• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2008
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21

There are no positive critic reviews yet.

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. KenS
    Aug 8, 2009
    3
    This game would've been good if not for the following reasons: 1.) The bad party AI. Most of the time, your partner and assistant wanders too far off, or is mostly inactive even in attacking range. More often than not, they have to be hit by monsters before they actually attack, and will stay on poison marshes until they die. I was wondering why the monsters' AI was actually good, and the same AI was not used for the player's party members. Also, each member's AI is limited to their nature, i.e., help or act alone. There should have been at least "follow me" and "attack" buttons/commands so as to compromise this fault. 2.) The controls that rely too heavily on the stylus, and render the other buttons limited in function or practically useless. The command palette for example. There are 10 buttons disregarding the select and start buttons. In battle, they simply serve to render you immobile and auto-activate a single skill. Wouldn't it be better if each button corresponded to a palette slot? Pressing a button selects the corresponding slot, while holding down the button will be the equivalent of locking onto that slot. The remaining slots would them be up to the stylus, which would serve purpose for support spells and items. 3.) The highly interruptible skills. Clicking on any slot on the command palette will interrupt any casting. That goes the same for switching characters too. Full Review »
  2. VladimirT
    Oct 11, 2008
    10
    Addicting and darned near impossible to put down! The graphics are bright, colorful, and well rendered, the controls are very well done and easy to use, music is great, and the characters are charming. The story is plenty deep for a hand held game, and touches on difficult issues such as racism (human vs demi-human characters). But mostly it stays on the lighthearted fun side and has some outrageously funny, laugh out loud moments. Game play is extremely fun and will keep you on your toes as you battle swarms of monsters and extremely tough bosses. Full Review »
  3. NeilBranch
    Aug 10, 2008
    6
    It has great potential with the leveling up system and the main gameplay, but certain elements prevent it from being great. The difficulty seems too easy and the dialogue is lengthy. It is not worth the money, but if it were $10 or $5 you may want to consider it. Full Review »