Excerpt: I found Radiata Stories incredibly frustrating. Not frustrating in that "Wow, what an extraordinarily crap game" way, either. It was frustrating in the sense that I can easily see the potential of the title, and it does a great many things right, but then ends up falling flat on its face anyway.
Excerpt: I like to poke around in all the nooks and crannies of a videogame—to wander aimlessly until I find a secret passage or a hidden boss. I love games that I can keep playing even after I finish them, and games with no ending at all are even better.
Excerpt: Radiata Stories story revolves around the life of Jack Russell, the main hero in the game. He is your typical naive but determined, strong type of youth that doesn’t think before he acts. It starts with him waking up (how typical can you get?
Excerpt: I have a very strange relationship with Tri-Ace. I'm not a fan, but I can't say I hate them either. Valkyrie Profile is one of my favorite games, yet the Star Ocean series are some of my least liked. So I approached Radiata Stories with caution.
Excerpt: Tri-Ace has really made a name for themselves. While their first game was Star Ocean for the Super Famicom (which wasn’t released in America, unfortunately), they really showed their talents on the Playstation, developing Star Ocean 2 and Valkyrie Profile for Enix.
Summary: Prepare to journey through a living, breathing fantasy world in the Square-Enix/tri-ACE co-production Radiata Stories. Explore a living, breathing fantasy world where time passes and NPCs all have their own daily routines. Recruit allies and pick sides in the war between humans and the faerie.
Conclusion: There isn’t much to say about the sound other then it fits the game like a glove. What you’ll get here is simple themes that go along well with the humoristic storyline. The voice-acting is also extremely well done which is a necessity in a game filled dialogue such as Radiata.