Rated 5 out of 10 by SenseiMastaZ A so-so RPG
I got this game not even a month ago and I have beaten it.The story itself is alright but it is classified under the RPG genre but I didn't see any familiar RPG elements in it.I would say it is more of an Action-Adventure than a RPG, because it really just plays like one,I found the story line to be a little shorter than what I expected though.About the only level of character customization was found in changing suits or weapons.Overall it was a good game,but not a great RPG.The challenge was not up to my level but it was good.I liked the way how you could excavate fossils,and rise the Spectrobes to be good opponents. Also,the game had no side quests like in traditional RPGs, which made this shorter.It would be better if the Krawl vortexes didn't respawn every time you left the area you fought it in.I gave this game a 5 cause it was about half of what I expected.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Monkie Surprisingly Fun
Okay, this is my first review of a game on here, so here it goes. This game was surprisingly fun for me. I thought I would never like the concept of Spectrobes. This game is very close to pokemon, but instead of catching animals in a ball (that may or may not be raised already) you start out with waking it up from a fossil. Then after that you feed it to make it grow, and then you train it. Naming the animal is fun because if you didn't get to name them then there would be no connection for the player to have with the creatures they get. The graphics a incomparable to all the game systems like x box 360, wii, and ps3, but you can suspect that because it is a hand held game. The sounds kind of get annoying but if you learn how to ignore that you can have a lot of fun. Going around and excavating is more fun then just catching pokemon in the pokemon game. Disney's version of pokemon is just as, if not better, good as any pokemon game i have played. The game is long if you decide to battle to raise you spectrobes, but the battle is half the fun. Unlike pokemon, you actually control your spectrobes, and by this I mean you do more then select an attack. The game is all around fun but you shouldn't play it if you are not into pokemon. Well that is my review, tell me what you think.
Rated 1 out of 10 by jonander51 Disney's Attempt at Pokemon
This summer, my friend and I were hanging out, and we were so bored, we started playing DS. I saw Spectrobes Beyond the Portals in his box full of games. I asked him why he had this game, after how bad the first one was. He said that this one is better than the first one. After ten minutes, I could no longer stand to play this garbage, so I just went back to playing Pokemon Black, which STILL hasn't gotten boring. Hey Disney, if you're reading this, stop trying to make "better" versions of great games; you epicly fail at it. Instead of blowing your five bucks on this game that doesn't even deserve to be called a game, just buy a pack of gum; one stick of gum has a longer lasting appeal than this trash.
Rated 8 out of 10 by SUPERDOOD1919 eeh
This game was over all pretty nice. I can see why pokemon fanatics would get offended by it though it was alot like pokemon but if you havent played pokemon before you would think it to be a pretty good game and the graphics were not shabby at all and if you mess up naming the spectrobe you can change the name latter on o and have at least one spectobe child of each class.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Gecko One of My Favorites.
I don't know why people say this game is terrible. It is nothing like Pokemon, and is unique and fun to play. The graphics aren't the best, but you have to remember this is an older DS game. The storyline is OK, and the gameplay itself is better than the first. I would recommend this to any of my friends, because it has always been one of my favorite DS games.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Roxas358 There's that real-time combat I liked.
I played the first and the third in the series before playing this one. This one has the KH-esque combat I liked in the third game, and at least you can do more damage than the first. I only tested it out for about 5-10 minutes before playing something else, but at least this will be a great filler for me to get enough cash for something else. BTW $3 for a game this good is a great price.
Rated 8 out of 10 by FoolyCooly Better then most make it out to be
A lot of people compare Spectrobes to Pokemon. Can no monster trainer game exist outside Pokemon's shadow? But I feel that they are nothing alike. Personally I prefer Spectrobe's gameplay. You command your spectrobes, while controlling the main character's movements and attacks. It may sound odd, but I say give it a chance.
Rated 9 out of 10 by ZeroBlader Why are people hatin'???
In my opinion, Disney actually did good on this game! I don't know why people compare it to Pokemon just because it has monsters in it. It barely is anything like Pokemon. If you want a good RPG get this game it'll last awhile.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Little Bo$$ can't wait
I saw so many things about this game. You can play as Jeena too in this one. Also, this is spectrobes 2. they changed the name. You can see in the trailer that the crawl can transform into spectrobes. I'm possibly gonna get this game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by bigxgamer85 Very good game way better than the first
I played the first one and I thought it was not bad so I tried Specrobes Beyond the Portals. Within the seconds I went into battle I knew I made an awsome choice!!!