Monday, February 2, 2009

Games Played 02/01/2009


Death by Degrees (2005)
Developer: Namco Ltd.
Platform: PlayStation 2
Purchase Date: 02/19/2005

Nina loves being the center of attention. Warning: She's still dangerous in her bikinis.

Nina Williams is my favorite character in Namco's Tekken series. There was nothing that anyone could have said or done to convince me to not buy this game as mediocre as it is. I just enjoy controlling this cold, amnesiac assassin and Namco did a good job transferring her robotic persona (gotta love that deadly-serious look on her face) into this game with great precision. The title refers to the game's unique control scheme - this is an unconventional beat-'em-up where basic attacks are performed using the right analogue stick. Enemies come to you at a 360 degree angle and you must move the stick towards the direction of the particular target you are attacking. A lot of Nina's signature moves can be pulled off here and they look as impressive as how they are presented in the Tekken games. There are extra characters and costumes to unlock but be warned: this game is definitely made for fans of the character who are interested to see just how effectively nasty Nina is undercover.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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