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GF Rating
3.4

780 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

Horrible Game, Just Plain Terrible

posted by Diobolis (ALBANY, NY) Dec 1, 2008

Member since Nov 2008

8 out of 11 gamers (73%) found this review helpful

Well then I guess I should have known, I added this to my queue when it had a rating of 3.4.
That should have tipped me off to how crapular this game was. I heard the warnings and paid no heed.
Mostly I gave it a fair chance because it was made by Atlus the nice folks that made Ogre Battle, I figured they made that great game how bad can this one be?
Really Bad
Imagine if you will a bad rpg

then take away the plot, make sure there are no cut scenes no meaningful dialog nothing but occasional npcs who babble incoherently when you enter a room, more like a trap than a character. And an impressive Anime intro that doesn't seem to have anything to do with the game.

After that remove any useful descriptions make sure that the items are confusing so the player cant tell what he's using. make sure that the combat system is not explained. and include items that seem like they might be important but of course who can tell what anything does?

No Shops
No Inns

make the camera angle z-target controls wonky
make the main character (read only character) look like a tool

toss the same fish monster, wheel monster, fat doll monster and flying head monster at the player floor after floor.

I can't think of a single thing this game did right...
I'm disappointed with Atlus for making this steaming pile
I'm disappointed with Nintendo for allowing this on their console
And I'm disappointed with the Angry Video Game Nerd for not ripping this game a new sphincter.

Baroque can be defined as extravagantly ornate, florid, and convoluted in character or style.

this game just does not cut it it looks like garbage plays like filth and the story is not convoluted, just missing.

Playing this game is like jamming knitting needles in your eyes rubbing yourself down with tabasco sauce and going down an infinitely long broken glass sip and slide.

I warn you, don't play it
it's not eccentric
it's not niche gaming
it's pure unadulterated festering garbage.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

This type of game is rare and unappreciated

posted by Infernex (BROKEN ARROW, OK) Apr 21, 2008

Member since Mar 2006

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Baroque is the story of a young man who has just survived the Blaze. A man known as the Arch Angel comes along and tells him to make up for his sin he must go to the bottom floor of the Neuro Tower and make up for his sin.
The Neuro Tower and a spontaneously spawning dungeon, that will have different items, enemies, weapons, armors, every time you enter.
The story in Baroque is there, but you have to be willing to look for it. In reality this story is absolutely optional, you can skip all the scenes and just head straight toward the Neuro Tower each time you die to begin again. But the story is worth looking for and incredibly unique once again.
PSO is the game that I can say is the most similar to this game, minus races, classes, and keeping what you have after you die, then if you liked that game (and especially the way they told the story in that one) then you'll like this game.
One other thing, I mentioned that when you die you lose everything, THIS IS NOT SUCH A BAD THING, it is a great idea from the game producers in making realistic consequences, when you die you lose everything, experience, possessions, and even memories. Baroque is a rare game and most people do not appreciate the Shadow of the Colossus type beauty that the game represents with the red sky and the constantly dark and foreboding Neuro Tower in the background.
If you played this game and did not like it then I think your perception of what video games and art combined is something that needs to be worked on because this game is great.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

For the love of... It's not an RPG!!

posted by MST3Kfan (GLENDALE, AZ) Apr 11, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

5 out of 8 gamers (62%) found this review helpful

It's called a Roguelike. If you're expecting something Familiar you probably won't like this game. If you can go into it with an open mind then it will be a blast!! The best way to describe this game is Diablo meets Silent hill, meets final fantasy, with something completely knew mixed in for fun. If you take the time to understand how the game works and how to play it you'll find a treasure trove of content. If you try to play it like most games you're in for a disappointment. There's a reason there aren't so many copes in the U.S. Not may people will get this game! True the graphics aren't pushing any lines, but it's for the Wii and PS2 so what do you expect? Just stop bad mouthing it if you don't know what it is. It's not an RPG, it's closer to a Roguelike, but it is mostly an entity unto it's self.

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