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GF Rating
6.4

79 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Awesome Multiplayer Action

posted by magizidane (KNOXVILLE, TN) Aug 7, 2009

Member since Aug 2009

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Now, I really didn't play much of the single player in this game, and to be honest, it's kinda hard to. You create the opposition in the game, determining their stats and such, so really, you can make it as easy as you want. However, playing it with a bunch of friends is one of the greatest things I have done with my DS.

You each create a character and walk around a board, killing monsters and gaining money. What's awesome about it is you can fight each other and steal their stuff. From money to even their name, anything can be taken from another character.

If you have a bunch of friends with DSes, get this game. You won't be disappointed.

Sorry about the bad review. I'm not really good at this.

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GF Rating
7

Good

RPG board game.

posted by tiloho (IRON RIVER, MI) Jul 10, 2009

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Member since Jun 2005

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game plays similar to the parcheesi boards in the latest dragon warrior(quest) games. It's more complex, though. Some elements remind me of the Mario party games as well. Unlike the Mario party games, you have to land exactly on the store spot to spend your money. Make sure you use at least one attribute point for your HP at the start of the game or you'll probably die at your first stop. When you die your out of the game for about 3 turns. This board is pretty big with alot to explore. You can even choose to rob a town, though it might not be worth it if you don't need the money. Instead of mini games you usually enter a battle after landing on a space unless that space is an item or store space. If you like board games and RPGs this might be the game for you.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Might be fun with friends

posted by madrain (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Jun 5, 2009

Member since Aug 2006

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

As the title says, this game may be fun with friends who you can spend a long time playing with.

Unfortunately, I played story mode by myself and was highly disappointing. Even when the weakest AI were chosen to control the computer players, they constantly rolled the exact number they needed to exit a cave, grab a chest, or enter a town. It is not fun at all to be stuck in a cave for 20+ turns while all your towns are given away as the computer players effortlessly destroy monsters 9+ levels above them.

Also there seems to be inconsistency on the duel rules. Every time I fought another adventurer and lost, they took my weapon. That lead to many turns of trying to roll good enough to return to the weapon shop, since the game does not let you carry extra weapons. Conversely, when I beat the opponents, 1 time out of about 6 I would be allowed to take anything other than gold or changing their name. Even when they had just bought new gear.

It's an interesting concept, to be sure. Unfortunately, the effect of most powers are not told until you try them, which is often risky. Your towns being given away without even a battle for them is bogus. Some of the random events are interesting, but ultimately pointless.

I'd suggest renting this if you have no other game you could possibly want to play. Otherwise, I'd suggest exhausting the list of games you really want to play first. This title is disappointing.

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