PSX Extreme: "Yes, the full name of this game is “Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman,” but it’s just so much easier to type “ZHP.” Besides, the latter doesn’t give our database fits. Anyway, we continue the Nippon Ichi tradition of charming, self-deprecating stories and environments combined with amazingly deep gameplay and character advancement systems. That being said, we also have similar reservations due to the emphasis on grinding and a lack of plot refinement. In other words, if you’re at all familiar with NIS productions, you won’t be surprised in the slightest when you check out ZHP. However, the developers were smart enough to keep things fresh by implementing a few significant alternations to the standard SRPG formula, which keeps the “been there done that” feeling at bay. I mean, you’re looking at a strategy/RPG that actually doesn’t rely on in-game menus much…and that’s all sorts of fresh."