Ni no Kuni (DS) hands-on impression…again

By Janelle | September 29, 2010 at 8:55 am

I was fortunate enough to be able to revisit Ni no Kuni at the Level-5 booth this year, before it hits store shelves this Christmas. The demo I played last year was there again, Level-5 added a new scenario with more game mechanics, and had real copies of the Magic Master spellbook on hand to be used with the demo. I had a great time with last year’s demo, so I was looking forward to more Ni no Kuni. Sadly, the demo experience didn’t hold up as well this time around.
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Ni no Kuni: 2 hands-on impressions

By Heath | September 28, 2010 at 9:54 am

Both Heath and Janelle played the Level-5 PS3 title Ni no Kuni at length. The booth featured two different demos, with Janelle tackling one and Heath jumping on the other. Both impressions are here.
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Fable III hands-on impression

By Janelle | September 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

Fable III‘s demo set the Hero near the entrace to a dungeon set in a ruined temple, or a cave, or a crypt, or something. At first, it felt like Fable III played much like Fable II. The dog was there, the golden fairy dust quest trail on the ground was there, the magic aiming system was there. I started off into the dungeon, rifling through some bookshelves, admiring the scenery and playing with the dog.
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Trinity Zill O’ll Zero TGS hands-on, 5-minute gameplay video

By Heath | September 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Trinity Zill O’ll Zero is a must-play for action RPG fans with a PS3. The demo at TGS was fabulous and only left me wishing I could play more.
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Shining Hearts TGS hands-on impression + screens

By Heath | September 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

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Arms’ Heart TGS hands-on impression

By Janelle | September 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

Developed by Hamster and shown at the Konami booth, Arms’ Heart was touted as a “Dark Steampunk RPG.” While the demo showed that Arms’ Heart is at least one of those things, it only offered a clear picture of the game’s battle system. I didn’t walk away from the demo feeling like I had a good grasp of the game. If I had, I might be less inclined to compare it to the Shadow Hearts series.
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Parasite Eve: The Third Birthday TGS hands-on impression

By Heath | September 20, 2010 at 7:07 am

Aya Brea is back in her long-awaited third game, The Third Birthday. While not technically going under the Parasite Eve moniker, let’s be honest, everyone knows that’s what this is.
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Kingdom Hearts RE: Coded TGS hands-on impression

By Heath | September 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Kingdom Hearts RE: Coded is the DS version of a game that was originally released for cellphones. And it shows.
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Yakuza New Chapter – TGS hands-on impression

By Heath | September 18, 2010 at 7:40 am

Sega has been taking some of its best-selling console titles into handheld territory recently, from Valkyria Chronicles II earlier this year, to Kurohyo: Yakuza New Chapter, due out this month in Japan.  One of the biggest differences in the VC transition was that the huge battlefields had to be broken up into several smaller chunks; something similar was required for Yakuza‘s PSP debut.
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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy – TGS hands-on impression

By Janelle | September 16, 2010 at 8:32 am

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy hit the Tokyo Game Show with the now-famous two new playable characters (FFIV’s Kain and FFXIII’s Lightning), so I picked it up to play for a bit. If you weren’t expecting the game to be basically the same as the first, prepare to be astounded. If you were, great! I can skip to the part where I tell you what’s new and interesting.
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