Dragon Age Origins has your typical Western fantasy storyline with yet another evil force threatening to destroy the world and once again, it’s up to the elves, dwarves and humans to work together to put an end to it. You’re a promising apprentice that just graduated and is recruited as a Grey Warden to help fight off a Blight – A large army of dark demons bringing death and chaos.
Atlus has released a second remake of their popular RPG Persona 3.
Dubbed Persona 3 Portable, the game is based on the first remake Persona 3 FES – The Journey, and brings over all the improvements Persona 4 had to the game system but the biggest change is – Catering for the female fans by bringing in a new Heroine that you can choose to play. So for those of you who played both the original and the first remake on the PS2, is it still worth playing?
For those of you have yet to play Persona 3, the game tells of a group of high school students who have the power to summon beings known as Personas that allow them to fight against some mysterious monsters that appear every midnight, devouring the minds of humans. They don’t know why this “Dark Hour” occurrs and why they’re the only ones that can move during this time but, they intend to find out and believe the tower that appears, “Tartarus” is the key to it all.
It’s looking like I’m writing about nothing but P3P on this blog lately but never mind…
The official site has been updated with videos showing off the class tests, the new part-time jobs and a two new music samples. Also, everything that was hidden away on the front page are now available in their appropriate sections namely the wallpapers and four more music samples.
- Sound 5 – Master of Tartarus
- Sound 6 – Master of Tartarus (Female version)
- Sound 7 – Joy
- Sound 8 – Joy (Female version)
The female version of “Master of Tartarus” rocks but I still like the male version’s style too. As for the S. Link track “Joy”, I think I prefer the cool male version instead of the newer lively female version.
Aside from the updates above, we have some hilarious commentary from the Velvet Room family for the trailer…
Azusa Kido who was responsible for the fusion system in P3/P4, joins the direction team in P3P and goes over a long list of the new and improved features in this port.
- Skill Cards
Can be obtained from Personas, exchanged at the Antique Shop, bought over the TV or even cloned at the temple to allow Personas to inherit new skills. This allows players to customise Personas further than before and makes fusion a simpler process for beginners.
- More Voice Acting
Instead of simple greetings, the voice acting will cover more dialogue – Mainly focusing on S. Links that have reached rank 10 status to make the game even more memorable.
- Command to Escape
You can give out commands directly during battle and can tell them to escape.
You and your party members now only get tired the following day after a good night’s fight making it easier to plan when to go exploring. You can also visit the Healing Shop to heal up tired members to “normal” status while normal status members will get “best condition”. There will even be an item at the school shop “Tsukare Trail” for healing up.
- Dialogue Changes in Dungeon
You can talk with your party members while exploring Tartarus and the dialogue changes depending on their status and what equipment they’re using and wearing.
- Calendar Reminders
The calendar has been moved from the main menu to your room allowing you to see past S. Link events such as when there was a rank up or when you were invited out so that anyone who stopped playing for a while, won’t forget what they did.
- New Save Point
You can now save in the classroom and the saved file has some new added info to it such as how long you’ve been playing the game.
- Late Night Freedom
During “late night” you could only choose to sleep or study but now you can also choose to leave your room and go out too if you wanted to.
Liking the changes so far but cloning skill cards… Wonder if that means people can spam moves. There will probably be a limit as to how many times you can visit the shrine to clone.
Would be great if the calendar lets you review past scenes and dialogue too!
The latest Shin Megami Tensei game, “Strange Journey” tells of how humans have reached the point where the population has exceeded the 70 billion mark but without resolving the many issues that damaged the natural habitat of Earth, an odd phenomena has occurred in the Antarctic. A giant magnetic hole has appeared and is slowly expanding, absorbing everything in its path. While providing a cover up to prevent any more public panick, the UN has dispatched a team as part of Operation Schwarzbirth to find out what’s inside but things don’t go well at all.
Very typical save the world against evil storyline so far.