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Rogue Galaxy (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Rogue Galaxy is the North American and European localized version of Rogue Galaxy (2005), only released in Japan at the time. Instead of only localizing the game, developer Level-5 Inc. spent 2 years to improve the game and add new features and content. This version was also re-released in Japan as Rogue Galaxy (Director's Cut).

The original single-layer DVD was replaced by dual-layer and the doubled amount of space was used for smoother, better-looking graphics and additional data. Aside from the 4 existing planets, a fifth one, Alistia, was added. It is not part of the main story, but deepens the storyline and has new quests and items. A key to access the new world can be found in chapter 8. The existing Insectron Tournament sidequest has been expanded with two species of Insectrons, each with 8 types of Insectrons per species. The level design of Rosencaster Prison, the Gladius Towers, the Daytron factory, Rosa's desert town, and Rosa's Labyrinth has also been altered.

Over 2,000 lines of additional voice dialogue were added, the battle animations were reworked, damaging enemies has become easier (attack formula revision) and Toady's analysis of weapons has also been simplified.

Other gameplay improvements include the introduction of collectible Burning Chips, which power the Burning Strike attack, more items overall, two new weapons for each character (except Jaster), with 140 weapons in total, and 5 bonus costumes for each character (6 for Kisala and Simon).

Screenshots

Rogue Galaxy PlayStation 2 The Revelation Flow. By combining various items, the player can raise stats or unlock new special moves.
Rogue Galaxy PlayStation 2 Intro cinematic. Our Hero, ladies and gentlemen.
Rogue Galaxy PlayStation 2 Title screen
Rogue Galaxy PlayStation 2 As per JRPG law, the hero's little home town is attacked by monsters.

Alternate Titles

  • "Rogue Galaxy (Director's Cut)" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Rogue Galaxy is a great last hurrah for the PS2 and a superb contribution to the RPG genre. The Cliffe (1586) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

The Press Says

Yet Another Review Site (YARS) Oct 30, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 Feb 20, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 31, 2007 17 out of 20 85
VicioJuegos.com Sep 10, 2007 83 out of 100 83
Adventure Lantern Dec, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Digital Spy Sep 07, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Fragland.net Oct 06, 2007 76 out of 100 76
G4 TV: X-Play Feb 12, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games Daily Jul 10, 2007 5 out of 10 50
HonestGamers Apr 01, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #3 PS2 Game of the Year

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