dogs and cats that stand up like humans, and talk. The main character Red has a bone in his mouth.
Conclusion: Solatorobo has its flaws, but most of them are forgivable. At its heart, it's a unique action RPG with a lot of character. If you'd like to play a game that takes you somewhere a little different from the usual cut-and-paste fantasy worlds, pick it up. Good boy. Good girl. Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy .
Excerpt: Solatorobo: Red the Hunter resurrects your childhood soul. It'll take you back to the days when you believed animals could talk and Transformers were all the rage. Solatorobo plops you right in front of the Saturday morning cartoons in your memory and brings back your childhood smile.
Pros: Likeable characters, Fluid, fun gameplay, Plenty of things to do
Cons: The dull quests, Lack of a challenge, Shallow battles
Summary: Cyber Connect 2 surely went to great lengths to secure the funding for a sequel to the incredibly obscure Tail Concerto. The sequel they created is clearly a labor of love. This love can be seen in the game's amazing score, its vibrant world, and most of all in its lovable cast. Despite some small shortcomings, exploring the world of Solatorobo was a joy.
Summary: Solatorobo sports high production values and a colorful world and cast of characters. It’s clear there was a lot of creativity and love invested into the lore and characters, which makes it easier to become engaged in exploring the world and watching the events unfold. While the gameplay can get a bit repetitive at times, it still manages to be fun enough to compel you to keep playing.
Summary: In Solatorobo: Red the Hunter you enter a world of epic fantasy action in an RPG set on the mythical floating islands of the Shepherd Republic. Take on the story of Red Savarin, an anthropomorphic dog with the ability to take a human form, battle giant robotic mecha and other enemies as you explore the floating islands.