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FullMetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy (DS)

FullMetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy (DS)
alaScore 72

9 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the action. The price also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the gameplay.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the FullMetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy (DS)


Alchemy isn't without irony, it would seem. Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the most popular and well-liked anime series worldwide, but somehow its conversion to the Nintendo DS diminishes the series from gold to lead. This short adventure that skews...

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy


Does the debut of Fullmetal Alchemist on the DS follow the series' Law of Equivalent Exchange? Or will gamers actually get more than their money's worth?

Classic side scrolling action; lots of cool material for fans of the series

Gameplay can get a bit repetitive; a couple of minor gameplay glitches

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Full Metal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy


Combine a cult fave Anime TV series with interactive rune-scrawling and button mashing in a classic side-scroller and poof! Full Metal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy, an interactive rune-scrawling, button mashing side-scrolling game based on a cult fave...

Apparently, the Anime series Full Metal Alchemists boasts a large and loyal cult following. As such, games based on it were inevitable. There are a couple of mediocre oldies on PlayStation2, but new on Nintendo DS is Full Metal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy.


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Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy Review


The joy of beating up bad guys shines through some troubling issues.

Even the ability to replay the game with different characters doesn't help. Though having additional playable characters seems like it would add a good chunk of replay value, the lack of character-specific levels and fights for them just disappoints....

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy


Just when you thought those clever DS subtitles were gone!

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy


Fullmetal Alchemist was one of the biggest anime in 2005. Along with the anime series' explosion, there came several games designed for the PS2. They were published by Square Enix and were modestly successful. Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy would...

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy - Review


Well this is going to be a short review. It's not because I'm a lazy game reviewer, and it's not because I think your attention span has been destroyed by too much television. It's simply because Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy is a short game. So...

My dual sympathies go out to gamers who find themselves playing this short and dull game.