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Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel is based on the hit manga by Hiromu Arakawa and the this is an action-role playing game developed by Racjin and published by Square Enix. If you don’t know what Fullmetal Alchemist is I will tell you, the story is about the Elric brothers Edward and Alphonse trying to find the Philosopher’s Stone to restore their former bodies and their deceased mother due because of this Ed and Al tries to bring their mother back using alchemy but it’s went terribly wrong. This game story doesn’t follow the anime or manga but its original, but there is some snippet of the anime that contribute to the story. The plot of this game is the Elric brothers on the journey to find about the Philosopher’s Catalyst and the chimera outbreak.

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In this game you don’t take control of Al (CPU controls him) but Edward, Ed can transmute weapons to use as offense and defense. You can execute combos with ED and command AL to assist you in battle. There are upgrades to improve Al and ED status and make them more powerful. The graphics are pretty average for the PS2 era. You might see other characters from the series such as Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye and Louis Armstrong. The anime cutscenes are done by Bones (who did the anime) and the voice actors’ series are present from the Japanese and English. The music is suspenseful and enjoyable, I like the track “Running” kind of reminds me of Cowboy Bebop.

If you are a Fullmetal Alchemist fan this is the game for you. Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel is available on PlayStation 2.

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