Monday, July 20, 2009

Dungeons & Dragons Tactics,..PsP

Picked this one up used at a GameStop. I was digg'in the straticRPG vibe of Jeanne D'Arc.
So far so good. I used to play the real D&D a looong time ago so the rules are not too unfamiliar, though if you haven't, you may be in for a steep learning curve!
I have only just begun and already a gripe would be that it is too linear, though that may change as I get into the story. I generally like being able to 'free play' to level up my characters at my leisure before plowing ahead into the next content/chapter.

For a cheesly little screen they manage to do a good job with the lighting, which plays a part in being able to see and hit things. Gives you more a sense of exploration and danger around dark corners instead of 'seeing' everything laid out before you at the get go.

It's a bit harsh at the early levels but nothing to make you toss your Psp across the room.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Class of Heroes

If you are a glutton for punishment and wanna get that ol'school rpg feeling, then pick up "Class of Heroes", by Atlus for the PSP.
The very simple, crisp graphics are contrasted by some pretty intense number crunching detail and stat watching.
I booted up, made a party, and foolishly skipped by tutorials or "Classes" to go hit the dungeon. Big mistake. I got annihilated. An when that happens, they mean busineses. You have to make a whole new party if you want to go back down and 'get' them! Or go back to a previously saved state or pay up for a rescue.

There is also an important crafting aspect called Alchemy( yeah,..we all know that word). I have yet to really get into the game as I am busy with Jeanne D'Arc at the moment...but it is inthe queue!

Jeanne D'Arc for the PsP

Jeanne d'arc is a great little game for the PsP. It is a strategic RPG, in the vein of FinalFantasy Tactics, meaning it is turn-based and also grid based like a chessboard. Not entirely new, I remember this sort of thing back on nintendo 8-bit, 'Shingen the Ruler'.
The gameplay is fun and addicting and the cut scenes are slick anime. Again, I am a sucker for medieval anime.
I am finding I have less and less time to play games these days so the PsP is a great alternative. Being able to jump in for a few quick battles to get my fix while commuting is great.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Lord of the Rings Online videos,...

Assault of Fornost

Latest machinima: This one covers the events of an RP event hosted by Harperella.
Three acts: Burning of TresltleBridge/Scouting of Fornost, The Council of Esteldin, and the Assault of Fornost.

All music was from the Official 'Mines of Moria' Soundtrack.

Other sound FX were from mostly

All Dialogue was from various movies. 10 points if u guess them all : p

Programs used: PFTrack, Maya, AfterEffects, Photoshop.

Most Visual content property of Turbine,inc., except the mouths, those are mine : p