Posted on Sep 24, 2010 under PSP |
Satisfying turn-based strategy
Deep, RPG-style progression and customisation
Good value–with new multiplayer modes and a 40-hour campaign
Attractive anime art style.
The small maps are often recycled.
Valkyria Chronicles II squeezes the smart, turn-based strategy and deep, RPG-like customisation of its PlayStation 3 predecessor onto the PSP with great success. But for a few tweaks, the core experience is unaltered, and the familiar, hand-drawn art style has likewise been carried over. The small, often-recycled battle maps are disappointing, but the game’s few shortcomings are easy to forgive in the face of the same elegant, chesslike gameplay that made the first game great. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Sep 15, 2010 under PSP |
Combat is fun and flashy, and it evolves as you play
Boss fights put a fun spin on Disney characters and sets
Great visuals capture the spirit of the source material
Multiplayer arenas are entertaining Good-sized campaign.
Camera can be a nuisance
A lot of repetition, from environments to music
Terra’s voice acting is abysmal
Long load times and frame rate drops.
Kingdom Hearts fans have spent quality time with Sora and Roxas; now they can add three new characters to the list: Ventus, Terra, and Aqua. These close friends are the protagonists in the newest entry in the series, Birth by Sleep, and you play as all three of them on your way to unraveling mysteries that shed new light on the events of the original Kingdom Hearts. Yet while the playable characters may be different, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep treads familiar ground. Read the rest of this entry »