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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 Someone should teach this guard some manners, but Rion cannot attack friendly NPCs, though
Galerians: Ash PlayStation 2 Loading screen
Galerians: Ash PlayStation 2 Rion and Lilia, taking off around the place the first game ended
Galerians: Ash PlayStation 2 Opening cinematic introduces main characters and other galerians

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

PGNx Media Feb 19, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Jan 21, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2003 7 out of 10 70
PSX Extreme Mar 14, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 24, 2003 13 out of 20 65
GameSpy Feb 01, 2003 59 out of 100 59
GameSpot Feb 07, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN Feb 04, 2003 4.4 out of 10 44
Super Play May, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 22, 2003 3 out of 10 30

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Cor 13 (171997) added Galerians: Ash (PlayStation 2) on Sep 23, 2004