Excerpt: Let’s face it, good mech games are few and far between, which is probably why they’ve been a cult-like subsection of the industry. Balancing the sci-fi universes they reside in with the content, replayability and complexity found in their anime counterparts has inevitably proven difficult for most...
Excerpt: The Front Mission series is of those franchises that has a set of hardcore fans that will always invest in new titles while everyone else completely overlooks it. The last title to come out was on the original Playstation and fans have waited a good time for this sequel to show up.
Pros: Deep combat and character/wanzer customization, Strong story, Inclusion of linking attacks and backpacks gives a nice change to gameplay, Unlockables
Cons: Graphics suffer from jaggies galore, Slow gameplay and hearty story may turn off some people, AI isn't all that special
Excerpt: You would think that, by now, people would realize that eye-candy does not make a great game. The entire Strategy RPG genre is proof of that (and the uphill battle Working Designs has been engaged in bringing the
Excerpt: The strategy genre has gotten a nice little boost in recent years, with releases like Rome: Total War on the PC, the Game Boy Advance rebirth of Final Fantasy Tactics, and the hugely underrated Disgaea and La Pucille: Tactics at home here on the PS2.
Excerpt: I’m back! Did you miss me? Before anyone asks, no, this isn’t a permanent return. It’s merely something I’m doing because I had the game, I had some time, and Lucard asked me to. There may be more to come from me in the future, but you’ll have to stay tuned.
Summary: (For this review I'm going to try something a little different. As I write I'm going to get comments from my girlfriend as she's playing the game. So periodically you'll see breaks in the writing to get her thoughts and comments on the game.
Excerpt: They say that fate can be a fickle mistress, wantonly tossing good fortune and despair without forethought. Sometimes lady luck can smile on the most unworthy individual, while the most innocent can be forced to endure the most dubious challenges imaginable.