Excerpt: Avalon Code is a partnership Nintendo DS release from Marvelous Entertainment USA, Inc, and XSeed Games. The world is about ready to end because of corruption, and you must create a new one. This is done thanks to the book of prophecy. This book is used to chronicle people, monsters, and items the player comes across. Plenty of role playing games have done that in the past. Avalon Code takes it a step further by letting the player tweak the stats.
Excerpt: Avalon Code opens with your chosen character (generic fantasy boy or girl) waking up on a hillside beside a black monolith which promptly spits out a massive book like a magical vending machine of tomes. Then you are given a message: The world is about to end and you have to record everything in your notebook of destiny to ensure that it survives to exist in the next world!
Excerpt: Sometimes the simplest games are the best. The majority of titles these days seem to need stunning graphics and that’s fine, but sometimes you want something you can just jump into and have fun with straight away, knowing that it will keep you occupied for a good while. Pixie is the perfect example of this kind of gameplay, being easy to pick up but having enough depth and challenge to sustain your interest.
A Unique RPG Concept Marred By Clumsy RPG Gameplay
22 September 2009
Excerpt: When you smack someone in the face with a book in real life, everyone gets a good laugh. In Avalon Code, this act allows you to index and rearrange the genetic code of any person, monster, or weapon. The clever mechanic gives you control over many aspects of the world; you can use your book to add an ''ill'' element to a monster's code to make it weaker, or add a ''fire'' element to your sword to give it new powers.
Summary: Avalon Code
is a great game. It’s not often that I can’t come up with at least a few complaints about a game, but most everything in this one is handled at least well, and at most excellently. The innovation of code scans and Mental Maps make it a unique experience worth checking out alone, and the game’s a capable enough adventure game on its own without them. Well worth the money.
Pros: Code scans and Mental Maps are neat, Excellent premise, Well-executed gameplay
Excerpt: It feels like this is the season of the RPG's given the number of them that I've reviewed lately. Having said that, I had to wonder how the latest one, Avalon Code , would stack up next to the list of other really good RPG's I've played. Graphically, it is very beautiful. The opening and the cut-scenes are very fluid and smooth. The majority of the characters are a bit flamboyant and very colorfully done. I love the spirits the most.