• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Jun 13, 2008
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Infuriating and compelling in equal measures, this is the very definition of niche gaming.
  2. games(TM)
    70
    For out money, however, the battles are all too often a test of patience rather than an examination of your ability to strategise efficiently. [Sept 2008, p.121]

Awards & Rankings

14
39
#39 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
83
#83 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. Sep 1, 2011
    10
    An absolute beauty of a game... This is hardcore RPG dungeon crawling at its best! Also, a BIG improvement on the original!
    Only possible
    An absolute beauty of a game... This is hardcore RPG dungeon crawling at its best! Also, a BIG improvement on the original!
    Only possible let down (not a big one, though) is that in this installment the F.O.E.s (not the big bosses, but the mini-bosses) don't give your characters any experience points, so there is no motivation to kill more than a couple of each kind to get the special item drops... Also, I did like the character art better on the first one, especially the non-playable character portraits. But, overall, it is better than the original!
    Warning: this type of games are an acquired taste... Platformer and FPS gamers need not apply! (Unless you want to try something REALLY different.)
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  2. Aug 17, 2017
    10
    One of the best RPG'S in the DS without a doubt, plenty of fun even when the game can be hard and very challenging sometimes, the graphics areOne of the best RPG'S in the DS without a doubt, plenty of fun even when the game can be hard and very challenging sometimes, the graphics are insane for a DS 2008 game, good character design, gorgeous music, as well a fun combat and costumization system, Atlus really make a great JRPG as always ... isn't very ambitious but is a worth RPG to play i highly recomended for those also looking for a hard challenging game . Full Review »
  3. Tomd
    Aug 30, 2008
    10
    Amazing, this is the only game I have played since I got it. I have tons of console games to play but this game is deep and simple and super Amazing, this is the only game I have played since I got it. I have tons of console games to play but this game is deep and simple and super challenging. Great! Full Review »