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« on: June 27, 2005, 04:29:17 PM »

As a person who loves my GBA and RPGs I have been suffering from a fair amount of withdrawl lately so I have been anxiously waiting for Riveria: The Promised Land.

And thisreview is pretty positive!


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Riviera was an excellent title overall. Though I was excited about it at first and lost my interest during the first hour or so of gameplay, the game did a great job of picking my interest back up and transforming itself into another epic 2D RPG. This is the kind of title we need to see more of as technology continues to improve: a great storyline, unique battle system, and 2D greatness is what makes this title spectacular. This is definitely the sleeper hit for the Game Boy Advance this summer.




Now I just need to find it in stores!
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2005, 05:18:58 PM »

IN!

If I can find it...
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2005, 07:30:15 PM »

Didn't care for the review much...

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If you don’t know much about the enemy you’re fighting, you can also check out stats and possible strategies for defeating the enemies (although I’m usually so good I don’t need to do that).


Great to know.  I bow down to you.

Can't wait for a Gamespot, Gamespy, IGN, etc. review...
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2005, 11:33:26 PM »

The game looks interesting, but there are many things that look like they might make the game frustrating.  I'm really hoping someone posts a long, informative review before Wednesday.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2005, 01:41:29 AM »

According to GameRankings, Nintendo Power is giving it 6.5 out of 10.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2005, 01:49:59 AM »

NP Gave it that review, and cited that it was a mixture of interesting ideas with so so execution. The controls for battle and movement are much different from things you'd expect from a normal RPG and it can be off-putting.

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You don't equip or use items, you choose 4 before each battle and those items determine which enemies you can attack.

You also don't have direct control outside of battle,  you select a destination and tell your party to go there.

They pretty much say it's okay but don't expect the next great RPG
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2005, 12:39:22 PM »

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NP Gave it that review, and cited that it was a mixture of interesting ideas with so so execution... They pretty much say it's okay but don't expect the next great RPG


mixing an rpg with a dating sim was bound to produce some strange results, but i'm definitely still looking forward to giving it a shot (of course, if it's totally fubar, i will report back immediately smile )...
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2005, 03:38:33 PM »

The newest one is from RPG Gamer


Final thoughts of the review :


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There are few games which truly find a way to excel in a number of aspects while not being dragged down in others; Riviera stands up as an excellent example of innovation in an RPG, especially considering it can be played for a few minutes or a few hours in a sitting, simply depending upon how much time an RPGamer has for their on-the-go gaming. While the GBA often gets overlooked as a system rich in RPGs, what it may not have in quantity, it certainly has in quality. This is certainly a title that would be an excellent addition to anyone's collection, even if they normally do not play RPGs, as it is simple to pick up, fast to learn, and enjoyable the entire way through. It is a game that should not be passed up if possible.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2005, 04:04:03 PM »

1up has their review up as well: link

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New portable RPGs are few and far between at the moment, so Riviera definitely benefits from being in the right place at the right time. But it's an interesting, entertaining adventure in its own right. Atlus' latest probably won't be to everyone's tastes, but anyone looking for a lengthy, engrossing and above all unique handheld quest this summer would be remiss in passing it up.


They gave it a 7.5.

We need a CG review for this.  We're getting scooped!  Someone buy me a copy and I'll do it.   :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2005, 04:29:47 PM »

Its Atlus?  I'll make the appropriate request....
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2005, 04:35:18 PM »

heh. I was about to pick this one up just to see it.  I've been following it since I heard of it's upcoming release in Japan about eighteen months ago. smile  Can't wait for Thursday. smile
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2005, 05:08:39 PM »

My copy is at EB right now, so tonight you guys can expect my rambling, incoherent, quick impressions, that do nothing but make you wish someone else got the game and could help you.

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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2005, 05:51:14 PM »

Crap, now I have to actually find my GBASP which has mysteriously gone missing.
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