Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Combat is overly long and easy, and once you get the correct IPDs, the only reason you'll take damage is because of the annoying lag. The plotline is fairly boring and predictable, and most of the characters are humdrum clich├ęs or have no personalities at all.
  2. Pretty girls? Check. Effeminate guy? Check. Enthralling experience? Mehhh, not really.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. RockKroc
    Mar 14, 2009
    I am ammending my score. Previously I had scored this game a 7 due to the now (in)famous glitch near the end of the game. Owners of various cheat-devices, however, are now able to include a simple code which "fixes" the bug. This code is easily searchable on Google. My score is now a 10 for a remarkably superb game experience. Full Review »
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    I somehow missed this game's release back when it came out, and now wondering how I missed it, seeing as I research games especially JRPGs.
    Anyhow, as for my review: Great battle system. Great story. Great characters. IMO, great all the way around. And there is supposedly a glitch at the last Raki battle, only if she gets to do her special attack on her 3rd turn (your 3rd defense turn). But I had Cloche's fan club at 78, and when I used Replakia, I finished Raki off by the 2nd turn. So? I had no glitch!
    If I had had problems with this glitch, I'd have given this game a 6 or 7, but I give it a 10), because I experienced no glitch.
    The battle system kinda sorta reminded me of Valkyrie Profile, in that each character has their own button assigned to them. But this actually went even BEYOND that with what you could do.
    I love this game, waaay better than the newer PS3 one. I still have to play the first one, Melody of Elemia. I'll review that too when I am done.
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  3. Mar 2, 2013
    One of my favorite PS2 game, and one of my favorite game of all the time, a really good game, with an amazing songs, and very good character, and I liked very well the story; I really love this game. Full Review »