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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (PSP) 05/09/2010

Shadows amongst us

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (PSP) Setting Player will cast as a new transfer student at a Japanese private high school, tasked with making friendships, struggling through classes, exams, school clubs, and dealing with teenage drama. Later you will be recruited by SEES Special Extracurricular Execution Squad, a team of students who have the power to summon powerful manifestation of their inner psyche called "Persona" and these pesonas can only be summon by a gun-like object called "Evoker". SEES primary objective is to destroy mysterious beings called "shadows" that prowl at night during a time most normal humans can't perceive called the Dark Hour. These creatures are feeding on the minds of the weak, and since normal humans are not aware of the shadows they think those who are affected by the shadows as sickness syndrome known as the Apathy syndrome. During the dark hour normally humans sleeps inside coffins like object making them safe from the shadows, but sometimes incident happen making them fell as the shadows prey. SEES wants to destroy the root of this monstrosities and end this disaster for good. Brief Inroduction of the Characters * You : is a silent protagonist, named by the player at the start of the game, players are given a choice between a boy or a girl character. The only person who can have multiple personas and switch between them freely. * Yukari Takeba : a cheerful girl who is also a popular amongst the students. * Akihiko Sanada : a calm and collected senior who leads the ...

Ys Seven (PSP) 04/09/2010

Ys Seven, a must to have for PSP action RPG fans

Ys Seven (PSP) Land of Altago is a land created in ancient times by 5 dragon gods (Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and Moon). Each dragon is worshiped and respected by 5 tribes (Shannoa, Segram, Kylos, Altago and Iskan) and all 5 ensures the balance of the land. Altago became prosperous and the Altago tribe decided to abandoned their god and worshiped a different god in its place, and they also forced the Iskan tribe to isolate themselves in a different dimension. Hundreds of years have passed since and the Sea tribe and the Moon tribe are considered as long lost tribes. One day a well known adventurer and his best friend sail to Altago, his name is Adol Christin and his companion is called Dogi. With the request of the king of Altago, both set off to investigate a recently found altar. As Adol and Dogi inspect the altar, they both heard the voice of one of the dragons and was chosen to fight against the incoming calamity, and thus their adventure begins.... The Characters Adol Christin : Known as Adol the red because of his red like fire hair. The protagonist of the game. Chosen as the dragon warrior to help the land of Altago against the wind of destruction. Adol uses sword as his weapon (Attack type : Slash, Pierce and Heavy depending on the weapon) Dogi : Adol's best friend and travel companion, he is a gentle giant. With a huge muscular appearance and strong physique, however has a kind and caring heart. He uses his fist to beat his enemies (Attack type : Heavy) Elk : The grandson of ...

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (PSP) 04/04/2010

One of the best RPG for PSX converted into PSP with few upgrades

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (PSP) Story In the village of Coriander, a 14-year old girl named Platina lives with her cruel parents. The village falls upon hard times and her friend Lucian finds out that her parents are going to sell her into slavery. The two run away but accidentally wander into the Weeping Lily Meadow where Platina dies from the toxic pollen. In the land of the Gods "Asgard" Lenneth Valkyrie awakens and is tasked by the god Odin and goddess Freya to find suitable human souls to be recruited as Einherjar (warriors of Valhalla) for their war with the Vanir (the Giants) and the coming of Ragnarok (End of the world). Thus her adventure begins....... Gameplay When starting the game, players are given a choice to choose game difficulty (Easy, Normal or Hard, each with it's own advantages and disadvantages). Player will control Lenneth while roaming Midgard (the land of the humans), exploration is split into two modes : world map mode and dungeon exploration mode. And the game is split into 8 chapters and each chapters are divided into periods (time limit), each with different quests, dungeons, and items available (16 periods in Easy mode, 24 in Normal, and 28 in Hard). Visiting towns or dungeons cost periods and when you use all the periods in a chapter, the "Sacred Phase" is commence where the Goddess Freya will summon you to report you the condition in Asgard, how well you have been doing so far, what sort of Einherjar needed for the next chapter and will bestow you with Materialize ...

Dragon Age: Origins (PC) 17/11/2009

Good RPG of the year

Dragon Age: Origins (PC) Plot The player begins his or her journey from in one of the six origin stories which serve as an introductory point for the players and present the world from their personal point of view. The story depends on race and class that players choose. After a short introduction and some story whatever type of hero that players created, the player will encounter Duncan, leader of an elite group known as the Grey Wardens. A Grey Warden duty is dedicating their life to the destruction of the Darkspawn, a force of demon-like creatures that live underground and have at various points in history invaded the surface dwellers in massive movements known as The Blight. The hero will journey to a fortress called Ostagar in southern Ferelden, to join the army of King Cailan. King Cailan gathers his army, alongside with Loghain Mac Tir, as his commander. All parties involved plan for Cailan to charge the Darkspawn as they approach the fortress at Ostagar, and then have Loghain lead his forces to flank and destroy the Darkspawn. Before someone became a Grey Warden, he or she has to undergo a dangerous ritual called the Joining, which involves the consumption of Darkspawn blood. By doing so, it is either survive and become a Grey Warden or death in agony. The player successfully completes the Joining after one candidate is killed by the blood and another attempts to flee and is killed by Duncan to preserve the secrecy of the ritual. The player is sponsored during the rite by ...

Resident Evil 5 (PC) 29/09/2009

The evil continues

Resident Evil 5 (PC) Story Chris Redfield is deployed to Africa, to join Sheva Alomar and capture Ricardo Irving, who wants to sell an extremely dangerous bio-weapon to the black market. This bio-weapon acts like a parasite, which quickly takes control of living things, turning him/it into a Majini (means evil spirit in Swahili language). From here on, almost all the locals have been turned into Majini. Chris later on finds some data that contains a picture of Jill Valentine, his old partner, who was presumed dead after a confrontation with Albert Wesker, and he believes that she is still alive. As the story progresses all the supporting team are all dead and leaving Chris and Sheeva as the sole survivor, though the situation isn't good and Sheeva suggested that they ought to return to HQ for backup, Chris expresses his determination in finding out if Jill is still alive and to end the bio hazard for good by defeating Wesker. Sheeva also does not wish to see her homeland and the world to be ruined, so she decided to stay and fight with Chris to the end. Characters Chris Redfield Chris Redfield is a member of STARS (Special Tactics And Rescue Service) - specifically the leader of the Alpha Team in the first Resident Evil game. Also appeares in Resident Evil: Code Veronica. Sheva Alomar She is a well-trained B.S.A.A. agent from Africa, and acts as Chris Redfield's partner in the field. Sheva is adept with firearms and hand-to-hand combat. Jill Valentine One of the main characters ...

Messengers 2 - The Scarecrow (DVD) 27/07/2009

Beware of the scarecrow

Messengers 2 - The Scarecrow (DVD) I am reviewing it as a film only, skipping extra dvd contents. Hopefully it's a good enough review as I am not very good with reviewing movies. The Plot "The Messenger 2 : The Scarecrow" plot revolves on a man named John Rollins and his family. John is just a simple farmer from North Dakota who has a loving wife Mary and two children Lindsey and Michael. The farm is not doing well, the crops are dying, invested with crows and to make it worst, he's in a lot of debt. However, his family supports him in this difficult times, and as a man he wants to be strong for his family when they need him. One day when John was tidying up the barn, he accidentally found a walled hidden room behind the tools rack. In there he found this scary and hideous looking scarecrow wrapped in a sack. The minute his son Michael saw it, he begged his father to get rid of it as soon as possible but he didn't. Chapman the local debt collector tried to persuade John to sell the farm, but refused. So appears Jude their neighbor who is working in a tobacco farm, his family used to own lots of land in the area until the bank came. He suggested that John should put the scarecrow in the field to get rid of the crows, so he did. Eversince John put that scarecrow up in the fields his luck changed, things are getting better. All the crows which invested his farm suddenly died, the irrigation system that has been broken suddenly working again, but it doesn't stop there. All the people who seems to get in ...

Street Fighter IV (PC) 16/07/2009

The latest Street Fighter series

Street Fighter IV (PC) The Plot Street Fighter IV plot is rather vague if you only play the game, only by watching the anime "Street Fighter IV : The Ties That Binds" you will understand the story. The plot begins Cammy's Team Delta Red task force who are investigating an energy anomaly. Chun-Li and Guile investigate the disappearance of well known martial artists around the world which introduced them to Abel, a new mixed martial arts fighter. Crimson Viper is sent to capture Ryu on orders from Seth, who knows about Ryu's Satsui no Hadou a very powerful energy and desires it for himself, C.Viper turns out to be an undercover CIA agent. So in short, this Seth guy kidnapped famous martial artists to study and test them so he can harness their powers for his own. Characters The 12 original Street Fighter Characters (Ryu, Ken, Chun-li, Guile, Dhalsim, Blanka, E. Honda, Zangief, Balrog, Vega, Sagat, and M. Bison) are back in action, the later characters (Dan, Sakura, Fei-Long, Rose, Cammy and Gen) are also present as unlockables, also introducing some new fighters : * Abel, a French mixed martial artist. He is described as an amnesiac, a "man with no past" looking to defeat surviving members of Shadaloo. * Crimson Viper, a female American spy wearing sunglasses, leather gloves and a form-fitting suit. She's equipped with a new experimental fighting gear which allows her to harness the power of electricity and fire. * Rufus, an overweight Kung Fu fighter, who seeks to fight Ken to prove ...

Ghostbusters (PC) 02/07/2009

Whom you gonna call......?!

Ghostbusters (PC) Introduction Ghostbusters: The Video Game is an action computer and video game recently released in 2009 for PC and other game consoles. Based on the Ghostbusters film franchise, players control a character who is new recruit in the Ghostbusters team, a team of parapsychologists who hunt and capture ghosts. It is similar to other third person perspective shooter game where players point of view is from the back of your character, but instead of using guns, grenades, rocket launchers and such, players are equipped with a "proton pack, slime blower, ghost trap containment unit and some others" to fight and capture ghosts. Many of the actors from the films were involved in the game's production. Each of the actors who portrayed the Ghostbusters in the films, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson, lent their voices and likenesses to the in-game characters. The characters in the game look very similar to the original actors. Aykroyd and Ramis, who wrote the films, also aided in minor script for the game. The game also contains the soundtrack from the original Ghostbusters film, along with various characters, locations, and props featured in the films. Plot The event in game occurs during Thanksgiving 1991, two years after Ghostbusters II. A new recruit who is called "Rookie" join the Ghostbusters team. Rookie accidentally frees Slimer who flees back to the Sedgewick Hotel where he was first caught. The Ghostbusters are able to recapture the ghost along ...

Runes of Magic (PC) 10/06/2009

Runes of Magic (not just all about killing MMORPG)

Runes of Magic (PC) Plot A long time ago god Ayvenas created a book, in which he captured the shape of the world and recorded the origin of life. The book's name was "Taborea". Ayvenas wished for plants, so endless fields of mellow grass and gigantic trees, almost reaching the sky, assumed a definite form. When he longed for a magnificent firmament, the bright blue sky and the starry canopy were born. He yearned for new sounds and created the wind's hissing. Despite creating this world's beauty, he still felt lonely. Therefore, he took some clay and formed the first life forms. God and the people Ayvenas noticed that his created life forms were very weak. Minor incidents caused grave injuries; if they fell ill certain death loomed. In the face of danger they were fearful and because they had no idea how to protect themselves, they were pathetic. So Ayvenas wrote incarnations of himself into Taborea to teach them how to use their various skills and abilities. Before long they banded together according to their characteristics. The world’s races were born and the legend of creation was written. Gameplay In Runes of Magic players explore and discover a magical realm full of wonders and ancient riddles. On their way from simple novice to famous hero, they will always be accompanied by magical runes and potent oracles which are fragments of the divine book Taborea. In Runes of Magic players should use the rune stone wisely, for they might also lure them to a path of destruction. It's a free ...

The Unborn (DVD) 26/05/2009

Evil will do anything to live again

The Unborn (DVD) I am not very good with reviewing movies, so I'll try my best. And I only reviewing it as a film only, not the whole DVD. So I am skipping the extra contents. The Plot The Unborn is a supernatural thriller that draws upon the legend of a dybbuk, a malevolent spirit that refuses to leave the human world and inhabits the body of a person. Casey Beldon is a young woman who is living a normal college girl life, a loving father, good friends, etc. She starts having this bizarre dreams, visions of strange twisted looking dogs, and an evil child with bright blue eyes. Casey is doing a part time job babysitting a neighbor's children, one night a strange thing happen and the oldest child of the couple starting to say weird things and hit her with a small hand mirror. After the incident Casey's eyes begin to change color slowly, fearing that it may be dangerous she consults to optometrist, from there she learns that she had a twin brother who died while both of them were still in the womb. Casey begins to realize that the spirit haunting her is the soul of her dead twin. She starts looking for any clues amongst her late-mother belongings which guide her to a person "Sofi". Casey meets an old woman named Sofi, who turned out to be her grandmother. Sofi and her daughter (Casey's mother) had been experiencing the same spirit disturbances, but unfortunately her daughter gave up fighting and kill herself. This evil entity is known as Dybbuk, is a soul of a dead person who has been ...

Beowulf (PC) 14/05/2009

Beowulf or Boowulf?

Beowulf (PC) Brief Intoruction Beowulf is a third-person action game in which where you play the role of the buff, angry, and eponymous Beowulf, while commanding your small band of warriors "thanes" by doing simple commands . The combat is rather cinematic, a bit gory, and repetitive making it rather boring after awhile. The Plot The story is similar to the computer animated DVD movie with the same tittle, but somehow felt forced and full of nonsense. You play as Beowulf, a strong monster-slaying Nordic macho dude who loves fame and glory, and he wants to rid the Danes of a monster called Grendel. After Grendel was defeated you're given a golden dragon horn by the Danish king, who then asks you to kill Grendel's mother. Macho he may be but still a man he is, the demoness managed to seduce Beowulf into giving her the horn, and VIOLA all of a sudden you're the Danish king, and your kingdom is in peril once more having a new demon roaming around and threatening your kingdom. The players goal is to kill baddies, and somehow not be seduced by demoness, who'll gladly humps your leg and bites your neck whenever she sees you and given the chance. Gameplay Extremely straight forward. The game is very linear and doesn't take long to finish. However in that short journey there are many obstacles such as pitfalls you may never escape from, puzzles, the silly drumming mini-games etc. Beowulf have several skills and ability such as the Carnal rage where he enters a berserk state and became ...

The Last Remnant (PC) 15/04/2009

The Last Remnant

The Last Remnant (PC) Story The Last Remnant is a new roleplaying game developed by the famous game developer SquareEnix (Final Fantasy series), the story sets in a fictional world inhabited by several humanoid races; the Mitras who have human appearances, the Yamas strong fish-like race, the Qsitis small reptilians who seem to be more agile than the other races, and the Sovannis, feline like race with four arms. The story itself revolves around the protagonist Rush Sykes who is trying to save his kidnapped sister Irinia Sykes and ancient artifacts called "remnants" that possess magic powers and which have caused several wars throughout the game's history. Remnants come in different forms, and all settlements throughout the world have one which their ruler is bound to. If a remnant left unbound, they can create catastrophe which is called "the collapse". Characters Rush Sykes An 18 years old swordsman and also the main protagonist, was raised away from war in the peaceful Eulam Village. An affectionate young man who wears his heart on his sleeve, his family means everything for him. When Irina is kidnapped, Rush finds himself involved in a global conflict centering around the Remnants while he tries to save her. He also has the power to call out to remnants, like his sister. Irina Sykes Rush's younger sister. She is kidnapped by a mysterious group who after the power known as Marian's Gift. She doesn't know that this power lies within her. David Nassau David Nassau is a young Marquee of ...

King's Bounty: The Legend (PC) 06/04/2009

King's Bounty : The Legend

King's Bounty: The Legend (PC) If you are a gamer who loves RPG style strategy game with some adventure spicing, you shouldn't miss this game. In case you have played the original King's Bounty game which was published many years ago (I was still a kid back then he..he..he.) the gameplay is more or less the same but of course with LOADS of improvement using the latest technology. Made by the fans of the original game and first published in Russia and now the English version is out. When the game starts, players can choose between 3 types of heroes : 1. The Fighter : specializing in combat and blessed with high leadership capabilities, however rather weak in the magic side. 2. The Paladin : holy knight who stands between Fighter and Mage in power. 3. The Mage. : specializing in magic, has the strongest magic power and highest mana points, but low in leadership ability. Each heroes have same general skills, and few special skills for each. As you started entering the main game, you will see the exploring map, this screen is where players will spend most of their time exploring the world of King's Bounty. It's all in real time, no turns phase or something like that. Players are free to move his/her hero anywhere around the map by clicking the left mouse button on a spot. Hero's will travel on a horse on land, and requires a boat to travel on watery landscape. The hero can interact with NPCs, Structures, Dig hidden treasures, picking up resources etc..... The main screen consists of : Resource status : ...

The Witcher (PC) 02/04/2009

Experience being a monster hunter

The Witcher (PC) The Witcher (''Wiedźmin'') is a game based on the book series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher is a medieval fantasy rpg game which main story revolves arounda man called Geralt who lost his memory, he is one of a few remaining "Witchers" traveling monster hunters for hire, gifted with supernatural powers. Though the game is based on a book, reading the books is not a requirement before playing the game, but it definitely enhances the experience and brings another level of depth to the story. Plot Geralt of Rivia is the main protagonist of this game, he was tasked to undo a curse which is cast upon the daughter of King Foltest, this curse causes her to transform into a feral monster. Geralt successfully undo the curse and a period of years mysteriously passes, and Geralt finds himself being transported to the witcher stronghold of Kaer Morhen by fellow witchers who had discovered him unconscious in a field, and he lost his memory. He also learns that he is actually a renowned witcher referred to in prose as "The White Wolf." Gameplay There are three camera styles available in The Witcher: two top-down perspectives, where the mouse is used to control everything, and an over-the-shoulder view, which brings the player closer to the ingame combat, but limits visibility. In all three views the controls can be changed to be primarily mouse focused or a combined keyboard and mouse approach.. The game's story is separated into five chapters, each ...

SpellForce 2 (PC) 22/03/2009

Heroes of the dragon's blood

SpellForce 2 (PC) This is a compilation of the original Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars and it's expansion pack Spellforce 2: Dragon Storm. Plot of the story (Shadow Wars) The main character of this game is a Shaikan, it is what humans who carries the blood of the dragon Ur are called. The dragon blood allows resurrection from death to anyone who receive a Shaikan's blood, as well as the ability to summon those who are connected by the blood instantly to one's side. As the hero returns back to the Shaikan fortress, he finds that small groups of dark elves have already started attacking. They found out that the dark elves have form a pact with the force of shadows which can means destruction. The Shaikan patron Ur, sends the avatar off to warn and unite the forces of light, the humans, dwarves and elves to battle with the help of a dark elf heroine, Nightsong. Gameplay The Spellforce game series combine role-playing game (RPG) and real-time strategy (RTS) elements. Although the RTS elements stood out more than the RPG elements. The RPG aspects of Spellforce 2 are similar to games such as Diablo series and Sacred for character development, equipment, and top-down isometric viewing. Players are given option to decide the gender and the face of the hero at the beginning of the game. The RTS aspects of Spellforce 2 are similar to Warcraft series and other RTS games. Players have the ability to control several separate factions such as "the Realm" (humans/elves/dwarves), "the Pact" (dark ...
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