Excerpt: So here's how I'm going to start this thing off, everyone: I died in my first battle of the game. I went into it fairly confident, as I had just created my level one team of adventurers and rolled their stats to my liking. There was my stout and trustworthy warrior, the fleet-footed thief, the benevolent healer, and the mage with a whopping four hit points. It seemed to be a pretty well-rounded group.
Excerpt: The Nintendo DS has no shortage of role-playing games. Traditional, action-oriented, and strategy-based RPGs can be found in droves, with both original games and remakes being published frequently for the handheld. With the overabundance of role-playing games on the DS, it is getting harder and harder for a game in the genre to stand out. However, Atlus was able to do just that with The Dark Spire .