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Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light PSP Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: Generally storylines in Japanese RPGS have been as generic and predictable as this opening paragraph of this review that you currently have your eyeballs laid up on. Destruction of world looms, teenager usually with spiky hair and psychological demons steps up to save it.
Excerpt: While the PSP has seen a decent quantity of RPGs as of late, the problem is that the quality of many of these games is merely average at best. One of the latest RPGs to be released for the handheld is from NIS America and titled Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light .
Excerpt: Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light is the latest attempt at bringing the RPG genre to the PSP. I say attempt because, while there have been several on the system, none have really managed to do much of anything.
Excerpt: The Portable Role-Playing Game: an almost oxymoronic term when you think about it. The seemingly incompatible mesh of a genre known for depth and longevity, spliced with a platform designed for short bursts of play.
Excerpt: Blade Dancer is another RPG brought out by NIS America for the PSP, developed by Hit Maker for SCE. This RPG offers up an early PS2-quality polygon-based experience featuring real-time enemies, active turn-based combat and a crafting system that both easy and necessary.
Pros: Nice mix of real-time enemies and active turn-based combat, Missions galore, Crafting is both easy and necessary, Ad-hoc multiplayer
Cons: Graphics could be flashier, Story is a bit stale and by-the-numbers
Conclusion: starts off pretty slowly with a lengthy introduction, and quickly becomes an exciting adventure. The story is developed with and incorporates voiceovers that add emotion to the critical portions of the tale.
Conclusion: Blade Dancer certainly has its fair share of issue but then again, so did Generation of Chaos but both titles have enough that make them worthwhile. Blade Dancer won’t be stunning you with its incredibly powerful and moving storyline or its stunning visuals but it may just make you fall in love with...
Excerpt: An interesting RPG that will keep you coming back. Now RPG game play and portable games systems may seem to be a bizarre combination. The idea of gaming on the go is to give short blasts of entertainment. As such there are very few RPG style games for the PSP.
Pros: Some imaginative touches with decent roleplaying
Cons: Combat can be a bit strange, has a generic feel at times