Reviewed on PS2

DarkCloud

Reviewed By: Nat
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GAME TECH INFO

Computer Platform: PlayStation II (Sony)
Produced by: SCEA
Price Range: $11-20
Learning curve time: 1-30 min.
Age level: Teens
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Overall Rating:
Genre: Roleplaying Game (RPG)
Christian Rating: 3 of 5
   (some objectionable elements)
Gameplay: 5 of 5
   (excellent)
Violence: 3 of 5
   (mild)
Adult Content: 3 of 5
   (mild)

DarkCloud Illustration copyrighted.
I am writing this review as a follow up to my dark cloud 2 review. DarkCloud is one of the most fun RPGS of all time. But its not for everyone.

Story: An evil called the dark genie has been let loose. It has destroyed your town and now you have been gifted with a stone that can restore it. On your quest you meet many people and have a shocking surprise about the nature of the dark genie.

Violence: Bloodless fantasy violence. Only against monsters.

Sexual Content: A party member named Ruby has a bikini type outfit but wears pants. A character in a village wears an out fit that shows a bar- midriff,quite a bit of cleavage and shows quite a bit of leg.
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<Magic: The dark genie was created by mixing the blood of witches with that of a human and is said to be pure dark energy. The prince of the east Seda uses something called the forbidden spell to travel though time. A character called the fairy king has a barely noticeable ying-yang on his clothing and seals people magically in balls called atla to protect them. Ruby uses magic rings to attack. And a character named Goro's father in a message tells his son that he (the father) is a spirit now. Also at the end you call out for a wandering soul so you can restore someone's life. Also I sword called the man eater that supposedly eats souls.

Language: A few characters say D*** and B******. A talking slingshot says d****. Since the game has no voices but uses text boxes you can skip it. And just don't use a slingshot called steve.

Redeeming Qualitys: Toan his self-sacrfical on his quest to save the world. Seda kills himself so Toan can be saved .

Game Play: Good. Dungeon crawling galore. It can get a bit tedious at times but is fun nonetheless. The georama system is here to but not with as many options as dark cloud 2. You can also build your weapon up into a more powerful form. You do not level up but instead use items to boost your stats.

Overall: 7/10 Mainly because of Ruby's outfit and the fact that it has more occult than number 2. I'd say play this only if you won't get led astray. Maybe 13+.

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Year of Release—2001

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