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Archive for December, 2008

Let’s Tap

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

(Wii version)

lets tap Don’t throw away the boxes that holds your Christmas presents, they are essential in this innovative tapping game. You don’t have to hold onto the Wii remote controls, instead, you place it on an empty box and tap on it proceed.

This is a simple and fun game that the whole family, from grand parents to small children can participate in. Enjoy the cool visuals and the large playlists of songs at the tip of your fingers.

There are five distinctly different play modes in this game:

  • Tap runner mode - Use your strength and rhythm to control your player character in the sports race.
  • The Rhythm mode - A DJ game that tests your reflexes.
  • Silent Blocks - Train your concentration as you seek to remove blocks from a tower without tipping the structure.
  • Bubble Voyager - shoot rocket or bubbles at the obstacles and enemies. What you fire depend on the strength of your taps.
  • Visualizer is a mode which you make an animate movie through your taps.

Cate West: The Vanishing Files

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

(DS version)

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Cate West: The Vanishing Files DS is a seek-and-find game in which players search for specific items/clues on a screen full of objects. Players assume the role of a psychic investigator attempting to solve a series of crimes in a fictional city. Suspect details are examined regularly, some with criminal histories such as ‘grand theft auto,’ ‘bank heist’ or ‘minor assault.’ Violent acts such as murder, kidnapping and arson are also discussed.

Street Fighter IV

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

(PS3 version)

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Street Fighter IV brings the legendary fighting series back to its roots by taking the beloved fighting moves and techniques of the original Street Fighter II, and infusing them with Capcom’s latest advancements in next generation technology to create a truly extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honored art of virtual martial arts.

Everything that made the legendary Street Fighter II a hit in the arcades, living rooms and dormitories across the globe has been brought back in Street Fighter IV. Players will be able to play their favorite classic characters, such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile, along with new characters, including Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. Six-button controls for the game return, with a host of new special moves and features integrated into the gameplay system. Street Fighter IV brings a brand new fighting game to fans the world over.

Ragnarok Online DS

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

(DS version)

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One of the most popular online RPGs, Ragnarok Online boasts a 2.8 million subscription throughout the world.

Moving from your PC to your DS, the game retains its coolest features such as character making and cooperative wireless and Wi-Fi gameplay.

A total of 3 people can join in a game at a time. Search for like minded people around you and invite them for an adventure wherever you and whenever you like.

Form a party of three and challenge the floors of the Tower of Illusions, test your skills, wits, and most importantly, the cooperation between you and other players.

The game makes use of a dungeon crawling system, with a total of 50 floors, each randomly generated stage has a different set of criteria to fulfill before you can clear it. this game could go on forever even after you have beaten its main storyline.

*In Japanese language

Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

(PSP version)

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To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy’s debut, Square Enix round up the heroes and anti-heroes from their star RPG series and have them participate in a battle royale. Belonging to the camp of the god of peace Cosmos and the god of struggles Chaos, the 20 characters are pit against each other in fighting tournaments.

The concept of winning a fight is simple, unleash a string of attacks and deplete the HP bar of your opponent. The higher your hit rate is, the more brave points you store and the more special attacks you can launch. What sure kill attacks you can employ depend on your characters.

Pit your favourites against generations of FF characters and find out who the strongest is amongst you.

Tales of Hearts

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

(DS version)

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Under the twin moons and the rule of the great empire, people have been leading peaceful lives albeit unsettling legends about a sleeping princess, dream eating monsters and the falling moons continue to pass around.

No matter how unsettling, people have been seeing these legends as mere stories to scare children, until the day a mysterious plague started spreading and the culprit of the illness seems to be the dream eating monsters. Under the onslaught of these evil forces, a special substance in people’s hearts, spiria gets contaminated.

The only thing to counter the monsters is Soma, hidden within the Spire Maze.

All these strives of the land are unknown to the hero, Shing until he rescues a mysterious girl Kohaku from the monsters. Together, the two set off to find the mysterious substance Soma, save the land and find out the truth about the legends.

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Monday, December 15th, 2008

(Wii version)

tales Set two years after the events of the original, best selling Gamecube RPG, Tales of Symphonia, embark on a new adventure in the world saved by Lloyd and his friends. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World follows the journey of two young heroes in a world of chaos as their fates intertwine with Lloyd, Colette, and Ratatosk, a summon spirit rumored to be the lord of all monsters.

Retains the award-winning original’s dramatic storytelling, endearing characters and action-packed battle system along with new gameplay elements and functionality designed exclusively for the Wii Console. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World will sure to be an instant classic.

Gundam Musou 2

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

(PS3 version)

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Musou action continues with the upgraded Gundam Musou 2. New powerful mobile suits such as Psycho Gundam and Big Zams make their appearances in this installment. Pick up your weapons, rush forward and mow your opposition regiments down.

Aside from original mecha, Gundams that showed up in the TV or movies are also participating in this massive brawl. The 3 most powerful mobile suits from the SEED series, Freedom Striker, Infinite Justice and Destiny are joining up with their predecessors such as Sazabi and V-Gundam.

Politics that underlay the series is intriguing but the all out action is just as absorbing, board your mecha and take on the world.

The Tale of Despereaux

Monday, December 8th, 2008

(DS version)

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Based on the Universal animated feature and Newberry Award winning children’s novel, the Tale of Despereaux game is an action-platformer where players live the adventure of brave, little Despereaux. Action moves, swashbuckling sword moves and combo systems help you battle your way through the castle while fighting spiders and bees to rescue the beautiful Princess Pea from the darkness of Rat World.

Fate/Unlimited Codes

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

(PS2 version)

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The fight for the holy grail spreads over from the arcades to your home. Drawn by Type Moon, and with a script written by Natsu Kinoko, the game spots an original storyline and is acted out by the star studded cast of voice actors.

All characters are rendered in 3D but the system maintained the speed factor of 2D fighting games. Besides punches and kicks, the servant’s sure kill attacks and their special weapons are all included in this fighter. Harness their power and fight for your dearest wish.

In addition to the existing elements in the arcade version, the PS2 edition comes with more scenes, player characters to the roster and many other goodies.