Conclusion: In fact, few complaints can be leveled at Falcolm for this game. It’s a bit on the short side, but then again, time always flies when you’re having fun. It may be anime-styled, but the characters aren’t ignorant of their templates; Mastiff had fun translating the dialogue into quirky bits of comedy. With so many ports happening on the PSP, Gurumin is the one port we’re happy to see in the States. After all, it’s original here.
Excerpt: Cute, sweet, and to-the-point, Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is a brand-new franchise from the minds behind such old-school classics as Ys , Popful Mail and Brandish . Falcom clearly still has what it takes-I'd even say that their latest is my favorite Falcom effort ever, and easily one of the best PSP games available, bar none.
Excerpt: This diamond in the rough makes me want to brush the dust off of my PSP and give it a whirl. Gurumin is an action adventure game with a classic cutesy Japanese look and a well suited plot line. The game has a very smooth and responsive feel to it which really helps when you're chaining combos in a mob of hopping pastel-colored monsters. The story starts when you move to your grandfather's house in a mining town with no children.
Excerpt: Date: 3/6/2007 Gurumin is the story of Parin, a young girl who is sent to live with her grandfather in a backwater mining village while her archaeologist parents are away excavating some newly discovered ruins. At first it looks like it will be a boring stay for Parin as there are no other children anywhere in the village. This soon changes when Parin saves a girl from a mean dog, only to find that the girl is a monster who is invisible to adults.
Excerpt: Most of the RPG titles for PSP have been entertaining and deep enough, but few have been really "fun." I know, the elusive fun factor. Fun to me is when I look forward to jumping back into a game and I'm excited to keep playing and see what is around the next corner. Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is all that and more. The hardest part for some gamers may be getting over the cover art.
Excerpt: One of the latest action-RPG titles to be released on the PSP is a game called Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure . Since the Sony handheld only has one analog stick, the problem is constantly arising with action titles suffering from poor camera views. However, can this game pull it off? You’ll have to read on to find out.