Reviews and Problems with Brave Story: New Traveler
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Replay value 9
Brave Story New Traveler
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: For a long while the RPG Master has been disappointed with the role playing game genre. There have been few RPG games that have drawn the RPG Master into them, and where the RPG cared about the characters. Enter Brave Story New Traveler from Xseed Games. Not only does this Playstation Portable video game draw the player in, but it also has a nice rich world that reminds one of the Chronicles of Narnia.
Conclusion: Thankfully, under that shiny exterior, there's a rather enthralling game to be found and enjoyed. It's all very traditional in set-up: you're on a mission to save your friend, so you visit towns, meet new people, battle monsters, and recruit additional help to your cause. How things play out along the way is where a game like this either sinks or swims, and Brave Story is in no fear of drowning.
Excerpt: It's tempting to say that Brave Story: New Traveler is the best RPG I've played in a long time, on any console. It certainly ranks highly against my favorites of all time, going back to the original Xenogears and Final Fantasy VII . There are some gaps between these classics and Brave Story: New Traveler that relate mostly to story and pacing.
Excerpt: In modern games change usually seems to come at the cost of fun. Many games seem to embrace change for change's sake as an ideal and they try to point to gimmicks in the game as innovations. Some of these games have been embraced by the public at large, like Katamari Damacy, while others have failed, such as Boogie. There are very few games that really even attempt to hark back to the earlier days of video gaming, such as on the Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis.
Conclusion: is not the most remarkable RPG. It is a very standard RPG and gets repetitive with a generic combat system. The dungeons are similar from dungeon to dungeon. There are no puzzles or complex tasks required. Just move around until you reach the end of the maze. The battles are not very challenging, although a few dungeon bosses may prove a challenge. The game's story is nothing special and feels a little too youthful.
Conclusion: Brave Story: New Traveler is a must own game for any RPG fan. If you own a PSP do yourself the favor and buy the game, it is easy to play and a lot of fun. Most people are complaining about the lack of games right now for their PSPs and this title is not getting too much buzz, mainly since it is an RPG game and everyone only cares about the God of War game coming out later this year. Even though the game lacks in some ways all the new/original ideas make up for it.
Excerpt: I don't like a mediocre role-playing game (RPG). Not even a bit. The genre is stale, and has become overpopulated with a lot of weak efforts doing little more than fulfilling the basic requirements. Random battles, a young kid saving the world with a ragtag group of companions, and so on. We all know how it goes.
Excerpt: The PSP is no stranger to RPGs. With a ton of titles constantly hitting the little widescreened handheld, there seems to be a bit of something for everyone. Brave Story has a very clear demographic. It's designed for RPG fans, and ONLY RPG fans. When the story opens, it seems innocent enough: You're a boy named Tatsuya, who sits around playing, of all things, his PSP. His girlfriend nags for attention, but his game is far too interesting! She runs off with her dog...