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Bravely Default Demo - (3ds) Archive Review

I recently acquired a 3ds for the first time just a few short weeks ago, and have been incredibly impressed with it’s library and capabilities so far. However, this is not about the 3ds itself, but about what I felt was a serendipitous moment of appropriate proportions. The very next day after obtaining my 3ds, SquareEnix released their Bravely Default Demo for the Nintendo Eshop. I had seen a few write-ups previewing the game from various sources, and a little reading about it revealed that it was an old-fashioned style Japanese turn-based RPG instead of the fun adventure game I had envisioned playing with my eight year old daughter(as the Fairy cover and epic sounding name implied). Being a fan of old school Japanese RPGs, particularly Final Fantasy, I had to say I was downright excited at the prospect of a new, retro-inspired RPG to play on my latest handheld obsession. Imagine how much more excited I was to find that they had incorporated Final Fantasy V’s job system, and expanded …

Avenging Spirit - (Gameboy) Archive Review

There’s not much that can be said without getting in to the game itself so let’s jump right in. Avenging Spirit was originally an arcade game, ported here to the game boy, with an odd premise-the introduction finds a man being gunned down by a crime syndicate while walking with his girlfriend. The man’s spirit is summoned by a scientist, who reveals that it was his daughter that you were with, and she was kidnapped in an effort to hold her hostage to get their hands on his research about “ghost energy”. He has brought your spirit back to this world in an effort to free his daughter and take down the crime syndicate. With that odd introduction out of the way, let’s get into the truly odd, but rewarding aspect of this game. As a spirit, you are powerless, and your life force is limited. However, you can now possess the bodies of your enemies, and use their abilities against their former cohorts in an adventure across six levels to come face to face with the bossman of the crime syndicat…