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  • Summary: Shaman King follows the story of Yoh Asakura who might look like an average student, but behind his laid-back appearance, he holds an amazing secret. Yoh is a shaman, one of the chosen few who can communicate with ghosts and spirits. When Yoh teams up with the ghost, Amidamaru, he begins hisShaman King follows the story of Yoh Asakura who might look like an average student, but behind his laid-back appearance, he holds an amazing secret. Yoh is a shaman, one of the chosen few who can communicate with ghosts and spirits. When Yoh teams up with the ghost, Amidamaru, he begins his incredible quest to be crowned Shaman King in the Grand Tournament held only once every 500 years! Shaman King blends the elements of strategy, battling and role-playing games to deliver an exciting gameplay experience for players of all ages. Gamers will battle against numerous enemies and a nefarious organization that plans to stop the Grand Tournament from taking place. [Konami] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. 70
    The game remains faithful to the source material and blends two distinct gameplay styles into an entertaining hybrid. Fans of the series should find this a great addition to their Shaman King collection.
  2. Game Informer
    65
    The humor and style will charm many, but those looking for a hardcore experience in any of the game's genres should look elsewhere. [Jan 2005, p.125]
  3. Play Magazine
    62
    SK's not for everyone, but fans should be beside themselves. [Jan 2005, p.70]
  4. Nothing about the game is appealing or enjoyable at all. Of course, the saving grace for all mediocre fighting games is the two-player mode, so- wait- there's no two-player mode? Who releases a fighting game without a two-player mode??
  5. 50
    A wholly inadequate inexperience that offers no real gameplay, unless periodically jumping between pressing square a thousand times constitutes a new type of strategy or action I'm unfamiliar with.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    It's not an awful game, just shallow and aimless. [Feb 2005, p.83]
  7. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    40
    An interesting fusion of two very different game types - it's just a shame they've been cobbled together so crudely. [Jan 2006, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. MarcosJ.
    Sep 22, 2004
    10
    This game rulez!!
  2. MikeR.
    Jul 26, 2006
    10
    sorry to say but this game got a 10 sorry wish it could be higher.
  3. ReidK.
    Oct 17, 2004
    10
    It's groovy.
  4. OreoP.
    Dec 28, 2004
    10
    Its coolio.
  5. BOB
    Feb 5, 2005
    10
    So good.
  6. Apr 13, 2016
    7
    excelente juego, sin duda alguna de lo mejor que puedes encontrar en Game Boy Advance, un poco de lo mejor de Konami, un poco de Castlevania,excelente juego, sin duda alguna de lo mejor que puedes encontrar en Game Boy Advance, un poco de lo mejor de Konami, un poco de Castlevania, un buen sistema de combate y excelentes graficos Expand
  7. May 21, 2014
    5
    Shaman king: Power of Spirit attempts to combine turn based strategy with a fighting game and offers a mediocre to poor experience. The gameShaman king: Power of Spirit attempts to combine turn based strategy with a fighting game and offers a mediocre to poor experience. The game spends its first half trying to emulating the anime only to go on a severe tangent that to my knowledge has nothing to do with the source material. The fighting feels really stiff, and usually results in backing an enemy into the corner to thwack away at them with your sword. If time had been spent making this a purely turn based game I could image it being much better, cause some of the strategy elements work fine, but there's not enough of it. The manga style cut scenes are very text heavy and boring. Too much information is thrown at you and will disengage a casual player. Even for fans who can withstand having information they already know regurgitated at them, it diverges too far from the shaman king story for it to be of interest and feels like it had originally meant to be a completely different game altogether . Expand

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#89 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004