God of War is an action adventure role playing game that is centered around a forsaken god of war, Kratos. Battle ancient gods and myths and learn new abilities to improve Kratos and achieve his ultimate goal.
|Developer: SCE Studios Santa Monica
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date: March 22, 2005
JustRPG Score: 94%
+Satisfying combat system.
+Thrilling game setting.
+Great story line.
God of War Overview
God of War for the Sony Playstation 2 is an action adventure role playing game that takes places in ancient Greece. The main character, Kratos, must battle against the ancient gods and myths gaining new abilities and powers along the way. The game plays very similarly to Devil May Cry and Bayonetta. The story line is thrilling, the combat is challenging, and the visuals are very impressive for the time it was released. Overall God of War is a must play console RPG and remains to be one of the best of all time.
Gladius is a turn based strategy tactics role playing game that was released for multiple consoles in late 2003.
Release Date: October 28, 2003
Platforms: PS2, Xbox, GameCube
JustRPG Score: 90%
+100+ hours of game play.
+Fun tactics style combat
-Weak story line.
-A few visual bugs.
-Graphics are dated.
Gladius for the Sony Playstaion 2, the Nintendo GameCube, and the Microsoft Xbox is a turn based strategy tactics role playing game that was released in late 2003. Players take on the role of a gladiator in ancient Rome where he or she will take part in countless battles for their freedom. The story is very slow paced and is mostly expressed through short dialogues and side quests. Story aside this game has about 100+ hours of game play and is a great play for any fan of tactics style role playing games.
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai is an action adventure role playing game that was released for the Sony Playstation 2 in late 2005. The game has beautiful character and terrain visuals but lacks in terms of combat options.
|Developer: Game Republic
Release Date: September 20, 2005
JustRPG Score: 73%
+Great terrain effects.
+Easy to learn combat system.
+Fun hack and slash game play.
-Characters don’t learn new abilities.
-Only two attack buttons.
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai Overview
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai for the Sony Playstation 2 is an action adventure role playing game set in feudal Japan. The main character collects energy throughout the game to help improve their characters. The player also gains levels which increase the health damage and defense of their hero. The game has lovely visuals and even the random enemies you encounter obviously had a lot of time put into their character models. Where the game suffers is in the combat department. There are only two attack buttons and your character never learns any other moves. Overall the game is pretty entertaining and worth playing if you are looking for an absent minded afternoon.
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is a traditional hack and slash role playing game that was released on PS2 and Xbox in late 2005.
|Developer: Midway San Diego
Release Date: December 12, 2005
Platforms: PS2, Xbox
JustRPG Score: 75%
+Easy to learn combat system.
+Combos are satisfying.
-Poor story line.
-No character customizations allowed.
-No shops to purchase items.
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows Overview
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is an action adventure role playing game that was the sequel to Gauntlet: Legends. In this version of the game there are no hidden characters to unlock, no central town where players can upgrade or purchase items, and no character customizations at all. Other than those complaints this is your standard hack and slash role playing game much like the previous Gauntlet games in the franchise. The multiplayer mode can be pretty fun, but once you and your friends beat it once its pretty much over and you probably wont play it again.
Future Tactics: The Uprising is a turn based strategy tactics game that was released for the Sony Playstation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube in early 2o04.
|Developer: Zed Two
Release Date: April 20, 2004
Platforms: PS2, Xbox, Gamecube
JustRPG Score: 68%
+Fun, interactive terrain.
+Great tactics gameplay.
Future Tactics: The Uprising Overview
Future Tactics: The Uprising is a turn based strategy tactics role playing game that was released for the PS2, GameCube, and Xbox. This quirky tactics game has a heavy focus on the destruction of the environment in each mission. When the player does so he or she can obtain items that will upgrade their characters. The player can also upgrade their characters from experience they obtains from winning missions and defeating enemies. Overall if you are a big fan of tactics games then this is worth a play, otherwise its not a perfect game and you should probably stay away.
Fatal Frame 3 for the Sony Playstaion 2 is the third installment in the fatal frame franchise, which introduced new characters and some old favorites.
Release Date: February 8, 2005
JustRPG Score: 85%
+Refreshing and Immersive Storyline.
+Unique “combat” system.
-No replay value.
-Graphics are now dated.
Fatal Frame 3 Overview
Fatal Frame 3 is a horror adventure role playing game that utilizes the vintage “Camera Obscura” to photograph and dispel ghosts. The game is third person and takes place in both the Manor of Sleep and the real world. When the player is awake he or she will develop photos of ghosts they have taken the night before and prepare for the next night. While asleep the player enter the Manor of Sleep where they take pictures of the ghosts and solve puzzles. With these unique concepts Fatal Frame 3 is a fun play through for the first time player but has little to no replay value.
Eragon is an action role playing game for the Sony Playstation 2, the Xbox 360, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo DS. The game is based off the novel and movie series.
Publisher: Vivendi Games
Release Date: November 14, 2006
Platforms: PS2, Xbox 360, Xbox, PC, DS
JustRPG Score: 55%
+Appeals to fans of the novel series.
-Lack luster combat system.
-Poor camera angles.
Eragon is a third person action role playing game based on the novel and movie series. The game was released in 2006 for the Sony Playstaion 2, the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Xbox, PC, and the Nintendo DS. The game starts with the main character finding a jewel which turns out to be a dragon egg. This catches the attention of the dragon lord and Eragon, the main character, must fight to destroy him. Overall the game was pretty poor, having bad visuals, bad camera angels, and very linear game play.
Enter the Matrix is an action adventure role playing game that is based on the hit movie series, The Matrix. This game includes a story concurrent with the second Matrix movie and has over an hour of unique footage.
|Developer: Shiny Entertainment
Release Date: May 15, 2003
Platforms: PS2, PC, GameCube, Xbox
JustRPG Score: 70%
+Appeals to fans of the movie franchise.
+Fun combat system.
-Clearly an unfinished game.
Enter the Matrix Overview
Enter the Matrix is an action adventure role playing game that was released for the PS2, PC, GameCube, and Xbox in early 2003. The release of the game was concurrent with the release of the second Matrix movie, The Matrix Reloaded. The game lets you control two main characters, Ghost, and Niobe, and sports about an hour of unique footage not seen in the movies. The game operates with a third person view which helps simulate the characters awareness of their surroundings like they have in the movies. The combat system is pretty fun and the extra footage is pretty cool but the game was obviously rushed and thus was unfinished.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future is an adventure role playing game where the player takes on the role of Ecco, a Dolphin. In this quirky game the player must navigate the sea in order to explore a world where dolphins and humans live in a combined society.
Release Date: March 3, 2002
Platforms: PS2, DC
JustRPG Score: 85%
+Quirky game play.
+Fun adventure game play.
+Well done story line.
-Almost too quirky.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Overview
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future is an adventure role playing game where the player swims through a science fiction world where humans and dolphins live in a cooperative society. The game has a pretty well done story that is very in depth and well thought out. Although the story line is great and the game is pretty fun overall the game is almost too quirky for its own good and it gets boring pretty quick.
Dynasty Warriors 4 is an action oriented role playing game with a real time combat system. Play through the Asian setting and bring glory to your army.
|Developer: Omega Force
Release Date: March 25, 2003
Platforms: PS2, Xbox
JustRPG Score: 86%
+Fun combat system.
+Easy to pick up controls.
+Good cast of characters.
Dynasty Warriors 4 Overview
Dynasty Warriors 4 is an real time action role playing game set in an Asian war between rival clans. With an easy to learn combat system and clearly defined goals Dynasty Warriors 4 is a fun action game that pretty much anyone would enjoy. Although the combat system is fun and easy to pick up it gets repetitive very fast considering you are doing the same attacks over and over continuously through every game mission.