Dark Cloud 2
High Replay Value. Tons of fun.
I picked this game up before me and my family went on a trip to see the rest of the family. I hate family visits so this game saved me. But little did i know that i would still be playing this game today. I have probably played this game over 15 times, all the way through since i have bought it. The story is amazing, the graphics were really good for it's time, and the game play was tons of fun (maybe a little repetitive in fighting but the weapon customization has you wanting to test out your new weapons in dungeons anyway) The music is nice and sets the mood of the story very well. The crafting system of the game is really fun, take pictures, gather score, get good items that are very useful. Fishing and spheda are very fun also, when you just feel like relaxing and not really killing anything. This is by far my most cherished game of all time, i can see myself playing it again and again until my playstation breaks and i can't find another working one.
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All I have to say is, I am a 42 year old Grandma and I have been playing games since I was 12 and sneaking up in the middle of the night to play the new Atari. When My kids hooked me up to this game I found myself staying up all night to play this game. There has only been 1 other RPG game I have found that might top this one ( Final Fantasy 9). The only flaw is that if you don't realize how important it is to take pictures of your foes early, you lose the chance to refind them and take them (but there's sooo much to do otherwise). I have realized over the years that the graphics have become so intense that getting lost has become a habit in the newer games but this game is remarkable at helping the "old" stay "young" and remembering where things are is a breeze.
great rpg with alot of replay value!
When I first played Dark Cloud, I was so amazed by the gameplay and the customization of the weapons that you can do along with building towns the way you want to! Then when I found out that they were coming out with a Dark Cloud 2, I was very happy! There is so much to do in this game!! The storyline was great along with the characters! Max and Monica are awesome! You can fish, play spehda(golf),build with detail, Invent weapons, gear, parts for the ridepod and so much more, and customize and level up anyway you want to! This game has so many hours of gameplay! At least over 100 hours! And I would definatelly recommend this game to any rpg lover! And if I had to compare the fighting style, I would say its more like Kindom Hearts(slash and kill). Hopefully they come out with a new Dark Cloud 3 for the Playstation 3! I know that alot of gamers who loved this title would be very pleased to hear that a third is being relased!!
a master piece is a bit of a insult to this game. Dark cloud 2 is the best game i have ever played and ive played all the zeldas all the star oceans all the kingdom hearts all the dragon quests all the devil may cry games all the final fantasy games (Final fantasy VII is probly a very close tie) all the white knight chronicle games demon soul most of the elder scrolls sryrim is BEAST!!!! but this game just has somthing special that just makes it really fun and addicting i played over 300 hours of gameplay of this game sure some parts of it are cheesy but thats one of the reasons i love it i love that you level up your weapon and building them up is really really fun the battle system is really simple but creative its not to hard if you buy this game i will garante after the 1st 5 hours you play you will be addicted.
One of the Best Games I've Ever Played
Dark Cloud 2 is one of the greatest PS2 games you could possibly buy hands down. The gameplay is interesting and at times can be challenging with it's Georama, but this game is DEFINATLY worth getting. The music is nothing short to amazing, the composer is a musical genius and I hope to hear more from him. The only thing I could possibly point out wrong about it is at the beginning of chapter three there is a giant voice misplacement when Max is talking to Dr.Dell. Instead of saying "Alright let's go!" as the subtitles suggest, he says "Not good at all, a few more days like this and she's done for". Other than that this game is perfection wrapped in a beautiful CD and in my opinion, way better than any Zelda game you could buy. I hope to see more masterpieces from level 5's musical and writing genius.
One of my Favorite All time RPG Series
Dark Cloud One was an amazing game when I first played it and when I heard Dark Cloud 2 I waited to get it used. I was amazed by the cartoon look of the game. I thought it was going to be horrible due to a couple other games going in cartoon animation. This game proves me wrong, just amazing graphics. An added feature was the voice dialogue which was maintain really good. I played the game two times through just to see what different swords/weapons I can evolve them to. That’s my favorite part of the Dark Cloud Series is the customization of your weapons. Except in the first one where your weapon could break, which was annoying. In the new one you can't break your weapon. The story mode is excellent I couldn’t put down the remote control. The extra dungeon mode was a good feature carried over from Dark Cloud One. The add modes like raising a fish and sphera (like golf) were also cool mini games to play, plus you get rewards for winning at them. If you are looking for a good RPG to fill up the boring days then Dark Cloud 2 would be your game. It's good for any age, except for some language here and there. The only thing I wish is that Level 5 would come back to make a Dark Cloud 3.
The Best Game Ever.
Dark Cloud 2 took many different elements from many different games, put them in an atom smasher and wound up with a God game.
You're a young teenager named Max who is tired of his dull life behind a city wall, and when he discovers the secret to a red stone his father gave him, he sets off on a marvelous adventure. Though the story at many points is childish, it helps keep a lightness to the game, but many parts are tragic and down right sad. Its strikes a very nice balance between mature and childish elements. Though the dialogue could have used some work.
The gameplay was very fun though sometimes repetitive. Despite another reviewers post, you actually have 3 different attack combos, not just two attacks. And that just for your short ranged weapons. Both playable characters also have a long ranged weapon, which is very nice as well. This equals out to about 14 different attacks with each character. Which isn't bad at all. There are tons of different weapons in the game, all of which can be customized and built up into better, stronger weapons. You can use a robotic suit with customizable weapons, armor, wheels, feet, ect. You also later have the ability to transform into multiple different monsters that you fight in the game. The dungeons are well designed, randomly generated and fairly short to extremely large. Not to mention a ton of bosses and mini bosses which are a joy to fight. There is also a really well designed fishing system in the game, which can keep you side tracked for hours, along with fishing contests and fishing races which are unlocked as you progress through the game. There is also a game called spheda, which is DC2's take on golf. While there is definitely a learning curb, once you get the hang of it, it is very enjoyable. There is also an invention system which has also been very well designed. You take pictures with a camera, put 3 together to make an idea, then get resources to build it. You can get rare and powerful items by doing this and its a really nice way to break off from the main story.
The graphics are quite marvelous for this game being made in 2003. While multiple companies were using cel-shaded graphics back then, Level-5 was one of the few who actually got it right. A nice blend between realism and cel-shading plus just a touch of anime style cartooning make them just wonderful
While the dialogue can be a bit silly at times, for the most part, the sound is lovely. The music for Dark Cloud 2 is some of the best videogame music I have ever heard. Period. Background sounds and ambient sounds are very nicely done as well.
I've played through this game probably at least 6 times and I'm about ready to go through it again. Plus, you can rack up to as many as 80 hours in a single play through. I've never seen such great replay value on any game I've played.
This has been my favorite game ever since I first played it in 2003. For only 20 dollars it is a steal compared to 60 dollar pieces of garbage some companies are shoveling out nowadays. Its rare to find in stores but if you do see it, it would be an absolute tragedy not to buy it.
Even BETTER than the original!
The first time I tried this game is when my uncle showed it to me. I had already played the first Dark Cloud and liked it. When I played it, I got hardly anywhere, but strange as it sounds, the introduction was fun! So, I convinced my parents to get it for me. I loved it so much, I hardly ever stopped playing. I was amazed by the game's sound, graphics and excellent gameplay. Graphics 10/10: The graphics are easy on the eyes and very smoothed. Everything from the dungeons to the people to the buildings, everything is great. The monsters are very well done as well. And the interior of every building is unique in Palm Brinks (your main town). Sound 10/10: Wow, the sound is incredible! Each bit of music suits the place it's being played at. Nice European music in the main town, different music in each dungeon, great battle music, calm fishing music and great music for each area! As for the sound effects, they are great, simply great. And the character voices are really well done. Story 9/10: Great story really, you start off as a young inventor named Max who works at a workshop. He then overhears the mayor talking to some shady character about the outside world. So he then proceeds to leave the town and see the outside world. He then meets Monica, a girl from 100 years in the future. Together they must rebuild the future and track down the man who destroyed it in the first place. They go to many different places for this adventure, ranging from a tropical beach, to a volcanic wasteland. Gameplay 10/10: Oh gosh!!! This gameplay should be 11/10. There are many aspects of the game; there is the town constructing, the dungeon battles, the mini-games, the invention process and much, much more. First of all, there is the town constructing. Much better than in Dark Cloud 1, you have tons more freedom and can do a lot more. You first need to go into dungeons and find orbs called "Geostones". Geostones are little stones that hold wisdom of the ancients, they give you part of the analysis (which I'll get to in a moment) and new objects you can build. You must then find (or buy) material to build objects like houses, trees, water, benches, ect... Then, you must build these objects and place them on the map. Then you must find people in the main town and move them into the houses. There is also the analysis, it is basically what you have to do in order for the future to develop. Next, there are dungeon battles. You must beat a "floor" in a dungeon to move on to the next "floor". In each "floor" there are treasure chests and monsters. The way to move on to the next "floor" is to get the gate key. To obtain the gate key, you must kill the monster that has it (there is no way to find out who has it). Then you can leave. There is also objective which are optional but reward you with medals (see below). Such as fishing, sheda, time limits to defeat all monsters and more. As for the chests, there are plenty scattered, most of which hold a nice little item on the inside, but some are booby-trapped or mimics. Mimics are strong monsters which are disguised as treasure chests. When you open the treasure chest, they jump at you and attack you, you must defeat all mimics in order to accomplish the "time limit to defeat all monsters" goal. An awsome feature in this game is leveling up. Each time you beat a monster they leave behind ABS or Absorbation Bonus Sphere which goes to the weapon who delivered the final blow. Once your weapon has enough ABS, it will level up. When it levels up it get something know as synthesis points, which allows you to fuse an item with your weapon. Once the stats of the weapon get high enough, you can build it up. Building up is the process of transforming the weapon into a stronger one. There are 1, 2, or 3 different options of weapons you can transform it into. You will rarely need to buy new weapons because you can upgrade your old one many different times unti
This is amazing
Well, I got this game about a year ago and still haven’t beat it. That is probably because I erased my file accidentally and I was at the end of the game so I had to start over. The pros: Unlike the first Dark Cloud when your weapons break you don’t loose them, The Georama is a lot simpler, the worlds are excellently designed, and the boss battles are insane. There are a bunch of little side quests you can do like at the end of a floor in a dungeon you can play a game similar to golf. I love how you can transform your weapons. The cons: The only complaint I have for this game is that the AI can be a little stupid. Like sometimes they will just turn around and pretty much let you kill them.
Awesome game. Fun combat. Great city crafting system. Interesting characters. If you liked number 1 you'll love this.