Check out all the extras though
) The 4 Omake Theaters, 2 Utawarerumono Q&A sessions, and 2 Utawarerumono
The Story so Far synopsis.
The sessions and syonpsis make me wish I could check out the radio show and understand it
I think one of the grudges I have with the anime, is the lack of Aruruw, it skips most of the important interactions between her and Hakuoro... in the game she was like her daughter, while in the anime she was much more distant.
The other grudge being Hakuoro's true form... Is it just me or is that thing's roar just weak, compared to the VN? lol I was expecting the classic sound... not some muted blahhhh
grrr and the looks and power of his true form, he just wasn't as interesting as the game.
Now combine my two grudges and you get the
the scene where Aruruw defends Hakuoro and gets fatally injured... In the game that scene had a huge impact on me, it was so very moving for me ... In the anime I didn't feel anything for them, I was waiting, EXPECTING a lot since it was the one of the defining moments of Utawarerumono in my mind. [and the memories that followed]... Instead, the anime had it in some canyon, and everything was just awkward. That for me was the big disappointment.
And the events afterwards were rushed as you say... Missing events, the changed ending eh... Yeah not the same. Although, I did kind of appreciate the changed dream like scene where Eruruw manages to get a kiss/hug out of Hakuoro. Too bad I didn't appreciate the other changes
STILL, like you say the anime is well done, especially as an adaption. Easily a B+ in my books.