gamers (56%) found this review helpful
There isn't anything new here, just your typical boy lost his memory, fighting a war, reawakening his power to save everybody kinda RPG. The graphics are pretty good, soundtrack is mediocre, and the voice acting is average. The cutscenes drag a little and the dialouge between characters don't have the best presentation. The action is a little slow and performing Chain Drives isn't really that rewarding and doesn't look impressive at all. This game isn't bad, its just that it isn't good either. I didn't even make it to the second disc before I got bored and put it down. Definitely a rental that is worth the look.
I enjoyed this game immensely. Was it a bit cliched? Yes, but for this RPG genre fan, I felt that added to the game rather than detracted. It was not confusing game-play wise as some other recent RPG games are, like Dragon Age, and while it was not turn-based, it was close enough where the controls did not overwhelm you without being too basic.
Good - Classic JRPG storyline and voice overs. The story was pretty paint by numbers but had enough unique features that made the storyline fun and not get old.
Only one character had a voice that you wanted to hit mute on. While the dialouge was not exactly first rate, it was not a detrement. The "Overheat" feature was a very nice battle system that made it not just a button masher. It took some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it is a very nice system with few flaws. Makes for a fun game. Button mash for awhile, call a special skill, then switch to another character while the first rests. Repeat.
Bad - A little too linear. There are some missions where you are not allowed to divert to the side missions and that is annoying.
There was a LOT of dialogue. There were some parts that seemed to take forever to get through.
If you do most of the side missions, you will be very strong at the end. The whole game, there was only one enemy that gave me much of a challenge.
Ugly - The "romance" between one girl and a giant bear/wolverine creature was very weird.
In all, it was a very classic RPG game. You have a party where characters can tag in and out, you have unique weapons and skills and you have a very straight-forward strategy where you will have one masher, one healer and one long-range character most often. I enjoyed the game immensely. More of a classic RPG than most of the recent releases.
Magna Carta II to me is just the same old rpg...The new battle system is actually pretty good...Its not a constant button mash, you have to play it safe so u dont run up ur stanima.....Trying to do the chain attacks are fun and challenging...
The bad part of the game is the story and voice acting... The story somewhat has a good point but seems to be rushed over...Seems they just wanted to finsh the game...The voice acting gets so bad that will want to skip through the scenes...The girls voices are squeaky and loud.GETS ANNOYING
Graphics look good
Decent game to rent for rgp fans..buying would be a waste of money