Thursday, May 29, 2008
English of the Dead
You read that right. Instead of whacking out the undead with a gun, players translate Japanese words or phrases into English and watch as zombies are obliterated. Similar to Sega's Typing of Dead, the English of the Dead uses the House of the Dead 2 game engine for all of its language teaching stages. For players who need help with their English comprehension skills, a hint button may be tapped for clues and cues.
The setting takes players back to Huffman Island where the Oceanic Community Union and the United States of the New Continent are at war once more. A new OCU team led by a lad named Storm tackles assignments on Huffman and skirmishes are fought by touchpen tapping. Character interaction sequences help to relay the story as soldiers and mech handlers go from mission to mission.
Some early preorders will include a bonus Special Drama Soundtrack that Banpresto gave away in 50% ratio.
Publisher Digital Works has adapted Murakami's book to a Nintendo DS game which features a 13 year-old time traveler from the year 2023. She looks like a normal girl but she's really a robot (MIBO) who's capable of handling a wide variety of menial tasks, jobs, and professions. As the story in the game goes, the robot has been sent back from the future to experience various jobs and bring that specialized knowledge back to the future to benefit the world at large.
The 13-sai no Hallo Work game features 30 occupations and 90 types of mini-games that are related to the jobs that people do. Some jobs featured in the game include soccer player, news announcer, boxer, police officer, and private detective. By using the stylus, players will get to cook, groom dogs, build machines, and cure little tykes of their ails. The
soulless melodic voice of MIKU Hatsune (Vocaloid2) is featured in the game for the musician profession.
BMIIDX 14 is all about the bling. Gold. Appropriately enough, there's a highly energetic song dubbed "Gold Rush" by DJ YOSHITAKA-G feat. Michael a la mode where the lines, "Make It Make Money" and the recitation of all the Beatmania game title iterations such as "Shioa Sty!" may be heard. The CS version features roughly 90 songs from the usual suspects such as Sota Fujimori (Andromeda), Kosuke Saito aka kors k, Toshiyuki Kakuta aka L.E.D. and more. New songs include "Golden Cross" by dj REMO-CON vs dj TAKA, "Treasure X Star" from NAOKI & Ryu¤, "Guilt & Love" courtesy of The Plastic Ambition, and "SEQUENCE CAT" by SLEDLAKE (SLAKE & L.E.D.). The standard game modes such as Beginner, Tutorial, Free, Expert, etc make their expected return. New features include selectable difficulty levels for 2-player games and a new points system for unlocking songs.
As the story begins, the school has lost its luster as the premiere vocational institution for aspiring alchemists due to student body apathy and the gradual dissipation of Mana. As a sort of parallel, the academy has also physically fallen from the air to ground level. To rectify its flagging status, the prefects decide to expand the school's specialties to include other disciplines outside the alchemical arts. Roseluxe and Ulrika view alchemy differently and take divergent paths to reach their goals. Roseluxe harbors ill feelings towards alchemy while Ulrika embraces it. The new students spend their time in class and out in the wilds hunting for ingredients, reagents, and monsters. The highly detailed item creation system from the first Mana Khemia returns where weapons and equipment may be synthesized for use by party members.
The PS3 conversion of Battle Fantasia includes the original Arcade Mode along with a Story Mode and an online VS Mode. For battlers who need a bit of training, the Practice Mode is probably where you'll want to visit first to try out different moves and hit combos. A Gallery Mode contains illustrations and artwork for fans to appreciate.
The X360 conversion of Battle Fantasia includes the original Arcade Mode along with a Story Mode and an online VS Mode. For battlers who need a bit of training, the Practice Mode is probably where you'll want to visit first to try out different moves and hit combos. A Gallery Mode contains illustrations and artwork for fans to appreciate.
At the outset of the game, players choose a race from the usual archetypes such as Human, Hobbit, or Dwarf as well as the sex of the protagonist. NCS doesn't want to demean the Dwarves but the women look like sumo. Male sumo. Character features may be edited from a large number of options so that a unique hero/heroine may be crafted.
Valhalla Knights 2 is a 3D adventure game. The protagonist is maneuvered through the world which rotates and winds around in accommodating fashion. Battles against creatures are somewhat reminiscent of Monster Hunter Portable where your hero runs around a beast and strikes at opportune moments. Unlike Monster Hunter however, once a creature is vanquished, its body disappears entirely. That means there'll be no mutton chops to carve from the carcass.
Some early preorders will include a bonus Sound of Valhalla Knights soundtrack which contains melodic orchestrated BGM from the game.
Sega's flagship racing game jumps into the new millenium with a mighty frame, pretty colors and silky moves. Sure, Ridge Racer V looks fancy but it cannot usurp the racing gameplay throne held by Daytona.
Sale Offering: NCS' inventory of Daytona USA 2001 for the Japanese Dreamcast is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Please note Japanese DC games cannot be played on a USA DC unless a circumvention device or boot disc is utilized. Pricing is set at US$12.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. Larger Photos