Reviews and Problems with Ar tonelico 2: Melody of Metafalica
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Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica PS2 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: It’s really quite extraordinary that even now, the PS2 is still getting RPG releases to join its already impressive library, and I’m glad that companies like NIS Europe and Koei are willing to take a chance at releasing already niche games into a diminishing market, even though such games can be frustratingly difficult to get hold of, but we can’t have everything now, can we?
Excerpt: Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia was a pretty unique game, even for the typical JRPG. Although it was still tradition RPG, it leaned heavily towards the dating sim side of things and included loads of innuendo. For the sequel, Gust could have easily upped the quirk factor - after all, it managed to grab the original a decent amount of attention.
Conclusion: Well some could argue that Ar Tonelico 2: Melody of Metafalica has some shortcomings; I found this title to be solid in each and every aspect of the title. For RPG lovers, this is a must have title. From beautifully render static backdrops and character sprites, an in-depth and engaging storyline, and a solid musical score… Ar Tonelico 2: melody of Metafalica is the perfect JRPG to play in 2009 as the wave of genre-defining titles will continue to materialize.
Excerpt: Push harder! HARDER ! At some point, my brain started to think of Japanese RPGs as a kind of serious narrative, where the interesting or comedic pieces of dialog would only occasionally be placed precariously on the edge of a scary situation or intense battle to (slightly) lighten the mood and endear the character to the player. And then ... I played Ar Tonelico II . Boy, for a game that seems completely innocent, I've never heard so much filth !
Pros: Detailed characters and beautiful backdrops, The game can crash at the final boss, Forgettable music, Really, really linear