Sequelitis is endemic in Japanese RPGs, but the Tales of... series stands alone in its naming conventions - no numerals for this baby. Keeping a handle on Phantasia, Destiny, Eternia, Symphonia, Rebirth and Legendia only gets harder as Namco releases the latest PS2 game, Tales of the Abyss.
Abyss' story quickly reveals its epic scope: a noble son, Luke, finds he is the holder of a rare power - the seventh Fonim (a sort of element) - just as war breaks out with a kingdom which had kidnapped him
Tales of Vesperia is the first major RPG to be presented in HD, Producer Gouda Tsutomu boasted at last night’s Bandai Namco press event. “[We] have finally realized the ideal RPG that Tales has always tried to be.”
After drooling over the trailer, we heartily agree - Tales of Vesperia is quite possibly the most gorgeous game we’ve ever seen on the Xbox 360, more beautiful even than
Back in March, Associate Editor Paul Ryan took a few shots at the Japanese role-playing game genre in his article Why JRPGs suck. While Paul raises some valid points in his piece (like, two), some of us at GamesRadar could write a graduate dissertation on why JRPGs are awesome.
Instead of coughing up a master’s thesis right now, though, we’re going to take one of the most awesome upcoming JRPGs for the Xbox 360 and use
Forget that silly sequel on the Wii - Tales of Vesperia on the Xbox 360 is the real continuation of the Tales series. Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the series, Vesperia is set in a world where an evil Empire is trying to control all of the ancient technology called "blastia," the story follows two friends out on different paths to save their world… or destroy it. Stunning HD and an all-new graphics engine promised immersive,
Namco Bandai will be releasing Tales of Xillia in the US this year, and we got hands-on with the new battle system...
For those of you who never played Corner Shop or Corner Shop 2, let us introduce you to the cutest game you will ever play. The Corner Shop games are all about building, running and upgrading stores in your tiny Tamagotchi-populated town. There are 13 new shops in Corner Shop 3 - including an ice cream parlor, a day spa, a day care center and a party planning business.
Corner Shop 3 aims to be more “entrepreneurial,”
As far as minigame collections go, the first two Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop games are among the best on the DS. Best played in short bursts, Corner Shop 1 and 2 offer a polished casual experience, with lots of variety among the shops, catchy music and tons of personality. In Corner Shop 3, you'll find the same formula intact, with a bit of a facelift and lots of little upgrades to explore. The shops themselves are all new, four of
We recently got our first hands-on look at Tamagotchi Party On! for Wii, a party game (hence the name), where up to four players fight in a popularity contest to become the president of Tamagotchi Planet. The competition is set up board game style, with players rolling dice by flicking the Wii Remote, then moving their Tamagotchis on the playing board.
At the start of each game, players can choose how many "days," or rounds, they want the campaign to last, depending on how long they want to
Its reassuring to see that the DS juggernaut is showing no signs of slowing down. There are constantly enough crazy games being made that demonstrate its mass appeal. Wed only be happier if there were more Wii games being produced. But dont let the fact that most of the games previewed here are imports stop you from getting excited. Remember, imported DS games can play on your American DS. You just need to get over your crushing xenophobia. Feast your eyes on the cornucopia of love
Giant, robotic spiders are infesting the city and the only thing we can do is step into a tank and blast them. We don't question it, we just do it...