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  • Summary: In Riviera: The Promised Land, you'll follow two fierce warriors--each armed with godly weapons--in a mission to defeat demons once and for all. The adventure included lets you experience more than 30 hours of role-playing gameplay, complete with minigames, multiple endings, and secret paths and items. The game's unique item system allows items to function differently depending on which characters equip them. Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. It's not going to satisfy if you're in the market for another "Golden Sun" game or a new "Tactics Ogre" game. Despite the screen shots, it is not a tactical RPG, and it breaks a number of genre conventions associated with traditional RPGs. It could be argued, however, that this is the best reason to buy Riviera, as it certainly allows for a very interesting and unique experience with an emphasis on strategy and a wonderful story.
  2. The game ultimately exceeds expectations thanks to its engrossing story and superslick production values.
  3. The storyline is captivating, the technical presentation is superb and the unique gameplay twists make for a fresh role-playing experience that's unlike any other currently available.
  4. A merely solid game in a crowd of giants like "Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones." But for all that, it managed to etch itself a little place in my memory, and I can't help but recommend it to any RPGer with a little time and an open mind.
  5. 75
    An interesting, entertaining adventure in its own right. Atlus' latest probably won't be to everyone's tastes, but anyone looking for a lengthy, engrossing and above all unique handheld quest this summer would be remiss in passing it up.
  6. This would have been a great RPG had it not used all the "uniqueness" that makes it annoying rather that a classic.
  7. 51
    They tried to cram too many unusual features into the game, and though each is interesting and has potential individually, the resulting hodgepodge is no better than the average RPG.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. DIckS.
    Jun 14, 2005
    Wowzers this game has really good graphics for gba THe best rpg for GBA or the best rpg for all games EVAR IN DA PORTABLE WORLD.
  2. Kevin
    Apr 4, 2005
    A Must Get Game!
  3. NM
    Feb 16, 2007
    Just an absolute awesome game, the best rpg game I think there is on GBA and possibly PSP in future.
  4. Chico
    Jun 30, 2005
    Best of Best.
  5. Skorn2k
    Jul 27, 2005
    By far the best looking RPG game on the GBA!! And if you love Anime-style graphics you can't go wrong with this one.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Aug 22, 2005
    An incredible game.
  7. BonbonA.
    Aug 3, 2005
    I would simply like to say, this game is pretty good. Nice storyline, anime graphics, with voice actors and gameplay. It's really good for RPG lovers and really perfect for those who luph long stories. But, they need to make some improvements on the music. Still, it's enough to be an awesome RPG game. Collapse

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