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  • Summary: Rainbow Skies is a fantasy RPG with turn-based battles and a humorous story. Immerse yourself in a colorful and vibrant world, filled to the brim with friends and foes, murky dungeons, turn-based battles, towns, shops, and everything else your role-playing heart desires.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Jul 6, 2018
    83
    In some areas it feels too old-fashioned, but if you are a fan of tactical RPGs like Disgaea this is definitely for you.
  2. 80
    The purity and simplicity of what drives this game is appealing, and even refreshing, and the perfect thing for a lazy Sunday afternoon, when you just need to clear your head.
  3. Jun 27, 2018
    75
    If you enjoyed Rainbow Moon, you’ll find a similar experience here. It’s more polished and not so surprising, but still good.
  4. Jun 26, 2018
    68
    Purchase is recommended, in short, to those looking for a retro role-playing game, and especially to true fans of the genre.
  5. Jul 4, 2018
    55
    A disappointing sequel that fails to recapture the magic of its predecessor.
  6. Jul 14, 2018
    50
    It certainly lacks the punch and awe of the more inspired RPGs of late, and it shows the more you play.
  7. Jun 28, 2018
    40
    Rainbow Skies is not only uninspired, it feels almost like a cheap nostalgia cash-in for JRPG enthusiasts. The characters are generally annoying and mostly one-dimensional, and the writing is quite poor and riddled with syntax issues. The explorative nature of the game is something that players might be drawn to, but that's not enough to carry the significantly weaker portions of the game. The combat system is sort of cute in its simplicity, but it's not unique enough to keep players invested throughout all the annoying little quirks that fill up the majority of Rainbow Skies

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  1. Jun 27, 2018
    10
    If you liked Rainbow moon this is a "must have". They took everything great from it, improved it to the new level and added several completelyIf you liked Rainbow moon this is a "must have". They took everything great from it, improved it to the new level and added several completely new ideas. I really like the game. Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2018
    10
    one of the best old school rpg those year. Better than rainbow moon, with a lot of possibility to customize team to high team level and ofone of the best old school rpg those year. Better than rainbow moon, with a lot of possibility to customize team to high team level and of course need to explore to find treasure , dungeons and a lot of secrets ^^ Expand
  3. Jul 8, 2018
    9
    Played a lot of Rainbow Skies the past two weeks. Had a good time with it.

    Most of the issues of the predecessor Rainbow Moon got addressed
    Played a lot of Rainbow Skies the past two weeks. Had a good time with it.

    Most of the issues of the predecessor Rainbow Moon got addressed and improved. Beside the main quest, the game offers a iot of side quests, activities like fishing and treasure hunting. I really dig the monster breeding feature the developer put into the game.

    If you like turn-based RPGs like Final Fantasy Tactics or Disgaea, I would definitely recommend the game. Especially for a price under 30$, you got a lot of content (devs spoke about 40+ hours for main game / 100+ hours for endgame).
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  4. Jun 27, 2018
    8
    Better than the original Rainbow Moon in most every way. If you enjoyed Rainbow Moon, you will love Rainbow Skies. If you weren't a fan of theBetter than the original Rainbow Moon in most every way. If you enjoyed Rainbow Moon, you will love Rainbow Skies. If you weren't a fan of the original, I can't say that this one will change your mind.

    It's still very much a grindy, stat obsessive tactical rpg. (which a great thing in my eyes). The storytelling is improved over the original but still not great. It's at least serviceable though, whereas Rainbow Moon's was so bare boned.

    Monster training is a welcomed addition!

    Seeing as this is a crossbuy title, although I am reviewing on the PS4 page, I would recommend playing it on the included Vita copy if you own a Vita. This game is just made for "on-the-go" gaming in my opinion. I don't see myself playing it on the PS4 as much, but it's a nice option to have the cross save there if I choose. It really is great for picking up here and there, do a few battles during outings or just sitting around the home or outside.

    My score is for those who played the original (I mean, it was included free with PS+ at one point) and know basically what the game is like. Imagine that experience, but better. Not as well optimized for the PS4, but still a fun game.
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  5. Jun 26, 2018
    8
    The full review for this can be found on Garage Band Gamers - it's far too long to post here, so below is the conclusion.

    Overall, I’d say
    The full review for this can be found on Garage Band Gamers - it's far too long to post here, so below is the conclusion.

    Overall, I’d say that I love Rainbow Skies. The complaints I have about it are not game-breaking and I imagine that enough people will also find them so annoying that SideQuest Studios will eventually be prodded into patching in fixes, which will only increase the playability of this game. This is the ultimate completionist challenge, in terms of things to do, and there is enough variety within the game to keep things fresher for much longer than most other games (I didn’t even talk about the lottery or the fishing).

    I’m eager to see if the endgame content is as profound as it was in Rainbow Moon, which was one of the things I appreciated most about that first game. Whether you are a tactical RPG veteran or merely interested in learning the genre, Rainbow Skies is worthy of your time. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find the last hidden treasure in North Borgotonko…
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