Summary: This game never gets old, Its still fun and quite enjoyable to play today. Lots to do and create though it can seem daunting to new players at first due to the scope of things you need to take photos of, (One of the few games I do recommend a stat guide for). You will not be dissapointed in this game and is a must have for any collection.
Summary: Charm. That is what this game has a-plenty. The moment you are presented with the world of Dark Cloud 2 you will become immersed in it. The storyline is wonderful, the main characters instantly likeable, combat is entertaining (even if it lacks depth), and every single mini-game is enjoyable (and there are a LOT of them). My personal favorite is Spheda, the golf game, unlike anything ever seen in an action-adventure RPG.
Summary: Overall, the game was great and fun, all the way through. There was plenty enough to keep a person occupied: golf-like play, fishing, braving the dungeons with prowess, weapon upgrading system, and even inventions. The plot was okay, but could've had a major overhall, for a prolouge. There was a couple of reasons I took off one star - yes, only one. CONS: 1.) The monster transforming alteration, for Monica.
Summary: I must agree, this game is fun and sucks at the same time. I think, all in all, I hated this game yet it owned me for about 80 hours :). I'm glad to be done with it. GOOD: First, it is a beautiful and innovative game and much has been improved from the first DC. There is a whole lot to keep you occupied. The dungeons could be repetitive but the rewards caused you to return to them several times. The pictures and inventions were a great addition.
Summary: Although this game gets a little repetitive, especially towards the end, there is something completely addictive about it. The controls are really easy to use, the storyline is cute, and the game is huge and can eat hours and hours of your time. The really cute characters and fairly warm and fuzzy monsters are fantastically well designed, and really fun to watch and play.
Summary: I thoroughly enjoyed (and am still enjoying) this game. Like most people have already mentioned, the graphics are breathtaking. Initially, the game is a little heavy on story, but later on, the story line is spread out and provides a welcome diversion from the many battle floors. If you're not into the story, you can always pause, then skip the story sections. This game has not gotten monotonous for me, after playing for more hours than I care to admit.
Summary: Dark Cloud 2 is one of those games where you can tell the developers really put a lot of effort into making it. There're so many things in this game, the towns are extremely detailed, the graphics are rich and colorful, the inventive Georama System really let's you play with your imagination, among many other things. The Georama System is perhaps the most fun in the game. You get build your own town while still keeping certain objectives in mind.
Dark Cloud 2 Comparison with Zelda Ocarina of Time
Big B, Amazon
6 August 2003
Summary: OK, you got me. The only two RPGs I've ever played in my life are the Zelda Ocarina title for N64 and this one. This review will probably be most helpful for those who are familiar with the Zelda game. 1) Graphics for Dark Cloud 2 - beautiful 2) Gameplay - very, very similar to Zelda - including the targeting function (which comes in handy most of the time).
Summary: The game uses an ingenious premise. Max is a young man, living in Palm Springs, who discovers that there is a huge world beyond its locked gates. He escapes through the sewers and discovers Monica, who comes from his own future. An evil wizard is destroying Monica's time by changing the past, and it is up to Monica and Max to rebuild in the past to recreate the future.