Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Between the boring combat and characters that never quite connect, it is difficult to keep playing after a while, without setting the game aside for something more interesting.
  2. Just like last year's edition, The Legend of Heroes II just about gets the job done... with very little panache.
  3. A gamer who wants to get a fix of stabbin', stealin', spellin', an' strollin' will find everything he enjoys here, just in a slightly more austere wrapping.
  4. While the combat is not as novel as it first seems, what really hurts the game is the occasional forced backtracking. If you liked the first Legend of Heroes, this is a no-brainer to pick up, but JRPG critics or gamers looking for a breath of fresh air should pass it by.
  5. 75
    This is easily a 30+ game, so don’t grab this game if you want a quickie game to blow through in 10 hours, or if you don’t like reading.
  6. Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch isn’t a bad RPG, but its lack of freshness is a major strike against it. If you can get past that, you’ll find some fun to be had for a few dozen hours or so.
  7. The game continues to share many of the same flaws as the original, but the long quest and the improved translation certainly help.
  8. The best thing about The Legend of Heroes II is that it's a long game, and could easily take you a few dozen hours to play through. It doesn't noticeably improve on any aspect of its predecessor, including the story, characters, or quality of the text translation.
  9. This is pretty much a standard Japanese RPG experience. Even if you have not played these types of games before, you will not have much of a learning curve here.
  10. The Toyota Camry of PSP RPG’s.
  11. 61
    The game's plot feels extremely generic and bland regardless of how much time you put into it, and while there are a number of interesting features with the battle system and the inclusion of the pets, these are somewhat flawed with some over balancing issues.
  12. 60
    I've already had my fill of this recipe. I was sort of hoping for something a little new.
  13. 50
    If you've never played an RPG before, then perhaps this'll make for a memorable adventure. It's certainly competent. However, those who are well-versed in the ways of herbs and leather armor would do well to save their money for a more invigorating, less blatantly soporific quest.
  14. Playable, but it’s far from the exciting must-play RPG PSP owners have been hoping for.
  15. 70
    If you enjoyed the last Legend of Heroes PSP game, the second one will be right up your alley. You get a fairly long quest, memorable characters, and the addictive Pet System to keep you busy. But, if you're new to the Legend of Heroes scene, you might want to give the game at least a three or four hour grace period.
  16. This is the kind of game that once you pick up, you aren't going to want to put down until you find out what happens next. [June 2006, p.55]
  17. Legend of Heroes II looks great and has the same solid RPG feel of its predecessor, and also adds some nice new features, like enemies which you can see and choose to avoid, if you wish. [July 2006, p.87]
  18. If you don’t mind a generic story, a simple battle system, and a lengthy, though at times slow, journey, then you may want to consider giving this a look.
  19. The Legend of Heroes II will not disappoint fans of the original that are looking for more of the same. The rest of us can expect to be a little less than impressed.
  20. I’m not sure if it’s translation issues or what, but this franchise needs a much more compelling story if they want me to invest a huge portion of my already-limited portable gaming time on a game of this magnitude.
  21. I can't say any one aspect of this game is broken or terrible, but I also can't think of a single thing it does to make it worth your time. [July 2006, p.113]
  22. But Heroes II doesn't really offend on any level. It just doesn't excel. [July 2006, p.94]
  23. So there you have it: a typical Japanese RPG. With pets. [July 2006, p.85]
  24. If only these instances of charm were more frequent, and weren't interspersed by such tired gameplay, Legend of Heroes II could have been much more enjoyable.
  25. 40
    Console-style role-playing badly needs to move forward, and games like this are just keeping it stuck in the last century.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. meticim
    Oct 12, 2008
    4
    This game was good, for about 2 hours. Afterwards the game got extremely repetitive. You'll spend half your time backtracking, and many This game was good, for about 2 hours. Afterwards the game got extremely repetitive. You'll spend half your time backtracking, and many times will forget where you need to go. The story is cliched, and it doesn't even do a very good job telling it. Full Review »
  2. ThomasL.
    Aug 21, 2006
    6
    Decent game, but the story line is not as good as Legend of Heroes I.