Excerpt: The first RPG for PlayStation that really blew me away was Final Fantasy VII , and the second that I remember was Lunar . Especially considering all the dazzle that was Final Fantasy in those days, how did a retro RPG title manage to make such an impression on me?
Excerpt: References to candy are used often when discussing media such as video games. For example, high quality graphics and stylish visual design are referred to as "eye candy." It is with this candy mentality in mind that I review PoPoLoCrois for the PSP, because PoPoLoCrois is like a Marshmallow Peep...
Excerpt: When you have a system that’s got a full library of games that consist of extreme sports and driving titles, it’s nice to see some variety in the form of an RPG once in a while. Especially when you're competing against the rather RPG-heavy GBA.
Excerpt: Thanks to Sony of America's nefarious anti-2D policies, the RPG-loving West never got to play Sugar & Rockets' five beloved PoPoLoCrois games on the PS1 or PS2. Five role-playing games published by Sony themselves during the RPG boom... and not a single one made its way out of Japan.
Conclusion: PoPoLoCrois is a very portable-minded RPG thanks to the auto-save option and easy learning curve, but don’t get the idea that it’s short. This title comes with a nice lengthy 30-hour quest.
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.
Conclusion: A charming little RPG that requires very little effort on the part of the player. Popolocrois is that RPG-lite that you can settle down to at the end of a long day playing more intense games; though whether or not some people will be dissuaded by its basic control and design is the question.