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The Defense Grid allows the player to create defensive structures called towers that come in several types. You’ll start off with the basic, cost effective gun turrets and area-of-effect flamethrower towers. Different types of towers become available as you progress through the game’s 20 distinct levels, and are usually necessary for successfully fending off alien hordes.
Stop! If at first glance you see Fallout 3 and think it’s a first-person shooter, you are wrong and should stop reading this review altogether. If you thought otherwise or are curious about the title, by all means read on and I’ll enlighten you on the latest first-person RPG by Bethesda for the Xbox 360 (also available for the PS3 and PC).
It’s charming for younger gamers, but not really worth more than a rental thanks to its brevity.
You'll probably want to pass if you’ve already played the original game.
Game: Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (DS)
Posted: October 28, 2008 (01:23 AM)
Fans of the genre should definitely give this game a try as it features hundreds of hours of content and should keep them busy for a very long time.
Fight on… Fight on…
It's been a long time since I've had a good RPG to sit down with. Square Enix releasing an original game that doesn't have Final Fantasy in the title is a sight to behold. When I discovered that the team behind Kingdom Hearts was working on The World Ends With You, I was ecstatic! As I knew this would be something to keep me busy until the real Kingdom Hearts III comes out.
Just when you thought Activision couldn’t milk the Guitar Hero franchise anymore, they go on and make a handheld version of the plastic guitar rhythm-based game. Aside from Harmonix’s Phase for the iPod, one would wonder how a handheld Guitar Hero would work. Well, you’d include a mini fret board, utilize some of the DS’s features, slap on a $50 price point and voila, Guitar Hero: On Tour is born.
Burst Limit has come a long way from the early days of the series and is definitely one of the better installments to date.
If I had to say who my three biggest heroes were I’d say Jesus, Optimus Prime, and Michael Jackson. This list would be absolute if there were video games made about them. Well, the former two appear in games in some shape or form, but I’d never expect MJ to have his own game. While I have heard of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker for the Sega Genesis from sources such as G4, it wasn’t until earlier this year that I went to a buddy’s place and rummaged through his old NES and Genesis collections t...
Within the last year I’ve been catching on with various nerdy catchphrases such as Naruto’s “Believe it!” and Link’s “Well excuuuuuuse me, princess!” from the animated cartoon series. After recently getting into the Ace Attorney games, pointing my arm out and shouting “Objection!” has become my new mannerism. There have been three Ace Attorney games released in the U.S. known as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. After the third game in the series, Trials and Tribulations, Phoenix Wright’s story c...
Slimes, you know them, you love them, and you can't live without them. However, these blue little blobs have a dark, dank secret. They're actually communists. They distract us with their cute little antics which results in easy experience points. Meanwhile, Castro and Lenin use this opportunity to convert all RPG players to communism. Of course these allegations can't be proven, but that may change after playing a game where they're the star of the show in Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime for t...
What comes to mind when mechanical penguin monsters say “dood,” a bipolar talking frog with a French accent addresses you as “Monsieur Napoleon Bonerhard,” or when the Rainbow Prism Rangers are willing to come to your aid with a simple cell phone call? Well, you’re either on some illegal substance, or you’re playing Disgaea. A few years ago, Nippon Ichi brought us the first game Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, which proved that tactical strategy RPGs are still cool, and it also had a wacky storyline....
Game: Shadow Hearts From the New World (PlayStation 2)
Posted: February 28, 2008 (05:13 PM)
Remember the year 1929, all kinds of horrible things happened back then. We just got out of World War I, prohibition of alcohol became a law, and worst of all, women’s suffrage was realized a few years ago. Not to mention in a couple of years the stock market will crash and the nation’s economy will be screwed until FDR comes to save the day. In the midst of this, strange monsters are appearing through dimensional rifts and in general, hell is breaking loose. While most RPG’s are useful for Engl...
I suggest passing on Mega Brain Boost since it offers less content than the Brain Age games it imitates.
At last year’s Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), an event called the Omegathon was held which is a marathon competition where participants competed in console games, PC games, and tabletop games. Prior to the event, it was revealed the first event would be Jenga, the classic wooden block pushing game consisting of people freaking out and yelling “JENGA ZOMG!” As a result of this announcement, Jenga sales increased 20%. Moreover, from the “success” of other board games such as Monopoly and UNO, Atari d...
Everyone’s had a memorable dream or two. One of mine that comes to mind was when I was Link from The Legend of Zelda and I was fighting giant M&M’s. I don’t get it either but it was epic. One dream I hope I never have is flying around with a transsexual purple jester named NiGHTS, which is unfortunately the case in the much overdue sequel to the Sega Saturn sleeper hit (no pun intended), NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams for the Nintendo Wii.
In my opinion, the PS3 hasn’t had any exclusive games that appealed to me with the exception of Metal Gear Solid 4 and Final Fantasy XIII which are still a long ways away. However, when I saw previews for the new Ratchet & Clank game and learned it was coming out in Fall 2007, I was excited. I played the demo at the Penny Arcade Expo in August and loved it. My roommate has a PS3 but all the games he owns are crappy sports game so I had to fix that by waiting for my local Blockbuster to have a...
After the rush of holiday games it’s good to have a cool down session with some smaller games. When the Wii remote was first unveiled there were a variety of mock-up shells that the remote would work with. One of these shells was in the form of a handgun that would help with aiming and shooting in first-person shooter games. At E3 2007, Nintendo revealed the Wii Zapper, a shell attachment for the Wii remote that resembled what looked like a submachine gun and required two hands to wield. In ...
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