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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 threeGrowlanser: 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] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
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  1. This is quite possibly my favorite RPG(s) this generation.
  2. Play Magazine
    88
    If you've ever loved strategy-based RPGs, you're gonna like this. [Jan 2005, p.62]
  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
    I strongly believe tactical RPG fans will get a whole lot of mileage from Growlanser Generations. Just don't ask me to recommend dropping $90 on the deluxe package with a watch, ring, and deck of playing cards. My advice: be happy you have a regular-priced option.
  5. GL2 might be on the short side, but it's 100 percent pure beef; GL3 feels like cow eyeballs and kangaroo meat are mixed in—even if, in point of fact, the developers have actually expanded the game.
  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. netjak
    70
    An expensive game doesn't seem so pricey if it's good, but it seems even MORE expensive if it's bad. You'll get both feelings with the Growlanser: Generation experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 2, 2013
    10
    I loved this fighting system, like making RTS and Tactics style RPG gaming to make an experience unlike none other. The story and politicsI 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
  2. JohnJ.
    Oct 11, 2004
    10
    Nothing else like this game! Real-time strategy mixed with a menu-driven RPG...excellent!
  3. StinC.
    Dec 31, 2004
    9
    This game has it all, A great story par graphics considering and a great deal For the 2 games. Although it is a tad difficult I am lovingThis game has it all, A great story par graphics considering and a great deal For the 2 games. Although it is a tad difficult I am loving every min Of it. Expand
  4. ValenkaC.
    Jan 2, 2005
    9
    Outtakes were hilarious, well-known character voicies revisited from games like Lunar2: Eternal Blue. Fluid storyline. Unique battle system. Outtakes were hilarious, well-known character voicies revisited from games like Lunar2: Eternal Blue. Fluid storyline. Unique battle system. All-in-all, a game worthy of having in your collection. Expand
  5. MartR.
    Feb 25, 2005
    7
    Another world beater. In terms of old school versus no school, Growlanser holds a winning hand and that is why it scores so high. The fact Another world beater. In terms of old school versus no school, Growlanser holds a winning hand and that is why it scores so high. The fact that you also get two games in one box adds extra credit here and both of these great games will take you many hours to beat. Atlus has spilled some really nice beans here. But the fact that Atlus opted out for the CD versions instead of one DVD with a nice game selection menu instead is crap. Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2015
    6
    i would give a more accurate review but the problem i am having is that My ps2 wont read the games disk. i bought the game years ago andi would give a more accurate review but the problem i am having is that My ps2 wont read the games disk. i bought the game years ago and decided to try it out but it wouldnt read it. then i bought another online and its even in excellent condition and it still wont be read by my compact ps 2. i want to play the game Expand

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