posted by GamerVet (CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX) May 19, 2009
Member since Apr 2007
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
this is a fine example of a action RPG that just screams style yes its part 2 but in this case thats a good thing cause its better than first and first one rocked the fact of it is its a nice combo of old detetive noir and supernatural thriller the games fighting action is NOT turn based but its live and frantic and well thot out and if you have a game save from the first game (SCORE) your get some sweet bonuses so keep it in mind to use the same memory card ok so heres the jist (THOSE who will love this game)- megaten fans anime and manga junkys Ps2 retro fanatics rpg lovers and thos who demand a game with style flair and bit of bite to it (THOSE who will not like it)- gamers that have strangely grown Too depndent on highend graphics
non rpgers gamers that have little to no disearning taste
now you can summon two monster.. new story.. more monsters.. etc.. more new things here and there.. but over all.. beside the new story and the ability to summon two monster at once.. along with some changes.. it's pretty much similar to the first game.. also.. there's not voice over.. just like the first one.. so.. you will be reading text most of the time in this game.
the gameplay is good.. no technical problems as fas as i know.. that's why i gave it a 7..
posted by Geomancer (PORT HUENEME, CA) May 16, 2009
Member since Jul 2006
gamers (11%) found this review helpful
This game had so much potential but no matter how hard I tried to see that, it kept messing up. Each positive aspect was overshadowed by a negative of the same aspect.
The graphics were nice and dark but they are so bad that it would have been at home among Playstation 1 games. The main character's face was made out of wood and his personality was as exciting as a decaying log. The cat sidekick was okay but how exactly was he writing the notes? His mouth? That takes a huge stretch of the imagination to deem as ok. And what the heck was with the otherdone eyebrows?! They make every character look as if they were wearing eyeliner.
I enjoyed the ability to summon up demons and use their abilities in battle but the AI for them is pathetic. Unless you command them to do otherwise, they just punch the opponents. That would have been better suited to a turn-based combat system.
Using the demons to help you with investigations was a good idea but they allow the player to use them from the get go, making it feel as if there is no reward for getting better demons other than for combat situations.
I did enjoy the negotiations and having your demons help you out but there was an easy way to avoid all fights in an area: get a demon of each type on your side and negotiate with demons of the same type in every other encounter. The battle will be skipped and you get a free item.