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08 July 2008 @ 08:16 pm
game: metal gear solid: snake eater
console: playstation 2
score: 8 / 10

Okay, right this is the very first review I am writing. So be gentle with me ok. I will do my best. And besides this is what I think of the game. And not only what I think but a lot of other people to! Enjoy!

There we go!

PLOT/STORYLINE: ( 9/10 ) The game takes place in the year 1964. You play a man with the code name Naked Snake whom is a spy for FOX. During the virtuous mission you have to save Sokolov from Colonel Volgin. Snake soon finds out that his mentor the boss is defecting to the Soviet Union. The saving mission becomes a failure and Sokolov is forced to finish a nuclear walking tank called the Shagohod. Volgin blows up a base with a nuclear warhead and America has to prove Kruschev that they where not involved! To escape from a nuclear world war Snake is given a new mission; save Sokolov, destroy the Shagohod and eliminate Volgin and his mentor the boss!!

I am not going to spoil anymore from the story. Only that it has a huge plot twisting. It made me cry! The characters from this game are amazing. This game will keep you busy for a while and believe me you'll love it!!

GRAPHICS: ( 9/10 ) This game is quite old now. But I was stunned when I was watching the cutscenes. Believe me if there is a game with great long cutscenes wonderful facial expressions and realistic movement it must be this one. Also the jungle you have to play in is wonderfully done. I never played a game that touched me so much like this one. Believe me this is eye-candy!
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06 July 2008 @ 04:03 pm

Get a load of this slop fest. Chaos Wars for the PS2. [Shadow Hearts fans...prepare to rage.]
28 June 2008 @ 02:11 pm
game: alone in the dark: near death investigation
console: playstation 3, xbox 360, wii
warning: qaulity and ingame

i found this one out myself and i find it to important to not share. there is nothing about this in any magazine! game magazines show all these wonderful screencaps of this game but do not be tricked these screencaps seem to be only for playstation 3 and xbox 360. the quality of the wii version is bad. you really wonder if they gave you the right game. so think twice before you choose which version you want for this game.

and something about the controles, they are so bad it takes you three levels or more to get used to them. this leads to frustration! after you get used to them the game can be really enjoyed though.
27 June 2008 @ 09:40 pm
A simple list of Canary's top five favorite games; following jonio's suit.

001. Lineage II (PC); This game was my very first MMORPG and let's just say, I fell completely in love with it. Besides it's gorgeous landscapes and beautiful character design, this game also provides exhilarating gameplay that will keep you going for hours without even having the chance to think about being bored; and when I say hours...I mean hours. (try 12-17 hours at a time lieblings |D yeahhh. you get those moments when you finally look at the time, when you get a break from all that farming and pvp and you can't figure out where all those hours went). Of course, like any mmo there's lots of grinding involved but hey, I actually like to farm! The more you farm, the better stuff you get! Anyway, this is not my review on it yet so I'll stop giving away too much but it is indeed my favorite game of all time and I will probably never grow sick of it.

002. Shadow Hearts [Japanese site only, apologies] (PS2); This game is and was the best roleplaying game ever for the Playstation 2. Of course, I love the Final Fantasies but still, this game even outbeat those and I have been a loyal FF fan since the age of eight. This game, I played so many times and did all the extras to save Alice that I could write a walkthrough on it. I love this game. There are two more games in the series, following this one but I did not like either of them as much. I managed my way through the second one (even though they took no consideration into the fact that the first game had a way to save Alice (more information will be provided in my upcoming review; don't want to give away spoilers now) and the third one was just...so different from the first and so kiddish that I couldn't even stand to finish it. Again, this game is epicly awesome and will forever be my favorite rpg, all of it's darkness and gruesome monsters included.

003. Jeanne D'Arc (PSP); An absolutely adorable version of the tale of Joan of Arc. From each battle to personal friendships, Jeanne is quite entertaining. This is one of the turn-based battle systems exactly like the old school Final Fantasy Tactics. I still haven't beaten it yet because Talbot is ridiculously insane to beat if all of your party members aren't high enough levels but nonetheless, it's an amazingly fun game to play!

004. Legacy of Kain: Defiance (PS2/PC); This game, though I hate having to suffer through the levels with Kain, is another one of my favorites. Raziel will never get old to me. Though they probably won't make anymore (poor Tony Jay ;~;) they could make a bajillion games with him and I would play them over and over. It may be because I think this little acid torn, deformed, jawless soul sucker is absolutely adorable, but nonetheless, I love this game. Reaping souls and solving puzzles, it's just great.

005. Final Fantasy VII (PS1); Of course the graphics are sucky in comparison to today's Final Fantasies but no other Final Fantasy can compare in storyline with FFVII. One of the greatest RPGs of all time, along with some of the most memorable characters of all time. Final Fantasies don't get better than VII. It will always be what the other's have to live up to for me! I can't even recall how many times I've beaten this game...haha, it's just that good.
27 June 2008 @ 03:00 pm
game: magna carta: tears of blood
console: playstation 2
score: 9 / 10

Right, so it will probably be pretty easy to tell I haven't written a review in ages, but stay with me! This is a game that really needs a review itself, and a little bit more love. Also excuse how this thing will be all over the place, I couldn't think of one good method for it.

Right, so. Off we go!

PLOT/STORYLINE: ( 9/10 ) The general plot and storyline to Magna Carta is probably most different than the average Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts, but it still manages to wrap its fingers around you until the very last second when it drops a huge plot twist on you! Taking place in a fictional world called Efferia, it has been 30 years since the war against the Humans and the Yason has started. We first meet Calintz, the main character of the game, and leader of a mercenary group called the Tears of Blood. This group launches a resistance to the Yason, and is currently cooperating with an Alliance group to end the war. Here you'll meet interesting characters like Eonis, Azel, and Haren. Every member of the Tears of Blood has lost something, or someone valuable during the war. Along Calintz' journey to end the war with the Yason, he meets a young maiden named Reith, who challenges his thoughts and attitude toward the war. Bearing amnesia and only remembering her own name, Calintz vows to protect her for saving his life, and to bring back her lost memory.

With many plot twists and stories that just might bring you to tears, this game is heavy in plot and character development, keeping you on your heels until the very end.

GRAPHICS: ( 10/10 ) Sorry Square-Enix, but I have to say Magna Carta kicks your ass when it comes to graphics. Backgrounds, cities, characters, and FMV sequences seem to all be planned and carried out accordingly. You'll never see a funny face on one of your characters; their facial expressions and movement all seems to be extraordinarily real. The FMV sequences also gives Atlus something to brag about -- no problems in this section!

MUSIC: ( 10/10 ) By far, this game has some of the best music I've ever listened to. Creative and fitting to its environments, the music in Magna Carta is something to sing about! It never gets boring, and tends to fit its mood appropriately. Some music will make you want to sing and dance, others will make you want to cry, and others will even get you pumped for a boss battle, and even soothe your soul. Overall, if this game didn't interest you at all, I'd give the soundtrack a buy. It's simply perfect, and I'm usually pretty critical when it comes to game music.

BATTLE SYSTEM: ( 9/10 ) Though greatly hated and criticized by its critics, Magna Carta's battle system is another thing that Atlus can really brag about. With free movement in battle, and an ability to control all on screen characters, it really gives its competitors a challenge. Relying on Chi, or elements of the world, to fight, it gives the game a challenge not many games can pose. It also gives the gamer a chance to try out different characters, instead of using the same one throughout the whole game. Consequently however, there are Chi Lanterns, which allow you to switch and mess around with the Chi in that area. Without the Chi of the element your character uses ( let's use Calintz' default style as an example; Wind [A] and Mountain [M] ), they will not be able to attack. So if you want Calintz to attack in battle, you better make sure your A and M Chi is intact! ...Or you'll wind up getting defeated by your enemies, or resorting to another character.

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GAMEPLAY: ( 9/10 ) For only having one disk, this game is incredibly long! Since you do a lot of walking, that takes up some time. The battles are usually longer than the average Final Fantasy game, so that can eat up some time as well. I'm only about 1/3 through the game so far, and I'm at 20 hours! It's a nice game to play if you want one that will keep your interest for a long period of time.

DIFFICULTY: ( 6/10 ) Though many have said Magna Carta to be a difficult game, I find it quite easy. To be able to heal to full health after almost every battle, it can't be too hard can it? Once you get used to all the aspects of the battle system, you can even defeat your enemies simply even when they surprise you. Though I will give it a 6 just because it can be quite difficult when you don't know what you're doing!

OVERALL: ( 9/10 ) A nice 9 out of 10 for this game! It's simply magnificent and different, from its story to its music. I highly recommend it to any RPG fan.
26 June 2008 @ 10:10 pm
Let's give this a shot. :D

Top 5 games and why?

I'll go first:

1.) Earthbound (SNES)- This game was my first introduction to RPGs. Though I didn't know it was an RPG at the time. I simply bought it because Nintendo Power made it sound so cool back then! Loved the graphics, the story, the music, the characters. Everything. I've beaten this game at least 20 times. Since I've had it.

2.) Mega Man 2 (NES) - Best. Mega Man. Evar. Music. Robot Masters. This hard son of a bitch had it all.

3.) Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (PS1) - So a pretty simple, cutesy platformer, right? WRONG. Well, okay, it is a cutesy platformer. Not all that hard, even if you wanted to 100% it. The real juice here is the story. It gets you going, thinking everything is great and wonderful and happy and then the ending, well. Let's just say. Saddest ending EVAR. Bittersweet.

4.) Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) - Are games art? This game makes it seem like it. 16 boss fights. That's the game, but damn if you aren't on the edge of your seat the whole time. And that ending...that ENDING!

5.) Grim Fandango (PC) - Lucasarts last point-and-click adventure game. No pointing or clicking involved oddly enough. A 4 year adventure through the land of the dead. This is story telling.
26 June 2008 @ 09:09 pm
game: the world ends with you
console: nintendo ds ( lite )
type of tip: in battle tip/fighting tip

during your week with joshua on day 4, one of the reapers asks you to get the 'sexy +' pin ( D+B brand ), he specifies that noise no. 59 ( easterraven / hp: 720 ) drops these when you have the difficulty set to easy, to clear his wall. the reaper who requests this is at the northeast end of the center st. route/entrance; this specific pin can evolve. if you make it so that D+B brand is the #1 for trends and get into enough fights it evolves into the 'sexy b' pin.

what's different? not only will you be able to drag objects around during a fight to inflict damage, but you can use an enemy. this is good for when you have no objects at your disposal.
26 June 2008 @ 08:21 pm
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