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Shaman King: Legacy of the Spirits, Sprinting Wolf Image
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  • Summary: Assume the role of Yoh Asakura in the ultimate quest to become Shaman King. Strategically change spirits during battles and use special items to defeat and capture your opponents. Build the strongest spirit party possible by gathering an array of spirits to prepare for the ultimate challenge.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. The game has a very cool Anime feel to it and a pretty good sense of humor as well.
  2. It's definitely a neat little game, but there's nothing about it that demands an immediate purchase. It has no real replay value, and the trading/collecting aspect isn't compelling.
  3. While the spirits are varied enough to keep any serious collector hunting and combining for a long time, the uninspired battle system and the complete lack of battle effects make the game feel like more like collecting for the sake of collecting.
  4. With gameplay stuck in a mid-90's fad that was in itself considered arcane by any gamer's standards at the height of its popularity, Legacy of the Spirits troubles me with its thrown-together, "let's take advantage of a passing craze before it completely dies" feel.
  5. It isn't as comprehensive or glamorous as any of Nintendo's Pokémon games, but fans of the show will still probably enjoy it a great deal, since it will let them gather and build their own set of fighting spirits while also experiencing firsthand many of the stories told in the show.
  6. Unless you have some little relative who is just begging and begging and begging and begging you to get this for them then I'd say stay way from it.
  7. A collecting RPG in the tradition of Pokemon - shamefully so. But instead of expanding on this style of gameplay that's already been done to death, The Shaman King sees fit to simplify it so that it offers a challenge akin to turning a water faucet on and off.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4