Excerpt: Anybody who has picked up a videogame publication this month has no doubt noticed the recent Dark Cloud 2 advertising campaign that declares: (in stretched out letters spanning the length of two pages) "when you can do everything, the hardest part is doing anything.
Excerpt: Familiarity breeds contempt... An old proverb, but one which seemed perfectly appropriate in describing the multitude of hours I’ve spent delving into Dark Cloud 2 . Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a particularly bad game -- in fact, at points I’ve been amazed at how well certain things have been...
Excerpt: Yet another sequel in an RPG series has gone the way of the not-so-new-anymore graphical style of cel-shading. My only question is why? By stepping on my soapbox, I can now say it drives me insane when developers change the graphics like this (that means you too, Nintendo ( Zelda )).
Summary: All in all, I think Dark Cloud
2 is my favorite of the current batch of adventure / rpg games. It's got
all the standards you're looking for plus a ton of subsidiary entertainment
to keep you going. I'd definitely recommend it over all of the competition
Pros: Very pretty, lots of variety, evil clowns.
Cons: Can be inconsistent and feel repetitive at times, no story, nothing truly original.
Summary: This game delivers in almost every
way. There are a few flaws in it as with the instructions, but some of
the drawbacks of the game are necessary to making it as cool as it is.
For example for a game to have a quest as epic as this one repetition
is a must.
Pros: : Sweet graphics, cool weapons system, six different playable characters each with their own unique abilities, and a chance to rebuild the world and make it better than before.
Cons: Repetitive, oo many dungeon levels, the weapons take too long to upgrade (especially if you go all the way with all six characters), and the instructions give you the wrong instructions for the fishing game.
Excerpt: Dark Cloud was one of the PS2’s best selling RPGs, but most gamers found themselves disappointed. The success of the first game has led to a recent sequel, and the developers have learned a lot from the first game and in Dark Cloud 2 we see some major improvements.
Excerpt: Dark Cloud was one of the most popular RPGs on the Playstation 2, and February will see the release of the eagerly awaited sequel, Dark Cloud 2 . With vast improvements over the original, Dark Cloud 2 looks to be a promising game.
Conclusion: Wrap-Up: DC2 boasts up to 100 hours of gameplay and unlimited replayability, both of which are true to an extent. This is a can't miss game that msut be bought by any RPG fan! Dark Cloud 2 is the best action RPG on the PS2 and above all extremely fun!
Excerpt: Got a few free hours this weekend? Got 150? Well, that's kind of how I felt when I received Dark Cloud 2 to review. I had no clue what was in store for me. The detailed complexity of this game was beyond anything I could have imagined. Remember how you felt when you