Saturday, 5 May 2007

What the hell are those games?

Been looking at the new lists? Want to know more? Some descriptions of the games currently on the Most Wanted list!

Rogue Galaxy - 8th June

Level 5's latest RPG and the last (well I'm assuming anyway, wouldn't make sense to me otherwise) on the PS2. This game boasts near zero loading times and is a stunning looking game. Level 5 has proven itself to be one of the best RPG players in Japan with games like Dark Chronicle and it has even been responsible for the superb graphics in Dragon Quest. This game has been eagerly awaited by RPG fans despite the less than stellar reviews. The wait is almost over. Just one month to go...

Odin Sphere - Not planned in Europe (Japan and US: May)

This stunning 2D Action-RPG has bloggers in the US frothing at the mouth and has received a lot of praise, and it's not even out! This would be a superb game to come to Europe but the chances are slim...

Final Fantasy Tactics - No planned date yet

A remake of the original FFT game on the PS1 which was critically acclaimed and criminally not released in Europe. The game is a turn based strategy game that will receive new cut-scenes and extra jobs.

With the PSP being region-free for UMD games, even if this doesn't get released in Europe, you can still buy it from the US so Europe, one way or another, will finally get a chance to play the game that FF fans loved.

Whatever the Ico team come up with - Just announce the name, geez!

It's fair to say that this is a game that will sell PS3's, despite the fact that Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are not the most commercially successful games in Sony's repertoire. Chances are, it will be a corker.

Final Fantasy XIII - Sometime in 2010 probably

Do I need to explain? The trailer from the Tokyo Game Show was enough to make the jaws drop. Square-Enix, the RPG giants are releasing things little by little and it's getting very annoying. It keeps the suspense up at least. The Square-Enix party on 12th May (my birthday, Eurovision Song Contest, you know, boring day ;-) ) could reveal some surprises so stay tuned!

Everybody's Golf 5 - Demo in Japan PSN, expected 2008

One of my favourite series of all time. I liked EG1 on the PS1 (as I remember it now, the rough moved :-) ) but it wasn't till EG2 that I really started to like it. Then, EG3 came and it's one of the easiest games to play but so difficult to get right. EG4 on the PSP is gaming crack and by that point, I had fallen madly in love with the series. I'll be getting Everybody's Tennis soon but I await EG5 just so I can play online. I won't be off the console for ages :p.

Brave Story - US, September

I don't know a lot about this PSP RPG but from what I can gather, it's based on an anime. The graphics are stunning and the gameplay looks solid although I haven't seen it's full array of different qualities yet.

Another import title as this has very little chance of being released in Europe.

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria - September 2007

This is the sequel to Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. Yet it's actually a prequel. Confused? This 2D RPG meets platformer from Square-Enix looks like another stunner with a different style compared to other games. You only need to look at the trailers to realise how good this looks.

Jeanne D'Arc - US, September

A PSP game from Level 5 based on Joan of Arc in the history books. This is a turn based strategy game that looks very good and has been on my list for ages (because it's Level 5). Keep an eye out for it

White Knight Story - Unknown

Very little is known about this game, Level 5's first foray into the PS3. The first trailer was shown at the Tokyo Game Show 2006 but since then, it's gone very quiet...

As I get games or even better ones show up, you will see the list change and when a new one pops up, I will post a small post on why it's on the list!

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