*Luckily Andi archives his posts! This is his post from Friday!*
Come one come all to my gaming round up. Consider these mini
reviews/buyers guide, as Geoff has stated we are independent run in our
spare time & off our own funds. It's takes a great deal of time to
write a review and even more so to play a game to the amount you can
review it with correct experience.
My aim with this is to tell you what is currently in my console/PC/handheld why I'm playing it and why I think you should too!
First time in the main Disgaea series (excluding the Prinny games) we
have a direct follow up. Following the events of Disgaea 1 Laharl and
the gang are back once again shaking heaven and hell!.
SRPG heaven with a comedic twist! When it comes to Disgaea I'm weak, I
can't help but love every game in the series (including Visual novel
Personally from what I have played it has to be the best one to date. Up
to where I am the story has been slow but still serves it's purpose and
has plenty of comedy. HD sprites look amazing and there is a wealth of
new features for vets and newbies alike. Example are mounting creature
characters (Laharl on a dragon ftw) to combat training and old staples
such as item world.
Third entry in level 5's RPG/Football series. For those unfamiliar think
Pokemon but instead of battles they have football matches to solve
everything from global domination to bullying at school.
What I have to point out that despite this being a 3DS title it is
intact a DS port. For some reason it takes forever for us to get Inazuma
and unfortunately since we got the 2nd in the series they managed this
one, a special edition of it and a 3DS series Go!. It looks great &
plays fantastic but it is just a DS game and is priced as such.
Not being a football fan I would usually ignore these titles but the
lure of kicking balls of fire and a "gotta catch them all" style team
development has made me a fan. Battles use a brilliant system using
stylus only and when your hard work pays off during match you feel
The dub as in previous games is horrid, for example team Inazuma is a
Japanese based team but voiced as a team of London cockneys!. The story
is a lot more mellow compared to the last instalment which featured
aliens destroying schools!.
World tournament of football is taking place and they are looking to
make a Japanese national team. Cue Mark Evans, team Inazuma and every
other character from the previous games.
Unfortunately I'm not far enough in the story to say much more than that
but I hear it does tangent off a little later on!. A fantastic game and
well worth carrying around with you in your 3DS, I cannot comment on
street pass as I have yet to pass anyone with the game :(
Another sequel I'm currently playing, it's another notch in the
successful musou spin off series (gundam & fist of the North Star
are other notable games) based off the manga/anime One Piece.
Pirate based going ons based in the world of Monkey D Luffy & his
Straw Hat Pirate crew, his objective is to find One Piece (a treasure)
in which will make him "Pirate King".
Here we have a typical musou/warriors game play of you versus thousands,
capturing bases & fighting enemy officers. This is a game for
Warriors fans and especially One Piece fans.
I'd recommend this more for fans of the series, even though it doesn't
follow cannon and is an extreme what if? Story, a lot of the story
impact will be lost if you don't know the characters. There is a gallery
and info about all the characters so you can read up about them there
but for me it's the strange bedfellows knowing these characters as I do
that keeps me playing the story mode.
Another addictive aspect to it is coin collecting. You find them in
levels and get better ones by completing secret objectives. They make
your characters stronger and are shiny so I want them all!
Overall it's tight package geared more towards fans of the traditional
Musou gameplay as it's just battles no adventure stages this time
That's what I'm playing mainly at the moment, there are others but Geoff
has already covered them (KH & Soul Hackers) or in the case of
Anarchy Reigns I'll be making a follow up article to Geoff's Madworld
I should be more active for the next couple of weeks as I have no review
work on so expect to see a touch more of me in the coming weeks!.
Contact me on Twitter: @andicpunx or email firstname.lastname@example.org