Joined: Feb 2011
July 20, 2011 09:45:46 AM
Brave Fencer Musashi
Think Legend of Zelda replaced with a wise-cracking, height-challenged samurai warrior that can absorb enemies to learn new abilites, with tongue-in-cheek humor (with character and place names making some references to food) with a fun and quirky soundtrack, and some of the better English dubbing from a PS1 game you'll find. One of the lost gems from the Squaresoft that was in the 90s.
Kinda a guilty pleasure, this one is. Starring Bruce Willis, quite literally, this shoot 'em up platformer isn't spectacular, per se. The plot is bare-boned, the story is laughable, most of Willis' dialogue can be ripped from the Die Hard films, and the gameplay is kinda straight-forward and offers little else than corridor shooting. It was dumb, but a fun kinda of dumb.
The Legend of Dragoon
Revered among JRPG fans one of the more underrated games that was lost amid the popularity of Final Fantasy, The Legend of Dragoon was unique in challenging players to chain combo's effectively to deal damage to enemies, and sported a solid (albeit confusing at times) fantasy stories involving dragons and battling ancient evils (you know, typical RPG material
). A fun romp, and one I regret trading in after playing it. If you're willing to pay a pretty penny, you can find a copy on eBay or Amazon.
Although this game would eventually be remastered with new cinematics and voice-overs for the PSP version, the original is another nice collection for anyone's PS1 collection with a hefty wallet. The original print is awfully rare, and even used copies in great condition are worth at least $60 on Amazon. Nevertheless, much like Legend of Dragoon, it was a fun RPG, loosely based (and I stress "loosely")on Norse mythology, and face-paced gameplay with button combos that require timing to break enemy guard and deal damage. Be warned, the game off the bat pits you against the clock, and the choices you make, from sending fallen heroes to Asgard to offering artifacts to Odin can yield different endings, and the game can sometimes be punishing especially in late game with it's difficulty.
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What I'm Playing:
League of Legends
What I'm Looking Forward To:
The Last Of Us, Versus XIII (still...)