Summary: Matrix Software, the developers behind the Final Fantasy remakes on Nintendo DS, have focused their talent into a new and original RPG, Avalon Code . With so many RPGs on the two screened marvel already, can Avalon Code separate itself from the masses, bring some new cards to the table and remain...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pros: Code scans and Mental Maps are neat, Excellent premise, Well-executed gameplay
Conclusion: I rated this game a good 7 out of 10, mainly for its unique and captivating story line. I genuinely did have fun with it as well. Even though it lacked in the action department, that clearly is not the genre for this game. But as a classic RPG, it delivers.