Summary: PSP gamers are hungrier for RPGs than Cookie Monster is for chocolate chips. With that said, even a traditional, generic RPG can make some noise. G-Artists’ PoPoLoCrois is that traditional, generic game that somehow manages to captivate while being a generally solid RPG. It’s cute, it’s relatively quick, and it’s simple enough that you won’t be reaching for a strategy guide. But it’s also very bland and the random battles simply have to go.
Summary: welcome to PoPoLoCrois, a PSone era RPG that we in the west have been denied the pleasure of enjoying...until now. far from a simple port, the visuals have received a slight upgrade, including a new PSP-friendly wide-screen presentation. fully animated and voice-acted anime cutscenes help to further the story along, but subtitles are included as well, and are easy to read. 2-D handrawn sprites make up the cast and world, and are animated rather well.
Excerpt: I picked up this game the same day i played Astonisha story trying to cheer mysel up. The game itself is quite good. The movie scenes are pleasent and it has a bit of a story line to get you intrested. You play as a young boy called Pietro who is about 10 years old and have to try and find away to save your mother who has been asleep for ten years following an attack from a demon.
Excerpt: Combining the five original Japanese games into one abridged PSP collection, PoPoLoCrois is an easy going RPG, with plenty of comedy and only a little teenage angst (phew!). The battle system is turn based, and takes place on a grid, much like Atlus' 'Disgaea' or 'Final Fantasy Tactics'. However, this game doesn't match the depth of character customisation or strategic abilities prevelant in those titles.
Pros: Funny, Solid game, Long play time
Cons: Battles, Long loading times, Lagging animations
Excerpt: My step-dad brought me this game off eBay for £12.99 on a buy it now. He told me to have a look at the screenshots to see if it looks good. When I did they looked great the graphics looked great. Then I had a look at reviews of this game. Once I read them I thought oh no another boring game, until I got the game....... ~~~Storyline~~~ Well I will now tell you the story behind the game.
Excerpt: From the box and the inlays it was clear what to expect from this game, a charmingly cute rpg, hailing to our shores from the mangatastic shores of Japan. The initial screens and intro to the game were very colourful and exciting, with opening manga cartoon videos that look very impressive on the psp's widescreen.
Summary: Ich habe mir dieses Spiel gekauft, weil ich so viel gutes Feedback dazu gehört habe. Aber niemand hat mir erzählt das es wirklich soooo lange Ladezeiten gibt. Wenn ich ein Haus betreten möchte, kommen gleich einmal drei Punkte die mir immer wieder sagen: Bitte warten. Weiters fand ich es am Anfang richtig cool das ich sehr schnell durch die Landschaft laufen kann, doch diese anfängliche Freude hat sich mittlerweile auch schon wieder gelegt, denn ich laufe viel zu schnell...