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Grandia II – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Animated Violence, Mild Language

Grandia II – Second Opinion

After forcing myself to sit through Final Fantasy VIII and The Legend Of Dragoon, I appreciate any game or developer that does away with prerendered 2D backgrounds. Though not always as pretty, 3D graphics like those found in the game add a level of interactivity—and dare I say realism—that the aforementioned titles were missing.

Grandia II

Game Description: Dive into a world of fantasy, combat, and magical intrigue in Grandia II for the Dreamcast. You are Ryudo, a young hero entrusted with a vital mission to escort the priestess Elena. In your epic journey you'll explore dank and dangerous dungeons, utilize powerful magic, gather precious items, and battle fierce enemies. Improve your skills, meet scores of colorful characters, and save the world in the beautiful, 3D, interactive, role-playing of Grandia II from Game Arts.

Evolution 2: Far Off Promise – Second Opinion

From Bens review of Evolution 2, I can tell he didnt play the first part. I know because the sentiments he expressed about the sequel are very similar to my critique of the original. Those exposed to the series for the first time—whether it be part one or two—are bound to have a positive reaction.

Evolution 2: Far Off Promise – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Animated Violence, Use of Tobacco & Alcohol

Evolution 2: Far Off Promise – Review

The sequel to Dreamcast's very first RPG, Evolution: World Of Sacred Device, Evolution 2: Far Off Promise doesn't tell a particularly enthralling story, nor does it provide much of a break from the familiar RPG fighting. What it does do is take a more logical and fun approach to a genre that has changed very little over the years.

Evolution 2: Far Off Promise

Game Description: Mag Launcher and his crew are back for more role-playing adventures on the Dreamcast with Evolution 2. Delving deeper into the story and characters than did its predecessor, Evolution 2 starts by showing how Mag's dungeon-exploring exploits have gained him a little notoriety, leading Dr. Whitehead to invite him on a new expedition. This sequel adds a new character to the cast, Yurka, but there's reason to suspect his motivations. You'll fight battles both day and night, collect treasure, and solve puzzles that bring you further into the game's story. Evolution 2 features 3D characters, a third-person perspective, Visual Memory Unit support, and a turn-based battle engine that's easy to learn.

Speed Devils – Consumer Guide

Speed Devils – Review

The Dreamcast, for example, launched with as many as five racing titles; each offering a suitable showing in both the graphics and speed departments. But, to little surprise, amid the games flashy visuals, there was little in terms of innovation or fun gameplay. Speed Devils, on the other hand, presents us with quite the opposite scenario; the game won't wow you with stunning graphics, but its arcade gameplay may be just deep enough to add up to a good time.

Speed Devils

Game Description: Fast-paced, arcade-style driving action hits the Dreamcast in the form of Ubi Soft's Speed Devils—only this time, it's personal. The first thing you'll notice is the game's emphasis on presenting recognizable rivals throughout the races. Instead of competing against faceless "computer" foes, you meet 17 rival drivers with distinct personalities; these defining characteristics come out in their driving tendencies. Yu Kioto's calm demeanor, for example, is reflected in his calculated, mistake-free driving. It's a cool feature that gives the single-player game depth: you not only have to handle wacky obstacles as you roar around the track, but you have to handle each driver differently.

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