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

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

Game Chronicles Feb 11, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GotNext Apr 29, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Legendra Nov 12, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Adventure Lantern Dec, 2007 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot Jan 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Mar 22, 2007 8 out of 10 80
RPGFan Feb 19, 2007 80 out of 100 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Dec 17, 2007 7 out of 10 70
AceGamez Oct, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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Awards

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

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