The Return of Talking Swords and Saving the World!
1 March 2010
Excerpt: Anyone familiar with the RPG genre should not be surprised by what Atelier Iris 2 brings to the table: Eden, a peaceful land of alchemists and Mana, lived in prosperity for about 400 years before crisis struck and its sacred sites started disappearing.
Excerpt: Felt and Viese have enjoyed a peaceful life on the floating island of Eden. Both have studied alchemy, though Felt has neglected his studies a bit. Unfortunately, this peace is ruined when some of the holygrounds of Eden suddenly begin to violently fade away.
Conclusion: In Japan Arkanoid DS comes bundled with a Paddle Controller. This spinner peripheral mimics the arcade version’s weighted knob and is used to move the paddle. Taito put considerable effort into making it, but it is not included and you can’t buy it outside of Japan.
Excerpt: Even from an early age there seems to be an unconscious urge to build. Whether it's Lego, Play-doh or even a bed fort; it's something we've all done. Which I think goes a long way to explaining the popularity of games like Civilization and Populous- games where construction is key.
Excerpt: Stronghold 2 is the sequel to 2001’s Stronghold and 2002’s semi expansion pack Stronghold: Crusader . It is a “more” sequel, where the gameplay mechanics remain the same, but there is more of everything. There are more units, there are more buildings, and there are more game modes.
Excerpt: Stronghold 2, an introduction. With strategy games containing less and less resource management in recent years it was great to see Firefly Studios' Stronghold. The game offered both a solid resource management system and enjoyable battles.
Conclusion: be seen by reviewing statistics that show how your peasants rate your ability to keep a clean castle, provide entertainment, religion, different food types etc. In this campaign there is very little combat, and the focus is more on gathering, or creating a certain amount of a good within an allotted...
Conclusion: Gamers looking for a compelling medieval warfare and castle-building game would do far better with the original Stronghold or Medieval: Total War . Despite the numerous seemingly significant changes made in this latest version (Kingmaker mode, 3D graphics, etc), Stronghold 2 is not nearly as...