Friday, January 9, 2009

Games Played 01/05/2009

The Castle of Shikigami III - Wii
Culdcept Saga - X-Box 360
Fallout 3 - PC
Ikaruga - X-Box 360
LittleBigPlanet - PlayStation 3
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - PlayStation 3
Patapon - PSP
Phantom Dust - X-Box
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 - PlayStation 2
Space Invaders Extreme - NDS


Phantom Dust (2005)
Developer: Microsoft Game Studios Japan
Platform: X-Box
Purchase Date: 03/04/2005

The death-matches here don't require big guns and a lazy first person perspective.
They just require you to think and strategize.

This is a surprising action game from Microsoft because it was developed by their internal studio in Japan and made to cater to a smaller hardcore audience due to its strategic skill-edit mechanics. As a matter of fact, if not for Majesco publishing the game here, Microsoft would probably never release this in the United States - they view their customers as first person shooter whores. The graphics are very detailed with a lot of pretty particles and destructive environments. Skills used for offense and defense must be replenished from the battlefield and only 4 can be equipped at one time, creating intense but intelligent battles. With over 300 skills to collect, interesting combinations to experiment with, and a robust online mode, this a must buy especially the fact that it can be played on the 360.

LIBRARY STATUS: 5 out of 5

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