Excerpt: PoPoLoCrois was originally released in Japan way back in 1996 and now ten years later, the game is making its long overdue western debut and on the shiny and significantly smaller screen of the PSP too. You play the role of the ten year old Prince Pietro. About a decade before the opening events, Pietro’s Mother: Queen Sania had transformed herself into a Dragon to save her kingdom from the imagitiveley named Ice Demon, sending the bad guy to the equally creatively named...
Excerpt: There are still a lot of holes in the PSP library at this stage in its young life, but none more gaping than the void in RPG titles. One of the first attempts to fill this void comes to us in the form of PopoloCrois, an RPG in the traditional Japanese style. Can RPG fans finally stop passing the time playing racing and sports games and finally get their role-playing groove on? Well the answer to that question is a firm “it depends”… Your father the king.
Conclusion: PoPoLoCrois doesn't try to do more than it can, and it's a good thing. What's here is good, but it's not an especially lofty experience. The PSP is hurting for a good RPG right now, but sadly this isn't really it.
Excerpt: Every once in a while we in the states are blessed with some
of the bizarre, cute, or otherwise twisted games that entertain the Japanese
public. Games like Katamari Demacy and Super Monkey Ball immediately come to
mind. PoPoLoCrois is one of those games. Rather than just another strange
puzzle game, it’s more along the lines of Dragon Quest. PoPoLoCrois isn’t so much whacky or strange as it is…unique.
It’s adorably cute but not ridiculously stupid.
Excerpt: PoPoLoCrois will be the first Japanese-style role-playing experience for North American PSP owners when it gets released, as it mixes both adventures from PoPoLoCrois 1 and 2 for the PlayStation. These are both games that never made it stateside, but now are perfectly bundled into one neat little adventure. PoPoLoCrois is a lighthearted adventure that doesn’t put the player into a complex series of events.
Excerpt: Sorti de nulle part, Popolocrois s'invite en Europe pour la toute première fois, à l'image d'un certain Dragon Quest VIII. Fusion des deux premiers opus sortis sur PSone au Japon, la mouture PSP se veut peu originale, simpliste à bien des égards mais parfaite pour les néophytes désirant découvrir les mille et un secrets du RPG. En somme, si vous savez de quel bord vous êtes, vous pouvez débuter sereinement la lecture de cette bafouille.