Reviews and Problems with Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal
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Dustin Paulson, play-asia.com
16 July 2013
Summary: For all the bad press this game has gotten, the average RPG fan may have already decided to pass it up. For you reading this though, DON'T. If a semi-tactical RPG with seamless transitions between movement and battle sounds like your taste, then read on. The collection of animals to summon to aid in battle, the ability to cast spells with the swipe of your stylus, the music and graphics that make a game look and sound great... all present.
Summary: If you loved Azure Dreams on PS1 (which I spent hours and hours addicted to that simple yet tasty game) then you will adore Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal! It starts a little slow because it has to teach you how to draw some basic, simple symbols but only at the beginning & all are quite easy to master. Also you have a little book in case you feel stupid and forget how to draw a square (it also tells what spell it creates).
Summary: Well, here's a remake with a whole new story line taken from Azure Skies (PS1). The controls could be way better, however I think the spell controls fit it well. Just hope you have a good memory or you'll be opening your spell book constantly. I will admit it can get pretty hard, but what game doesn't (Unless you cheat, FOR SHAME!)? I think this would be better geared towards Teens just getting into RPGs.
Summary: This is the sort-of sequel to the PS1 game Azure Dreams. I loved the dungeon crawler growing up, so I decided to pick this game up. The story seems interesting and true to the original, the dungeon changes every time you enter it, adding another level of challenge. Unfortunately, they tried to use the DS touch screen as the only method of moving or acting in game.
Summary: This game is nothing more than a neat gimmick, and that's about it. Don't get me wrong. I have a huge DS library full of completely awesome games. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, Mario Kart, Final Fantasy 3, Contact, Metroid Hunters, Sonic Rush, etc. But this game completely blows. It looked interesting and unique when I saw it in the store, so I tried it. Tao's Adventure proved to be one of the worst games I've ever had the displeasure of playing in my entire life.
Fun to play, sometimes inconveninet; Overall I liked it.
Fluffychicken "The almighty overlord", Amazon
28 December 2006
Summary: If you are a huge RPG fan, and like many secrets and quests within a game, you might give Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal a try. I have always been a RPG fan, and while games like Magical Starsign, Lunar Dragon Song, and Children of Mana are more popular than this game, I think those games are simply boring 2D games with dull combat. Many people are likely to ignore Tao's Adventure just because it is not popular, or has the curse of bad reviews.
Summary: We all know that Online RPGs are much better than DS RPGs, and I would not pick this game if you are looking for a RPG that is like the online ones, I don't recommend this game. Tao's adventure has some great graphics, but some features are very unconvenient to use. First, there is only one town you can travel around, making you bored every time you start the game. The music is not that great, and you'll be tired if you listen to the music.
Summary: This game is a weak attempt at an RPG. I was highly unimpressed with the graphics, music, and the storyline. You're basically a young kid whose gifted with magic, and you're family is turned to stone by a giant crow. You need to travel to the Monster Tower (yes, it's actually called that) to find the monster that turned your family into stone. The dialog quickly (first 5 minutes) becomes tiresome, and the fight sequences are sadly put together.
Summary: I love RPG games, but Nintendo's Nintendo DS isn't so hot on games for that genre. I found this while shuffling through games at Game Stop, found this one, and bought it. The basic story line of this game is that you play as a child of an extinct Bente tribe. His name is Tao, but you are allowed to change that. He is one of the last of his kind and escapes to a new place where a legendary Monster Tower is.