Gaming has never been boring. Today we are going to look at some of the best GameCube ISO games ever developed. So, make sure to read through and get a taste of some of the best games you would want to play.
- Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
While Japan has played Fire Emblem GameCube ISO games on home consoles since 1990, the West only knew the series as a portable franchise. In addition to being the series’ first global console release, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance was also the first game to use 3D models, fully animated cut scenes, and voice acting.
It was a huge step forward for the franchise in terms of graphics and set a high standard for later games. Despite revised graphics, Path of Radiance plays it safe when it comes to gameplay. It sticks to its roots and combines various mechanics from previous titles to create a good experience.
The fight is still dictated by a rock-paper-scissors mechanic, with a few fugitives and eccentrics keeping players busy. Each member of the 40+ playable cast of Path of Radiance has a unique story that can be expanded upon with pre-battle support calls. However, there are plenty of other things to do on the pre-battle menu, such as:
It’s no secret why, given its scarcity, overall positive response, and high amount of polish, Path of Radiance is charging such a price high. Positive feedback has prompted Intelligent Systems to release the upcoming Fire Emblem title, Radiant Dawn, as a direct sequel. (Taylor Smith)
ChibiRobo! is a platformer adventure set in a 1960s-style American home where you, a 4-inch robot, help with homework and various forms of problem-solving. Development for ChibiRobo! It was originally put on hold in the early stages, where it was supposed to be a point-and-click adventure.
However, Shigeru Miyamoto saw some potential in this cute robot and decided to rework the project. Miyamoto made the right decision, which makes this title quite enjoyable. Even washing dishes is cute and fun (I never thought I’d say that).
Although the smallest member of the house, Chibi easily has the largest heart (especially when fully charged) and would do anything to make sure the family is happy even when empty. Released in early 2006, ChibiRobo! It received mostly positive feedback for its clever use of music and sound cues, entertaining platforms, and the various tasks assigned to Chibi’s poor mechanical feet.
Although it was not a commercial success, it received a Japanese “New Play Control” re-release on the Nintendo Wii in 2009. ChibiRobo! is an extremely charming gem for the GameCube that is relatively inexpensive to find these days. (Koru Taylor)
- Skies of Arcadia Legends
Released as a new and improved version of an already critically acclaimed Sega Dreamcast RPG, Skies of Arcadia Legends lets you soar above the clouds in a world full of airships, pirates, and booties.
You control the air pirate Vyse and his girlfriend Aika, who are part of the Blue Rogues (the good pirates), to prevent an evil empire from destroying the world with extremely powerful ancient weapons.
A turn-based RPG with a very engaging learning curve for beginners and unique aircraft battles offering tons of strategic depth, there’s something here for all RPG skills. You can equip moonstones to mix up battles, allowing you to learn new skills and spells, and there is a ghost screen for special attacks.
The story is not new, but it is quite charming and has many humor and surprises, including many mysteries to be solved. Legends add nearly 25 discoveries and more bonus missions for the gold quest lovers, and the characters exude personality.
Vyse and his friends are sailing through the skies recruiting new crew members, each with small amounts of voice acting and backstory. Arcadia itself is a world of beauty, full of floating islands and many countries to discover.
Another new feature of the GameCube remake is the Wanted List, which features tough battles where the enemy rises as the player, meaning you always have an uphill battle ahead of you.
Other changes include faster load times than the Dreamcast version, a much less annoying random battle mechanic, new secrets and hidden battles, new subplots, and plenty of side missions to keep you busy. While it’s not a very difficult game, it’s a decent run, easily 4050 hours when you see everything there is to see in the world of Arcadia. (Koru Taylor)