• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2008
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. 100
    Although its overzealous combat system takes some getting used to, Yggdra Union is a rare gem that manages to stay interesting after hours and hours of playtime. In my opinion, it's a must-have for PSP owners and it is, without a doubt, one of the best titles I've played this year.
  2. While challenging and strategy intensive, Yggdra Union is polished and easy to like. The combination of an involved strategy game play design and steadily increasing difficulty keeps you hooked, and the thrill of winning against massive armies keeps you coming back.
  3. 85
    With simple, yet strategic gameplay, excellent voice acting, cute graphics, and decent dialogue, all improved from its GBA counterpart, it's definitely worth the pickup.
  4. Though it is best suited for the hardcore strategy/RPG crowd, it's hard not to recommend Yggdra Union to everyone, as it is one of the most engrossing, challenging and unforgettable RPGs released in a long time.
  5. Let it be said that the PSP version of Yggdra Union is the definitive version. It’s a great game, but once you’re done with it, you won’t likely be back for a visit. The focus is on battling, and, frankly, you’ll have had enough of it by the time you reach the end.
  6. But the battles are the heart of this game, and despite a steep learning curve, they’re strategy-filled, immensely deep and visually stunning. If you missed it the first time around, there’s no reason to ignore Yggdra Union again.
  7. Yggdra Union's difficult, strangely addicting, and shows gamers that there's more ways to be successful in the tactical/strategy RPG market than copying the Final Fantasy and Ogre Battle franchises.
  8. 77
    If you played the original Yggdra Union and are looking for an upgrade, Yggdra Union for the PSP works well and looks cleaner, though most of the content is the same.
  9. All together though, this is a fantastic port, but it doesn't change or enhance the original in any meaningful way.
  10. Overall, if you missed this on the GBA and like a challenge in your RPGs, then Yggdra Union will be right up your alley.
  11. Yggdra Union had the potential to be a really compelling tactical game, but due to a lazy storyline, a cumbersome UI, and a brand of gameplay that excludes the player 50% of the time, it couldn't help but fall short.
  12. Yggdra Union is by no means the definitive tactical RPG experience, nor is it a perfect game. However, for all of my qualms, I found myself continually going back for more—and not just because I had to in order to review the game, but because I felt myself drawn to the strategy and enjoyed the satisfaction of victory.
  13. 70
    If you're not really focusing on what's going on during battle, you may find your forces quickly dispatched. Conversely, if you play to your strengths, you may find yourself giggling with glee as you lay waste to your adversaries.
  14. The steep learning curve may put off newcomers, but for those willing to commit to its complexities, Yggdra Union offers a truly refreshing strategy experience. [Dec 2008, p.92]
  15. Yggdra Union is more fun to say than it is to play.
  16. 50
    You can take a game of tic-tac-toe and throw a whole bunch of spicy house rules on it, but let's face it: You're drawing friggin' circles and Xs. Yggdra is a competent example of the tactics genre, but there are others (Fire Emblem, for one) that do everything Yggdra does more simply and are just a lot more fun.
  17. I thoroughly enjoyed the opening moments of each map, looking over the terrain for bonuses and counting moves to make sure that I engaged the enemy with the perfect formation. After that, it was back to 20 minutes of occasionally pressing one button to keep my little soldiers swinging in the most non-violent war this side of a NERF fight.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 7, 2014
    10
    this game oh this game i love this game i truly do first off
    it introduced me to rpg games witch i love now adays and second off
    the
    this game oh this game i love this game i truly do first off
    it introduced me to rpg games witch i love now adays and second off
    the gameplay oh the gameplay
    its one of those games that easy to get in to but some peopole can spend years and not be good at it and some can spend seconds and be a master but its realy realy fun the visuals were eye candy on its gba port and now it has voice acting and such theres no reason not to get it over the GBA version unless you dont have a psp in witch case GET THIS GAME the story is fantastic with each and every character being funny or having a unique personality and trust me the end will leave you balling (FREAKIN ANKHS)
    the gameplay is very nice if a critic didnt like the game its because there not good at it and thus dont like it as much this game will always have a spot in my game library and since its also a digital download if you dont get it your just keeping yourself from a great game
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