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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Games Played 04/29/2009

Banjo-Tooie Demo - X-Box 360*
Cyber Troopers Virtual Oratorio Tangram - Dreamcast
Cyber Troopers Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram Demo - X-Box 360**
Iridion II - GBA
Resident Evil 5 - X-Box 360
SingStar - PlayStation 3
SingStar '80s - PlayStation 2
SingStar Pop - PlayStation 2


*Still as funny as I remember it but the untouched muddy textures are just plain lazy.


*For the longest time I doubted that the Dreamcast version was arcade-perfect.
How I was wrong - this X-Box 360 Live release based on the last arcade update looks
exactly the same as the Dreamcast port aside from its widescreen and HD presentation.



*I downloaded the new "Voice Control" feature for the game and it works great.
It even works with the PlayStation 2 discs. I can't wait for them to implement
this technology in game while you're actually singing a song.


RANDOM GAME OF THE DAY:


Chaos Legion (2003)
Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd.
Platform: PlayStation 2
Purchase Date: 06/06/2003


If you like messing around with this kind of menu screen, then you will love this game.

Chaos Legion may not have the most compelling story in a game - you are chasing after your Sephiroth-look-alike friend who has abandoned a shared cause by traveling through many Gothic looking places - but if you are looking for some truly addictive action experience, look no further. Chaos Legion is a pure hack-and-slash where you can use a variety of summon creatures to fight along your side. These warrior legions have their own strengths and weaknesses. They are fun to experiment with and they are very cool looking. Killing enemies provide you with the experience points you need to level them up individually. You have to constantly evaluate the type of situations and enemies you are presented with and summon the appropriate legion to succeed in the game. Chaos Legion is insanely repetitive but Capcom took a clever approach to remedy this by separating the stages into several small segments. When you complete a section of a stage, you are then given a summary of your performance and this feels very rewarding.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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