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Jade Cocoon: Story Of Tamamayu: Playstation 1

Platform : PlayStation
Rated: Teen
47 customer reviews

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  • Custom combine captured creatures into millions of powerful new monsters
  • Beautifully rendered backgrounds create a world rich in texture and tone
  • Pit your creation against a friend in arena mode
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Let's face facts here. Pokémon games will never appear on the PlayStation since Nintendo has those rights locked up for the next millennium. Still, if you are looking for a game that lets you catch monsters, train them, and guide them through numerous battles, you can still find that challenge on the PlayStation in Jade Cocoon. That is, if you can live without those pesky Pokémon creatures.

Jade Cocoon allows you to seek and collect millions of different monster combinations. You catch the beasts in the course of your quest to save your hometown. Once caught, the monsters help you build strength and power through combat as you prepare for the final showdown.

Jade Cocoon is a graphical tour de force from beginning to end. The animation of the characters and monsters are smooth, and the special effects for spells and other attacks are stunning. The audio is equally impressive.

While the multimedia effects may have held our attention, it was the gameplay that kept us coming back for another round of play. Success in combat relies on the strategic development of monsters, coupled with immediate tactical decisions during each battle. We spent hours testing possible monster combinations, thanks to a well-implemented preview window that lets players preview a monster merger before committing to the change. There's little guidance in the manual on effective combinations, but with a little common sense and a lot of mad-scientist experimentation, you will ultimately prevail. And although this isn't Pokémon, possibly "catch 'em all." --T. Byrl Baker

Pros:

  • Terrific graphics
  • Detailed storyline
  • Millions of potential monsters
Cons:
  • Cut-scenes are too long

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Let's face facts here. Pokémon games will never appear on the PlayStation since Nintendo has those rights locked up for the next millennium. Still, if you are looking for a game that lets you catch monsters, train them, and guide them through numerous battles, you can still find that challenge on the PlayStation in Jade Cocoon. That is, if you can live without those pesky Pokémon creatures.

Jade Cocoon allows you to seek and collect millions of different monster combinations. You catch the beasts in the course of your quest to save your hometown. Once caught, the monsters help you build strength and power through combat as you prepare for the final showdown.

Jade Cocoon is a graphical tour de force from beginning to end. The animation of the characters and monsters are smooth, and the special effects for spells and other attacks are stunning. The audio is equally impressive.

While the multimedia effects may have held our attention, it was the gameplay that kept us coming back for another round of play. Success in combat relies on the strategic development of monsters, coupled with immediate tactical decisions during each battle. We spent hours testing possible monster combinations, thanks to a well-implemented preview window that lets players preview a monster merger before committing to the change. There's little guidance in the manual on effective combinations, but with a little common sense and a lot of mad-scientist experimentation, you will ultimately prevail. And although this isn't Pokémon, possibly "catch 'em all." --T. Byrl Baker

Pros:

  • Terrific graphics
  • Detailed storyline
  • Millions of potential monsters
Cons:
  • Cut-scenes are too long

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Product Details

  • ASIN: B00001IVCC
  • Item Weight: 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,270 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 1999
This is one great RPG, I recomend it to anyone who likes the old style RPG's with the elemental powers. There is something new in this one though, not only is there text but speach as well. The graphics are really good, and all over is a great game. Its even more fun if you have a friend that owns the game as well. It took me 18 hours to beat, though you might think that is a little short there is a forest with more powerful monsters. If you liked Pokemon you will probably like this as well. You can catch, train and even merge monsters. The merging is really neat, you can make a wealth of new monsters. If a friend has the game than you can fight your friend with which adds many hours of time. The plot is great, and the magic powers are really cool. One of the other great things about this game is that not only can your monsters fight, but so can you! Overall a great game buy it, now!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 29, 2000
Never. That's what I thought about the catch and train monster games. With Pokemon nearly smothering the genreral public with merchindise and Monster Rancher chasing it's tail I thought that I would be the last person to fall into the insane craze of monster games. I do however enjoy stunning visuals and wonderful storylines, which is why RPG's intrance me so much. What lacks in graphics usually compenstates in plot and game play, with Jade Cocoon, I found myself emersed for hours.
I put the game in and literally watched slack jawed at the amazing opening sequence. It was beautiful animation, and that was followed by a captivating narrative. There was text, and spoken dialouge, which I don't mind reading, but I was impressed. Most conversations had spoken dialouge, not just in key moments of the game, but everwhere. The other element of the game that caught my eye was the stunning visuals. I was so happy to see that the characters weren't sprite-like people walking on maps with heads bigger than their bodies.
Now to every gamer, you will find faults, and I found a few, but compaired to the pros, the cons couldn't make me stop playing. As lush and beautiful the backgrounds were, they were also dark. Objects sliped by many times, and sometimes there were parts of the background that looked like paths that weren't. Minor complaints to a great game, despite the fact that it's based on capturing and combining monsters dubed minions.
Additiced is all I can say now. After I had captured my first monster, and began merging and fighting I became emersed in the game. The story had me, the graphics and animation had me, and I hate to admit it, but I kind of liked the whole Cocoon Master concept.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Karapcik on April 8, 2003
This is one of the very few RPG's I've played more than three times. (The other notable mention is Final Fantasy VI.) If you take Pokemon, strip out 90% of the childish nonsense, give it beautiful music, dreamlike landscapes, a plot, character development, and interresting monsters that can take on a multitude of forms, you get Jade Coccoon.
Jade Coccoon has a dreamlike fairy-tale quality that I enjoy. There is character development and an actual plot. The sound track is beautiful; I wish I could find it. The character Po tells some good stories (the first about Alcana is the best), which is a nice diversion. My favorite element of the game is that there is no clear "good guy" and "bad guy", there is conflict on both sides. It also touches on some theological questions in an interresting way. The graphics are also quite good for a PlayStation game, and actually add to the mood and setting rather than just act as flashy eye-candy.
My only problem with this game is that it seems slightly rushed in development. There are elements in the story that seem as if they will be developed, and they just "go away". There is also a slight bug: If you save a game while carrying firefly coccoons and turn off the PlayStation, when you re-start, the special abilities and spells of the creatures in the firefly coccoons will be erased. (However, sometimes this works to your advantage for breeding.) Purified coccoons left with Mahbu are safe. The game has also crashed three times on my PS2 (twice when Levant is summoning the first Minion of a fight), but for 50+ hours of play, that isn't bad.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 10, 2000
With its measured pace, a storyline filled with ritualism andlegends, and limited number of choices, Jade Cocoon may not be for the average modern gamer. Those who are hoping that this game is the Playstation equivalent of Pokemon will be deeply disappointed, because the only element Jade Cocoon has in common with Pokemon is a rich library of creatures to capture and train. However strange this may sound, Jade Cocoon has more in common with the old Endless Quest books.
The graphics are one of Jade Cocoon's strongest facets. The rich, well detailed backgrounds wil not fail to impress, despite the fact that the predominant color is the uninterrupted green of leaves (make sure you like that color). The graphics do deteriorate slightly during the battle scenes (the parallax makes the separate graphic planes advance one by one, as if the parts of the surroundings take small steps in various directions as the view zooms in or rotates), but, thankfully, the turn-based combat does not involve much camera work (the game has no camera controls and does not need any). Arguably, some of the cut scenes are too long and I found myself pressing buttons to end them, and the items are very hard to see when they are hidden in the shadows of incredibly large (and much more vibrant) greenery.
Sound is also on the game's side. The voices do seem overdone (the characters seem to overemphasyze every word, leading to an audible staccato beat during conversations, and there is too much focus on voice texture - every voice rasps and creaks). Sadly, during the entire course of the game your character never speaks. The music is quite characteristic - it's almost all drums, flutes, and such folk instruments, adding to Jade Cocoon's brooding, absorbing atmosphere.
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