Dark Cloud 2 PlayStation 2

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87

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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 171 Ratings

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  • Summary: [Known as "Dark Chronicle" in the UK] Live the adventure of an inventive young man, visited by a protector of the future. Rely on your creative ability to rebuild destroyed worlds, invent equipment needed for your journey and repair weaponry damaged in battle. Your efforts will determine the[Known as "Dark Chronicle" in the UK] Live the adventure of an inventive young man, visited by a protector of the future. Rely on your creative ability to rebuild destroyed worlds, invent equipment needed for your journey and repair weaponry damaged in battle. Your efforts will determine the outcome of things to come. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Dark Cloud 2 has a great story, lots of adventure, unique characters and monsters and Spehda! What's not to love? This one is a keeper!
  2. 100
    No matter how you look at it this game rocks. It offers the action-style of "Wind Waker" with light character & weapon building, world building and a handful of mini-games and quests that make it an RPG experience that PS2 owners shouldn't pass up.
  3. The most amazing thing about Dark Cloud 2 is the fact that so much can be fit into one game like this, all of which is used effectively, and still have room left over for awe-inspiring graphics.
  4. Every element of the game, from the georama system to the weapon upgrading to the interaction with a large cast of characters, displays a polish and attention to quality that you find only in real classics... DC2 could very well be the PlayStation 2's Zelda.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    85
    You can call an RPG a lot of things - compelling, cinematic, thought-provoking - but rarely addictive. Dark Cloud 2 is completely, utterly addictive. [Mar 2003, p.111]
  6. PSM Magazine
    80
    Immensely more satisfying, deep, and involving than its predecessor. [Mar 2003, p.40]
  7. 50
    Sadly, Dark Cloud 2’s shining moments are outweighed by the mediocre inclusion of the random dungeon, and the tragic design decisions the developers chose to implement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 69
  2. Negative: 3 out of 69
  1. PatrickK.
    Mar 12, 2003
    10
    I spent hours playing this game. I am now a pro at it. The georama system is perfect. I also loved the weapons. # 2 on my top 10 list. (and I spent hours playing this game. I am now a pro at it. The georama system is perfect. I also loved the weapons. # 2 on my top 10 list. (and i'm very picky!) Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2010
    10
    The joy of adventure, inventing, and saving the world are every kid's dream, by playing Dark Cloud 2, it felt as if those dreams came true forThe joy of adventure, inventing, and saving the world are every kid's dream, by playing Dark Cloud 2, it felt as if those dreams came true for me. I love Dark Cloud 2's storyline and originality, not to mention the believable graphics and extras, no other game contains such a broad scope of things to do. Many games either focus on the battles or focus on the skill. Dark Cloud 2 contains a mixture of battles and skills and somehow it intertwines everything to the main plot of the story in a very easy to understand way. I was very sad when the game ended but was overjoyed to see that there was a "epilogue" chapter for Dark Cloud 1 fans =P I'm worried about Dark Cloud 3 though, it may not be able to pass up its predescessor since Dark Cloud 2 is just so good, especially after this long way all of us have become way too anxious. Nevertheless, this game is for anyone who loves adventure and the feel of actually being in the story! Expand
  3. Niklas
    Mar 19, 2003
    10
    This is better than Final fantasy x. Best RPG ever made!
  4. B.J.
    Nov 18, 2003
    10
    Holy Crap.. need i say more...
  5. Sep 12, 2014
    10
    I love this game :D It´s so beautiful. The Cel-shading, the Battlesystem, the Feeling and last but not least the awesome Soundtrack made it toI love this game :D It´s so beautiful. The Cel-shading, the Battlesystem, the Feeling and last but not least the awesome Soundtrack made it to the best game ever made. Expand
  6. Sep 11, 2013
    9
    An almost flawless game. Graphic are gorgeous, story is engaging and deep, main characters are well developed and very likable. Gameplay isAn almost flawless game. Graphic are gorgeous, story is engaging and deep, main characters are well developed and very likable. Gameplay is rich and varied.

    The pacing can get a little slow at some points and the levels suffer from similar repetitiveness that the first game had. But, while these flaws are noticable they are also easily overlooked as there is enough variety in the level designs and side activities to keep you distracted.

    Overall:
    Dark Cloud 2 (or Dark Chronicle) is perhaps one of my favorite PS2 games. It has everything I want in a game, if not more. For me this is a classic that I can replay over and over and every moment is a joy.
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  7. [Anonymous]
    Oct 27, 2005
    1
    This game is extermely repetitive i can't figure out why it is being scored so high. the story is lame the characters are lamel, and theThis game is extermely repetitive i can't figure out why it is being scored so high. the story is lame the characters are lamel, and the weapon system is lame. every floor of every dungeon looks exactly the same and when you leave a floor and come back the layout is different wtf!!!!! the only good thing about this game is music which like the gameplay is very repetitive. Expand

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#7 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#3 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003