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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More RPGs for the 360!

Well as we know, first person shooters, sports and action games are rampant in the X360. But how about RPGs? JRPG loving 360 owners (like me) only got a handful of good RPGS in our libraries (namely Eternal Sonata, Blue Dragon, and Lost Odyssey) The future looks good for us however, since there are new titles (thank you Square Enix) to be released to Microsoft's lean, mean, green machine. I will include some of the excerpts from the IGN article. For more information, check out the link provided below.

Infinite Undiscovery:

After a lengthy event scene, they're showing a battle. The main character grabs a sword during the event, and the game jumps instantly into battle. Seamless. The battle doesn't last too long before jumping back into the event scene. A character joins your party and you head off. He notes that the game world continues in real time even when you use items and go into menus. You have to make sure you're in safe quarters when preparing for battle, for instance.

The gameplay demonstration has the characters running around through a dungeon. He's explaining the Connect Action system. You control just Capel, the main character, but using Connect Action, you can make the other characters use their special moves and attacks. He shows how Capel makes Aya use an arrow to get past an enemy guard.

Next, an explanation of situation battle system. Alarms go off in the dungeon and a giant ogre appears to stop them. They can't possibly win, so they have to run away. As you run away, you have to face off against enemies, clear obstacles and so-forth. You're escaping by climbing a long flight of stairs. The ogre will climb up the side of the stairs to catch up to you even if you manage to get ahead of it.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope
AD 2064. Humanity made its third and most costly mistake. World War III. Weapons of mass destruction deployed with impunity, razed the land in the blink of an eye. People believed it's the end of the world. Planet earth was dying. So humanity began to search for a new home in space.

AD 2074 first contact. SD0001 first warp. SD0010 -- first official SRF mission. The ifrst official SRF mission ventures forth into the great Star Ocean. That was all narration. The CG footage shows ships warping through space. Then, presumably the main characters (a blond haired guy and a brown haired girl) on a planet walking through a green field. The trailer ends with "For Xbox 360."

Tales of Vesperia

The battle system looks extreme 3D -- beyond past Tales titles. It would be hard to tell who your character is, except for the red arrow pointing at it. They're starting midway through the story. The visuals are super crisp. This looks way better than Trusty Bell. We're watching a fully voiced cinema scene. This is a really long story sequence. You appear to have a dog in your party.

The Last Remnant

Long ago, the world was filled with Remnants - mysterious artifacts from an ancient civilization. But as time passed, the powers of the Remnants began to shift the world's balance. As the rift widened between those who ruled and those who were ruled over, a new era dawned: one of countless frays brought upon the world by those enslaved by their own lust for power. A thousand years later, the journey of one young man begins...

Imagine a vast, war-torn battlefield, scarred by years of conflict. Countless enemies surround the player, who is backed up by his own army. Threatened by numerous foes and saved in the nick of time by allies, players will feel the true tension of a soldier on the battlefield. In The Last Remnant, as many as seventy units will duke it out at once in fierce yet beautiful battles.

I can't wait for these titles. They're really good reasons for me to own a 360 :)

Source: IGN

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