Summary: Phantom Brave is a charming little adventure game from people who know a thing or two about the genre. Unfortunately, the intriguing quest is marred by shallow gameplay and some pacing issues.
Excerpt: Seven years after the original release of Phantom Brave and after travelling across two very different systems, Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle lands squarely on the PSP with extra content, cheerful game play and the quest to get to level 9,999.
Summary: Believe it or not, The Hermuda Triangle is the third (and final?) update to Nippon Ichi Software's Phantom Brave adventure. The original game was released seven years ago on the PlayStation 2, followed up by a well-intentioned Wii update a few years later.
Excerpt: Fans of the wildly popular strat-RPG series Disgaea are likely familiar with spinoff of sorts Phantom Brave , which takes much of Disgaea’s quirkiness and attitude and ramps things up a bit with a lighthearted narrative and intuitive sans-grid battle system.
Review: Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle (Sony PSP)
18 March 2011
Excerpt: Holy crap! Is this really my FOUR HUNDREDTH Review for the site? That’s both awesome and sad at once. It’s kind of neat that this milestone is also Phantom Brave as the original PS2 version was my 48th review way back in September of 2004 . That’s six and a half years ago. Jesus.
Conclusion: Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle is a game that possessed initial promise and could have been so much more if some tweaks were made here and there. Oftentimes a game weak in the story department can be saved by strong gameplay, but when glaring faults exist in the gameplay department as well, the...
Excerpt: Bermuda's got nothing on her. A little girl, haunted by Phantoms. A world afraid of her. When you're around twelve and everyone thinks you're possessed (because you can't keep your own secret), what do you have to do?
Pros: Deep replay value, Battles are thought-provoking, Story is hardly thought-out, Way too much like