Yggdra Union Game Boy Advance
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. It's no easy feat to invigorate a genre that has remained fairly set in its ways for the last few generations, let alone do it with the imagination and energy present here.
  2. Indeed, if you can get your eyes past the epilepsy-inducing menus, and your head round the aneurism-inducing unions, there is a decent game struggling to break free of its gratuitously obfuscated difficulty curve. [JPN Import]
  3. 85
    At this point, I don't think it's reasonable to recommend playing this particular version of the game, unless you absolutely loathe voice acting (and/or refined graphics, and/or the PSP as a platform).
  4. An alternative to the blueprint for strategy role-playing games, Yggdra Union is strange, complicated, interesting, and charming.
  5. 78
    There's no denying that this is one of the most beautiful and visually-complicated games ever released on the GBA. The gameplay is unique and inventive, but it's not always intuitive and won't be everyone's cup of tea.
  6. The best strategy games are able to transform you into a tactical powerhouse as you maneuver your units to victory. Yggdra Union manages to tap into this feeling occasionally with some innovative strategy mechanics, but more often it made me feel like a spectator rather than a commander.
  7. There's a select group of gamers out there that will declare Yggdra Union a must-have the minute they lay eyes on it, due to a level of character design that can only be found in the best Japanese RPGs and anime. They won't be disappointed... [Nov. 2006, p.95]
  8. Still, Yggdra Union has style all its own, and is a breath of fresh air in the sometimes-stale strategy-RPG genre. [Jan. 2007, p.114]
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 6, 2012
    8
    Yggdra Union is an awesome strategy game, but it is also unapproachable to casual players.

    The Good: Superb graphics and characters design;
    Yggdra Union is an awesome strategy game, but it is also unapproachable to casual players.

    The Good: Superb graphics and characters design; innovative gameplay system (cards, morale, union/link, offense/defense bar); very-long-lasting adventure
    The Bad: Complex strategy is not well explained in the tutorials; lack of pattern in the buttons mapping; difficulty crosses the line of frustration

    When Atlus started developing games for Nintendo in the NES era it was all about traditional genresâ
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  2. XandK.
    Nov 30, 2006
    9
    Highly entertaining, amazingly complex and oh-so FUN. If you buy it used or run a ROM, make SURE to get the Instruction book somewhere. The Highly entertaining, amazingly complex and oh-so FUN. If you buy it used or run a ROM, make SURE to get the Instruction book somewhere. The game is very, very complex. But that's where it shines. Battle animations are beautiful, and control over trooops is deeper than most SRPGs. Full Review »