Summary: Phantom Brave is a Strategy RPG, meaning that battles take place on a 3D map with a team of characters under the player’s control, and a host of enemies to fight on each map. Characters can move a set distance in any direction. Attack ranges can, therefore, be a little sensitive, but with careful placement can allow players to maximize the enemies who fall into Area of Effect Attacks.
Summary: This game will have you investing time without even thinking much about it. (Personally, I doomed my PS2 keeping it on all night to level up, something I think "quicksave" could fix) Anyway, The cute story was not for my demographic, a turnoff for me at times. The music itself oozes so much cuteness my brother muted it without hesitation. That's really the games only fault I can think of. And it's not all pretty daisies and girl stuff, there's some likable content in it.
If we can't have a new one at least we get a rad version of this one.
5 November 2011
Summary: Well done NIS! I spent long hours of my life ripping through this game when it came out on the PS2, fell back in love with it on the Wii and now I can take it with me everywhere I go. I'm a big fan of getting my favorites in portable formats (Castlevania SOTN is a great example) and if I really love the game then I won't even freak about new content. That being said when I do get my hands on a classic that's been enhanced it's the next best thing to a sequel.
Summary: If you are a fan of the Disgaea series, then you will enjoy Phantom Brave: Heroes of the Hermuda Triangle. There are some mechanics that will take some getting used to, but overall it is quite similar to other NIS America titles, without feeling tired.
Summary: Due both to the scarcity of the PS2 original and the non-release of the Wii port in PAL regions, I've never had the chance to play Phantom Brave previously, so it's been a blast to finally get a chance to see how it holds up to Nippon Ichi's other SRPG's released in the PS2's ear;ly days, namely Disgaea & La Pucelle Tactics. Phantom Brave is a far more complex & layered title that tells an at timesmore downbeat tale than the goofy weirdness of the Disgaea universe.