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An Unreal Hero: MagnaCarta 2 Review

I was recently extolling the virtues of the Japanese role-playing games to an acquaintance who appreciated more action-oriented diversions. He explained that while he had neither issues with androgynous characters design nor a derivative plotline, combat handled through a menu system left him disinterested. “More RPG’s should be like the Legend of Zelda [series]”, he stated, “those games would have never been as successful if Link just picked different commands.”

Had this conversation occurred before the release of MagnaCarta 2, I would have had been able to make a convincing contention. The recently released 360 RPG forgoes many of the archetypal RPG tropes- from the elimination of turn-based combat, to an insistence on arduous level-grinding. Yes, MagnaCarta 2 dexterously straddles the space between traditional JRPG, and it’s more western equivalent- games like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Champions of Norath.

Considering the game’s Korean origins, MagnaCarta 2’s plotline of a rift between Northern and Southern forces seems overtly figurative. As each faction obstinately clings to their beliefs of moral supremacy, we are introduced to Juto, an amnesiac young man from the South. He is the archetypical reluctant hero, unable to pick up a proper sword until his homestead is devastated, and his sister-like mentors are attacked. While MagnaCarta 2’s plotline nearly treads into soap opera-like territories, with characteristic twists common to the genre, the title’s character development is to be commended.

MagnaCarta 2’s mission system allows for a series of requisite and optional quests in specific areas of the map, until another piece of the game world opens, typically via a boss encounter. Players are allowed to acquire multiple simultaneous missions, which saves a lot of the backtracking this is customary of the RPG genre. Although the game world isn’t particularly vast, gamers are given both a map of the immediate surrounds, and a more detailed view with a press of the back button.

Abstaining from the random boss encounter that frequency occurs within many RPG’s, MagnaCarta 2 often gives players the option of vanquishing an environment’s enemies, or even walking right past the foes. By default, the player’s team is set to a hurried pace; a press of the left trigger readies weapon and slows the party’s walking speed. Without an unnecessary transitions or load-time pauses, gamers may then attack opponents with real-time strikes. Players accustomed to mindless button-mashing will quickly discover MagnaCarta 2’s battle system holds furtive depth- simply hammering on an attack button will cause protagonists to overheat, and leave them defenseless. The title also incorporates a compelling chain mechanic which allows players to cycle through party members just as their stamina is about to deplete, initiating a devastating combo attacks. However, players that miscalculate their attack, can leave two characters vulnerable, putting the gamer at immense risk. Overall, combat is consistently immersive, and capably executed; the sporadic A.I. subordinate who inexplicably gets obscured behind an obstacle is the mode’s only drawback.

By utilizing the Unreal 3 engine, MagnaCarta 2’s visuals compare to the now-gen sumptuousness of titles like Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon. Character models are impeccably rendered, while the title’s enemies are some of the most imaginative beasts seen in the genre. While the title’s voice acting is certainly agreeable, some lines suffer from a lack of continuity- volume and tone can change noticeably during conversations.

Players fatigued from the similitude of role-playing games, are highly encouraged to seek out MagnaCarta 2. With a distinctive battle system, opulent visuals, and a lengthy quest duration, the title may have the ability to persuade disenfranchised players that the RPG market isn’t entirely stagnant. Like the emblematic protagonist common to the genre, MagnaCarta 2 might be the unlikely hero who emerges as a triumphant liberator.

About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.


  1. I was waiting for your review, DE. Great job!

  2. You guys are PLAY got it, the rest of the world didn’t. Good job.

    I bought this on release day, not expecting much. Man, what a great game. The combat system is incredible.

  3. The bottom pic looks cool, but themiddle one is just a FF ripoff.

  4. You should do a dual review on RPG, but then that might take 80+ hours.

  5. Hmm, I’ll have to look into this one some more. I never really heard any buzz on it.

  6. Man, I really want this, but so many other great games are coming out right now.

  7. This might have to hold me over until FFXIII. Good review!

  8. Does this have anything to do with Tears of Blood?

  9. How the magic/spelling casting? Are there ranged weapons in the game, too?

  10. I heard this comes on multiple disks? How many are there? You don’t have to change disk often do you?

  11. Olaf- Lost Viking

    Great review. So much better than the 6.8 IGN bashfest.

    Erik Brudvig shouldn’t be reviewing Tijuana toilet stalls.

  12. Good review, but I always check oout other site, they seem to be bored by the game.

  13. So if you don’t do all the side quest, how long is the game?

  14. The number 40 on the robots face (in green) is freaking me out.

  15. No the games are totally different, and this one is much better.

  16. Two disks, you play through one part of the game, and then switch to the other disk. Thankfully, there’s no swapping.

  17. Who is Erik Brudvig, and what is this man’s fasciation with Mexican bathrooms?

  18. Im waiting on this game. It will drop in price. It’s not like people are rushing out over this one.

  19. This is one of the better reviews I have read for the game. You don’t seemed tired of JRPGs.

  20. Sorry, but most sites are calling this game a bore. Even though you liked it, I’m going to have to go with the majority here. I’ll rent it to make sure, but I think you’re hyping this one too much.

  21. LOL!

    He’s the IGN review. I think the poster meant to say he SHOULD be reviewing TJ toilets.

  22. I’m interested in Magna Carta 2 but not at $50.

  23. I din’t notice that until now. Don’t know if it’s 40, but it is weird.

  24. My main problem is Namco selling DLC for the game. Why do they always nickel and dime gamers?

  25. Why kind of DLC are they selling? Is it necessary to play the game?

  26. Looks like a lot of other games. I still need to get Star Ocean for the 360.

  27. Most sites are saying the camera is pretty borked. Is this true?

  28. Good review! Are you going to cover the game’s DLC, too?

  29. Seems like the 360 never quites gets great RPGs, just good ones.

  30. You guys love RPGs way too much. I have to agree they are boring. Even with realtime combat.

    I never even liked Zelda that much.

  31. Hopefully, they’ll be a deal on it in the next week weeks.

  32. Sometimes it seems that western consoles are lucky to get JRPGs. You’d think the PS3 would have more RPGs by now, at least.

  33. is this coming to the ps3 at all?

  34. Get Demons Souls. It’s all the action RPG you could want.

  35. You sure love those RPGs, Deagle! One of these days I’ll have to try one.

  36. Nice review. The combat sounds really fun.

  37. I see what you did with the title. Pretty sneaky!

  38. What does the English manifesto have to do with a JRPG?

  39. They really need to bring a directors cut to PS3.

  40. I saw this at the store and ALMOST bought it. Maybe now I think I should have

  41. Someone post a good deal online and this will be mine. As a JRPG fan, this seems really cool.

  42. Haha, I think Magna Carta just sounds good. No meaning behind it.

  43. Great review. I’m glad you don’t piss all over RPGs!

  44. Excellent review. Not really into RPGs but it sounds very cool!

  45. I wouldn’t consider Zelda a true RPG. There’s no leveling up, and the combat is all action/puzzle.

  46. Glad to hear about the combat. I like the stories in rpgs but battles put me to sleep.

  47. I don’t understand why reviewers don’t like this game? It deserves at least a 7. Anyone who likes Asian RPGs will like this. I know I would much rather play this than Fallout 3.

  48. i like just about any RPG
    i think alot of these should and deserve a betta ratin man i mean come on let the RPG live.

  49. Awesome review. I love JRPGs, so might have to try a KRPG!

  50. I love me some eastern RPGs, and I’ve been sleeping on this one. Time to take care of that.

  51. I get the title- Unreal engine- Unreal Hero. Pretty sneaky there, deagle!

  52. Anyone who uses the term similitude in a review is either too damn smart or a little bit carzy.

  53. nice review. I’m dying to try this one out.

  54. Seems like this game din’t get the recognition it deserved. Damm you critics and you’re hatred for JRPGs!

  55. I gotta admit, I saw this on the GS shelfg and passed on it. Now I regret that decision.

  56. Cheetos - God of Cheese

    Man, I love the art style of the game. Gorgeous!

  57. Thanks for the giveaway! Keep ’em coming!

  58. Looks like a great game. I ws worried that the engine wasn’t good enough for an RPG.

  59. Yeah, the art is nice.

  60. Despite all the other big releases, I’m still playing this one.

  61. Minister of Murder

    Ok, who took the girls with the huge cans off the American release? Bring me their head!

  62. Desert, you are the god of game reviews!

  63. I hardly knew anything about this game, but after reading this I really want to check it out! 😀

  64. Nice review I may have to pick this up.

  65. Great review I’ve been on the fence about this game for awhile.

  66. The Art direction alone makes it a worthwhile buy…that’s how they got me with the original MC.

  67. Yeah Magna Carta!!!

  68. I’ve been on the fence about getting this game but this review put me over the top.

  69. Nice review, it’s definitely on my radar, now!

  70. Great Review! I hope to play this game sometime soon!

  71. the first was a let down so i’m pleased to see good things about this one!

  72. Nice review, I might have to pick this up if I don’t win.

  73. This game has me strangely intrigued, but it looks bland as hell.

  74. I’ve heard good things and this just confirms them.

  75. tears of blood was awful. i was hoping it was good but it wasnt

  76. I’ve been interested in this since we got it in stock at work but I’m pretty sure we still have that one copy. Oddly the price hasn’t been going down so maybe it’s selling better in other areas.

  77. This game is beast so beast I imported the Asian version a while back. great review!

  78. This has been one of the games that has caught my eye recently. I enjoyed the original and would like to try out this one.

  79. This game is amazing!!

  80. This looks awesome, why have I never heard of this game before today? At least I found about it now.

  81. I can’t wait to get the game. I need a good RPG to hold me over during the cold winter.

  82. Hm, I guess I may have to check this game out. I had tried the demo on the XBox Magazine disc and I hadn’t been impressed at all (possibly because the demo was entirely in Japanese, so I had no idea what was going on! I don’t know what they were thinking even including it on the disc). This review makes it sound a lot more interesting, though.

  83. Nice review. Great site you guys got here.

  84. Yeah, a foreign language demo for an RPG? What were they thinking?!?!

  85. Looks great, hope to try it out one day!

  86. underrated game of the year!!!..I loved this game and got all 1240 achievements in it and wish there was more DLC :/…IMO better game than Lost odyssey :X.

  87. So many RPGs to play, so little time… Let’s have a peak at that art book shall we?

  88. Its been a while since I’ve played an rpg(mainly due to combat schemes). This one looks like it’d be worth the time put into it.

  89. I was really interested in this RPG, yet the fact that its hard to find in any gamestores near me gets me kinda mad. and this reveiw just makes me want to buy it even more. good job on the review (Y)

  90. Nice Review! Sounds like a great game to try out.

  91. Nice review. I would love to play this game.

  92. This game looks pretty win. I might have to pick it up. =D

  93. The simultaneous missions for less backtracking sounds great.

  94. I’m actually just about to start playing MC2 for a gaming club I’m in, now I’m definitely looking forward to it more.

  95. As a RPG fan, I don’t know how I missed this game. It sounds very cool.

  96. Very nice review–honestly better than many of the reviews published for this game by the major publications.

  97. WOW! better that LO? I’m all over this, then!

  98. 2nded. I know this isn’t the largest game site on the web, but your reviews are very well done!

  99. Game looks pretty good – never played the first one, but this looks interesting.

  100. Nice, this game had completely slipped my mind so I gotta check it out now.

  101. Nice review, I have been trying to get into another RPG for a bit here but haven’t come across anything of interest. Maybe this will do it for me.

  102. This Game looks pretty good.

  103. I really appreciate MC2. It really makes investing so much time feel so worth it. I truly enjoy the experience and hope Softmax receives due praise for this game.

  104. Good review, looks like an interesting game

  105. Battle system looks interesting, I’ll have to give this a play sometime.

    BTW, am I the only one who finds it annoying that this is Magna Carta [i]2[/i] despite being the third Magna Carta game?

  106. Been debating on getting this for a while. The screenshots remind me of Lost Odyssey. Nice review! Thanks!

  107. I was really thinking of playing Tales of Vesperia next, but I might have to go for Magna Carta 2 now. It looks a lot better than ToV.

  108. Wow this game looks awesome!

  109. This game looks great.

  110. Hmm, I didn’t care for Magna Carta 1 much, but this one looks a lot more interesting. I may have to pick it up.

  111. Nice review! If it can hold it’s own when you put it next to awesome games such as LO and Blue Dragon then I may have dropped the ball on not picking this up sooner. If I don’t win this I’ll definitely be grabbing myself a copy.

  112. I hadn’t really heard much about this game but now I’m quite intrigued. Nice review! I’m a huge RPG fan so I’ll have to check it out now.

  113. I’ve been somewhat interested in this game. Enjoyed reading the review.

  114. I would have probably just passed this title over, but now I’m intrested. One day somebody needs to make a good RPG with co-op ovr Live for the party members.

  115. Awesome review, deagle!

  116. Great idea. S-E, get on it, please.

  117. Very nice review, I was really hesitant on this because I didn’t really care for Magna Carta 1, but I may have to give it a try now.

  118. Haven’t had a chance to play this game, but I’m always up for more great RPGs over here! Great review!

  119. nice review. Game looks great i want to get it

  120. I’ve heard this is much better than the first game. Anyone see any deals on it?

  121. This game looks sick

  122. This looks promising. If only I had enough money to get all the good games that have come out.

  123. I got the game about a week ago, and I have to tell you guys, it’s one of the best 360 RPGS out there. At least as good, if not better than Blue Dragon.

  124. seems interesting. got decent reviews I think….

  125. Hmm… something to add to the already too long wish list.

  126. Excellent review. Looks pretty impressive.

  127. I’ve been hearing a lot about this game recently, and it sounds great! If I don’t win this, I’ll definitely have to buy it myself.

  128. Wow, from the comments this looks like it has a very strong following. Might have to check it out.

  129. Next on my Gamefly list. It’s only one disk?

  130. I really hope the series gets a third game.

  131. Great review. I’ll be trying this one out for sure.

  132. Great job, guys! Looking forward to playing it.

  133. Great job with the review! Looks like a good game.

  134. Never got to play the first one. Sounds like the sequel might be worth a try.

  135. Interesting take on this game. It’s nice to see Eastern RPGs making an effort to evolve their gameplay mechanics.

  136. game looks awesome, hoping to get it soon

  137. Great article, Game looks very cool.

  138. Sweet. Definitely need more RPGs out there.

  139. Sounds good, might pick this up.

  140. Awesome, I can always use a new RPG to play.

  141. Sounds pretty interesting. I may have to check this out.

  142. I’m excited about this, it looks great! Thanks for the write up!

  143. Good job on the review.

  144. Decent voice acting? Spiffy rendering and visuals? A JRPG that got graded above a C this generation?! I’d love to check this baby out!

  145. I am surprised about the positive review. I thought this game would be another mediocre cookie cutter jrpg, but now I’ll have to check it out when there’s a price drop.

  146. Good review. Thanks!

  147. Interesting. The first one sucked but this one looks like a massive improvement. Great review.

  148. Awesome review, never played the first one but heard its not that good but magna carta 2 sounds really fun. Great review

  149. nice review.

  150. Great Review.Hope it does turn out better then the 1st one

  151. Hell yes, this game looks sooooo good.

  152. Great review. I look forward to playing this game as soon as I can despite my huge game backlog.

  153. The more RPG’s on the 360, the better!

  154. hhmmm might have to pick this one up if i dont win it!!

  155. This game is totally on my radar now, looks awesome.

  156. It looks like it might be interesting. You use too many adjectives and for lack of a better word, “fancy words” in your review. A simpler style would convey your message better.

  157. I enjoyed the first game, and it seems the sequel looks to be an improvement over the flaws of the first.

  158. I love the art and style of this game. Got to try a little of it and it seemed like something I’d like to play.

  159. The first was a bit iffy, but the second is definitely something i’d want to try out.

  160. I actually was able to play Magna Carta 2 at a friends house and got quite far in the game. I enjoy these types of JRPG’s quite well. Even though one wierd part was Celestine, and Argo and their relationship. One lives up to 30 years tops, while the other lives up to 300 years, and is already 60. He’s twice the age of her.

  161. Im def. digging the art style for this game. I’ve heard its pretty solid too from various sources. My girlfriend is also going berserk about this game haha.

  162. This type of RPG isn’t usually my cup of tea, but your review has definitely piqued my interest.

  163. Art style looks real nice.

  164. Excellent review. It helped me solidify purchasing this game.

  165. I picked the game up but not sure when I will get to it but, this review is encouraging.

  166. Nice review, I’m definitely interested now.

  167. Decent game, love the art style, though.

  168. I played,loved this game to hell… just kinda miffed i missed ONE quest at some point and did not 100% it…

  169. the description of the battle system sold me.

  170. Great review! Always wondered how this game played.

  171. I love RPGs, and I’ve heard some good things about this one. It seems a little niche, but I’m always up for something new.

  172. Was interested in picking up the first one, but never did. Glad they made a 2nd one it sounds interesting.

  173. I’ve been thinking about picking this one up. Passed up the first one but #2 seems more promising.

  174. I resisted the urge to buy this game. Hard to resist though!!

  175. No Country for Old Gamers

    One of the year’s better RPGs. I loved nearly every minute of it, and the art style was amazing.

  176. I can’t get enough of these types of RPGs. Great article, i might buy it.

  177. Hopefully the music will be as solid as that in the first game.

  178. Sounds good. A guy like me who hates grinding and repetitive gameplay would probably enjoy this.

  179. Really good review. I had doubts, but I really want this game now. I want to tell all my friends about it. To bad I can’t afford it right now..

  180. I’m all over another RPG for xbox.

  181. Man this thread is long!

    I guess a lot of people are interested in the game.

  182. This looks like a game that my brother would like. Would be a great Christmas present.

  183. gameplay looks pretty good. Hoping there is a little more free movement then in Lost odyssey though.

  184. Yes. Indeed.

  185. I still have the art book from my last Magna Carta game for PS2 lol

  186. Nice review, never got around to playing the first one but this one sounds interesting.

  187. Loved the first one! Looking at the screens it reminds me of Lost Odyssey.

  188. My friend has this and said it was awesome. I want to play it, but I have too many game to play this holiday season… Maybe next year lol

  189. Good review. Who would have thought the X-Box would become a system for RPGamers.

  190. Matther Massimillo

    Nice review. Game seems interesting, haven’t played a good RPG in a while.

  191. I hope this is as good as the first.

  192. I wish this was also for the PS3 🙁

  193. Excellent review- really well done!

  194. Wow .. didnt know this game will reviewed so well .. thx for the review ^_^

  195. I’ve been interested in this game for quite some time. It’s nice to read some different reviews!

  196. I remember playing the first one, that was pretty bad. This one looks to be a huge improvement.

  197. I’m looking forward to trying this one out. A friend of mine said the first sucked, but this one’s infinitely better. Good review!

  198. Namco Bandai is making pretty good games lately. Nice review!

  199. Man I hope I can win this it would be amazing. Thank you guys soo much for being kind enough to give this one away.

  200. Great review. I find this game to be incredibly underrated. I’m on the second disc right now, but the brisk pace is what sets this apart from all the other JRPGs that are sitting on my shelf. It’s not groundbreaking, but it has its strengths. Perhaps most importantly, I don’t ever feel tired of playing it.

  201. Nice review, I really wanted this game since I played the first one back in the day on PS2 but the lack luster reviews out scared me away from the game XD

  202. Wow, MagnaCarta 2 was not on my radar at all but it is now. Thanks for the great review.

  203. Yikes, the first one was fun, i had no idea a second one was even coming out.

  204. Glad to see this is getting some love! I finished it about a week ago. One of the best next-gen RPGs around.

  205. Definitely been having a drought of 360 games, especially JRPG’s after finishing Last Remnant. Will definitely pick this one up sometime in the near future.

  206. Nice review, seems like its a massive improvement over the first one!

  207. Awesome review, game looks amazing!

  208. Thanks for the great review!

  209. Nice game and great review.

  210. I’m so glad Namco-Bandai picked this one up.

  211. i just bought a 360 ill have to look into it.

  212. Thanks for the review. I saw this in the glass case, and without reading about the game passed it by. Now it sounds like I would really like MC2.

  213. Awesome review. Looks like an awesome game I would gladly enjoy.

  214. I couldn’t figure out if the main characters friend was a man or woman for the first 30 minutes of the first game >_>

  215. Great, informative review. I had a passing interest in the game, but now I am definitely intrigued by it. 🙂

  216. Thanks for the review! 🙂

  217. I’m currently playing this now, and I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. Leaps and bounds ahead of MC1.

    I’m not finished yet, but so far I’m in agreement with the review. The story started off a little slow, but it picked up pretty quickly. Battles are fun as well.

    I don’t think you mentioned the game’s soundtrack though. Which in my opinion is very good. It fits well with the environments, and helps set the atmosphere.

    It’s a shame this game seems to be getting ignored. The reviews from the big sites don’t help much either(1up’s is particularly bad. Did the guy even play it?).

    Sorry for the long-winded post. All in all though, Magna Carta 2 is not the best game out there. It is however a solid RPG worth a play.

  218. I don’t mind giving this a try.

  219. Thanks for the review.

    Having played the first game, and somewhat enjoying it, I wondered about this sequel. Good to have a positive review to help when I get a chance to look for this game.

  220. Hrm, looks decent.

  221. I think it seems awesome. I need to get this!

  222. Please I want to win Magna carta II , please pick me

  223. Planning to get this, after a price drop though. I’ve never played the first one (and apparently I should be glad I haven’t), but I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the sequel.

  224. Thanks, it looks nice.

  225. Good Korean games, huh? A new trend?

  226. Christopher Jacobs

    This game looks amazing!

  227. Wow, the graphics looks pretty stunning.

  228. Glad to see that the sequel is much better than the original.

  229. Game looks amazing, thanks for the review!

  230. Tryed playing the Jp demo of this and was completely lost.

  231. I may just have to get this one now.

  232. Wow, newly renewed interest is rising.

  233. Yeah, I noticed some of 1up reviews are really bad these days, as our GI’s.

  234. The character models look nice; love the Korean style.

  235. Great review!

  236. Fantastic review, I’m looking forward to this game! I need a new good rpg on this system which is lacking sadly!

  237. Nice review

  238. Just got a 360. I need this game

  239. Thanks for the right up. I had been tempted to pick this up. Now I will take the plunge and pick it up. Thanks.

  240. Hrm, might have to finally get around to playing the first game.

  241. Game looks great. Looking forward to it.

  242. Nice review. This game had gone under my radar, but this gets me a bit interested.

  243. Good it sounds better then the first. Will have to give it a try when I get the chance.

  244. Looks like the game to occupy my winter break with.

  245. This game looks awesome, great review!

  246. Great review. I really want this game now.

  247. I love RPG’s, so I’ll give this one a shot eventually.

  248. Thanks for the great review.

  249. Great game.

  250. Good review! Are you going to cover the game’s DLC, too?

  251. Nice review. Guess I’ll have to pick this game up at some point now.

  252. Anthony Gilliam - Antdogg50

    This game looks good… I haven’t heard too much about it and now I will probably pick it up.

  253. I actually kind of overlooked this game because the original left a bitter taste in my mouth, but since this one looks radically different (in a good way…especially combat) I think I should give it a shot.

  254. I always liked the first game and new battle style is unique enough that i might enjoy it

  255. Nice review! Never played the first one, but this looks interesting!

  256. I was a big fan of the original on the PS2 and I am so happy they decided to bring the sequel over.

    Thank you for the review! I’m glad this one looks to be better than the first.

  257. Thanks for the review, this is one I’m sitting on the fence about… I hope I win so the decision is made for me 🙂

  258. Thanks for the review, still considering to buy it but not a retail. price yet.

  259. Great Review of the game. Gave me more hopes on acquiring it someday but not now. Since price is still to high. Hope to win a copy.

  260. Great review, about 7 hours into the game, and enjoying it a lot!

  261. Nice review, though a bit more of it would have been nice.

  262. Love the art.

  263. sounds like a solid good game. Can’t wait to pick up a copy

  264. This game looks great and this is a nice review; definitely going to have to check it out.

  265. That game looks pretty awesome. Hopefully it’ll be $40 soon

  266. Nice review, but it could have been better if you had some more details on the game and overall pros and cons.

  267. If I didn’t have such a huge backlog of games, I’d totally go out and buy this.

  268. Great article, I want this game now. Show support for j-rpgs and get the games.

  269. Thanks man looks like a good game 🙂

  270. Great review. Need to pick up MC one and work my way to this. Never found a copy with all the bells and whistles, but I guess I’ll have to hunt again.

  271. Oh man, this game looks sweet! Battle system looks very good.

  272. Looks good.

  273. well,
    I played the frist one
    it was ok, but I think the bugs they have in there was horrible

    2nd one seems to be ok
    I like it its good game

  274. the battle system looks great. I would love to try this out.

  275. Looks like a good game and thanks for the great review.

  276. Game looks good.

  277. Thanks for the review. This game looks interesting. I love RPG’s.

  278. Nice to read a pretty in depth review of the game as I’ve been wondering about it since release. I sometime like a little more action in my RPG and will check it out.

  279. I like the sound of a JRPG with western RPG elements.

  280. This looks like a good game.

  281. Iv’e really been looking for an RPG i hope this gives me my fix. ^.^

  282. Definately looking into this game!

  283. I have to say that I am a fan of this series and it’s incredible art stylings and that I have been looking forward to a review of it for awhile. I like the chain mechanic mentioned by you as well as that left trigger’s list of functions.
    Sounds like I have some fun controls to look forward to in addition to art.
    Thanks for such an in depth review.

  284. Wow this game looks great this wil be definitely something I will rent or buy. I wonder if they will remake the first MagnaCarta That was for the Pc.

  285. I hope this game is an improvement over the first, but it would appear that is the case!

  286. This game looks pretty good I love my JRPGs or should i say KRPGs 😛

  287. I’d love to win this, but I think someone named Joshua will.

  288. Awesome game, Im glad that they decided to bring the title to the 360. Hopefully I can pick up the game soon and get into it myself.

  289. Really heard great stuff about this game.

    i wish i could grab it but it way have to wait since i have a games i need to play.

  290. Oh, I had read and forgotten about Magna Carta 1 a long time ago, so this review reminded me. I guess I’ll go check it out, thanks!

  291. Don’t get me wrong though,LO was a great game.But I really liked Magna carta 2 better for some reason.

  292. Been hearing good things ’bout this game so far.

    Great review, like, really. Love the comparisons to help…visualize, I suppose you could say, how the game is. Very convenient, in my opinion.

    Hah, I’d love to get my hands on a copy of this.

  293. The original Magna Carta looked pretty good, and the 2nd one looks even better. Its nice to have more JRPGs on the 360.

  294. Very nice review.

  295. This game I think is a hidden gem and more people really need to take a look at it.

  296. This really makes me want to hop into an RPG (specifically this one if I owned it). I haven’t for a long time (unless you include Fallout 3) because I’m scared of the commitment. I know I won’t want to do anything else until I’m completely finished with it.

  297. This game looks so cool. I have MC1 for my PS2 and LOVED it so I am interested to see first hand where they took this one

  298. Nice review, I’ve been interested in this game for awhile. I have a friend who is very big into JRPG’s, so he’s told me quite a bit about it, but his reviews on them are a bit more biased, since he practically only plays JRPG’s (he will buy it and play it no matter how it is).

    Glad to see some of the selling-points he gave me seem to match up to your review. I may have to pick this up eventually, or at the least, Gamefly it.

  299. Looks like a decent game. I wonder how long is it?

  300. Nice review, sounds pretty interesting. I’ve heard a lot about this game, but never really looked into it until now.

  301. Never got to play the original, but this one looks great!

  302. I’m glad the men look more like men in this game. Magnacarta 1 was a little confusing for my sexuality… 😉

  303. God I cannot wait to play this game. I was one of the few that loved the first.

  304. Come on get down with the sickness!

  305. Great review. Might get this game now.

  306. saw this game at comicon- it looked wicked sick. Played the first one on ps2!

  307. Very good review. This game looks sick, I would already have it, but stuck on dragon age, modern warfare 2 and left 4 dead 2. Pick up soon!