10 years ago
I bought this game because I am a big Natsume fan and I usually love their games so I had to get it. It is very cute, but it's not exactly one of the greatest games for the DS. While I love how anime some of the characters look, others look drawn by a seperate artist and look more like Western cartoons. It kind of clashes a bit, but it can be seen as "something new/different" from a optimistic standpoint. The storyline is so-so, but I don't really like the "magic board" to cast magic. It's a little silly that anyone can "study" magic at a school and cast spells using a chalk board *cough* I mean, "magic" board. I guess kids won't think too much about it though.. The overall music for the game is average at best and the sound effects are realistic, but the gameplay can get very boring at times. I feel as though I'm mostly in conversations than actually playing. Casting spells can also feel repetitive and holds little entertainment in casting them. There's also little in-game freedom - you're made to just walk in a straight line so to speak and you may not always choose when or when not to save. All in all, this game is OK. Kids may or may not love it and older teens or adults should steer clear. It could've been better, but it wasn't - bottom line. It is, however, a cute addition to my DS collection that I can play whenever I'm bored or need something cheery. I don't regret buying it, but that might just be my Natsume fanism talking there.
yes: I recommend this product