Thursday, July 17, 2008
Dragon Quest V tells the story of the royal Papas family across the span of three generations. The NDS conversion is based on the PS2 remake and features a 3D game world, more monsters to recruit into your party, and the possibility to travel with four party members instead of three.
Most games released this year won't see a sequel. The same thing happened last year and the year before that. The marketplace is fickle and it won't suffer fools more than once. With the hit rate so low year after year, it's always heartwarming when a game reaches its seventh stride with no signs of letting up.
Metal Slug 7 which is the latest release in a series that originally debuted in 1996. Six army grunts are featured in the game including Slug stalwarts such as Marco, Fio, and Eri. The soldiers run from left to right across seven horizontally scrolling battlefield stages and shoot, jump, and lob bombs at enemy forces. The end of each level is blocked by an imposing boss who is generally challenging. «NCS Game Notes»
Players of Gundam Battle Chronicle may transfer data over to Gundam Battle Universe and the wireless mode allows for multiple players to engage in Versus campaigns. To round out the feature set, a Gallery Mode includes a library of Mobile Suits featured in the game, a full Character roster of heroes such as Ray Amuro and Shiroh Amada, Background information on the Gundam mythos, and a collection of Illustrations. The War Record keeps track of your battlefield performance and the Gundam Museum features BGM tracks to listen to. «NCS Game Notes»
Tears to Tiara was originally released in a regular and limited edition for the Japanese PC in 2005. The Playstation 3 conversion follows the same convention with a regular edition priced at JPY6800 and a limited edition at JPY8800. The Limited Edition will ship with a Tears to Tiara Original Soundtrack and an art booklet. Early preorders for both editions will ship with a bonus poster and a Vocal CD in 50% ratio.
Mixing interactive sequences with conventional RPG elements and strategy-rpg encounters, Tears to Tiara is a adventure game tour-de-force that will be enhanced with new animated sequences for its PS3 turn.
A millennium has passed since a white-haired demon named Arawn (that's the correct spelling according to Aquaplus) was imprisoned inside a tomb. On the day of his awakening, a maiden named Riannon is all set to be sacrificed as an offering when she's saved by her brother Arthur. After a conspiracy of events, Arawn befriends the siblings and gathers together a party of adventurers to go on a world spanning adventure. Mixing interactive sequences with conventional RPG elements and strategy-rpg encounters, Tears to Tiara is a adventure game tour-de-force that will be enhanced with new animated sequences for its PS3 turn.
Tears to Tiara was originally released in a regular and limited edition for the Japanese PC in 2005. Early preorders for both editions of the game will ship with a bonus poster and a Vocal CD which are packaged in a cardboard box in 50% ratio.
NCS' remaining inventory of Warrior of Argus is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$15.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service.