Rated 7 out of 10 by RPGamer92 an ok game for PS2
Like tactical Role Playing Games? Enjoy a well purposed crossover of various games and anime's? Then Chaos Wars is perfect for you! Mixing characters from Shadow Hearts, Growlanser, Gungrave and many more, this tactical role playing game is a must have if you are a fan of any of the series. I only know this thus far because I've played an imported version of the game in Japanese, but the overall characteristics are okay by my standards. The graphics are alright, in my opinion; all the characters are in an almost chibi state and it's very anime-stylish. The battle system is rather standard, and the game provides little to no challenge to those of us who have plenty of experience with RPG's. I would recommend this game, but only to those who are hardcore fans of multiple characters involved in the game. So have fun, but if you have too much fun just go and get copies of the actual franchises involved in the games. Thank you!
Rated 9 out of 10 by RPG_Know _It _All23 Yeah !!
Okay to start off this games is awesome. It is a really good Rpg Strategy, It could live up to others like Disgaea. But to say what i believe is bringing so many anime an games into one is an awesome idea in my opion cause that is sometimes the best stuff for a game a varity of characters. To name a few here there is shadow Hearts, Growlanser, Spectral Force, and, Spectrial Souls and we can't forget GUNGRAVE !! But i would highly recommend this game for any fan of rpg's and stratgy Rpg's. so get it cause it would suck if you didn't. So buy your copy today. Cause I enjoyed this game very much. I have played many, many rpg's and this one is one of the few Stratgy rpg's i actually enjoyed. It is good and i would all so say try and buy the franchies of the games within cause you can understand the backgrounds and the historys of the charcters and you'll probaly enjoy it alot more.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Arc It's awesome,but...
Like the title says,this game is really awesome,but if you DO buy it,do NOT use the english Voice Acting -VA. Use japanese with english subtitles,because if you do hear this in english,you will die.Seriously,its that bad. The game itself makes up for that though,if you liked things like Phantom Brave,or Makai Kingdom or Disgaea,you will love this, its got a lot of characters from many diffrent games. the characters get their own theme music when you use their turn, they even say things. just please put it in japanese,or you'll hate this game. Other than the VA,everything is awesome. Go buy it as they only made a very limited amount of copies.Anyways,you've been wrned like 5 times by me xD. Okay since I have to have 750 words for this to show up,I'll just dot. OH look at that im done. Okayg uys cya O.o
Rated 7 out of 10 by FinalEpitaph Loads of Characters Loads of so so
Chaos Wars was a game i found hard to find in less then a few days, most stores were sold out and i was thus expecting when I did find it for it to be a good game, well it sort of is. Chaos Wars has a run of the mill tale, we have the lazy hero, the annoying girl heroine and the smart sort of cool guy friend. One day they on a whim decide to follow the main characters dream of this uber light pulsating from the ground and find themselves in another world omg, havent heard that a few million times. From here we get the classic battle music, Phantom Brave movement and tactical base gameplay nothing new. While its not bad it doesnt do anything new except however the inclusion of well known anime characters, Grave, Yuri(uru now) and others from atlus, nis, and so forth. 60 people in total with loads of definitions for the people who have no idea who they are. While gameplay isn't to shabby, and graphics look nice and cute we have the voice acting OMG shoot me for deciding to give the english VO a try. By far the worst voice overs for a game to date, almost no effort and so monotone i fell asleep, also make sure to turn Japaneses voice overs on before you start new game or else like me you either restart the game or play with horrid VO. Overall don't get me wrong Chaos Wars is awesome it has loads going for it with a decent run of the mill story, solid music and loads of characters and info on them. While not groundbreaking its worth 40 dollars and needed for any hardcore anime fan.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Albert tactics? w-w-w-w-wait, cross over!!!
ok so i just recently saw this game on the site and i had to check it out! i mean wow a cross-over game that has a lot of characters from a few famous titles, like growlanser! i think this game will be an epic win, no doubt. i honestly think if you love tactic games you will definitely love this game. im going to definitely reserve my copy asap
Rated 7 out of 10 by G-FRESH A COOL STRATEGY RPG
The first thing that anyone should know about Chaos Wars is that if your even remotely interested in this game then you should run (don't walk) to your nearest GameStop, as this game is ONLY available there and also the fact that 0-3 Entertainment produced a VERY limited amount copies, so once there gone, THERE GONE. Chaos Wars is a "cross worlds" game that has characters ranging from RPG games such as Spectral Souls, Spectral Force, Growlanser, and Shadow Hearts (a personal favorite), to even the action game Gungrave (another personal favorite). The storyline has you going from "transports" that link to other worlds, thus meeting all the other characters and having them join your team so that you can stop this secret organization from trying to rule the world of Endia, and therein lies Chaos Wars biggest hook. If your familar with these games and their respective characters then this game is well worth it (i bought it just for the fact that it had characters from Shadow Hearts and Gungrave). If your not familar with all, any, or just some of these games and their characters then don't worry, as this game is still a good SRPG. The biggest negative about Chaos Wars is the fact that it does and brings NOTHING new to the SRPG genre. Everything here is pretty standard and anyone who has played a SRPG will most likely breeze through it, but thats not to say that its bad, because it isnt. So far i'm having a good time with it and i think that the concept is very cool. And once again, if your interested in Chaos Wars go and purchase it IMMEDIATELY at your local GameStop because once there gone, THERE GONE.
Rated 2 out of 10 by fvsndkcnk game is boring
i culdnt stay focused long enough so i thought if i played more into it it wuld be better nope this game is more boring then alot of rpg radiata stories u got one on this game but thats about it this game is completely no good no moving around exploring is limited the overall quality of this game is bad
Rated 0 out of 10 by Tactician Cross-over tactics
This game is one of the most interesting tactics games I've seen. I haven't done much research on the interface, but graphix wise, it's pretty good, and the play time is good. It features a few original characters, but has quite a few characters from popular games like shadow hearts. I'll be looking forward to this release
Rated 8 out of 10 by Sylveria Just a little off
Overall Chaos Wars proved to be a well done S-RPG but it does have some gimmicks that could have been just a touch different and improved it greatly. My biggest (and by a large margin) issue is the random shifting skills. As abilities are used to have a chance to turn into a different one when you do not engage the 'lock' for them. The problem with this is there is no way to predict when a skill will change or what it will become which leads to many instances of wondering if you want to keep a skill or roll the dice and hope it will turn into something better while risking it becoming something worse. The second complaint is the field movement. This game feature the range of motion style that Phantom Brave and Makai Kingdom had. This is mostly a personal preference but I find grid based systems like Disgaea to be far superior and lend to better strategy. The main flaw here is you can build a line but the enemy can casually walk right through it. Another problem here is you can move/target while holding square with an ability (like most other S-RPGs allow) but this game doesn't allow you to change elevation… at all. A tiny step in the path requires you to exit out and move them then go back to the skills. It's not a big deal but it does break the flow of the combat. Third is the US voice acting. As addressed in a number of other comments… the US voice acting is horrid. I honestly cannot recall a worse example of voice acting in recent years. Thankfully you can turn on the Japanese which is slightly better assuming you don't mind it. Also the in combat voicing is always in Japanese regardless of your language setting so if this is something you find intolerable prepare to play with mute on. A side note to this is that there's a number of misspellings, etc with some characters and such (Yuri Hyuuga from shadow hearts is called Uru for some reason, I'd imagine this was the Japanese version name but I could be wrong, etc, etc.) Fourth problem is the "rank", for lack of a better word, thing. There are no "levels' in the traditional sense so it is replaced with "ranks" and as your stats go up as your characters act (think Final Fantasy 2 if your familiar with it). This is basically a pointless way to say that the game doesn't have a level system while in actuality it does. This also removes some of the satisfaction of gaining a level. It's a minor complaint but it seemed like a half hearted way to be different. This also poses a problem because rank to difficulty seems to only have a weak correlation. It seems to have big spikes with just a simple rank change. Lastly is the shop. The contents of the shop are limited and only refresh after completing a mission and it is restocked randomly. This leads to one visit yielding several useful items/spells/etc and the next 5 having nothing but junk. Honestly it seems to just be a supplement for upgrading fodder or basic abilities for when your useful ones happen to change into garbage cause you left the lock off or were trying for something else (See complaint number 1). Chaos Wars is a good game, it has its flaws, but anyone who enjoys this genre of game is going to like it. A few small tweaks could put it on par with the Disgaea series or the original FF Tactics.