Excerpt: The role playing game genre has been stagnant for many years now. There are not many new ideas coming to the genre. Too many of the games are sequels or becoming anti-family. In fact the disturbing rise of the adult only games has billions of families shunning the role playing game genre altogether.
Summary: Few could disagree with the opinion that Nintendo's DS has become the Japanese role-playing genre capitol of this console generation, especially not with the latest instalment of a headliner of said genre, Dragon Quest , as an exclusive.
Excerpt: Nostalgia starts with a nameless evil faction strong-arming a frail-looking young girl into retrieving an ancient artefact. There’s a commotion and a heroic looking hero bursts in, destroys all the evil minions and rescues the girl, as heroes are wont to do.
Excerpt: If nothing else, Nostalgia is perfectly named. Here we have a game that delivers classic turn-based combat, with a story full of tropes characteristic of the Japanese role-playing game (JRPG), delivered by characters plucked straight from the JRPG persona stockroom.
Pros: Pitch-perfect turn-based combat on the ground.
Excerpt: There was a time when the phrase “role-playing game” would immediately evoke thoughts of turn-based battles, dungeon crawling, elemental spells, and plenty of grinding. This was a formula that has worked for decades, but in this generation, traditional RPGs have been few and far between.
Summary: Nostalgia casts you as Eddie, a headstrong Londoner who amasses a group of companions to traverse the world in his steampunk-inspired zeppelin. As you navigate the open skies, you’ll explore mysterious foreign locales, slay all manner of fantastical enemies, complete a variety of thrilling quests,...