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Archive for October, 2007

Spider-man Friend or Foe

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

spiderman friend or foe psp coverInspired by the Spider-man movies, this action adventure game reinterprets big screen moments and battles with a humorous twist. Relive moments using different side kicks. Look forward to using the Black suit version as well.

This game features cooperative multiplayer battles. Fight your way through exotic spots all over the world like Nepal, Egypt, Tokyo. Defeat famous enemies like Venom, Green Goblin and Doc Ock. Eventually you’ll be able to choose them as playable allies.

This game is available in various consoles and hand-helds. Check out this trailer.

 

 

The Eye of Judgement

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

(PS3 version)

eye of judgement A revolutionary new way to use the PS3 system, based on traditional trading card games and given a new dimension in 3D by next-generation technology.

Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, JAPAN Studio in collaboration with Hasbro and its Wizards of the Coast subsidiary that produces MAGIC: THE GATHERING, THE EYE OF JUDGMENT presents a new style of gameplay where collectable trading cards, embedded with a CyberCode, are brought to life in the 3D game through use of the innovative PLAYSTATION Eye.

THE EYE OF JUDGMENT will be bundled with PLAYSTATION Eye, 9 Fields mat, stand, a starter deck of 30 cards, and a booster pack of 8 cards. More than 100 different characters and spells will be offered via additional booster packs and pre-constructed decks.

 

Ragnarok Online for Nintendo DS

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

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The famous Korean online game franchise, Ragnarok will soon hit the consoles. Planned to hit the Japanese Nintendo DS in 2008, this game will be real-time action RPG that will utilize the Nintendo Wi-fi. Ragnarok is the second of 3 games for Nintendo DS to be released by Gungho Online, along with Aqua Zone DS and Flower Arrangement DS.

Ragnarok Online game publisher, Gungho Online has been refocusing its strategy and is developing games for the DS as well as the PSP.

 

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

(Wii version)

Here’s the trailer for the anticipated Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles game for the Nintendo Wii. The trailer has the usual collection of cutscenes and gameplay footage and yes, it does have quite an action feel to it.

Based on the new video, one thing is absolutely clear: the developer is pulling no punches to deliver a beautifully produced single-player experience. I’m not sure if there’s going to be a multiplayer mode for this game though.

 

 

Headless RX-78-2

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Gundam PSP games have special, wacky, unlockable units. Like in Gundam Battle Royale, they have special units called SM and Saku.

SMs are the parody of the GM units. They’re square and look like tofu cubes to me. While Sakus are the funny Zaku counterparts. They look like medicine capsules with thin arms and legs, but of course they still got the generic pink mono eye.

In the third Gundam PSP game, Gundam Battle Chronicle, they got two more wacky units. There’s a headless RX-78-2 and a Zaku that uses boulders as a weapon.

Here’s a funny PSP game clip featuring the headless RX-78-2:

 

 

Gundam 0079: Card Builder

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

(Arcade version)

gundam card builder

An arcade game featuring the Gundam 0079 universe. This uses real Gundam cards bought and inserted into the game machine to create your characters. When you insert your cards into plastic holders and place them on the large game grid screen screen, your personal pilot, weapon, mech, and abilities (all with “cost” features to balance out load-ins) are designed from the game scanning your cards. The gameplay then has you battling other players in the arcade (or outside, if hooked into a network), utilizing your placement and movement of cards on the grid in turn-based battles. Your aim, for instance, will depend on which direction your cards face and are placed on the grid, as do your movement and special techniques.

 

Generation of Chaos

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

(PSP version)

generation psp cover Generation of Chaos is a Strategy RPG originally released in Japan as Shinten Makai: Generation of Chaos IV Another Side. This game follows the story of Gena, and her crusade against a Dark Empire bent on the resurrection of a dark dragon.

It is a HARD game to get into. Very hard. It has a very confusing interface and menu, with no in-game tutorial, and a very basic manual. These things turned away a lot of gamers, but if you can work past these flaws, there is actually a really good game to play.

generation game In order to conquer enemies, and the world, you must move your commanders around on the world map. When two opposing characters occupy the same space, a battle will start. You can’t move past an enemy character, and you will randomly get into a fight if you move into an empty space. Than you will be taken into the battle screen, where you can select which strategy you want to use, and than watch your character duel it out. After you win and gain enough experience, you can level up your commander. If you lose, your commander will be taken prisoner until he is rescued.

generation game2 Fighting is only half of the gameplay, though, as the other half focuses on kingdom management. You have to pay your commanders in the game to keep them, as well as pay for any prisoners you capture (you can execute them if you don’t want to try to convert them over to your side), and the price of any units that you lose. To make all this money, for each piece of land you own, you will receive a certain amount of gold. You can also shop at certain markets that you control to buy and sell items.

Overall, a great addicting game. If you can get past the confusing interface, you’ll find a great game that will suck you in and keep you there. This game is recommend to anyone who enjoys strategy games.

 

Crash of the Titans

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

(PSP version)

crash of the titans psp cover Crash Bandicoot had the potential to be a mascot and join the ranks of the famous Mario and Sonic. Unfortunately, due to a lack of game releases, the mammal tumbled from fame. As if gamers’ prayers have been answered, Vivendi Universal Games developed Crash of the Titans to signal the rebirth of Crash Bandicoot in the gaming world.

In a nefarious plot to unleash destruction, Crash Bandicoot’s arch-nemeses, Neo and Nina Cortex, have mutated the creatures of Crash’s island into monstrous abominations! Never one to shirk from danger, our orange furry friend finds that with his potent mix of wacky bravado and daredevil action he is able to hijack the titanic monsters and wield their immense powers against each other! Bring on the titans, because with Crash in charge, the bigger the baddie, the better!

crash of the titans game One of the central mechanics in the new Crash game is the ability to ‘jack’ enemies - essentially to jump on their backs and use their abilities against other foes, but you may not know much about their likes, dislikes and favorite methods of dismemberment.

An enjoyable game for both young and old. It’s also available in several platforms.

 

The Ultimate Tamarind Move

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Lolx! This is a crazy video about a classic game. Thanks to typecats for this wackiness. I don’t know what the show is, but all I can say is, “God bless the Japanese for their crazy ideas.”

Does anybody know where I can get a version of this classic game, cartridge version or emulated? Hehe.

 

 

GX-con!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

The ultimate news about the GX-con (held last October 7, 2007 at the Megatrade Hall B) by our friendly reporters-on-the-floor. So you thought you’ve seen and heard everything about the event, that’s what you think! Huahuahua!

It’s not over ’til it’s over! It’s kanky time!

Check out www.sumodownload.com for more news!

Special thanks to Typhoon Games and Sanrio Digital.