Monday, June 20, 2011

Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? (PSP)

A fairly recent game and one I feel should be an instant classic.  The one thing that sets this game apart from recent games, the fact that it is difficult, insane, and yet still fun.

The premise is simple, get through the game with 1000 lives.  Sounds easy?  It's not.  The game does everything in its power to kill you.  Once you get down on the controls, the game is strict.  You must adapt and survive or memorize.

I will say this, this game made me a much better Platformer player.  You have to try everything in your power to win.  Great game.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tales of Symphonia (GCN)

As my first adventure into the very definition of JRPG, I have to say I quite enjoyed myself.  One of the greatest things about this game is the battle system.  Each battle is unique because you can change it by being in a different location.

I love the battle system in this game.  It never gets dull, you never just hit the same button over and over from a menu.  You have to pay attention and dodge or block at the right time.

The story, while generic, has some good turns.  Although, I did see where it was going quite soon.  It just comes from years of playing games.

This game was a great change of pace from my usual RPG.  I did end up spending a lot of time with it and enjoyed it for what it was.  I did miss a TON of side content though and if I ever play it again, I will do that stuff as well.