• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2005
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. A partial success, and mainly because of the use of the proven Castlevania engine. If you missed the first Master of Spirits game-which most people did-then you should definitely consider giving the sequel a try. It's a fun, well-rounded adventure with enough replay value to keep you occupied for a good while.
  2. So does Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2 crest the proverbial Mt. Everest into the land of "great game?" No. This was definitely one of the titles that turned around for a hot cup of joe instead of trying the impossible.
  3. 80
    The gameplay within Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2 is surprisingly well rounded and challenging.
  4. 55
    It's not exactly a bad game, but it feels oddly archaic -- the kind of thing that would have been pretty hot 15 years ago on the NES. Now, though, it's mainly interesting as a poor man's "Castlevania."
  5. 80
    Its solid gameplay mechanics, tight controls, and impressive presentation come together to give gamers a thoroughly satisfying experience.
  6. Anyone can enjoy Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2 because of its great presentation, controls, music, and extremely fun gameplay mechanics. If you like action games and have been looking for a portable one, don't hesitate to pick up this fun, addicting, well-rounded game.
  7. It's still fun; just not nearly as compelling as its source of inspiration. [Oct 2005, p.101]
  8. A confusing storyline, chunky graphics, hit and miss controls, and repetitive gameplay make this a game that will only appeal to fans of the anime series.
  9. With the style of game being more action and side scrolling then RPG makes it playable on it's own regardless of having even seen the original, however I was feeling alienated as the story just throws you in; no major introduction or conclusion.

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