Excerpt: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away on a remote desert planet lives a young, ambitious orphan who longs for a life of adventure that can only exist elsewhere. He is later met by a comical pair who are looking for a legendary warrior for help on their quest, yet wind up instead with the orphan boy who's hidden abilities and mysterious past help save the galaxy from a power-hungry empire. For those of you thinking of Star Wars, think again.
Excerpt: Jaster Rogue is a boy on the planet Rosa who dreams one day of exploring the galaxy. One day, a band of space pirates recruits him, mistaking him for a legendary hunter named Desert Claw, and takes him on an adventure to discover new worlds and find a mysterious planet named Eden, said to hold the greatest treasures in the galaxy.
Not every game Level 5 touches turns to gold, but some games come close.
15 April 2010
Excerpt: Rogue Galaxy does not have amazing music. The characters are not outstandingly well-rounded and complex. The story does not enthrall you till the last second and leave you begging for more. In fact, the plot even drags at some points, and the game's originality? There's almost nothing about this game you haven't seen in past role-playing games.
Summary: From the makers of the excellent Dark Cloud series comes Rogue Galaxy, a cell-shaded pseudo-3D epoch tale revolving around an excellent story with somewhat over-the-top voice acting. From the moment you place the disc inside your console you will be glued to your controller until you finally decide to break away from this game. While this might seem like something you would be upset to miss out on, this game does, like all other games, have its downfall.
Summary: Although I did not care for the gambit system of FFXII, Rogue Galaxy does a better job of executing combat. The game has a long variety of things to do such as collect weapons and items, creating special items in the factory, and a chess like insectron game. It's the best action RPG I have played so far, so I gave it a 4/5 because I am prejudiced against action rpg's. Game was like $8 brand new and I've put a solid 60+ hours and I'm still not done beating it.
Summary: Good graphics, and good voice talent. Music, sounds, and story are mediocre. You won't find any surprises, and the story is full of cliches. The Level 5 developers are pretty good at making RPGs, and while this RPG doesn't seem like anything new, the gameplay for Rogue Galaxy improves upon, or takes the best elements of several RPGs and meshes them together well. Overall, a notch above the others.
Summary: Many may look at this game and say, just another average RPG. However, this is much better than average. It's a game made by level 5, and well much of it has been edited for the US version, so we're in luck. The fighting is sort of like Kingdom Hearts. You fight in real time, and the encounters are random. Like Kingdom Hearts the battles appear in the actual location you're standing in, rather than loading up a new battle screen.