Summary: Unoriginal, sexist, shallow, moe moe anime bullshit. Really, your single playable character can romance that 9-year you see in pink on the cover there. And it’s only part 1 of 5 at that? As if it weren't a marketing scheme for mass market appeal to perpetually immature men under the pretense of being an "epic saga"! Stay far away and play something that’s more substantial than a teenage boy’s misogynistic harem fantasy.
Summary: I got this as part of some sale Amazon was having a while back. The screenshots reminded my of a "Tales" styled game, and I like that particular series' combat. It's not bad, not too great either. It's a JRPG with a "Tales" side scrolling combat system and a Riviera styled dating sim kind of thing going on in between levels. There is quite a bit of grinding early on, but it seems to smooth out as you progress.
Summary: This game's combat has incredible, slow, slow, slow, slow, slow loads. You WILL be shocked to find yourself laying your PSP aside and working on your checkbook, reading, picking up your knitting, etc. while the load takes place. Ah, then the long awaited-for fight! What? Are these the hostiles? They look like colorful prisms... The game designers didn't even take the time to draw up enemies.
Summary: Mimana: Iyar Chronicle is a game that I picked up on a whim. I hadn't really read anything about the game prior to picking it up, but the premise looked interesting and the price was good, so I went ahead and bought it. And while I can't honestly say it is comparable to some of the other JRPGs I've played this year, it's still overall a solid game and was worth my purchase. The story revolves around Crais Sewell, a mercenary who is trying to escape from his past.
Summary: A generic RPG, characters which inspire no great love, excessively clumsy hit detection in the battle system, and loading times exceeding a minute for every scene transition, including battles, make this game practically unplayable. Preloading would have saved this game, and I would have played through the entire thing, but as is I could only make my way to the third artifact before I couldn't bear to waste my time any longer.