Excerpt: If you’ve read my handheld reviews for any length of time, you already know that I am skeptical about portable RPGs, at least when it comes to the PSP. While the GBA has shown that the genre can be successful on a handheld, this hasn’t held true for the PSP. It is a wonder then why developers would attempt to bring a Strategy RPG (SRGP) onto the market.
Excerpt: What we have here is yet another less than mediocre, unoriginal, outdated, and boring RPG for the PSP. The only difference this time around is that this game is published by one of the leading Strategy RPG developers in the business, Nippon Ichi. But their reputation for developing excellent Strategy RPGs apparently does not translate to their ability to find good lesser known Strategy RPGs to publish, as is evidenced by Spectral Souls.
Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires review (PSP)
26 October 2006
Excerpt: without coming back to those load times. They affect the experience that much and you’re never far from their next appearance. So insidious are they that any joy you might have felt is sucked out of your very soul.
Conclusion: Ouch. Just ouch. Spectral Souls had so much potential working in its favor. PSP gamers were on the cusp of getting a great SRPG title only to have the rug ripped out from underneath their feet by an absolutely staggering amount of load time. As a PSP owner I have become accustomed to abnormal loading time, but this game by far takes the cake. This is a great game completely ruined by this one single flaw and frankly it's a crying shame.
Excerpt: Perfekte Timing-Schlachten, jede Menge Strategie, anpassbare Helden und immer anderes Terrain: Sind Sie bereit für die Action, die Ihnen „ Spectral Souls “ für PSP geben kann? Wir haben uns den Titel etwas näher angesehen und empfehlen Ihnen eine ganze Menge Geduld. Lesen Sie unser Review! Wir schreiben das Magische Jahr 1054.
Pros: Viel Taktik vonnöten, (Fast) freie Charakterentwicklung, Lange Spielzeit
Cons: Lange Ladezeiten, Menüsteuerung unintuitiv, Optischer Durchschnitt, Level-Up-System schränkt etwas ein, Unlogische Geschichtssprünge, Anfangs schwer langweilig