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«©NCSX» The brothers Elric are back in a new adventure which features an original storyline that was written under the supervision of series creator Arakawa Hiromu. As the story goes, the military nation of Amestris has antagonized its neighbors for years and has even decimated the population of Ishbal which lies to the east. One day, a Prince named Claudio Rico Aerugo from the nation of Aerugo rolls into town with a procession of cars as confetti and cheers permeate the air. Prince Claudio brings the people of Amestris a gesture of friendship and offers peace between the two countries. Everything seems hunky-dory but behind the scenes, political machinations and treachery are in motion... Edward is the first to suspect something is amiss while Roy Mustang seems resolute in believing that Aerugo's intentions are entirely straightforward and forthright.
Players take control of Edward Elric and roam around the land of Amestris with his brother Alphonse, Roy Mustang, Winry Rockbell, and other supporting characters. Interaction sequences help to relay the story and occasional mini-games and micro actions that require the use of the Remote break up the narrative with a bit of hand waving motion.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
NCS Product Synopsis
NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» World War II saw its conclusion in the Spring of 1945 but as the world prepares for peace, strange things are afoot. A renegade band of military commanders from across the planet have joined together to form a new regime known as CANY that seeks global domination. With a massive arsenal of weaponry at their disposal, CANY's plans are set in motion and the world trembles against their onslaught.
Normally, the nations of Earth would mobilize their military machines and strike at a threat such as CANY with steely eyed precision but there won't be any of that. To answer the call of CANY, the world sends a single plane. Just one. That's you. A one man army capable of leveling the entire military infrastructure of a military superpower with some buckshot, a few bombs, and a thimble full of bravado.
Strikers 1945 Plus was originally released in December 1999 for the Neo Geo MVS (blue cart) where it captivated fans of vertically scrolling shoot 'em ups. The game was released on the USA Playstation Network for download a little over a week ago and a few days later, it was released for the Japanese marketplace on a UMD. The PSP conversion allows players to select either digital or analog control, map the face buttons, and grants unlimited continues. The game's difficulty level is fairly high since the enemy shots are thick and unforgiving. One wrong twitch and you're out. A total of six planes may be chosen at the outset but there's a seventh unlockable plane called the "XP-55 Ascender" which is modeled after a USAF prototype.
NCS Game Synopsis
«©NCSX» Bandai does SD Gundam G Generation right (finally) this summer with the release of SDGGG Wars on the Playstation 2. Bandai threw everything into the game including Gundam series, mechs, characters... everything and the kitchen sink. Over 30 series are featured in Generation Wars including:
» Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
» Mobile Suit Gundam F91
» Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
» Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
» Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam
A cast of over 700 characters allows for dream bouts and "What If" scenarios which take place in the Gundam chronology. At the outset of the game, players may choose a hero from 10 series including Amuro Ray from the original Gundam series, Heero Yuy from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Kira Yamato from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, and Setsuna F Seiei from Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Once a hero is chosen, the scenarios that follow are based on the actual storylines from the original series.
NCS Product Synopsis [Famitsu Vol. 1080 single issue order]
«©NCSX» The August 21 issue of Weekly Famitsu is a special double-issue which includes coverage of the following games and/or events in the Japanese market:
» Famitsu covers the launch of Monster Hunter 3-tri and takes photos of the crows, the queues, and the solidarity as consumers make their buys.
» Scoop on PS3 Final Fantasy XIV (MMORPG) with an introduction to the game world and the races that reside in the world.
» Preview for Wizardry on the Nintendo DS which looks impressive.
» The Review Crew ranks Wii FullMetal Alchemist (5/7/7/8), PS2 LoveXLoop (5/7/7/5), and PS2 Meltyblood AA (6/7/7/6).
» NDS Blood of Bahamut game play guide.
» Flip to pages 254-255 for a look at ARC Senko no Ronde DUO.
» View an unappetizing hot dog in this week's PICK UP FOOD section.
» Every issue includes a 98-page Monster Hunter 3-tri guidebook which contains maps, hints, tips, and detailed information on the game.