Category Archives: DS

{Otome Review} Imagine Figure Skater~Ubisoft {DS}

You play as a girl training to be a world-class figure skater. You go through about a year of her life and compete in different competitions.

The game has a map that allows you to go to different places. Each day you are given a few tasks, usually to raise a stat and learn a new move. You are also required to go and talk to everybody, so you can’t ignore anyone lol. You have three stats, strength, artistry, and…..heart? Each stat can be raised by different mini-games.

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{Game Review} Ener-G Dance Squad~Ubisoft

Follow Kate as she tries to become a professional dancer. That’s the plot lol.

This is a rhythm game with tap controls. There are no button-pressing rhythm portions. The types of dances are split into two categories. Dancing with a ribbon/ball means that you have to do flips, spins, etc. which means you have to swipe, tap, blow into the mic, and things like that. The other type is straight up dancing without any object, so this is just tapping.

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{Otome Review} My World, My Way~Atlus

Elise is a princess who wants to find a handsome man to marry. An adventurer (the purple-haired guy on the cover) comes to one of her balls and she is immediately smitten. Too bad he’s a jerk and refuses to acknowledge her existence because she’s royalty and not an adventurer. Elise sets off on an adventure to prove her adventuring worth, all the while, the entire adventure (towns, bosses, dungeons, etc.) are being commissioned by her father.

The big selling point of the game is Elise’s “pout” mechanism. She has the ability to pout so much that things pop in and out of existence. She can change the scenery, paralyze enemies, make monsters stronger/weaker, increase item chance, etc. all with the powers of “pouting.” I have to say, the gimmick was pretty fun.

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{Otome Review} Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure~NIS America {DS}

Cornet, a girl who can talk to puppets, has to save Prince Ferdinand who she has fallen in love with at first sight. The game is a musical RPG.

The game play is much like other RPGs where you walk around form area to area and there is a map screen that lets you select where you go. The game is way easier than other RPG’s I have played though. A full play-through took me less than 24 hours (somewhere around 18, and that was doing some of the side quests you don’t have to do), so don’t expect to be playing this game a long time. The game had adorable graphics, and being able to use puppets in battle was a neat idea. The biggest game play problem is that there were several times where I had no idea where to go. Once I had to find someone, and it turns out they were in a place I had been hours ago. They weren’t there for any logical reason, they just were.

But the biggest problem is I can’t stress enough how TERRIBLE the DS version is compared to the PS1 edition. I’m going to make a list of some differences just to show how bad this disparity is.
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{Otome Review} Imagine Makeup Artist~Ubisoft {DS}

You play as a makeup training, going to school to become a makeup artist and get a pro-license, though a better title for the game would be, “Imagine Makeup Artist: Scrub Dishes Since You’ll Never Make it Big.”

I don’t just make that title to be comical, I’m quite serious. In this game you have different makeup challenges where you have to do someone’s makeup, but since you don’t know anything, you have to go around town and ask people their opinion. Then, you do their makeup and get paid. But, doing makeup takes ends the day, so you can only do it once per day. The money you make from this can’t afford almost any of the clothes. You unlock various jobs around town, and the easiest one is being a dish washer. It’s just a rubbing game where you have to rub the stuff off of dishes, but if you play it on hard mode and are good at moving your hand really fast, you can make a bunch of money. Still, not enough though, so you have to do it a bunch. I am a dish washer, not a makeup artist.
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{Game Review} Fossil Fighters

Yes, Fossil Fighters. At first glance, once might assume that this game is the equivalent of taking Pokémon + Spectrobes + Dinosaurs. That is almost accurate, but Fossil Fighters does have some unique aspects to it.

The game starts out with the player being asked a series of questions. Unfortunately, this game suffers from Kingdom Hearts Syndrome . The questions at the beginning of the game determine what outfit your character wears for the rest of the game as well as the Vivosaur you receive a piece of near the beginning of the game. You do not start out with this Vivosaur, every player starts with the same Vivosaur and to my knowledge, you can get every Vivosaur in the game regardless of what choice you make in the beginning. Basically, pick what color outfit you want and forget about what Vivosaur you get.

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