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Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

56%

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Based on 16 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo 3DSOct 13, 2016

Developer: Nihon Falcom Corporation

Publisher: Mastiff

Genre: RPG

A fun, colorful, and fast-paced Action-RPG from legendary Japanese developer Nihon Falcom, Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure follows Parin, a strong-willed girl sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town. Parin discovers a friendly group of monsters hidden behind her grandfather's town in Monster Village. She is quickly drawn into a battle between the monsters and Phantoms, evil fiends that want to destroy the monsters and cover the world in Dark Mist. Learning of the Legendary Drill, a powerful weapon that she alone is fit to wield, Parin embarks on a quest to stop the Phantoms and save Monster Village. Gurumin 3D features real-time combat, dazzling 3D graphics, 35+hours of playtime, fully voiced characters with an all-star cast of voice actors (including Tara Strong from My Little Pony: FiM), huge levels to explore, traps and puzzles to solve, treasure to discover, 90+ items, 5 difficulty levels, multiple endings, and a rockin’ soundtrack!
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Fun and simplistic action-RPG that is 10 years old, but it's still capable of offering a ton of hours of enjoyment.

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At the end of the day, Gurumin 3D does what it needs to, and does it well. A charming throwback in form and function to classic PS1 RPGs, this re-release is a fun romp down memory lane.

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The game is paced well, with mini-games, scenes and boss fights breaking up the basic dungeon progression in neat intervals. It keeps things feeling exciting and dynamic. At $14.99 the game is a fantastic value. Parin and her pals are easy to love and so too is the game itself. The main campaign should take you at least 9 hours and there are various secrets and things to collect for completionists. Fifteen bucks is very little to pay for a title that channels some of gaming’s best known IP in its strongest moments.

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As far as action RPGs go, Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure is simple and with an accessible plot. It takes a while to become involving but it does have a pretty decent lifespan, even if it can't help becoming repetitive at some moments, as well as frustrating from its camera and imprecise controls. Nevertheless, it still has its value and should not be overlooked by RPG fans.

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