posted by musicmangd (PORT CHARLOTTE, FL) Aug 31, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
I played the first 10 minutes of this game and am sending it back. Forst of all, the game does not let you save after a boss and there's no clear destination to go to when you are flying around. The enemies you enounter at the start of the game are 3 times stronger than you are so you are forced to run away which the game hardly ever lets you do on the first attempt. Lastly the frequency of the random encounters is the worst I have ever seen. It is so bad that it should have been grounds for a recall. You should only play this game if you have a couple hundred hours to kill because that's how long it will take between the difficulty of the enemies and having a random encounter every 5 seconds and that is no exagerration.
posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Apr 15, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
If you're an RPG fan, you'll most likely love this game. And if you're not an RPG fan, there's still a good chance you'll love this game; after all, I don't usually go in for any RPG that doesn't have the word "Mario" in the title, and I couldn't get enough of "Skies of Arcadia Legends". Its mechanics are easy to grasp and understand, its story is epic, its characters are supremely endearing, and its additional material puts it high above the original Dreamcast version (the graphics and music are vintage Dreamcast, of course, but that won't matter to you once you've been sucked in). If you have a GameCube (or a Wii), and you haven't yet played this game, do yourself a favor and move it to the top of your Q.
posted by cubegamer (PRESQUE ISLE, ME) Oct 29, 2007
Member since Oct 2007
Being a fan of the original Dreamcast version of the game; I was very excited to hear about the 'remake' or 'extended version' of the game on the Gamecube.
After playing the game, I have to say I am both impressed and slightly disappointed at the same time. The graphics and core gameplay is the same as the original DC version and that is not at all a bad thing as the original had some really good graphics for the time (and still do in many ways).
The only thing I feel suffers is the sound. Somewhat weak voices and effects in many parts of the game; also the music was changed in some of the less important parts in the game (finding discoveries, using healing magic, ect.).
I just wish that they would have spilt the game into two discs and that way they could have been able to put more content. But some of the new stuff is really fun but unimportant and is not too big a deal but none the less is worth checking out.
If you own the original version, it's worth renting it once to see what is different and how the Gamecube fares but if you never had the chance to play the original and can't get that version; by all means rush to find this classic (it's just a shame that this game seems to have the worst luck in systems).