Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ys I & II Chronicles - PSP Game Review

Overall, the story, graphics, gameplay and all, it plays like Ys I. If you know the first game, playing the second one is easy. Perhaps, the only big addition is Adol's ability to use magic, which would be really handy in his perilous journey to defeat enemies that he will encounter. The sequel shows that you can still use the original recipe of RPG plus a few nice things, to give you something that really worth your time and money. RPG fanatics should have this game. Unfortunately, the lack of direction tend to hold Ys II back, although it won't break the game.

You may think that "if ain't broke don't fix it!".But it may not apply with Ys series, the Ys chronicles show that bringing a classic series to a brand new platform can be something good. The combination of original gameplay, fantastic retro feel and also superb soundtrack make it a must for any PSP owner.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together PSP Game Review

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together can be the greatest classic remake I've ever found. It has an excellent source material along with how the developers address all sticking points that tend to frustrate me these years. For starters, you may find it an impeccable piece of prgramming, which is a welcome change to previous English releases of the series. Its World system essentially changes the principal nature of Tactics Ogre.
It is formerly a game that entails difficult decision-making, but now it's more about exploring the outcome. It may seem like a subtle decision, but it is definitely a meaningful one. And it means for about 15 years after its debt, Tactics Ogre can still be considered slightly ahead of the normal curve. You will feel that its narration is a notch above the competition. The developers are finally able to to put the game mechanics on par with the beautiful storyline, in fact, it can be considered as new standard in developing a remake. The game is still highly faithful to its original storyline, while making it more engrossing and deeper that the previous titles. The game may not be for everyone, even so any serious fan of strategy RPG games should not miss this excellent remastered masterpiece.

Shift Extended - PSP Game Review


SHIFT is an interesting game featuring a bit of humor and crafty puzzles using a single, inventive mechanic. It isn’t without its flaws, but if the $3.99 price tag for only a few hours of play doesn’t scare you off, I’d definitely recommend checking it out. SHIFT is unique due to its inversion core mechanic. Its monochrome visuals are essentially critical to its gameplay execution. The bumpers will reverse gravity and the subject's alignment to everything around him. You can shift from white to black and the other way around, as the results platforms can become pit and things that are previously unreachable can be reached easily. I complete the whole 120 rooms in one day and the real challenge will appear in the last 30 rooms. In fact, you can finish the first 70 rooms in an hour or so. You may think that $4 is a little steep for one day of gaming time.