Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
Buy On
  1. By far, one of the best Inuyasha games you’ll play and one deeply engrossing role-playing game for your Nintendo DS.
  2. Nintendo Power
    60
    It's a decent enough RPG with dull turn-based combat, story integration and item-management conventions that were state-of-the-art in 1992. [Mar. 2007, p.88]
  3. 60
    Strip away the license and it’s a by-the-numbers production – not irredeemably bad, but not remarkable enough to plow through for tens of hours.
  4. The enjoyment of seeing all of your favorite characters in a new story may not be worth the frustration of the endlessly tedious random battles. If you can get past the endless swarms of identical enemies, a rather lackluster adventure awaits you.
  5. 55
    InuYasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel is a dud.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    43
    It drives you bonkers in the first half hour, each of the ten trillion fights dull and easy. [Apr 2007, p.70]
  7. This game is a shining example of what happens when a license is the only thing that sells a game.
  8. The resulting storyline isn't quite Final Fantasy quality by any means, but series devotees will find plenty to admire here. Still, given the constant interruption for battles and the heinous dungeon layouts, we suspect that none but the most devoted fans of the series will care.
  9. 40
    This game is an insult to fans of the series.
  10. Essentially a bland hack and slash. This will scratch the itch of those hopelessly RPG addicted, but it'll be like bumming a cheap smoke. It'll do but you aren't gonna enjoy it.
  11. 40
    Just don't be surprised if you quickly become frustrated by the copious battles and find yourself merely slogging though the adventure out of loyalty to the franchise.
  12. Inuyasha for the DS is a lousy Final Fantasy knockoff with mediocre graphics and a ridiculously high encounter rate.
  13. This game fails miserably because of the unending random battles you encounter every few seconds. The simple task of walking from one place to another turns into an exercise in slow torture.

Awards & Rankings

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#58 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
66
#66 Most Shared DS Game of 2007
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. KatyS.
    Dec 29, 2007
    10
    If you are looking to have some major fun buy this game i promise it will not disapoint you at all even if you dont like Inuyasha you will If you are looking to have some major fun buy this game i promise it will not disapoint you at all even if you dont like Inuyasha you will love this game. Full Review »
  2. Sofie
    Dec 18, 2007
    2
    This game is an insult to the Inyasha series. You would have to be a huge fan-girl to enjoy it. Im an Inuyasha fan, I read the new chapter This game is an insult to the Inyasha series. You would have to be a huge fan-girl to enjoy it. Im an Inuyasha fan, I read the new chapter each week, I even have my own Inuyasha homepage, but this game just shouldn't have been made. :P Full Review »
  3. CariH.
    Apr 8, 2007
    9
    The graphics aren't exactly the best, but the whole storyline is very good. I love the show InuYasha, so it's not that weird I love The graphics aren't exactly the best, but the whole storyline is very good. I love the show InuYasha, so it's not that weird I love this game. Full Review »