Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Got a New game this weekend

Sorry, I kind of fell out of posting lately. I got a new game and have been dedicating all of my time towards it. The game is Etrian Odyssey III. It brings me back to the old CRPG games of the old days. I am having a lot of fun and getting rather frustrated at times playing this. The game is a dungeon crawler in grid fashion with a twist. The twist is that you have to draw the maps yourself. Yes the game does supply you with nifty tools to do it but the underling concept is still their. You have to make the maps or get lost forever. Here is a professional run down of the game:

Off tranquil ocean shores, far below the surface of the sea, the city of Armoroad bears a secret. Rumor suggests that this coastal metropolis is less than it once was; much of it, they whisper, was lost to the unforgiving waters. Will you assemble and train a team of explorers to uncover once and for all what really lies beneath, or will you succumb to the innumerable dangers hidden in the abyssal depths?

Etrian Odyssey III transports gamers to a sparkling oceanic paradise filled with atmospheric dungeons to chart and survey, vast watery expanses to sail across, and rumors of a sunken city to investigate.

Aspiring explorers are responsible for charting their travels utilizing the intuitive touchscreen map editor, meaning that careless cartography could easily spell doom for a fatigued party trying to escape danger. Powerful challenges demand cunning and strategy: players will assemble and fully customize their party of adventurers from a variety of highly specialized classes and sub-classes. For the patient and prepared, fame and fortune await.

I rate this game a perfect 10/10.
The graphics are good. The battle style is very easy flowing and requires a ton of strategy. The music is amazing, and the story though I am not finished or even close seems to be to my liking so far.

Friday, October 1, 2010

nothing but free time

Sorry about forgetting to post lately. I have had a rather action packed week. Though that is all behind me and the weekend is here. I am going to a wedding tomorrow so I will be headed home later this afternoon to fix my sisters computer / wedding things. I finally get to see my dogs and the rest of the family again. That is going to be fun.

I have been playing in the late game of recetear a little now and again. It isn't a whole lot of fun when either everything will kill you or everything will just walk up to you and die. I am not sure how to get any better at this. I might possible try to start a survival mode or a new game but I think the former more then the latter.

Chances are after all the wedding stuff is done I will be starting a new game. I am mulling over two right now. One of them is King's Bounty: Crossworlds and the other is Deadrising 2. Depending on which system I feel like playing. If you don't know what either is here is a brief rundown of each.

Deadrising 2:

Just when you think you're safe from having your brains eaten, another zombie apocalypse always seems to spring up. Frank West saved America from being overrun by zombies in the original Dead Rising, but the cause of the zombification was never completely contained, leaving the door open for future zombie outbreaks. Dead Rising 2 picks up the story several years later, and this time Fortune City, the entertainment capital of America, is the site of the next zombie convention. Unfortunately, what happens in Fortune City will not stay in Fortune City if motocross champion Chuck Greene is unable to stem the zombie tide.

Dead Rising 2 shifts the action from the everyday world of mid-West America to the glitz and glamour of Fortune City, America’s latest and greatest entertainment playground. People flock to Fortune City from around the globe to escape from reality and the chance to win big.

The game sees the introduction of former national Motocross champion, Chuck Greene, as the main protagonist. Before he hit the big time with a team and sponsorship behind him Chuck was forced to repair his own bikes, leaving him incredibly resourceful; a real handyman. A single father, Chuck dotes on his daughter Katey who, since the loss of her mother, he will do anything for.

With hundreds of zombies on screen at any one time, the original Dead Rising forced gamers to turn the everyday objects they found in the Mall into improvised weapons capable of fending off attacks.

Dead Rising 2 promises to increase the carnage with even more zombies intent on feasting on human flesh and countless new objects with which Chuck can make the undead dead. Dead Rising 2 is being developed by Canadian developer Blue Castle Games in close collaboration with Capcom. A number of members from the original Dead Rising team will be working alongside Blue Castle Games throughout the development process, including Capcom’s global head of research and development, Keiji Inafune, who as the game’s Producer, will play an active role in the project.

King's Bounty: Crossworlds

King's Bounty: Armored Princess is a sequel to the critically acclaimed King’s Bounty: The Legend. Players will take on the role of Princess Amelie who travels around the world of Teana and searches for the renowned knight, and her mentor, Bill Gilbert. This new world of King’s Bounty: Armored Princess is full of mysteries and dangers. The new character, the Princess, will encounter horrible creatures, huge monstrous bosses and a new race, the bloodthirsty Lizards. As in the multi-award winning game on which this sequel is based, the player has many options to resist these new enemies. Various new skills and characteristics of Amelie as well as her chance to fly will help her overcome the hordes attacking the kingdom.

The Princess is accompanied by a Pet Dragon, at the very beginning small and amusing, but its abilities develop steadily until it becomes an incredible ally. He will do his best to protect the Princess during the battles, starting with easy blows and treasure hunting and finishing with battle rage and volcano summoning.

* New fascinating story-line and a whole new continent to explore
* A new female character to play – Princess Amelie
* Medals giving bonuses can be received for special achievements
* Pet Dragon which becomes more powerful as the player does
* New Lizard race
* Possibility to turn your horse into a Pegasus which can fly
* Fast travel between opened continents
* Hire companions
* Resurrection of the classic system of contracts and headhunting
* Improved role playing system including more abilities and the chance to achieve level 50 and higher
* Brand new spells and new Adventure Magic spell for game map
* New unique bosses: Driller, Gremlion, Archdemon Baal and many others
* New engine supporting the latest graphic effects
* Beautiful, hand drawn environments

If you have a suggestion for any other game I should play let me know in the comments.