Tagged: PS2

Chaos Wars Retroview

What happens when representatives of numerous companies get tossed together in a crossover title? There is no one correct answer to this question, except when Idea Factory enters the mix, and then the result is foreordained.
Hot, hotter, hottest: that’s how hot it is!

Ephemeral Fantasia Retroview

The deck is already stacked against any game with a lead named Mouse. It’s telling that the hero’s name is among the less objectionable things in this title. These characters are KANON.

Atelier Lilie: The Alchemist of Salburg 3 Import Review

When building upon a good idea, it’s always necessary to know one’s limits. How much is too much of a good thing, after all? Sure, the results could be awesome, but they could just as easily be gilding the lily.

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness Retroview

Some series are able to flit between genres successfully. Arc the Lad did not prove to be one of them, and this game helps explain why the series hasn’t been seen in a long time.

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Retroview

Humans and Deimos are on a collision course, with both sides seeking to draw blood forevermore. The resulting game does a lot of things right, but never addresses what happened to Phobos in this naming convention.

Drakengard Retroview

There once was a man named Caim, who took to riding a dragon through the skies, slaughtering thousands of imperial peons in his path. He never gets tired of killing the teeming masses, but those who experience his game might. Watch the blood spurt.

Drakengard 2 Retroview

One might be forgiven for thinking that a man forced to kill hundreds in his path while constantly expressing a lack of confidence in this procedure just might exhibit mental degradation. If such a trait is in Nowe’s character, it never surfaces. Oh, NOW you’re back, Eris?

Dark Cloud 2 Retroview

The usual response when confronted with a dark cloud would be to seek cover and hope for the best. In this case it would seem running right into the maelstrom is the recommended course of action.
I’m a grumpy guy, apparently.

Dark Cloud Retroview

Getting caught under a cloud that keeps raining isn’t much fun, but at least jumping in puddles can be entertaining. Some dark clouds offer even fewer chances for good times.
What’s that, you wanted FEWER than fifteen floors for the first dungeon? Ha ha ha ha!

Final Fantasy XII Retroview

The Final Fantasy series’ last showing on PS2 took five years and tens of millions of dollars (converted) to finish. How well that time was spent is entirely subjective, but the money’s there on the screen. No Bosch as lead – it got the kibosh.

Final Fantasy X Retroview

People try to put it down (talkin’ bout this game), just because it’s been around (talkin’ bout this game), things it does look real pretty (talkin’ bout this game), I hope it dies before it gets old (talkin’ bout this game). This isn’t my generation, baby!

Final Fantasy X-2 Retroview

Some boys roam and some boys know that that’s alright with us, if they can’t raise some interest then we’ll have to let them be, some boys try and some boys lie but we don’t let them play, only boys that save their pennies make our rainy day! Cause we are living in a material world, and we are material girls! Madonna should’ve had a song in here.

Grandia III Retroview

The journey of Alfina to fulfill her Communicator duties while Yuki flies around the world is not compelling in the slightest. Fortunately, it does not have to be, for killing the denizens of the world is constantly captivating, as this review demonstrates.

Grandia Xtreme Retroview

Remember when it was Xciting to be Xtreme? Read this Xhiliratingly Xpressive review, and reflect on the Xtinguishing of Grandia’s Xcellent Xtreme phase.

Eternal Poison Review

Another RPGamer staff member has decided give his opinion on one of the PlayStation 2’s last RPGs. We just can’t let the system go.