Brave Story: New Traveler

PSP - MPN: 853466001056
Product Details
Description
Fantasy becomes reality in the course of changing one's destiny from worse to better. High quality Asian animation, rich with cultural mythology, takes you through series of adventures and battles. Your travels will bring new experiences as you emerge to a new realm of consciousness, reboen to an new world. On a day that starts like any other, a boy's life is changed forever. As the main character and his friend Miki pass a leisurely afternoon, Miki suddenly collapses from an unknown illness. When the girl shows no sign of waking, the main character grows distraught over not being a better friend and not having the means to save her. Suddenly, a strange voice offers him a second chance: ?Beyond the door you can change your destiny!? He soon leaves the real world and journeys to the world of Vision, where, as a novice ?Traveler,? he will surmount myriad ordeals in hopes of ultimately meeting with the Goddess of Fortune to have a single wish granted. No load time between battles. Beautifully rendered 3D graphics with a distinct visual style, highlighted by polished character and enemy movement, and a unique animation for each special ability. Collect special birds which you can use for mini-games or trade for rare items. Network with friends to trade your birds, or game-share a mini-game to have friends assist in capturing rare birds.
Quick Glance
Game Genre Role Playing Games (RPG)
Release Date 2007-7-31
Expert Reviews
BRAVE STORY: NEW TRAVELER
4 Star Review  GameZone - Aug 3, 2007

Brave Story: New Traveler begins with the following scenario: Miki (sitting on a bench, enjoying the sun): “Wow! What a beautiful day. I love this kind of weather. See how nice it is to be outdoors for a change?” Tatsuya, glued to his PSP, fails to respond. Miki, getting frustrated: “Hello, Earth to Tatsuya!? Unbelievable! Don’t you do anything besides play video games!? You promised you’d help me take Kratos [her dog] for a walk.” The player then has the choice to make Tatsuya respond by saying one of two things: “I did?” or “Just one more level…” I of course chose the latter.

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Brave Story: New Traveler
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 3, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 7 expert reviews for Brave Story: New Traveler and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Brave Story
4 Star Review   By member mojave - Oct 1, 2008   

Strengths: Fairly standard turn-based RPG with friendship-based twist to combat

Weakness: Linear game design and cliche story means this one doesn't stand out from the crowd

Brave Story is a solid, but not special, role playing game for the PSP. It features all you would expect: turn-based combat against randomly appearing baddies, dungeon crawls alternating with towns with similar shops, non-player characters that have 1 line of dialog for you that is usually related to the next story point, and a handful of fairly tough boss fights. The battles are spiced up somewhat by the inclusion of a friendship system that unlocks more powerful combo attacks amongst your party members the more they fight together. Otherwise, the story is suitable and the game long enough to give RPG fans their money's worth. It just won't end up being the most memorable game they've played.

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High Fantasy on PSP
5 Star Review   By member jbetancourt - Sep 29, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent RPG-core elements, great graphics, character designs

Weakness: if you are anti-RPG tradition0type you might say "not that original" but the simple, similar exterior masks complexity and depth which requires patience to uncover

There are few truly original titles on the PSP, especially in the RPG department. Brave Story (no acronym please!) is an excellent new entry with familiar RPG elements yet completed with huge attention to detail, and a dedication to a quality gaming experience throughout. The story is compelling, the characters are interesting and well-developed and the graphics are colorful and painterly. Quick load times are a plus too. OK yes, you do still have random battles, but that's just part of the tradition. Overall: High-quality fantasy that feels new and classic from the start.

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Extremely Solid
4 Star Review   By member yakkotank - Aug 13, 2008   

Strengths: Great graphics, sound, and gameplay.

Weakness: Story starts out slow.

Brave Story is a thoroughly excellent original RPG for the PSP. In a technical sense, everything looks and sounds good, and load times are nonexistent. In terms of gameplay, Brave Story is more like the classic RPGs of yore than today's titles, which is actually a good thing. Easy to pick up and play, and very well-made. Highly recommended for old-school RPG fans.

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A classic RPG
5 Star Review   By member fever - Jul 24, 2008   

Strengths: Great graphics, full big console RPG

Weakness: Limited character customization, Story takes some time to get going.

This is one of the first role playing game on a Handheld the truly plays and feels like a big console RPG, complete with a classic game system similar to Final Fantasy, random encounters and turn based combat. A very welcome addition to the PSP. I found the controls easy to understand and with the multi player combo system it has some welcome strategy added to the combat. The story seems to be a bit generic, plus the limited customization of the character makes the game overall much simpler than it could be. However the graphics are very good, plus the cute sidekick "Yuno" really adds to the appeal of the game. Overall this is an excellent full-size RPG that is a must buy for any PSP owner.

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Generic RPG
3 Star Review   By member tienqvu - Jun 25, 2008   

Strengths: good character models,classic rpg gameplay

Weakness: bland environments, repetitive battles

Brave Story is a pretty generic RPG for the PSP. It follows the script of your classic RPG and doesn't offer much variation to make it stand out. There are a handful of side quests and bird battles, so the game can occupy you for quite a while. overall it is a decent game, but there are so many other RPG options on the PSP that would merit consideration before this one.

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Brave Story
5 Star Review   By member psincubus - Feb 24, 2008   

Strengths: good characters, decent battle system, decent story

Weakness: slightly short

Brave Story is an old school RPG (turn based battle, fantasy setting, etc). It's strength comes in the battle system where you can perform combos with your other members that do a lot of damage. The story is decent and the characters are all great. Good graphics as well. Overall a good game.

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A Brave Game
3 Star Review   By member The_Admiral - Dec 21, 2007   

Strengths: Interesting characters. Well done game all around.

Weakness: It's a typical RPG.

Brave Story is a RPG for the PSP that does everything well. It has interesting characters, nce combat, a decent story, and all the trapping syou would expect in a JRPG. But, it doesn't have anything exceptional that makes it stand out. It's Good. But typical of the genre.

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Product Details
Description
Fantasy becomes reality in the course of changing one's destiny from worse to better. High quality Asian animation, rich with cultural mythology, takes you through series of adventures and battles. Your travels will bring new experiences as you emerge to a new realm of consciousness, reboen to an new world. On a day that starts like any other, a boy's life is changed forever. As the main character and his friend Miki pass a leisurely afternoon, Miki suddenly collapses from an unknown illness. When the girl shows no sign of waking, the main character grows distraught over not being a better friend and not having the means to save her. Suddenly, a strange voice offers him a second chance: ?Beyond the door you can change your destiny!? He soon leaves the real world and journeys to the world of Vision, where, as a novice ?Traveler,? he will surmount myriad ordeals in hopes of ultimately meeting with the Goddess of Fortune to have a single wish granted. No load time between battles. Beautifully rendered 3D graphics with a distinct visual style, highlighted by polished character and enemy movement, and a unique animation for each special ability. Collect special birds which you can use for mini-games or trade for rare items. Network with friends to trade your birds, or game-share a mini-game to have friends assist in capturing rare birds.
Quick Glance
Game Genre Role Playing Games (RPG)
Release Date 2007-7-31
Summary
Product Title Brave Story: New Traveler
Manufacturer XSeed Games
Power Score 4.2 | 9 Reviews
General
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Expert Reviews
BRAVE STORY: NEW TRAVELER
4 Star Review  GameZone - Aug 3, 2007

Brave Story: New Traveler begins with the following scenario: Miki (sitting on a bench, enjoying the sun): “Wow! What a beautiful day. I love this kind of weather. See how nice it is to be outdoors for a change?” Tatsuya, glued to his PSP, fails to respond. Miki, getting frustrated: “Hello, Earth to Tatsuya!? Unbelievable! Don’t you do anything besides play video games!? You promised you’d help me take Kratos [her dog] for a walk.” The player then has the choice to make Tatsuya respond by saying one of two things: “I did?” or “Just one more level…” I of course chose the latter.

Read the full review »

Brave Story: New Traveler
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 3, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 7 expert reviews for Brave Story: New Traveler and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Brave Story
4 Star Review   By member mojave - Oct 1, 2008   

Strengths: Fairly standard turn-based RPG with friendship-based twist to combat

Weakness: Linear game design and cliche story means this one doesn't stand out from the crowd

Brave Story is a solid, but not special, role playing game for the PSP. It features all you would expect: turn-based combat against randomly appearing baddies, dungeon crawls alternating with towns with similar shops, non-player characters that have 1 line of dialog for you that is usually related to the next story point, and a handful of fairly tough boss fights. The battles are spiced up somewhat by the inclusion of a friendship system that unlocks more powerful combo attacks amongst your party members the more they fight together. Otherwise, the story is suitable and the game long enough to give RPG fans their money's worth. It just won't end up being the most memorable game they've played.

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High Fantasy on PSP
5 Star Review   By member jbetancourt - Sep 29, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent RPG-core elements, great graphics, character designs

Weakness: if you are anti-RPG tradition0type you might say "not that original" but the simple, similar exterior masks complexity and depth which requires patience to uncover

There are few truly original titles on the PSP, especially in the RPG department. Brave Story (no acronym please!) is an excellent new entry with familiar RPG elements yet completed with huge attention to detail, and a dedication to a quality gaming experience throughout. The story is compelling, the characters are interesting and well-developed and the graphics are colorful and painterly. Quick load times are a plus too. OK yes, you do still have random battles, but that's just part of the tradition. Overall: High-quality fantasy that feels new and classic from the start.

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Extremely Solid
4 Star Review   By member yakkotank - Aug 13, 2008   

Strengths: Great graphics, sound, and gameplay.

Weakness: Story starts out slow.

Brave Story is a thoroughly excellent original RPG for the PSP. In a technical sense, everything looks and sounds good, and load times are nonexistent. In terms of gameplay, Brave Story is more like the classic RPGs of yore than today's titles, which is actually a good thing. Easy to pick up and play, and very well-made. Highly recommended for old-school RPG fans.

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A classic RPG
5 Star Review   By member fever - Jul 24, 2008   

Strengths: Great graphics, full big console RPG

Weakness: Limited character customization, Story takes some time to get going.

This is one of the first role playing game on a Handheld the truly plays and feels like a big console RPG, complete with a classic game system similar to Final Fantasy, random encounters and turn based combat. A very welcome addition to the PSP. I found the controls easy to understand and with the multi player combo system it has some welcome strategy added to the combat. The story seems to be a bit generic, plus the limited customization of the character makes the game overall much simpler than it could be. However the graphics are very good, plus the cute sidekick "Yuno" really adds to the appeal of the game. Overall this is an excellent full-size RPG that is a must buy for any PSP owner.

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Generic RPG
3 Star Review   By member tienqvu - Jun 25, 2008   

Strengths: good character models,classic rpg gameplay

Weakness: bland environments, repetitive battles

Brave Story is a pretty generic RPG for the PSP. It follows the script of your classic RPG and doesn't offer much variation to make it stand out. There are a handful of side quests and bird battles, so the game can occupy you for quite a while. overall it is a decent game, but there are so many other RPG options on the PSP that would merit consideration before this one.

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Brave Story
5 Star Review   By member psincubus - Feb 24, 2008   

Strengths: good characters, decent battle system, decent story

Weakness: slightly short

Brave Story is an old school RPG (turn based battle, fantasy setting, etc). It's strength comes in the battle system where you can perform combos with your other members that do a lot of damage. The story is decent and the characters are all great. Good graphics as well. Overall a good game.

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A Brave Game
3 Star Review   By member The_Admiral - Dec 21, 2007   

Strengths: Interesting characters. Well done game all around.

Weakness: It's a typical RPG.

Brave Story is a RPG for the PSP that does everything well. It has interesting characters, nce combat, a decent story, and all the trapping syou would expect in a JRPG. But, it doesn't have anything exceptional that makes it stand out. It's Good. But typical of the genre.

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