Excerpt: I'm just going to dive right in and say that I wholeheartedly agree with everything Brad's said about Lost Kingdoms . This is a gem of a game that's not gotten nearly the attention it deserves from GameCube owners. It's a shame, but it's par for the course as far as From Software is concerned.
Excerpt: Once upon a time, there was a man with freckles and red hair. His name was Cletus Kasady. Cletus Kasady was not a sane man. There were a lot of things wrong with his life; didn't do well in school, abusive father, generally unliked by girls.
Excerpt: Lost Kingdoms is definitely one of those unique games that you don’t find everyday. I read about it a few years back thinking, “I’ll never be able to play this” not actually realising that a while after that, I would come to own a Gamecube, find the game and play it.
Conclusion: Overall, From Softwareâ€™s Lost Kingdoms is a great experience. Though, not up there with the likes of Tales of Symphonia or Baten Kaitos, it is definitely worth you time and the experience.
Excerpt: In the realm of Argwyll, there are five kingdoms, besieged by a dark force, which has taken over all but the Kingdom of Alanjeh. Princess Katia of Alanjeh has found a magical key hidden deep in the castle which allow her to see the monsters of this dark force.
Pros: Great card/battle system, Lighting and monster summons look good
Cons: Way too short, Graphics and audio aren't too impressive
Excerpt: When the GameCube arrived on store shelves, there was never any doubt that it would be home to some great games. With names like Mario, Zelda and long-absent Samus behind the company, Nintendo's first-party software is generally considered to be the cream of the videogame crop.
Excerpt: The Gamecube has been devoid of RPGs, and that makes many gamers sad. Fortunately, Activision has stepped in with Lost Kingdoms, a strange little RPG that uses a collectible card game battle system. Sound strange? It is. But it's kind of fun, too. Click here for more.
Pros: ups: Card battles require some strategy; first RPG for GC.
Cons: downs: Too short; some tedious elements; card battles get kind of old; mediocre graphics.