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  • Summary: Chaos Wars is an immersive tactical role-playing experience featuring your favorite characters from such games as; Growlanser, Shadow Hearts, Gungrave, Spectral Force, and many others. [EB Games]
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. This game simply serves as a letter to fans with enough of a stockpile of guilty pleasure moments stacked up throughout that any true fan must buy this game, sadly everything is lost on anyone that hasn't devoted serious time to at least several of the titles this game borrows characters from.
  2. It's just that it's not going to be overwhelming, and with so many incredibly solid SRPGs on the PS2 at this point, Chaos Wars doesn't really have what it takes to stand out.
  3. 75
    A nice little take on a strategy RPG. In truth it's probably one of Idea Factory's best efforts released here in the States, melding staples of the genre with more open, zippy little ideas.
  4. It's really great when you get a game you feel is created specifically for your fan community, and I'm sure, to some extent, fans will appreciate this title. But I wish more effort was put into making Chaos Wars the quintessential JRPG fan game.
  5. If you're a big fan of these niche style games, then it should be right up your alley. Nothing else about Chaos Wars really stands out, the graphics are 2D on a 3D plane, and look well enough, but the music isn't really exceptional stuff.
  6. The grid-less combat can be annoying to get used to—especially when learning how to properly position characters—but there’s enough small changes to put a good spin on otherwise stale tactical combat.
  7. Chaos Wars might draw in some--like fans of the obscure games it's based on, especially those who long for the days of hand-drawn characters and tiny battlefields--but its old-school aesthetic isn't enough to make up for the lackluster production values and uninspired game play. [Aug 2008, p.82]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 16, 2011
    9
    Like what most people are disappointed in this game is the voice acting of course, but when ignored you have yourself what enjoyable RPG, add to the enjoyable spell/attack graphics, a better Japaness voice acting.
    You may find it hard to put down.
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