11 years ago
A throwaway RPG. Don't know what this means? Play Ragnarok DS. The storyline is as shallow as a headlong dive into a trickling stream--your personal involvement with the characters may possibly be significantly less than your personal involvement with the ripening tomato sitting next to you at the dinner table. The touchscreen controls are fluid, easy, and simplistic. The graphics showcase a brilliantly high level of spritework. The music is wholly forgettable. And the animations would make an 8-bit mario seem like seamless tai-chi master. That said, the game is simple. Simple interface, simple story, simple.....Fun. Personal preferences cannot be stressed more when applying them to a game such as this. At the time I picked this up, I was looking for the perfect time sink. I did not want to form a lasting attachment with any of these characters. I didn't give a rip whether they were happy or sad. In the end, I had only one goal in mind.: Loot. I love mindless wandering and loot collecting. That is, at its core, what Ragnarok is all about. Every enemy character in the game will, from time to time, drop a card. These cards have different stat level buffs and can be attached to your weapons--weapon upgrades are cool. I would not recommend Ragnarok to anyone looking for a deep story or epic, satisfying battles. It is, however, a great RPG for a lazy afternoon when you are not in the mood to do any real thinking, or be stirred emotionally.
yes: I recommend this product