A favorite RPG of mine and very memorable
Sorry for the long review! I am so glad that I somehow came across this game back when I did. The whole vibe of the game is so memorable and exciting to think back to. You are given many options as to how to play through the game, but no options that just irritate you to decide between and also no options that make the game feel confusing. You can recruit many characters, like Suikoden, but the characters aren't as tedious to recruit as they are in Suikoden. The NPCs in this game are very unique in that they don't just sit in one spot doing the same thing the whole game. They all have schedules and walk around the town doing their own thing every day. There is day and night in this game and it progresses at any time that the game is not paused (there is no time limit for beating the game, so no worries about letting days pass- there is time limits around the beginning of the game for recruiting players, so if you're trying to recruit everyone, then you might want to use a guide to make sure you don't miss any). The characters are PUMPED with personality and I absolutely love it. There is voice acting in this game and it was done passionately and professionally haha, it's just that good. The game just feels like it is living and breathing everywhere you go. The soundtrack is so catchy and fits the game perfectly. PERFECTLY, I TELL YOU. I love Radiata Stories and I will always remember it! I will add a link on this review to a video review on YouTube concerning this game. Enjoy!
"Hard to put down"
Radiata Stories starts off by introducing you to the main character, Jack Russell- a spirited teen (whose loud mouth and quick temper make him unlikable) who dreams of becoming a Radiata Knight, just like his father. Jack is the only character you are able to play as. When making a party, you can have up to four "friends." Friends are the people you have either a) recruited or b) those who have volunteered themselves. Within a party, friends are unable to be customized, which is a downer for when you wish to change the farmers plow to a saber and cannot do so.Graphics are nothing spectacular, but they do offer a certain charm. Characters can be glitchy, as in you can more often than not walk right through them. The side scrolling style when traveling can be annoying. Most of the time monsters slip up on you when you're trying to avoid them thanks to the camera angle. Towns and villages offer a variety of things to do. Several shops are dedicated to weapons, accessories, and general merchandise (healing supplies, etc) to give you a bigger selection.Fighting enemies is simple- as long as you are the proper level. The RTB system is nice, and it's easy to switch between targets. The link system is the worst. It's a pain to get your characters in order to attack, and as you try to align you usually end up getting beat up on- as you have to get in position and then press the attack button for your party to make a move. It's a nuisance and not worth your time. Kicking is another form of fighting- if a NPC is kicked twice usually a battle will occur. If you are defeated it is not a game over, you come out of the battle with 1hp and the NPC resumes their regularly scheduled itinerary. I have praise for the night and day cycle. The NPCs all have certain routines they follow and it's fun to watch them run away doing their daily chores! Often, they ask for help, and in exchange they offer their services and you become friends. The only thing I see wrong is the night cycle. While traveling or walking around graphics can become unclear in certain scenes. Most of the time that is not the case.There are times when the game become repetitive and mission become mainly plot-fillers. As for the storyline, it becomes unclear after you've progressed maybe three hours into it. There are references as to what's to come, but mainly your left in the dark. All in all, Radiata Stories is addictive despite its few flaws. It always keeps you coming back for more.
"Greatest game I ever played"
I had a great time playing Radiata Stories. I rented it for five days and was very impressed at the graphics, sound, and story line. The main character, Jack, is alittle immature for a 16 year old and listening to him talk can be annoying. There are four weapon types, 1 handed swords, 2 handed swords, spears, and axes. Volty blasts are the strongest attack but using them is a pain (i never figured out how). There are 175 (at least that's what i heard) friends that you can make, some a lot better than others, who specalize in magic, healing, or fighting. Some are better on certain missions than others. I always have a healer in my team. You can kick people to fight them, some you must for them to join your squad, but others you will most likely die. I recommend this game to anyone who likes square enix games.
Can't get away from it!
Radiata Knights is one of those rare games where all four aspects of the game--the graphics, the sound track, the gameplay, and the high replay value--really makes this game a solid addition to an RPG Fans' collection. The combat system of this game allows for more fluidity and choice, a step away from the turn-based Final Fantasy series. This game was super difficult to put down and hard to get away from. I even had a paper due the next day but spent the entire day playing it! Worth finding, worth playing, worth keeping!!!
Great but not as good as FF's series or Star Ocean
Over 150 allies to choose from is so awsome in Radiata Stories. This game is made by the who made Star Ocean, the game is more humor then any other RPG game that I played. The story is good you have to play the game twice cause there is two different endings. The game it's is not that long you can beat both storylines about 25 hours a piece at the most. The sound is good the music is well played not the greatest, the voice acting is very good each character brings there own humor to the game. The graphics are polished very well. it's 2D and 3D which blends nicely together. The battle system is real time battle like Star Ocean, you get special attacks and group attacks. And the best thing about this game is that you change in the game from weapons and yes clothes. The game is good for what it's for and deserves to be at the top with FF and Star Ocean.
Radiata story is a good game for a RPG fan of square enix
This game is very unique and I love playing it. I bought this about 3 days ago and I kept playing this for a while. I haven't got to end of this game yet but I heard it sucked. The main character is sort of jerk but you kinda can tolerate him. The part I don't like about this is that you can't change your party's accessories. This game does sort of feel like a side-scroller, but it's all good. The real time battle system is cool, probably because the guys who made this also made star ocean. The enemies you fight are all well developed as well as the ordinary citizens. The game engine is pretty neat, because every character in the game as well as ordinary enemies go to sleep at night. The last thing I want to say about this game would that it's a good game to waste a couple or more days on.
Loved this game...
For one reason. Rather, one character. I am a huge fan of Valkyrie Profile, and the main reason I bought this game is because Lenneth, a.k.a. Valkyrie, makes an appearance as a post-game character. Actually, the BEST recruitable character, period. Other than Lenneth, the game had its good points and bad points. The recurrently mentioned humor is one of the good points. The monsters that take up the whole road while going from place to place, are a bad point. The voice acting was good, most of the characters are likable. The story kept me riveted until the end (except for one PITA puzzle at the very end). GREAT selection of characters, most of whom are actually worth the trouble of recruiting, though the story split can cause you to lose some of those. Overall, great game.
It didn't really get me hooked to the game, but I still found it pretty interesting. I mean the story and the game play was actually pretty good, but I still found it kind of childish. Compared to all of the other rpgs that I've played, this one actually had new features. For example, you can get the npcs in various places to join your party, and you also get to choose what side you're on later in the story as well. In conclusion, I just found this game as a typical Rpg that you can basically find anywhere.
Nothing Special for an RPG
same Formula but make it a little more childish and exploring feels more like a chore then a pleasure. I bought this originally for $30 bucks I would say it's worth $5 bucks tops. It's an ok RPG to start off if your younger, but if 16 years old or older you probably want to avoid this game there is really nothing great about it, a lot of kids must be voting, because this is not a 8 out of 10 game.