Mega Man Star Force: Dragon DS

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2007

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
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  1. Fans of the past Battle Network series may enjoy the little heightened difficulty. [JPN Import]
  2. Mega Man Star Force can be either good or bad, depending on how you approach it. If you want something that's completely different and pushes the envelope, you'll likely be disappointed with the end product. On the other hand, if you've grown accustomed to Capcom reinventing its franchise series by increments, you might just warm up to Star Force.
  3. Nintendo Power
    Something old, something new, something borrowed, someone blue--that's what you get in Mega Man Star Force, the latest adventure of Capcom's ever-vigilant hero. [Oct 2007, p.88]
  4. Still, overall it offers an enjoyable plot combined with a good battle system and interesting characters, making this latest Mega Man game a welcome addition to the saga not just for fans, but also for those wanting their first taste of the Blue Bomber.
  5. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Here's hoping that Megaman gets back to his roots in the near future. [Jan 2008, p.82]
  6. In a nutshell, Mega Man Star Force is an okay game, but it's just too much like the Battle Network games to really warrant a purchase. The story is all over the place, the graphics and sound look virtually unchanged, and the attempt at making a new battle system just seems a bit lazy.
  7. Despite the name change, Mega Man Star Force inherits all the traits of Battle Network – the good and the bad.
  8. Despite various minor improvements, Mega Man Star Force isn't significantly different than the GBA Battle Network games.
  9. 60
    We have to admit to being a bit disappointed at how similar Star Force is to the Battle Network games. We were hoping that Capcom would take this opportunity to reboot the series into something fresh. Instead, we have more of a sidestep than a step forward.
  10. AceGamez
    Mega Man Star Force Dragon is the proverbial Yin/Yang. The combat - the true essence of Mega Man - is engaging and complex if you want it to be, and can best be described with one word: fun. The battle cards, albeit contrived, add a nice flavor to the game and building your deck to suit your style is quick and easy. But the other side, the story and accompanying cut scenes, have the ability to rip you right out of the game to look for something else to play.
  11. 60
    There’s potential here, but Capcom needs to put more varied action in this action-RPG.
  12. 60
    Mega Man Starforce is far from a bad RPG. It's just doesn't do anything that hasn't been done better before.
  13. Nintendo Gamer
    A strong action RPG title that, due to a meticulous and inflexible storyline, is sadly at times as impenetrable as a remake of "Van Helsing" cast by the Goons from "Popeye." [JPN Import]
  14. 52
    There's not enough of an RPG foundation to keep RPG purists' attention, there's not enough action to appeal to the mainstream gamer, and the linear feel of the game will leave most gamers feeling trapped (though there are sidequests here and there).
  15. Mega Man Star Force, despite all the changes they have made to the Battle Network formula, still feels, plays, and looks like its ancestor.
  16. Considering Capcom announced Mega Man Star Force 2 before this game even came out, that should be reason enough to avoid it.
  17. 40
    The battles are stale, the storyline is boring, and the graphics are fairly weak; what more does I have to say to make you avoid this title?
  18. I felt like a ten year-old throughout most of the playtime, thanks to how both generic and dumbed down the game felt for the most part.

Awards & Rankings

#75 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 28, 2011
    Well, there has been many reviews for this game. Some hardcore fans or 3D RPG players might agree with the good ones, while some really hateWell, there has been many reviews for this game. Some hardcore fans or 3D RPG players might agree with the good ones, while some really hate this game. Actually, in my opinion, the game is quite bad. The storyline is rather repetitive, bosses after bosses, insane stages with mini games, and they are quite time-wasting. Not to continue jeering the plot, but the storyline is extremely nonsensical. Think about it; the adults are so gullible, the EM stuffs have so low security that Megaman could just randomly pulse in and attack whenever he wants, and lastly they are having a 14 years old kid to save the world from some insane alien. However, I would want to commend on the battle system. It is well-organised, and has a well-leveled difficulty that everyone would enjoy challenging. Other than that, the characters are characterised through the words and emotions well, enough for us to understand what they are feeling.
    I feel that the worst part is the encounter rate. The battle is good, yes, but it gradually becomes annoying with that freaking music slamming your ears when you were walking a few steps onwards. The rate is so high that it shamed the RPG realm, seriously.
    Overall, this game is playable, but if you are first time into Megaman series, please avoid this and play the other series first. I recommand Megaman X for beginners.
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  2. Nov 10, 2011
    Boring. Plot is written by a 5 year old, graphics are dated and lame, characters are unlikeable, jesus, even the text is annoying to read.Boring. Plot is written by a 5 year old, graphics are dated and lame, characters are unlikeable, jesus, even the text is annoying to read. it's beyond bad, Avoid at all costs. Full Review »
  3. JayS.
    Aug 9, 2007
    It has realy good gameplay.