Rogue Galaxy is…genius! This game is amazing, I just couldn’t believe an RPG could be combined with real time combat so well. It feels like a hack and slash, but if you try to slam on that ‘X’ button then you’ll be dead before you reach the first boss. No joke, it happened to me on the game’s second battle. Sad, really.
Okay, we’re jumping straight to the combat on this game. As I mentioned above, the combat is in real time. However, it’s still a random encounter. When a fight starts you get a giant flashing red ‘WARNING’ sign on your screen and when it goes away the enemies jump out of the ground. At this point you have to dispatch them with abilities, guns, arrows, swords, and flamethrowers. The weapons described above aren’t available to all the characters however, with the main character wielding a sword and handgun. In the game you have something sort of like a stamina bar that decreases when you attack, use an item, or use an ability. Once it runs out you have to run in circles like a little girl while it recharges. Or if you’re feeling skilled or just plain crazy, then you can block an enemy attack which instantaneously charges the bar to maximum power. This allows you to pull off a counter attack, no matter how much stamina you have left. The game also allows for jumping, carrying enemies, and throwing them around to amuse yourself. There’s so much more I could mention, but you’ll have to play for yourself to find out. Let’s just say one gun creates platforms on the enemies heads for you to jump on to damage them, and make use of jumping other than for attacking up high.
The story is definitely not the best out there, but honestly, not many RPG’s have very good stories anymore. In Rogue Galaxy a 17-year-old boy named Jaster is living a boring life hunting small monsters out in the desert for money. His home, the desert planet Rosa, is under control by one of two warring empires. He is tired of his monotonous life of living on an enslaved planet and one day, has his dreams fulfilled when he is mistaken for a famous monster hunter and is recruited to a crew of space pirates. Swords, space, and women. What more could you ask for in a game?
Jaster, the main character of the game.
Kisala, the only character you’ll ever care about, other than Jaster.