PSX Extreme: Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy Review

PSX Extreme writes: "Being a huge fan of JRPGs during the PS1 and most of the PS2 eras, I must admit to being disappointed with the later offerings on the PS2 where only a few Atlus productions (the Shin Megami Tensei franchise has never been better) seem to be worth my time. I want to like the NIS America and Gust efforts like this one here, but I have never been able to get into the school setting and the increasingly annoying voice acting and behavior of the characters has finally taken its toll. Perhaps I could deal with it better at a younger age but now it's just plain annoying, and although I always enjoy a good turn-based battle mechanic (which I vastly prefer to real-time in my RPGs, anyway), games like Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy simply fall short of the intended goal in my eyes. The story takes too long to develop and the humorous elements stopped being comical years ago, which makes progressing through the storyline more of a chore. Ah well, maybe it'll work for the die-hards."

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