Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Games Played 05/15/2009

Bionic Commando Demo - X-Box 360*
Galerians - PlayStation
Neverwinter Nights 2 - PC
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic - PlayStation 3
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Demo - X-Box 360

*This multiplayer-only demo sucks. Boring deathmatch even with the stretchy arms.


Lost Kingdoms (2002)
Developer: From Software
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Purchase Date: 05/29/2002

So, you know the world is in peril and you're still going to charge me for these cards?

Lost Kingdoms is an action role playing game where you play as a princess out to save the world from a dark fog that is engulfing the lands by utilizing the power of summon cards. When she enters battle mode, four cards will be slotted to the four face buttons of the controller and whenever one of them is exhausted, the next card will take its place. When used, the unique cards will trigger unique attacks in real time and you have to navigate the battlefield strategically to make sure that your attack attempts are successful. There are several different types of cards, complete with specified elemental attributes - or lack thereof - to match. Typical of a From Software game, it is very demanding of the player and it requires constant player involvements and careful planning to build a proper deck since only 30 cards can be carried by your princess at a time whenever she enters a stage. It is possible for the player to exhaust all the cards during a stage if the deck is not properly managed. The game is difficult at first but once you have familiarized yourself with its quirks, you will discover a fun game underneath all the technical nuances.

LIBRARY STATUS: 3 out of 5

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