The PS2 had a number of surprisingly good, if not slightly repetitive, Japanese RPGs during its tenure, and some of the more memorable entries came from Level-5. Rogue Galaxy, with its Star Wars-style plot, beautiful cell shaded graphics, and endless mini games was my pick of the bunch and, although I’d have loved a sequel, one never materialised. Sad faces all round.
Rogue Galaxy fits quite nicely into Level-5’s canon of RPGs, and, instead of a sequel on the more powerful PS3, we were ‘blessed’ with the unfeasibly dull grind-a-thon White Knight Chronicles, which made me miss Jaster and co even more. Those who have played any number of Level-5 games will come to realise that each one learns from the previous entry and adds its own touches, which keeps things nice and fresh; so, while I’m sure many of us would love to clamber aboard the Dorgenark and button mash their way through more adventures, it’s best to let Level-5 get on with developing new IP, it’s what they’re good at (most of the time). Rogue Galaxy doesn't need a sequel because Level-5 need--for the sake of games--to keep making beautiful, original games.