Review by Kakashi198
"Three cheers for Atlus!"
Atlus is one of the few companies that create good games in little time. Most of Atlus' games have been superb, and they proved themselves worthy with Summon Night Swordcraft Story. But now they have this installment: Summon Night Swordcraft Story 2.
Let's start off with the graphics. They are amazing for a Gameboy Advance game. It has high quality, excellent sprites, and vibrant colors. These graphics will not hurt your eyes. I give them a 9/10.
While the story might sound the same to the people that've played SNSS, you still won't want to miss out on this one! All new charecters, new areas to explore, humorous cutscenes will have you playing for hours on end. I give the story 8/10.
Combat is interesting in this game. You have to choose three out of five weapons for battle, along with four support spells, items and magic from your Guardian Beast. The weapons are: Sword, Axe, Spear, Fist, and Drill. These weapons also have a twist to them. Durability. That's right. They can break. But do not fear you can repair them free of charge before they break. The battle system will feel familiar to those who've played the Tales games and SNSS. I give it a positive 10/10
Crafting is an added feature of this game that not many games make use of. You use a furnace to create weapons to aid you in your quest. But instead of staying with one pathetic sword for the whole game. You disassemble it and put it back together with new, stronger materials. Thus making it even more powerful. But this is not the only thing to do to pass the time. You can participate in a mini-game, also. This is fishing. While it may seem boring, there's an added bonus for getting big fish. Points to buy materials for your weapons are accumulated. These features win a 10/10
Now let's talk sound. Many gamers look forward to hearing the sound quality of games. This game has excellent sound, most of the time. Battle music can be quite addictive, making you want to get into a fight to hear this stuff! The field music won't catch your attention all that much, though. Some field music will end up getting on your nerves, making you want to rush through the map and miss valuable items. The sound comes out with a rating of 6/10.
In conclusion, the battle system can be fun (once gotten hang of), the music won't put you to sleep, and some cutscenes are downright hilarious. If you want to get a good Adventure game, then is for you. Summon Night Swordcraft Story 2 gets a 9/10 from as final score.
Reviewer's Rating: 4.5 - Outstanding
Originally Posted: 06/12/07
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