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Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica (PS2)

Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica (PS2)
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Sep, 2014

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Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica

 

One of the best and most peculiar RPGs you will experience for a while. Writing a review of a sequel is always an interesting endeavor. Not only must you realize...

Superlative music ; Inventive combat and upgrade system ; Charming characters ; Interesting story

Recycled sound effects ; A glitch that could ruin the game

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Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Review

 

Although the day of traditional JRPGs is fast disappearing behind us, there are a few that continue to arrive on the aging PS2. Those who have become familiar with the genre over the past decade know what to expect: cutesy, appealing characters with...

Ar Tonelico II: Melody of MetaFalica provides JRPG fans with a very cool combat mechanic that is entertaining enough to sustain you throughout the lengthy quest. There isn’t enough in the way of exploration and the emphasis on Song Magic makes...

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Ar Tonelico 2: Melody of MetaFalica

 

A sequel with twice the sex appeal!

Do I recommend Ar Tonelico 2? Well it depends on how much the romance aspects of the game interest you. For me, the simplistic dungeons and limited number of battles made it feel exactly like what it is: a teenage-focused dating sim with RPG elements -...

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Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica

 

It's taken me a full month to digest the wildly unique RPG that is Ar tonelico II. In general, the experience was wondrous, but it was occasionally soiled by a variety of problems, most of which are exclusive to the North American version. In this...

The music is also excellent, and if you want a chaper alternative to importing the soundtrack, the two disc OST is available as two separate discs from NIS America, which can be obtained through getting a limited edition version of the game, and also...

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Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica

 

For people with the first run of the game, there's a nearly unavoidable game crashing bug close to the game's last boss causes the game to freeze when a certain character does an attack. While NIS has addressed this by e-mailing people telling them...

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Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica

 

Gust is known for developing highly unique videogames, sometimes sacrificing wide audiences for implementation of very specific original design elements. If there was ever a game to break this niche status, the well-crafted Ar tonelico II: Melody of...

Ar tonelico II is a great JRPG with a unique, though not exactly cutting-edge presentation, great combat, and an interesting, well-paced story. RPG fans shouldn't miss this one.

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Second Verse, Better Than the First

 

Ar Tonelico II was one of the best RPGs the PS2 had ever seen, with a killer battle system, a storyline and characters I actually cared about and tons of replay value... until it decided I couldn't finish it.

Yes, I'm in full-on defense mode here: this is a great RPG, and much of it comes down to how the game handles combat. The first time around, battles were essentially a bunch of time-killing attacks while the Reyvalteils, girls that can sing song magic,...

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Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica

 

Goddess-on-goddess action! Yes, it's as good as it sounds

Well-designed, fun battle system ; Tons of well-written humor ; Includes awesome soundtrack

Getting rejected in the Cosmosphere ; Having to make tough decisions ; Not on PS3

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AR Tonelico 2: Melody of MetaFalica Review

 

A great continuation of a solid RPG franchise, Ar Tonelico 2 is worth the time and effort you'll put into its lengthy quest.

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Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Review

 

Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica occupies an extremely niche corner of the RPG spectrum. It's a game featuring underage girls and generously-breasted heroines alike in "romantic" situations and heaps on innuendo like developers Banpresto (now a...

There's been plenty of discussion in the IGN offices about what to do with this game's score. If I hadn't passed the aforementioned bug, the score would have tumbled to "don't-touch-this levels." Instead, it's become a cautious recommendation of a game...

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