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Monday, November 24, 2008

Games Played 11/14/2008

Culdcept Saga - X-Box 360
Einhander - PlayStation
Ikaruga - X-Box 360
Left 4 Dead Demo - X- Box 360


RANDOM GAME OF THE DAY


Tales of Symphonia (2004)
Developer: Namco Ltd.
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Purchase Date: 07/14/2004


Don't worry Lloyd. By the end of the game, all the characters will be fully fleshed out.

Tales of Symphonia is no doubt a great role playing game that is only short of being a classic. The game tells a story of a "Chosen One" and her entourage traveling across lands to ensure the regeneration of their dying world. The basic premise is badly cliched at that eye-rolling level but the game surprisingly matures into a sad tale of sacrifice and discrimination. What have helped this tremendously are the clever scripts between the characters and the "Skit Titles" that could pop up at any time during the adventure. These conversations are not merely afterthoughts - they are the real drives to the story. I just recently picked up Symphonia's sequel and I can't wait to see what happened to the characters I have known and loved from this game.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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