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Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 6, 2011
    84
    While the difficulty might turn some people off, the game holds an absolutely amazing amount of depth. Not only that, when you consider the title is only $20, it makes it even more of a good deal. Sure, most fans of NIS probably have this for the PS2 or Wii (or both), but if you don't, you owe it to yourself to pick it up and give it a spin.
  2. 74
    With 50+ hours of gameplay, an epilogue mode, and plenty of replay value, Phantom Brave has tons to offer those who pick it up. That is, if you haven't already.
  3. Mar 7, 2011
    71
    Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle has all the elements and aspects of a solid strategy/RPG, and despite the fact that it's more than a few years old, it delivers what it promises. Unfortunately, the whole thing feels a little more muddled than it should've been.
  4. Apr 19, 2011
    70
    Phantom Brave: The Triangle Hermuda is undoubtedly a good turn-based strategy. Unfortunately it is too similar to the original and doesn't have the same quality of Disgaea.
  5. Mar 11, 2011
    70
    Phantom Brave is definitely a great game, but this low-effort regurgitation just doesn't impress like it should.
  6. Feb 28, 2011
    70
    There are far more approachable entries in the genre with much less complex and more forgiving systems.
  7. Mar 23, 2011
    68
    Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle is just a porting of the original PS2 version. Some gameplay flaws keep the title far from NIS standards.
  8. Mar 3, 2011
    68
    Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle is a solid translation of a classic title, with some new characters thrown in for good measure. Still, the game unfortunately shows its age in several areas, making it a must purchase for series and/or Disgaea fans only.
  9. Apr 22, 2011
    67
    Phantom Brave is a charming little adventure game from people who know a thing or two about the genre. Unfortunately, the intriguing quest is marred by shallow gameplay and some pacing issues. If you're already bored of the newer role-playing games, then give this seven year old port a good long look!
  10. Mar 9, 2011
    67
    Sure, it's fun, but partway through, I had Disgaea 2 back in my PSP to remind myself that I've played this before.
  11. Apr 6, 2011
    61
    It's a good strategy RPG with an immersive plot, but it's very complex, the difficulty is high and its tutorials are lengthy. There are better RPGs out now, though.
  12. Apr 17, 2011
    60
    A fun if slightly dated entry into the PSP's already crowded SRPG collection, Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle will prove enjoyable for fans of the genre and frustrating to all others.
  13. Apr 3, 2011
    60
    If you're aching for more SRPG action from the makers of Disgaea then this is a solid choice, but an eye rollingly bland plot and ironically.
  14. The first half hour of this stat-heavy RPG is as incomprehensible as Mission: Impossible in Turkish. [June 2011, p.111]
  15. May 16, 2011
    50
    While I found issues with the control scheme on PSP hardware, it's something that comes with the territory and may have already determined what platform Phantom Brave is best suited for in anyone else's mind.
  16. Mar 21, 2011
    50
    While Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle isn't a poor game, it fails to distinguish itself from the multitude of tactical RPGs already around.

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