Archive for April, 2009

Re-thought: Phantasy Star III

Posted in Japan, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360 with tags , , on April 29, 2009 by Stephen

Most people dislike this title of the Phantasy Star series. This is because the story has very little to do with the other three Sega titles. I, however, couldn’t find many things I disliked about the game. Since the first introduction of the game back in 1991,  Phantasy Star III rarely gets the respect it deserves.

Originally, I was lucky to play this game back in the Sega Genesis. After years of practically forget about it, I got my hands in the PSP Sega collection that includes Phantasy Star III along with younger sisters Phantasy Star I and II. Still, after all these years, I found the storyline very original and engaging while the gameplay still holds there despise all the grinding you need to go through every two seconds. Continue reading


Rittai Picross Review

Posted in Nintendo, Nintendo DS on April 20, 2009 by reasonjp

Of all the systems in my possession, I have the most bizarre relationship with my DS. The PS3 gets turned on nearly every day, even if it’s not to play games- my laptop gave up the ghost recently and this here post is brought to you by Sony’s not-quite-as-shite-as-it-was-before-but-still-pretty-unfriendly web browser. The 360 gets a lot of use. I have retro machines which get an airing every so often if I’m in a retro buying frenzy or want to write about them (eyes peeled for a fun history of the 3DO, by the way), and I have my PSP, which sits in its stupid sock gathering dust because I can’t sell it since it’s slightly broken and I can’t will myself to touch it; so it will remain in its daft sock forever (unless the PSP Rock Band turns out to be an amazing Frequency esque romp).

The DS though, is a strange beast. Mostly it just sits around blending in, not being touched for months at a time until a couple of games catch my eye and get played religiously to the detriment of personal hygiene, social interaction and everything else. There are currently two reasons why I’m writing this naked, hungry, friendless, sat on the toilet and running my equipment off a personal generator because I forgot to pay the electricity bill. One, obviously, is Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars, and the other is this.

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Goodbye Altair, Welcome Enzio

Posted in Microsoft, News, PC, PS3, Sony, Xbox 360 with tags , on April 11, 2009 by Stephen

Issue 103 of Game Informer magazine should be hitting store shelves soon, featuring the world exclusive reveal of Assassin’s Creed II, while also introducing new assassin Ezio posing on the front cover.

Now, the word around the net is some of the new details that will be revailed and discussed in the next issue. From what we can gather in our usual net rounds, some of this details are: Continue reading

New Silent Hill: Shattered Memories details

Posted in Gaming Rant, News, Nintendo, Wii with tags , , , on April 11, 2009 by Stephen

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is an upcoming video game in the Silent Hill series. The game is a re-imagining of the original 1999 Silent Hill game.

The game will follow a similar plot to the original with the protagonist Harry Mason searching for his daughter, Cheryl in the mysterious town of Silent Hill, following her disappearance after a car accident. Although the plot will be similar to the original various events will change depending on the player’s behavior, choices and actions. Continue reading