Excerpt: It is not as simple as collecting rewards and placing monsters though. At the beginning of each turn, ceptors (card users) have the option of using spell cards: each having a different effect. A simple one is Magic Bolt, which simply does 20 damage to a creature on the map.
Excerpt: One of the problems with this job -- aside from occasionally getting entire subcultures if not nations angry at you and the inevitable development of a psychotic reaction to the sight of little green army men -- is that sometimes, you run into a game that just isn't your style.
Excerpt: When you hear the word "videogame" these days, it usually brings to mind fantastic scenes starring elfin warriors, gritty urban vigilantes, or souped-up supercars rendered with staggeringly impressive realism and sophistication that would have been considered impossible on a home console ten years...
Excerpt: Culdcept is a name that won't be familiar to many people -- well, unless you've recently spent time in Japan or keep yourself wired in with the pop culture fads of the country. In a sense, Culdcept could be compared with the Magic: The Gathering phenomenon in the States.
Summary: NEC, bless their souls for trying to get something new on the market. Even if it does bite off two very popular games, it manages to create a game that may not be an audible or graphical masterpiece but a game that is so damn fun that it’s hard to put down.