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Galerians: Ash (PlayStation 2)

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Galerians: Ash continues directly the story told in the first Galerians. Five hundred years into the future, an ultra-intelligent mother computer named Dorothy was given the responsibility of managing humans' lives. However, the computer's mind told her the humans must be destroyed as weak, imperfect beings, and a race of super-humans, the Galerians, must be created. But Rion, the hero of the first game, destroyed Dorothy in a dramatic battle. Now Rion is brought back to life and learns that Dorothy was able to execute a destructive program before her death. Once again, Rion must face and defeat Dorothy's creations, the Galerians.

The gameplay is similar to that of its preceding game, complementing a traditional survival horror scheme with the protagonist's unique abilities. Rion can fight enemies using various psychic techniques. The more he uses a technique, and the more damage he sustains, the more "addicted" he becomes, and when the addiction meter reaches the limit, his hit points get gradually depleted, and he cannot walk normally anymore. Like in other survival horror games, the protagonist relies heavily on healing and restoring items. Enemies also drop items that would raise Rion's maximum hit points or make his weapons stronger, in a RPG-like fashion.

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Galerians: Ash PlayStation 2 Loading screen
Galerians: Ash PlayStation 2 Rion's inventory
Galerians: Ash PlayStation 2 He's clearly underestimating the skill of a player
Galerians: Ash PlayStation 2 Prior to starting the new game, a brief yet long cinematic summarizes the events that took place in the original game

Alternate Titles

  • "The Last Galerians: Ash" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus Apr, 2003 92 out of 100 92
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Jan 21, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Chronicles Feb 23, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 24, 2003 13 out of 20 65
4Players.de May 19, 2003 49 out of 100 49
IGN Feb 04, 2003 4.4 out of 10 44
Gaming Target Apr 30, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Factornews May 26, 2003 3 out of 10 30

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אולג 小奥 (168743) added Galerians: Ash (PlayStation 2) on Sep 23, 2004