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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Games Played 11/27/2008



RANDOM GAME OF THE DAY:


Vagrant Story (2000)
Developer: Squaresoft
Platform: PlayStation
Purchase Date: 05/20/2000


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Vagrant Story is an interesting role playing game innovation - it's a dungeon crawler mixed with traditional Japanese role playing elements - and for the most part, it is successful. Instead of the battle taking place real time like in say Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance games, here everything pauses and the player then selects the appropriate target or body part to attack. The real drive to playing this game is the well-written story, complete with Shakespearean-quality Old English dialogues. The 3D graphics may not look that hot today but this is one of the most impressive PlayStation games ever released on that system. Some of the character designs are questionable though - like the outfit that our hero Ashley is wearing. Just look at the box art above to see what I mean.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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