gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Ever since I bought my DS I'd wanted to play this game, in spite of all the overly-harsh reviews and general reaction from the press. Let me tell you - this is not as bad of a game as most people say. The story is pretty basic (you are a human, beasts exist - beasts hate humans humans hate beasts - will there ever be peace - etc) you get to play primarily as a bruce lee type, doing some rpg martial arts instead of the typical slash-bit - all of the characters are pretty great, each has their own unique style and moves - the enemies can be straight stunning, taking up both screens in some instances - and the land you travel along stays pretty the entire game. so whats so bad about it? well - first off, you have no control over which enemy you attack during battle, this is entirely random and all required of the player is to choose attack, magic, or item - - you lose hit points when you run (seriously) - and the way the text is presented (in regards to the story) is simple and boring. it takes up the whole screen (S), and is a horrible aspect of this game. all in all i break it down like this :
graphics - 7 - these look like gba graphics, however are very suitable for this type of game
gameplay - 7 - theres ups and downs to everything in lunar ds, especially in these regards.
sound - 9 - i really enjoyed the music in this game, and each character and enemy has their own unique sounds.
replay value - 0 - this game can be continued after completion, however, you will not want to.
overall - 7 - lunar ds is fun. if you like rpgs and own a ds you owe it to yourself to play this game. it is nowhere near as good as the previous lunar games, however this is a prequel and it is not meant to be too similar anyway. keep in mind this game tries a lot of new things, and might or might not come up short - just depending how you choose to see them.
A lot of people talk badly about this game. I will admit it's a little hard and hard to understand at first, but once you get used to such things as running drains HP (so be prepared to walk a lot) and the fact you have to choose if you want experience points and items (personally i didn't need items so i stuck with exp pts), and the fact that you can't choose which enemy you hit (your character will automatically attack any which creature)then it'll be good. I wouldn't recommend buying it though, it is fairly short. Plus (to me) the story's ending was kind of bad and left you wanting to do more. So i highly reccomend playing, but buying is up to you.
posted by chocobofan (SPOKANE VALLEY, WA) Apr 21, 2006
Member since Dec 2005
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
ok when i got my DS i couldnt wait to play all the new RPG games they could make for and when i saw this game im like cool i cant wait to see what this is like.but then i start playing and was dissapointed. haveing to switch "modes" to get EX points and then switch again if you want items. why cant you just get both at the same time? and it drains HP if you run.whats up with that?well all i can say is i hope to see better RPG games for the DS in the future.