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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

A movie for fans, but great nonetheless!

8/10
Author: galerian_fanatic from United States
9 January 2005

Galerians: Rion has got to be one of the best 3D anime movies I've ever seen, despite the rushed feel. The movie is pretty much straightforward, one scene after another. Because of that, the movie tends to feel short. The plot is wonderful, as it is practically based off of the game Galerians.

Both the English and Japanese soundtracks are great. You can watch both versions of the movie and still get sucked into the movie's intricate plot. However, watching the movie with the original Japanese background music seems to have more of the horror feel, as to watching the English dubbed seems to detract the viewer from the graphics and the plot.

The graphics of Galerians: Rion are pretty much fantastic. It's not as great as Square-Enix's works (ex. Final Fantasy), but at least Galerians has it's own style.

All-in-all, I give Galerians: Rion an 8/10 for the wonderful plot, eye-pleasing graphics, and the beautiful music.

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

I liked it.

8/10
Author: Johnathan B from United States
8 November 2007

I saw this on MTV 2 a few years ago . I loved the soundtrack and the story. It took me a while to find the DVD..., okay I knew where to buy it,but I was too cheap to pay full price for it. It was good enough for me to remember, and buy a few years later when the movie place in the mall went under. My wife recently destroyed my copy due to an unfortunate buffalo wing incident. (I'll spare you the details, but guys it was well worth it!) I repurchased it on Amazon and will soon put it back in my collection. The other contributors pretty much told you the story, so there is no need for me to rehash. I enjoy the movie and consider it an important part of my collection. Cheap enough to give a try.

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Beats Playin' the Game

7/10
Author: Cel_Stacker from United States
24 October 2005

I was happy to see this film released for one practical reason.

I bought the Playstation version long ago on a whim, thinking that it looked like an interesting diversion, and that non-mainstream, different games usually appeal to me. I found the story quite gripping, but hated the mechanics of the game. The control system was somewhat inefficient and its default commands made fighting bosses a nightmare. Even the FAQ writers couldn't help, citing the same problems. It upset me, because, how would I find out what happens next? Then, it finally came along. This story of young psychic Rion Steiner, with drug-induced powers and hair-trigger temper, was quite intriguing--and I wanted to follow along in his quest to find innocent fellow psychic Lilia Steiner, and ultimately, himself. All the while, unwittingly mowing down his peers, and their minions. This makes not only for a fine suspense yarn, but a nice allegory on teen angst and rebellion against unjust authority.

Make no mistake, it's not tremendous. Thankfully, the crammed, commercial soundtrack or periodically stilted dubbing on the U.S. version does not get in the way of a story that David Cronenberg would be proud of. If nothing else, it will encourage you to hunt down the worthwhile "sequel", Galerians: Ash for the Playstation 2.

Galerians: Rion. Rent it, see it, and give your poor fingers a rest.

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