Summary: Keeping in the same vein as Disgaea, this game does have a fun storyline, even if it does get slightly preachy at times. The gameplay is also solid, making easy beginning levels to help the player learn the system (if they've never played a game of this style before) while leading into the more challenging levels that require a high degree of strategy. If Disgaea, Makai Kingdom, or La Pucelle Tactics was fun, this game is a good addition.
Summary: Phantom Brave is a Japanese strategy-RPG from Nippon-Ichi, makers of Disagea (among others). Although I have been a long time fan of RPGs and various strategy games, I'd never tried my hand at an SRPG prior to Phantom Brave (despite owning FF Tactics for the better part of two years). When I saw PB for $20, I picked it up - and I was blown away. The battle system is the heart of any RPG, and is especially important in an strategy-RPG.
Summary: If you like Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness and the characters, you will love this game. I bought PBrave quite some time ago to play and was like kinda dissapointed with it as it's not as good as Disgaea.. So i stopped playing until one day. I felt uneasy because i always love to complete a game before throwing it into the shelf and never touch it again. So I continued to play Phantom Brave and was surprised. Very surprised.
Summary: I have seen a lot of divergent reviews for this game, so I feel the need to set the record straight. This game is similar to a tactical simulation, however it uses an active movement and attack system somewhat similar to games like Vagrant Story or Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter, however this game is mostly two-dimensional with sprites being used instead of 3d character models, on a 3d background.
Summary: Don't believe anything Steelman (mommarock?) said about Phantom Brave, as she was apparently too busy selling her body for crack to actually play the game. Ratchet and Clank? It's not even the same genre, it's like trying to compare a toaster to a refrigerator. Anyway, this is, by far, the best of the Nippon Ichi strategy rpg's, with a typically sacharine anime storyline and an insanely dense customization feature that allows anything and everything on the battlefield to...
Summary: I loved Disgaea. I haven't played La Pucelle Tactics yet, but I picked this game up. I love it! It's just like Disgaea (some people might think that's bad), but you know, upgraded! Interesting new features are the ability to confine your phantoms into objects on the battle map. It's extremely customizable that way, and if you confine wrong...well...you are probably going to lose.
Summary: But if Disgaea didn't exist this game would get five stars. The 3d point of view is excelent and adds a fresh new look to the strategy RPG cannon. I love the variety of spells and skills and there is so much to explore that this game will give easily over 100 hours of entertainment. The story is weak but it's really only about 10% of the game.
Summary: So I have to say I was slightly let down by LaPucelle tactics and was hoping they would make a comeback with the next installment, they did...relatively. To look at the game graphic wise it is easy to say that they are slightly outdated taking you back to the days of Ogre Tatcics or Final Fantasy Tactics, but I think that having them this way fits the personality of the game to a "T". The actual combat system is VERY unique.
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t..., Amazon
11 September 2004
Summary: Phantom Brave is a story-driven RPG broken into 20 chapters. In it you play Marona, a 13 yr old girl who can talk with phantoms. She goes on quests with her phantom-pal Ash. I have to say I was disappointed with the graphics in this game when it began, as you sit through the entry cut-scenes involving Marona's parents and Ash. Both parents die, leaving Marona an orphan at age 5. You then jump forward in time to her at 13, living alone on an island with phantom-pal Ash.