Rated 10 out of 10 by kawaiichick This game rocked!!!^_^
I LOVE RPGS! I especially loved this game. This it for any girl who wants to be a princess, saves princes, sings, loves puppets, dance or have a pancake attack! Guys will like this also. They have a puppet character that looks like spawn and dragons. It was so Kawaii! You have special attacks like, a pancake, candy, and cake! (I love cake.) Attack when your kansha gauge reaches a certain level. I had the original for my playstation but it got stolen (sad), and i looked everywhere for this game. Then i found out it was coming out for the ds, and i got my preorder in early. Everyone should try this game. I also like that they changed the format of the game and made it not so tactics like. The only thing i did not like about this game was it was too short, but so was the original. Buy this game! You will be sorry if you don't.
Rated 9 out of 10 by i_died2 rhapsody review
I have the original and I'm not impressed. Graphics are a little better and could use some minor changes. The character sprites need a little work but over all fine. Their animations are about the same as the original which I really like. The map is well done and adding a map to the towns and places you go to was a BIG improvement. The sound is great, but the music need to be in English. Not Japanese, because other wise its kinda means that the developer didn't put much effort into the port. The improved sound quality is greatly appreciated. The over all story line is kept the same and has a new fun mini game. With the addition of the new characters adding to the fun and replay value. The use of both screens are near perfect and make it easy to manage your party.
Rated 10 out of 10 by loverofcheapgames loved it!
i wasnt sure what to except when i bought it.i was worried it might be wast of my money.but it was awsome when i played it!i loved it.everything about it was awsome.i love the begining to the end.if you like fighting and anime ish games this game is for you.if you played children of manina and liked it get this!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Lydix I miss the old Rhapsody... =(
But don't get me wrong. This game is still just as awesome. I was pretty disappointed in the fact that the musical numbers of this game were in Japanese because I expected them to be in English. I'm still confused as to why they're not in English. But oh well, I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles, eh? It certainly doesn't take any sort of value away from the game, but if you've played the original it's certainly surprising.I was also disappointed in the battle system. Now you can only fight with four people against four people. If you've played Final Fantasy Tactics Advance2 (jeez what a mouthful), the original rhapsody had the same basic battle system where you can fight like six enemies and have more than four characters. I think that was the most disappointing aspect of the entire game.This also isn't the game for you if you must have a game that lasts more than twenty or so hours. I beat it in twelve. But this may also be because I know how the story line goes. Leveling is quite easy and there isn't much variety in the weapons. Your real variety is in puppets and they're pretty spiffy so you should look for all of them. A word of advice, go back to Orange village right after you get the waterstone or you can't obtain Koro the mechanical dog puppet. I didn't buy this game because I needed another RPG to waste hours upon, not that any rpg has ever "wasted my time" except ffx and x-2, I bought it for the sentimental value if that makes any sense. When I played the original for the first time it became one of my all-time favorites and even though it's changed a little, it still remains that way. Anyone who's played the original should get this... even if you have the original.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Kure LOVE THIS GAME!
I loved this game the music is really good. it was almost exactly like the PS One game minus you can't get the creatures to join you i was very un-pleased with that. Other than the creatures not being able to join you this game was amazing and i loved it :)
Rated 10 out of 10 by Kay202 love it <3
I LOVE THIS GAME it can seem hard at sometimes but you will end up loving it just like me GET IT!!!!! GET IT!!!!! U WONT REGRET IT!!!!! GET IT!!!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by SaikoNinja Finally~!
Alright, so I've been keeping tabs on this game and I have to say, it's great to finally have this game on the go! This RPG made its debut on the Playstation back in 2000 as a strategy RPG. However, instead of porting this game, the developers decided to make this a turn based game which makes it a bit easier compared to its previous incarnation. They've added a few more bonus features like a music mini-game where you have to blow into the microphone. The arrangement of the menus and battle screen is clean, so you won't have to worry about looking for this and that while playing. -- Although this game -is- geared toward a smaller audience, mainly females, this game is rather fun to play and if you've played the original on Playstation, this game is worth a playthrough to relive those sweet memories of the Playstation days. Although the game time for this RPG isn't exactly as long as many other RPGs (about 10 hours normally and half that time if rushed), it's still a really good game to get your hands on. Some games try to boast about play time and how many hours you'll have, but despite this game being a bit shorter than most, it has a good, old-fashioned story of how girl meets boy, boy meets girl, both fall in love slowly but surely. It's one of those, "happily ever after" kind of games. If you are into that kind of game, or are simply a fan of games made by ATLUS, then I suggest getting this game. It'll probably become rare after a small amount of time just like all ATLUS games (although Atlus games have been a little more common lately, but still rare). On a last note, in regards to the transfer of the game from Playstation to Nintendo DS, it looks rather clean. The sound may be a little off in regards to the musical pieces (yes, there are musical cut scenes where the characters sing), but overall, sound quality is said to be decent enough. The graphics of the RPG stray away from anything 3D and stick with old fashioned 2D in the genre of anime. The sprites of the game give off that "cute" feeling despite the fact your bashing away at your enemies with your fellow puppets. -- Touching base again one more time with the musical segments in the game; since they couldn't fit both English and Japanese soundtracks on one DS cartridge, they simply omitted the English singing segments and left it in Japanese version of the songs with subtitles. A little bit of a problem for those that don't want to read subtitles, but it gives the gamer that authentic feel. All in all, this game is a treasure being brought from the dead receiving recognition it hasn't yet seen as much back in 2000. If you want a simple, "down-to-earth" RPG for the DS, I suggest that you reserve a copy. If you are a fan of Disgaea and La Pucelle Tactics, you'll be sure to see tidbits of this and that from both games whether a small detail or a big one.