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: 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.
Excerpt: Nihon Falcom has found quite a few of their games hit the PlayStation Portable via several different companies. Newest on this list is Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, not from Konami or Bandai Namco, but from Mastiff Games, who also brought the RPG world La Pucelle Tactics shortly after the release of Disgaea.
Excerpt: 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: Not a fan of turn-based RPGs? Good, neither am I. Growing increasingly popular in recent years, Gurumim: A Monstrous Adventure is an action RPG that throws you into the role of a twelve year old girl. Not your traditional video game protagonist. You play as Parin, a little girl who is sent to live with her grandfather by her archaeologist parents. Parin arrives in the sleepy mining town of Tiese where she is disappointed to learn that there are no children.
Excerpt: Looking at the box art of Gurumin, one may simply pass the game off as a simple, average children's adventure game. It's important to remember just how deceiving looks can be. Because behind the art of the adorable red-haired girl, and her equally cute monster friends, is an adventure game developed by the fine people who brought us the Ys RPG series. An adventure game that should be well worth your time...
Summary: Gurumin may not be part of a well established franchise, but thanks to its memorable characters, exciting combat, cool story and fantastic voice acting this proves to be one of the best action/RPGs currently available on the PSP! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.