View Full Version : Skies of Arcadia
April 7th, 2002, 09:44
Woo Hoo! It's been pushed WAAAAAY back for PS2, but it should be out for GameCube in a matter of months. Possibly by the end of the year. This is a game that I have always wanted to try, but being poor as hell, I couldn't afford a Dreamcast. I am thinking that I will definately be picking up a copy of this game when it is released. Man, I just hope I can afford it. The list of games I want grows every day. Too many games coming out right now I tell you. :(
Anyways, I just wanted to ask the Dreamcast owners here how the game is. Is it really good, so-so, or does it suck? Because I really am thankful for the Sega love that Nintendo is getting right now.
April 7th, 2002, 20:15
I've had Skies of Arcadia since it was released on the Dreamcast. I personally loved it because of how similar it is to the Age of Exploration during the fifteenth century especially. I am a bit concerned about the ports because I have a feeling they will have more voiceovers implemented because the DC had plans for more voiceovers that were (thankfully) not followed through. Reasons why I love this game:
- great characters
- fairly unique plot
- pretty good music
- neat battle system (that gets old, unfortunately :p)
- fairly challenging game, depending on whether you build up the characters
- cool looking attacks that DON'T take five minutes to play out. But if you don't want to wait for them to play out, you can even SKIP them and continue the battle (how profound ;))
- very neat environments, both the locations and the people
- the main "theme" of the game. There are a number of themes in the game, but there is a very central one that more people should make note of. It's crucial for understanding how people live their lives, and way too many do not realize that.
This is the best RPG I've played since Suikoden 2. It certainly isn't the best RPG, but it's probably the best next gen RPG this side of Xenosaga. :p
April 7th, 2002, 22:32
Cool! I will definately be picking up a copy of this game when it comes out. Thanks for the commentary Ryos.
April 8th, 2002, 00:17
how long dos it take to beat it?
April 8th, 2002, 00:41
Originally posted by Carmofin
how long dos it take to beat it? The first time I played it (no looking around for the ton of optional stuff in the game), I took about fifty or sixty hours to finish it (I don't remember exactly what because I deleted that save for some reason). It's a fairly long game.
April 8th, 2002, 07:42
Skies is a great game. It took about 60 hours to beat. And I did some of the side quessts.
April 8th, 2002, 16:15
okay, bought ;)
April 8th, 2002, 17:52
Picked up as well.... $20 USD....can't beat that :)
Must be a good game..had difficulty finding it..and you should see the prices on Ebay...lol
April 8th, 2002, 19:53
Lots of stuff to do. As my friend Tony would say "It's GGGGGReat"
April 10th, 2002, 13:24
When will it be released on PS2?
April 10th, 2002, 13:27
Originally posted by Florindel
When will it be released on PS2? It's been delayed to at least the 2003 fiscal year.
April 10th, 2002, 19:26
It's out now for Dreamcast.
It should be out by the end of the year for GameCube.
It should be out sometime AFTER March 2003 for PS2.
There are no plans for its release on Xbox.
April 10th, 2002, 19:48
Here you go, have some wallpaper.
April 11th, 2002, 23:43
I'm def gonna buy this game after what Ryos said. I also can't wait till XenoSaga comes out in English. I need the PAL version so I hope it isn't gonna take so long as Xenogears which is only comig out in a short time.
ALso Sukoden III is coming out in Japan. I hoep that game is gonna be as good as #II
April 12th, 2002, 05:25
I too am looking forward to both of those titles and rebuying skies.
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