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: 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.
Excerpt: An RPG for PSP that’s actually quite good? What? Gurumin is a cute 3D action RPG starring a young girl named Parin. Being a preteen female in a Japanese RPG, Parin was clearly getting to the time in her life where she was due for an adventure. Enter her firends, the breakdancing ghosts. These guys are just trying to keep it real, but Parin quickly learns that in the world of the undead, there are good ghosts and bad.
Excerpt: s, but it's not anything that will move PSPs on its own. That's not a bad thing; though developer Nihon Falcom hasn't created something that will push the PSP to its limits, they craft a more than competent action game in the guise of a cutesy little girl-powered romp, but it's pulled off with such flair and confidence that it ends up being one of the better portable experience the PSP has seen.