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Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel

Not Rentable
GF Rating
6.5

287 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel

posted by Futurama01 (SCOTTVILLE, MI) Sep 15, 2007

Member since Jul 2007

I added this game to my Q thinking it would be great. But I was...Right! This game was great, as I expected. It had everything a true Inuyasha game would have. Action, humor, and all the characters' attacks are the same that they have on the show. But not everything was perfect. Some fights were SO tough, like the fight at the end of Masuko Village. And some took FOREVER. But one thing I was surprised by is that everyone was saying that battles were initiated about every four steps. They're not. They're initiated as often as any RPG. If you're a major fan of Inuyasha, or simply want to get your hands on a great RPG, Rent this game today!

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Ok for fans and people with patience

posted by moldymilk (Elgin, TX) May 15, 2007

Member since Mar 2006

It's an ok game, only real problem is the speed of the game. It's WAY to slow. The main character runs slow, the battles take FOREVER, and the text even comes up slow. But if you have alot of patience, or just a fan of Inuyasha you'll probably like it.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

A note on professional reviews (and Inuyasha)

posted by rogenjemi (PLAINVILLE, CT) Mar 23, 2007

Member since Feb 2007

When I put the new Inuyasha game on my Q, I read the "Critic Review" to see what the "professional" opinion on it was. After reading it, I prepared for the worst. Choppy graphics, glitchy sound, and uninteresting storyline were the charges against this game.
Here is what some people don't know: sometime game mags and publications receive "advance copies" of games to ensure that game reviews are written in a timely fashion. The catch is that the "advance" copy and the "Final" copy are sometimes different!
I can safely say that the sound of Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel was not glitchy and the graphics were not choppy. They just weren't all that great. Honestly, for a game based on a well-respected anime property, you would think that animated cutscenes would be the order of the day, like in Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy (which also had some decent voice work), but instead the go with the (well) animated sprite route. The only problem is that the sprites have scaling issues, causine the detail to sometimes be lost in pixelated blurs. The BGM (though not great) was not glitchy, but they went the "all-text" route instead of digitized voices. Expected for an RPG, but voices for the fight sequences would have been a nice touch.
The only guilty-as-charged matter is the storyline. Involving a "special" character made just for the game pretty much ensured a snore-filled romp. And all these types of stories pretty mch have the same ending(Hint: punch clear, go home).
In Conclusion, I can say that while the "critic review" may have been a little off-base, this was deffinately not a crowning achievement in RPG history. The most devout, Otaku-level fans of Inuyasha will get the most from this game, but, sadly, that is not all that much.

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