Dark Cloud 2
Awesome game. Fun combat. Great city crafting system. Interesting characters. If you liked number 1 you'll love this.
Game didn't run well on my ps2
How foolish I was to hope that I would get a working used copy of this game. Game has issue running to the next cutscene after the first Max battle.
Where to start. I got this game when I wasn't very old but I remember playing it lots and having very fond memories of this game, remembering all of the moments I got to. The story is wonderful! Its cheery but slightly dark at times. Its a original and interesting and it gets you hooked. The graphics were amazing for its time. The gameplay was wonderful! There was hardly ever a dull moment. All of the things you could do in this game amazed me when I was younger and still amaze me now. The music is beautiful and addicting(I listen to it now as I write this). This is truly a game with lasting appeal. It is great for all ages and all gamer's, weather hardcore or just relaxed. It has something for most everyone and it will make you keep playing and wanting more. I wish now that I had it. A wonderful game that I will always remember.
a master piece is a bit of a insult to this game. Dark cloud 2 is the best game i have ever played and ive played all the zeldas all the star oceans all the kingdom hearts all the dragon quests all the devil may cry games all the final fantasy games (Final fantasy VII is probly a very close tie) all the white knight chronicle games demon soul most of the elder scrolls sryrim is BEAST!!!! but this game just has somthing special that just makes it really fun and addicting i played over 300 hours of gameplay of this game sure some parts of it are cheesy but thats one of the reasons i love it i love that you level up your weapon and building them up is really really fun the battle system is really simple but creative its not to hard if you buy this game i will garante after the 1st 5 hours you play you will be addicted.
A must have.
One of the best games ever if you can find it make sure to pick it up.
High Replay Value. Tons of fun.
I picked this game up before me and my family went on a trip to see the rest of the family. I hate family visits so this game saved me. But little did i know that i would still be playing this game today. I have probably played this game over 15 times, all the way through since i have bought it. The story is amazing, the graphics were really good for it's time, and the game play was tons of fun (maybe a little repetitive in fighting but the weapon customization has you wanting to test out your new weapons in dungeons anyway) The music is nice and sets the mood of the story very well. The crafting system of the game is really fun, take pictures, gather score, get good items that are very useful. Fishing and spheda are very fun also, when you just feel like relaxing and not really killing anything. This is by far my most cherished game of all time, i can see myself playing it again and again until my playstation breaks and i can't find another working one.
The Best Game Ever.
Dark Cloud 2 took many different elements from many different games, put them in an atom smasher and wound up with a God game.
You're a young teenager named Max who is tired of his dull life behind a city wall, and when he discovers the secret to a red stone his father gave him, he sets off on a marvelous adventure. Though the story at many points is childish, it helps keep a lightness to the game, but many parts are tragic and down right sad. Its strikes a very nice balance between mature and childish elements. Though the dialogue could have used some work.
The gameplay was very fun though sometimes repetitive. Despite another reviewers post, you actually have 3 different attack combos, not just two attacks. And that just for your short ranged weapons. Both playable characters also have a long ranged weapon, which is very nice as well. This equals out to about 14 different attacks with each character. Which isn't bad at all. There are tons of different weapons in the game, all of which can be customized and built up into better, stronger weapons. You can use a robotic suit with customizable weapons, armor, wheels, feet, ect. You also later have the ability to transform into multiple different monsters that you fight in the game. The dungeons are well designed, randomly generated and fairly short to extremely large. Not to mention a ton of bosses and mini bosses which are a joy to fight. There is also a really well designed fishing system in the game, which can keep you side tracked for hours, along with fishing contests and fishing races which are unlocked as you progress through the game. There is also a game called spheda, which is DC2's take on golf. While there is definitely a learning curb, once you get the hang of it, it is very enjoyable. There is also an invention system which has also been very well designed. You take pictures with a camera, put 3 together to make an idea, then get resources to build it. You can get rare and powerful items by doing this and its a really nice way to break off from the main story.
The graphics are quite marvelous for this game being made in 2003. While multiple companies were using cel-shaded graphics back then, Level-5 was one of the few who actually got it right. A nice blend between realism and cel-shading plus just a touch of anime style cartooning make them just wonderful
While the dialogue can be a bit silly at times, for the most part, the sound is lovely. The music for Dark Cloud 2 is some of the best videogame music I have ever heard. Period. Background sounds and ambient sounds are very nicely done as well.
I've played through this game probably at least 6 times and I'm about ready to go through it again. Plus, you can rack up to as many as 80 hours in a single play through. I've never seen such great replay value on any game I've played.
This has been my favorite game ever since I first played it in 2003. For only 20 dollars it is a steal compared to 60 dollar pieces of garbage some companies are shoveling out nowadays. Its rare to find in stores but if you do see it, it would be an absolute tragedy not to buy it.
Good Game but unpolished
---Gameplay--- There is a good amount of different game types in Dark Cloud 2 but they mostly feel unpolished. For combat, theres only 2 different attacks and 2 blocking moves that make the game feel very repetitive especially for being over a 60 hour storyline. Also, this game is above average for difficulty especially towards the end of the game where you can die constantly just to be sent back to the main menu. Spreda(golf) is more difficult than real golf. Imagine if you don't reach par, you lose, or if you go out of bounds, you lose a turn and go back to where you shot from. Plus the hole only works if the ball bounces either even or odd amount of times. Also, there are many obstacles in the way and in some areas, pretty much everything is a hazard. Fishing is simple and can be fun for awhile. Building towns is fun because you can build the way you want after meeting some guidelines. ---Graphics--- The graphics are decent in this game but there aren't too many character animations which can make some sequences look ackward. Most of the game are dungeons which are randomized maps that have the exact same enviroment for that area. This can really kill your motivation to advance when all you see is the same thing for a few hours. There is no CG in this game which I like but usually games with no CG you have seamless cutscenes but this game has a 5-10 second black screen in-between each part of the cutscene. So a 10 second clip can be followed by a 5 second black screen, then another 10 second clip and so on. Good thing there aren't many cutscenes in this game until around the end. ---Sound--- The themes and sound effects are good but when theres only a few different actual areas in the game, it can get very repetitive. Plus, if you kill an enemy as they are about to do something, it still makes the sound effect like they did something after they died. ---Lasting Appeal--- The script is so childish and illogical that the main characters usually speak about pointless things. This story feels on par with Final Fantasy XIII which was hit or miss with fans but this game is less mature. I can see this game going 2 ways with gamers, either you love it and can't get enough of it, or you find all the issues I listed above so annoying that you nit-pick nearly every aspect of the game. ---Overall--- It is a good game but unpolished. This series has a lot of potential but feels like it lacks the man power to make it great. I only played this game for the first time this year so my standards are much higher than that they were when this game first released but even then, a lot of the issues were still relevant. ---My Advice--- I don't recommend this game for buying unless you've enjoyed the first one or played this game before. For $20, if you have a PS3, pick up Demon's Souls instead.
this is really long game mabe the longest game on ps2 also it so fun sound is really good and a good story to it i give it a 10 it is really good.
Bright colors, amazing environments, and entertaining character design. Great battle system. Engaging plot; exciting, light-hearted and amusing.
Easy to pick up and play. A deeper understanding of the game 's Building and Synthesizing mechanics are not necessary to enjoy the game, making it a great title for younger or newer gamers. However, as an adult I have found this to be a rewarding RPG that I would recommend to any fan of the genre!
Had this title for 5 or 6 years now and I've replayed it at least twice.
- Old school gamer that still plays RPGs on many consoles.