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  • Summary: A thousand years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire sent an army of machine soldiers to invade the sky kingdom of Garuda. Thanks to the efforts of Princess Cecilia and Rodea, a machine soldier who promised to protect Garuda, Emperor Geardo's assault was thwarted. In present day, aA thousand years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire sent an army of machine soldiers to invade the sky kingdom of Garuda. Thanks to the efforts of Princess Cecilia and Rodea, a machine soldier who promised to protect Garuda, Emperor Geardo's assault was thwarted. In present day, a spirited inventor named Ion discovers an abandoned robot that has fallen into disrepair in the heart of a scorching desert. Upon completing her repairs, the robot stirs to life and reveals itself to be none other than Rodea. Stunned to find himself in the future, Rodea learns that the Naga Empire is no more and that Garuda has known peace for a thousand years. But this peace was not meant to last, for the forces of Naga have returned to wage war against Garuda. Remembering the promise he made 1,000 years ago, Rodea takes to the skies to defend Garuda from the Naga Empire once again. [NIS America] Expand
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  1. Dec 9, 2015
    50
    What remains on 3DS is still very much a good and enjoyable experience for sure, granted that the user manages to get used to the cumbersome control scheme.
  2. 50
    There’s moments of fun to be found here, but I think I’d be better suited trying my luck on the consoles – at least there, I can expect a solid framerate and finer camera control. But the search for a quality 3DS character action game will have to continue for now.
  3. Dec 3, 2015
    45
    Rodea the Sky Soldier has the odd interesting idea, but numerous gameplay problems betray its troubled development.
  4. Nov 19, 2015
    42
    I wouldn’t say it was a mistake to bring Rodea to 3DS, but the game is so rough that it either needed more time in development, or the handheld was incapable of fully handling Naka’s vision. For fans of the creator’s previous works and players who enjoy 3D adventure titles, Rodea is worth a look, but be prepared to fight with it in order to get any enjoyment out of the game.
  5. Nov 3, 2015
    40
    Rodea The Sky Soldier on 3DS has very few good things going for it, overshadowed by atrocious controls and bland visuals. It is designed to be replayed, but I don’t ever want to experience it again.
  6. 40
    If you are a huge fan of NiGHTS, it’s worth picking up at a discounted price because there is some fun to be had here: just the fun moments are few and far between.
  7. NF Magazine
    Nov 30, 2015
    40
    This incarnation of Rodea is but a sad monument of broken dreams and unrealized potential. [Issue #18 – November/December 2015, p.72]
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