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  1. Jan 22, 2015
    90
    Given its somber tone and grueling difficulty, I’m not sure if I should refer to Brandish: The Dark Revenant as the PSP’s swan song or its funeral dirge, but either way it’s among the system’s best RPGs.
  2. May 17, 2015
    85
    This is a special one. It is a PSP-title that came out in 2015, which combines real-time battle with dungeon crawling. It is as fun to play as to listen to; Brandish is surprisingly good.
  3. Jan 23, 2015
    83
    Brandish wants you to sweat a little. It also wants you to stick with it, though, which means that it has a pretty delicate balancing act. Luckily, it's an act the game pulls off with aplomb.
  4. Jan 21, 2015
    80
    Brandish may be among the most niche of RPGs, but it doesn't suffer any illusions to the contrary. It's comfortable in its own skin and happy to commit to its own rules and limitations. Most people will find themselves indifferent to its focused, idiosyncratic design — but those who get it will love it.
  5. Feb 2, 2015
    80
    Those looking for a sweeping story about legendary heroes are barking up the wrong tree. This game is about marching through trap-laden mazes and solving puzzles at a deliberate pace. Go in with the right mindset and you will discover a well-crafted role-playing game, one which has aged surprisingly well.
  6. Feb 8, 2015
    79
    Tough but fair, good soundtrack, great atmosphere, updated controls over the original.
  7. Nov 9, 2016
    50
    While hardly the greatest dungeon crawler ever produced, exploring this labyrinth is worthwhile for a certain audience. Falcom has plenty of other series that have gone without new iterations for many years, though the length of time since Brandish was remade seems to indicate that it unfortunately didn't start a trend.

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  1. May 15, 2015
    9
    This is an outstanding dungeon crawler. It's a PSP remake that blows the original SNES game away. Absolutely amazing hardcore stuff. GreatThis is an outstanding dungeon crawler. It's a PSP remake that blows the original SNES game away. Absolutely amazing hardcore stuff. Great controls, excellent graphics, stupendous music, and tough as nails gameplay. Falcom and XSEED's swan song for the PSP deserves to be enjoyed by as many players as possible. Don't miss this if you have a PSP and enjoy a true challenge. And for an even truer challenge, give Dela mode a try as well. Expand
  2. Feb 6, 2015
    9
    Really good 3rd person RPG, it actually plays like a 1st person dungeon crawler with fast paced semi-real time combat; dungeons get repetitiveReally good 3rd person RPG, it actually plays like a 1st person dungeon crawler with fast paced semi-real time combat; dungeons get repetitive but it's really fun getting 100% on every floor of every dungeon because you're always looking for secrets hidden and walls for example. Music is really freaking good too, Must play imo. Expand

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#2 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2015
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#2 Most Shared PSP Game of 2015