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  • Summary: Gurumin stars a strong-willed girl named Parin, who is sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town while her parents are off excavating an ancient ruin. With no other children living in this town, Parin is surprised one day to encounter a young girl being tormented by a stray dog. After Parin drives off the mongrel, she is shocked to discover the young girl is actually a monster, and like all monsters, invisible to adults. Parin is soon invited to pass through a crack in the wall behind her home and enter Monster Village. Parin has just started making monster friends when evil spirits, known as the Phantoms, invade the village and monsternap most of the inhabitants. Parin soon learns of the Legendary Drill, a weapon hidden underneath the village and, in the right hands, powerful enough to destroy the Phantoms. Thus begins Parin's quest to reclaim the Legendary Drill and set the world right. Features Non-linear game play set in vast world with a variety of stages in different environments. 23 non-player characters, 48 unique enemies, and over 90 items to collect. Destroy everything in your path with your legendary drill: almost all objects are destructible, and many hide money and valuable items. [Mastiff Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. With an all-star voice cast and an overall wonderful gameplay experience, I heartily recommend Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure to anyone looking for a game for their kids or looking for a good action-RPG for the PSP.
  2. Besides having a typical storyline and a few camera issues, Gurumin is a solid action adventure game on par with the big leagues.
  3. If you were to convert The Legend of Zelda into a platform game and threw in a dash of Hello Kitty cuteness, the result would look a lot like Gurumin.
  4. 80
    It doesn't have an incredibly lengthy quest or a massive skill system for hardcore RPG fans to dig their teeth into, but Gurumin is the type of game that will snag the attention not only of a core gamer, but also of the younger sibling or sometimes-gamer significant other.
  5. Gurumin's engaging combat mechanics, likable characters, and standout music easily make up for its more glaringly unoriginal qualities.
  6. Gurumin is a pretty short game, and these trinkets help encourage replayability, especially at the higher difficulty levels.
  7. No matter how delightful main character Parin and her amusing dialog, dull combat amounts to little more than frequent taps of X and most gamers will breeze through the simple puzzles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 20, 2013
    10
    Great game, awesome experience, and an excellent game to start the RPG genre with. This is by far my favourite game on the PSP, many others just don't seem to compete. Expand
  2. May 19, 2013
    6
    This game is not that bad. You can have some fun playing it. But I really didn't like the story, it's too childish. I don't know, maybe it was made for kids, and I think it would serve them well as their 1st rpg. Expand

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