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GF Rating
5.2

213 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Adventure For Advanced

posted by Varstarex (BURBANK, CA) Apr 20, 2008

Member since Dec 2003

12 out of 12 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Rondo of Swords has won my attention as well as my review
This game is similar to the Atlus game Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone. The difficulty is just as challenging and the story plots are alike
The greatest part of this game [In my opinion of course] was it's battle system. It was unusual and at the same time fun to attack enemies while rushing past them. This made the game seem more fast paced for a Nintendo DS game.
The battles require careful strategy and it is easy to become angered by the skirmishes. Try this game out if you are a fan of Atlus and if you are a persistent gamer who doesn't give up easily

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Tries To Be Different, But Falls Short

posted by cubsgirl (EMERYVILLE, CA) Jul 31, 2008

Member since Nov 2006

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

This game definitely gets points from me for trying a little bit of a different twist on strategy RPGs (to do a physical attack, you move your character through the enemies), but it falls short in actually creating a quality game. The elements are there, but they have a tough time bringing it all together.

The good: I can appreciate their attempt to try something new. Also, the options for what you can do with your team members when they aren't included in battle is interesting (sending them on quests, sending them to increase certain stats, going shopping, etc.)

The bad: One nagging complaint is that unlike most games, if you have a magic user and you decide to use their magic before moving them, you lose the ability to move them. you either make your character move at the beginning of their turn or not at all. Also, the items system is a little weak and the shopping system is VERY flawed - the only way you can shop is by sending a teammate who is not in the battle to the market while you battle. You can't tell them what to get either, you just tell them the type of item you want (armor, weapon, accessory), and they buy whatever they want.

Overall, I think it's worth the rental for a few days, and I look forward to Atlus (one of my favorite developers), making some sort of sequel to this game that improves upon the mistakes, because this game had a LOT of potential.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

A solid strategy game

posted by daniel30 (ROME, NY) Apr 22, 2008

Member since Mar 2005

2 out of 8 gamers (25%) found this review helpful

I preach patience and getting use to the controller sceme to enjoy the gaming experience

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