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Lunar Dragon Song by UbiSoft

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E10+
  • Animated Blood
  • Mild Fantasy Violence
Lunar Dragon Song is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 8.
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  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Developer: UbiSoft
  • Category: Role-Playing

Live the adventures of a genius inventor robot named Rodney Copperbottom as he moves to the big city to work for the company founded by his childhood hero. When Rodney uncovers a villain's plot to take over the city, the brave young bot, with the help of his new friends, overcomes all obstacles to realize his dreams -- and make the world a better place for all robots. Take wild rides in fast-paced robot vehicles, upgrade your gadgets with cooler, more useful parts, and team up with your trusty Wonderbot to solve challenging puzzles, battle evil bots, and explore a highly interactive 3D universe that brings the world of Robots the Movie to life.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lunar Dragon Song Review ========= Story ========= Story wise Lunar Dragon Song is a mess because it fails to elaborate on the plot effectively during the cut scenes. In fact the game oftern forces you to converse with the party in order to find out where you need to go and why. This sort of failure in terms of plot point delivery reminds me of the debacle that was Final Fantasy 13, and it was frustrating in both games. It also doesn't help that the game constantly throws the same moral messages in our face constantly. The biggest one being about how you need to rely on your friends instead of running of on your own to deal with your problems. In fact, the main character constantly gets himself in deep trouble because of this tendency and it becomes so frequently used that I wanted to scream at the game out of frustration. I think in total Jian runs off on his own or tries to ditch his comrades at least three times if not more. And, even if you get over those issues the game has a terrible ending. I'll avoid discussing in order to prevent spoilers, but it will leave you empty on the inside and make you wonder what the point of the entire game was. ========= Gameplay ========= Gameplay wise the game is also a mess because of several factors. The first of these issues is that you lose HP while running. While, I understand the goal of this system was to limit the player's ability to avoid battles it only serves to irritate the player since it still affects you in town and in areas that you've cleared of monsters. Another set of issues is the combat itself. While the game utilizes a turn-based combat system it prevents you from selecting the target of your attack. And, combine this with the fact that the AI is poorly programmed and will waste your strongest character's attack and you have a highly frustrating system. Sadly, this system also suffers from the fact that you'll frequently run across normal enemies that can break your enemies which is highly frustrating because of how the game limits you in terms of earning money. About the only positive I can offer about the combat is the card system which allows you to cast spells that can be used to regenerate MP, recover HP, strengthen the party, or weaken the enemy. Sadly, the final feature that hurts the game is that you can't earn experience and grind for items at the same time. This is problem because it doubles the amount of grinding that you need to do in this game and adds a lot of padding to the overall experience. I'd honestly suggest just grinding for experience, but you can only obtain money through completing Gad Express jobs and you are required to find the items for your deliveries. About the only positive to grinding for items is that you can't get cards that can be used in combat. Albeit the game makes a mistake here as well by only allowing you to carry a single copy of any given card at a time. Note: If you are playing on a 3DS you will be unable to retreat from battle without using a card because the in-game retreat function utilizes the microphone. ========= Graphics ========= Graphically speaking the game looks alright for the most part, but there are a few little issues that I wish to bring up. One of the biggest problems is that character models are designed as if the DS only has a single display so enemies that don't fit on the lower screen are finished on the top screen. This makes it look like the character model is being stretched over the gap in the screen and feels at odds with how most people design games on the DS. On the smaller end of things the game frequently reuses character models for the NPCs. This tends to come across as rather lazy in my opinion since you'll find two or three copies of the same NPC in almost every town. ========= Sound ========= This game lacks any voice acting and only utilizes background music to convey emotions. On the plus side this means the character voices have to come from the player which tends to improve the situation in most games in my experience. On the other hand the background music tends to just feel like it exists rather then complimenting the game. ========= Lasting Appeal ========= Sadly, this game doesn't offer you any reason to replay it and it offers zero post game content. So, the only thing you can do after beating the final boss is starting a new file or leaving the final dungeon and grind out levels until your characters at the maximum and equipped with the most powerful equipment in the game. ========= Scores ========= Story: 3 Gameplay: 5 Graphics: 6 Sound: 5 Lasting Appeal: 1 Overall: 4.125
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY!!!!!! I am a BIG fan of RPGs, and trust me this is a horrible excuse of a RPG!! I ran around for the first three hours killing monsters, expecting to level up my characters, and all I got was some useless items to sell for cash. After googling how to level up, all you had to do was hit R to change the world map (or whatever) to make monsters give out EXP (?!?!?!?!?!?!). The story is NOT INTERESTING AT ALL, I could come up with better material in my sleep!!! OVERALL, NEVER, EVER, EVER, BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Terrible First Impression ======== Story ======== This game starts out on a bad foot. Many RPGs present some sort or problem or at least intrigue the players with questions about what is going on. Lunar Dragon Song just starts out slow with you waking up in your room and needing to get to work. And, as mentioned in the description of this game you work as a delivery boy. This lack of an element to draw the reader in forces the game to rely on gameplay itself to keep you interested. And, as described below the game doesn't succeed in that venture at all. ======== Gameplay ======== This game suffers in this area a lot. And, this problem includes traveling on the world map where you will lose hit points if you run. In fact, this doesn't just apply to areas full of enemies, but in town as well. So you better not run from the Inn to Gad's Express or you might end up nine feet under. This mechanic largely forces you to travel around at a snail's pace. This feature is probably meant to force the player to take part in some battles, but feels needless and unnecessary since any person that is well versed into RPGs knows that a lot of time is going to be spent grinding for items, money, or levels. Sadly, combat isn't an improvement for this game. The main problem with combat is it's random nature. This isn't to say that entering battle is random since the enemies appear on the screen and you enter the battle area when you come in contact with them. The game is random in that you'll randomly attack one of the enemies that appears on the screen each time you attack. Though, there does seem to be a method to this madness the lack of full control on who your characters are going to attack is extremely frustrating. The game seems to use combat mechanics that are less engaging then Final Fantasy XIII. ======== Graphics ======== The game is rather colorful and does seem to have some vibrancy while using an outdated look. Though, this game does appeal to those that enjoy a retro feel in terms of graphics. ======== Sound ======== I didn't play the game long enough to make a judgement on this area of the game. Though, the few tracks that I did hear weren't particularly powerful, but the game wasn't trying to be extremely captivating or moving at the time. ======== Lasting Appeal ======== For many people this game won't have enough appeal to even complete a single time much less look for additional content to explore. ======== Overall ======== Story: 1 Gameplay: 2 Graphics: 7 Sound: 5 Lasting Appeal: 2 Overall: 3.4
Date published: 2012-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was really tough. My sister and I both tried it. I ended up selling it back to Gamestop, but I am going to rebuy it and win it!!
Date published: 2012-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from wierd... At first it was okay and everything and it was well... The battle system is okay...... But the worst RPG I've played. The main reason why I hate this game is stupid. It is because the characters lose health when they run! What kind of stupid RPG does that!?
Date published: 2012-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Nice game overal because it is addicting and fun dispite the price.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from horrible game. I'm sorry but I can't believe only one person reviewed this...and with a 10/10 score!! This was the first rpg I had bought for the DS back when it first came out. It was utter garbage and I've played hundreds of rpgs. This game is a disgrace and should not be given time wasted upon it.
Date published: 2011-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very nice game When I first saw this game on the internet I thought it would be pretty interesting and then I saw it again in Gamestop and decided to buy it. At first I didn’t really understand how to play the game but then I picked it up pretty fast and was off. Now I’m really far in the game and still a long way from being finished. The game is also challenging and keeps you occupied. It’s challenging because you have to find and beat a certain number of monsters in a row in order to open a blue chest that will give nice items that are expensive in the stores. And sometimes when battling certain monsters can either break or steal items. Also when you visit towns you can deliver packages to make some extra coin and buy new weapons and armor. The controls are also really good; so far I haven’t had in any problems. The graphics aren’t that bad either. I have really enjoyed this game and I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes adventure, action, challenge, and magic.
Date published: 2008-12-31
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