About the Product
- Mana Khemia 2 adopts a unique type of turn based battle system
- You will have a set of attackers and supporters that would be exchanged in and out through out the battle with attack/support actions
- Players can search for ingredients throughout the world and create over 100 new item by using what was found
- There are 2 separate stories ready for Mana Khemia 2 one for each of the 2 main characters
- Depending on how you play the game can alter the ending
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Top Customer Reviews
The most defining characteristic of this game has to be its graphic. As the last RPG released on the PS 2, it also has the best graphic. Sprites are sharp and beautifully drawn, are much better than Ars Tonelico 2. The battle animation is excellent, with high quality art work and battle animation. Most of the attacks, both special and normal, are flashy and fun to look at. They never get boring, I replay the game sometime just to look at them.
Bad music can easily ruin good graphic. Fortunately that is not the case here. Music is catchy and very good, and match the game well. Near the end of the game there are NPCs that let you play any game music like a jukebox and also customize your battle music to something else if you like. Similar to the graphic, I never got bored to listening to them. Sometimes I would open the game up to listen to the music.
The game play are broken up by week. Each week you can do class assignment, character quest, or main story. The quests are pretty linear and not very sand box. It is less like romancing saga and more like final fantasy. The tutorials are awesome, you won't ever get lost and not know what to do. There are some grinding, but not too bad, as you progress in the game, you will gain the ability to automate grinding setting up delegation in your alchemy guild. So as you finish each quest, in addition to the quest reward, you get bonus free exp or alchemy ingredients, depending on what you ask your team to do.
Now the story. I think the game tried but failed to present a melodramatic story, but it doesn't matter, you will enjoy it any way, because it is laced with layer and layer of humor / funny episode.Read more ›
If you like this game, you should give other gust games a try. Ones such as Ar Tonelico 1/2 or Atelier Iris 1/2/3. This is not a direct sequel to Mana Khemia 1, but it does feature some familiar (and a few years older) faces. So don't be sad if you can't play as any of your favorite characters from MK1. Mechanics and gameplay remain nearly the same too. Also, not everyone has their own mana anymore. So things aren't exactly the same.
Overall really enjoyable.
In the dying years of the PS2, the English market has finally been seeing a number of small-company Japanese RPG games that often play to niche markets. Generally simplified as "JRPGs", this is both an adored and loathed term in the video game universe. How do you define one? "It looks animated" is nice and vague, but works. For the most part, you either like them or you don't. Some games have more popular appeal (like the Disgaea or Persona series), but there are dozens of essentially unknown games floating about for the hardcore fan to enjoy. This game, despite some attempts at originality, simply can't find its way out of the grab bag of JRPGs.
Characters? Story? Only so much can be expected. As with many JRPGs we have a high school type of setting, and characters are variably intelligent or mature in a variety you'd normally expect at that age. It can be very frustrating to see people complain about characters without understanding that a lot are just deliberately placed there as a generic role or stereotype fillers. To try to offer a different spin, Fall of Alchemy actually has two different plotlines that let you pick which main character you'd like to be before starting. Sadly the selections are terribly unbalanced, with the male protagonist angle of fighter and boytoy Raze offering a much better experience. Either direction you take, you're confined into the same environment by your school and the "main" plot events and story characters are shared between both.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The game was exactly as described. The game case was rather flimsy and broken upon arrival but that was the only complaint.Published on February 23, 2014 by Johnathon Dorsey
Game came promptly, which was great. However, took me awhile to get into it. Just did not feel as fun as the first game.
But then about 7 hours in I started getting into it. Read more
I ended up playing it on my ps2, and it was fun, but I couldn't get it to play on my ps3 even though other ps2 games have given me no issues. Just a heads up! Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by Joi
this is your type of game alot of assiments to do and likeable characters like ET and a very good storyline..Published on May 26, 2011 by Atelier Iris
The main female character's voice is a grating and irritating southern drawl which just ruins the game for me. If I can ignore that, the game's good... but it's hard to ignore.Published on November 29, 2010 by R. Moreland
I like the first one, just like the first one the story is funny. I played as the boy first his story was kind of off. I like the people around him. Read morePublished on January 19, 2010 by J. Brown
i liked better the synthesis stuffs in the first one as well as fishing but well this game is so funny its worth to play itPublished on December 16, 2009 by Jean Claude Daumerie