Summary: I had this game when I was younger then stupidly sold it. Not to long ago I became nostaligic for it so when I got some money for Amazon it was the first thing bought. I've never played the first one (though I would like to)so I can't compare. The game is just as good as I remember it.
Summary: Jade Cocoon 2 Do not expect this game to play like the first one,because it plays completely different.You have to talk to people first b4 you can begin actaully playing the game.I was happy to end all of the monologue,only to discover that my playstation 2 memory card is warped,and I dread having to do the whole monologue over again when I get my new playstation2 memory card.Levant makes a surprise appearance:)
Summary: I can't speak for everyone, but most RPG games really aren't very good. This one is different. It is the only RPG that I actually enjoy playing. It has the perfect balance between strategy and action, with just the right amount of back story to really tie you in. This game is amazing. It is one of my all-time favorite video games to play. Try it and see what I mean.
Summary: I purchased this game because I'd played the original Jade Cocoon and liked it. I'd already read reviews about Jade Cocoon 2, so I knew it wouldn't be like the original. Still, I never expected it to be so bad. I wasn't even able to finish the game. I even picked it up again (after awhile of inactivity) to try to force myself to finish it, but I couldn't.
Summary: I love playing this game. Its consuming me. But I'm renting it and I want to own it! And by the way, its Kahu (kaw-hoo). And I did find in Game FAQs lots of info on all the levels for this game so I'm not even close to being half way.
Summary: The fact that you can have so different combinations with this game makes it playable over and over again. Name your beasts, watch them grow. Fight with them and watch them evolve. Care for them and merge them. You have four different elements to play with. Easy to learn. The menus are easy to use. Overall the game is easy to learn. But with how many different beasts you can use and how you merge them makes gives the game more depth. There also numerous side quests.
Summary: Jade Cocoon 2 is a refreshing RPG because it does not take itself too serious. Where most RPGs are about saving the world or something else that is very serious, Jade Cocoon 2 is just fun. There are plenty of strange and humorous characters that you will meet up with. From the Sweet Knights to a professor and his little wild man, there is plenty of people to interact with. The dialogue is among the funniest that I have seen in a game, which is both good and bad.
Summary: The short version: Pokemon [take-off]. The detailed version: The original Jade Coccoon is one of my favorite console games ever, along with Final Fantasy 6. When I saw an ad for JC2, I was aglow with delight. I read the reviews, I downloaded the previews and comercials, etc. I bought the game. I started complaining. This is a rather sad sequel to what was a very good game.
Disappointing, monotonous, not like original Jade Cocoon
9 March 2003
Summary: I am sorry to have to say this, but this sequel to the highly entertaining and original Jade Cocoon is not only totally unlike its predecessor, but it is without doubt the single worst RPG that I have ever played. (And I did finish the game, because I didn't have the heart to stop playing the sequel to one of my favorite games without really giving it a chance.) Why?