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.
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: 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.
Excerpt: I don't get it… why does the DOG have a CAT sister? It's not actually explained, and it doesn't make any sense. Why does a dog have a cat as a sister? And if Red, the mighty hunter he's supposed to be, is so… erhm , "cat"-whipped, how can we take him seriously? Most gamers might justify this by saying, "Dude, it's Japanese, so it's supposed to be a little weird." To that I say, "Yeah. Let's go with that.
Pros: Controls tightly, Graphics are pretty damn sweet, Different playstyles dropped throughout, Easy to pick up and figure out, Can grow tiresome after a while, Some level design is just off
Conclusion: Concept: Journey through a creative fantasyland of sentient dogs, floating islands, and ancient magic
Graphics: Anime influences abound in the colorful, well-animated world
Sound: Inoffensive and forgettable jaunty tunes are par for the JRPG course
Playability: Extremely simple controls, upgrade mechanics, and battles make it easy for anyone to succeed
Entertainment: A good introductory RPG with lots of characters and variety, but too simplistic for most experienced...
Excerpt: Turn-based RPGs dominate the Nintendo DS, and Solatorobo: Red The Hunter is unlikely to help action RPGs establish a foothold on the platform. While it features charming characters and lovely animation, the game never provides enough of a challenge to keep it engaging. Set in a world where cat- and dog-people live side by side and get around in mechs and airships, Solatorobo features the boilerplate plot of a young adventurer who turns out to be the chosen one who can...