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  • Summary: Growlanser: Generations is a 2-disc compilation from Working designs which consists of two highly regarded strategy RPGs. "Growlanser II: The Sense of Justice" introduces players to a special world of melee and magic, where rings become weapons and war threatens to shatter the peace of three neighboring kingdoms at any moment. Players are allowed control of Wein Cruz and up to seven of his companions in battles of ever-increasing size, complexity, and importance against forces that are as devious as they are strong. "Growlanser III: The Dual Darkness," the revealing third chapter in the Growlanser saga, takes players back to the beginning of the Growlanser universe. Back to a world being consumed by darkness, forcing its inhabitantants to seek a way to leave the world behind. Unfortunately, forces are gathering to prevent anyone from surviving the coming apocalypse. As Slayn, the player must find the source of the black scourge falling across the land and stop the plot that will result in mass genocide. A strong cast of supporting characters can be gathered during the quest, and they provide assistance, both in battle and with information gathered during the hours of spoken dialogue present in the game. [Working Designs] Expand
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  1. This is quite possibly my favorite RPG(s) this generation.
  2. 88
    Working Designs did an excellent job of localizing the game, not only providing a quality translation, good voice acting, and an informative full color manual, but also adding new options like the ability to mute out individual characters’ battle cries if they get too annoying and the ability to use the L & R buttons as shortcut keys in battle for quicker gameplay.
  3. 86
    Taken together, however, Growlanser Generations is great fun and can offer diehard role-players anywhere from 60-100 hours of entertainment.
  4. 80
    Tactical RPG enthusiasts should pick this one up no questions asked. If previous games in this genre have left you cold, there’s enough unique about Growlanser: Generations to recommend.
  5. If you're the kind of player that likes to spend only a few hours a week playing one particular game, Growlanser Generations could last you a year. It's a big package, well worth the price.
  6. The presentation is probably the weakest spot in Growlanser: Generations. The graphics consist of 2D sprites, and the characters are very pixilated. Backgrounds can be bland at times, lacking detail. Spell effects are also rather lackluster.
  7. 70
    These games are much too late to receive any real critical raves, but the fact remains that you get a lot of game in Growlanser Generations.

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  1. May 2, 2013
    I loved this fighting system, like making RTS and Tactics style RPG gaming to make an experience unlike none other. The story and politics between the kingdoms is very interesting and makes for an all around exiting story. Expand

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