Rated 9 out of 10 by jntlong Strategy at it's best.
If you liked Final fantasy tactics, then you will enjoy this game. The story is enthralling and deep. The characters are cool and fun to play, each with a variety of skills and weapons. You enter battle on a set stage, and move about it while defeating your foes. It is fun to play. Weapons and magic are the tools to win, and upgrades for each come as the game progresses. The most time spent on this game however is creating items. You will gain the ability, in a comical manner, to meld gems together to create a different gem. Gems give you your abilities, so you need them to execute cool moves to destroy your enemies. But it is time consuming to figure out all the possible combinations. One very helpful aide is that the game will record the recipe once you make a successful gem, so you don't have to remember it next time you want to make that gem again. It is a cool game and it kept me wanting to continue on. I recommend it to all rpg gamers, so add it to your collection, and enjoy!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Nomadic0ne This game is amazing!
I had the pleasure of playing the foreign release of this game and fell in love with it! Even though I could not understand anything in it due to language barriers, I was able to pick up the game play by trial and error. I put 30+ hours into it without even understanding the story line! It's that good! I'm going to pick up the US release and play through again so that I can understand what is really going on. The graphics are beautiful and the game play is easy to pick up, but challenging enough not to get boring. Strategy plays into this turn-based RPG a lot as you need to be aware of the normal stuff like strengths and weaknesses to different elements, but also where you position your characters in battle as they will effect each other for defense and attack! If you are even a casual fan of turn-based RPGs, pick this one up!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Dr. Freeze A PSP RPG STRATEGY MONSTER
This is the reason you should have a PSP . this is the best RPG strategy game I've ever played. from story line to controls to music wow. keeps you busy and very addictive. a definite keeper. you'll be sorry if you trade this one in. this is a MONSTER of strategy. the longer you play the tougher it gets. it never gets boring for one second. This with Final Fantasy Tactics , Disgaea , both Star Oceans, Final Fantasy Advent , Monster Hunter 2 & Phantasy Star Portable puts these in your PSP case for rainy and boring days. trust me. all mega monsters and super challenging games. but Jean ? top of the list. not a renting kind of game. a must own game. almost like keeping your favorite book in your back pocket. i recommend this since its pretty cheap now. get it new or used. BUT GET IT !
Rated 10 out of 10 by JJC21 ITS A TEN!
This game packs a punch! If you are a strategy based person then this is for you. When I first got this game about 3 years ago, It kicked my butt. The first couple of stages was so hard that I had to seriously rethink my gameplan. And that is what this game takes Strategy! Once you nail down the mechanics of the element system, you got this game in a bag. The Graphics and Story is phenomenal! It has that Joan of Arc story background! Definitely get this one if you want a challenge.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Steve B. The story that gets you into the game.
Once you start the game, you will see the amazing 3D graphics. But you will still see the good old classic RPG camera view. Although you could change it around a bit to your liking. There are tons of cut scenes, with invoice characters. It's pretty cool that it even got the little french accent, this adds a good taste to the background of the game. There are 3 different types of "screens" one would be the battling one, the other one would be the world map, and then there is the inventory/shopping one. The length of the game is pretty good, but the it's such a great game that you wish that there is a continuation to this game. This game will offer you over 50 hours of game play. As for me it took me about 2-3 weeks to end the storyline and unlock all the bonuses. Oh! and yes, "bonuses", if you want a rest from the storyline, you can go back to fight old battles, or unlocked territories/stages that don't necessarily follow up to the storyline. Now the storyline, it starts out good. You follow up, you see that the cut scenes makes the storyline even better. And I'm not going to spoil it for you, but when reaching the end of the storyline. That's when it really touches you. It's such an amazing finale. Overall, this game would be a 9.9 to me. The part that takes that .1 would be the sound. By maybe half way through the storyline, you'll notice that the music has been sort of repetitive and you just want to kind of lower the music and focus on the game. Or maybe play your own music and play the game. So yeah other then the sound, which is not bad at all, just a bit repetitive after a while. The game is a great RPG!
Rated 0 out of 10 by FantasyFan This Game Looks Gorgeous
I had the pleasure of seeing some of the gameplay firsthand via an import version. Just from the graphics alone I fell in love and I don't just mean the animated cutscenes or even the beautifully done attack sequences, the overall look of the game (backgrounds, menus, etc.) was stunning. I HIGHLY recommend going to Sony's PSP website and viewing the two trailer videos there for this game, they are both great.
Rated 9 out of 10 by GrowlanserFan Great SRPG
This a great tactical / strategy RPG. It has a great grid-based battle system similar to games like Shining Force and Fire Emblem. My only minor complaint is that initially your party is very limited so you are consequently limited in your strategy. Also, this is a pure tactics game so if you like to explore towns this game is not for you.
Rated 9 out of 10 by nothingatll It's a good game
Storyline: Good and memorable
Gameplay: Very simple, if you've played anything like any of the Final Fantasy Tactic with the square grid, you'll catch on to the game right from the beginning
Music: Good- but it'll depend on you because I might think it's good, but you won't
The game is so good, someone will steal it from you. (It's true, it happened to me)
Rated 0 out of 10 by Lester An original game? Are you sure it's for PSP?
Will wonders never cease. The port-a-plenty PSP is getting an original strategy RPG that actually looks good and isn't a (barely) re-made, re-packaged, and re-released game? With other strategy RPG's for the PSP practically non-existent, I am very much looking forward to this release from Level 5. If anyone can pull off a great experience it's them.
Rated 0 out of 10 by A Customer Keeping my eye on this one
I'm a quick fan of strategy/tactical games, and I'm always interested when games go for a historical theme. A tactical game based on the hundred years war sounds intriguing enough, but I'm going to wait for a few ingame movies/previews before I buy a copy.