Excerpt: Space. Pirates. Pirates in space. Pirates and robots in space. Robots and dog-people and bounty-hunters in space. Hooked yet? Because these are just some of the things Level-5 throws out there to grab the attention of RPG-hungry consumers in its ambitious space-epic, Rogue Galaxy . Although following a rag-tag team of do-gooders around an expansive galaxy isn't exactly a fresh idea, it can still be an exciting idea nonetheless, and this original IP hopes to deliver an...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It had the potential and it drew a fair bit of attention on its looks alone, but Rogue Galaxy fails to perform for many disappointing reasons. It's shallow and it takes too long to get going being the main culprits causing the downfall. It's a real shame, because I really wanted the game to succeed - I wanted to see something new, something different. But it isn't, and it fails.
Excerpt: Ah…the much anticipated Rogue Galaxy . Does it live up to the hype? Rogue Galaxy ‘s story isn’t going to win a Pulitzer, but it has some charm nevertheless. To sum, the blonde-haired, blue-eyed protagonist Jaster Rogue and his compatriots travel around the galaxy after being chosen to complete an unspecified task for the famous space pirate Dorengoa. As a whole, the story is fairly light-hearted, and this mood is complimented well by the game’s colorful cast.
Excerpt: An interesting space pirate adventure, which does include a ship fully equipped with sails, a control room and a bar on the deck. It not a great game, but not one to write off either if you are a keen RPG fan or wish to explore the vast planets to uncover more than just the mystery of the galaxy.
Pros: The 3D design and amount of detail gone into Rogue Galaxy looks great. It defiantly holds its own in this respect and most PS2 games today would be hard pressed to match the quality displayed for this RPG adventure.
Cons: Starts off with a hiss and roar, but then gradually tapers off to a point where some parts seem to be a regurgitation of a few other levels passed.