Now Playing: 11/13/07

I haven’t done one of these in like a month, so I decided to add a new update. I haven’t been spending a ton of time playing any games lately, but I’ve still manage to play a bunch of different titles. Some are old, some are brand new, and a select few are awesome and radical.
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Front Mission (DS) Initial Impressions

Front Mission DS

The original Front Mission first came out for the SNES in 1995, in Japan only. I don’t know why they didn’t translate it, giant robots fighting one another is universally awesome. Regardless, Front Mission DS has now been released in the U.S. and is a remake of the original. It’s basically your typical tactical roleplaying game where you move units around on a grid and attack enemy units when you are close enough, the only difference being the giant robots. Just imagine Final Fantasy Tactics with robots.

I picked up the game today, and after playing the first two missions I can tell this game is going to be radical. Here’s the story so far: I’m an awesome giant humanoid robot fighting guy (or Wanzer pilot as they call them in the game) and I just started a world war between two super powers because my fiance got blown up by some dudes that jumped us. Maybe confusing, yes, but awesome. Anyway, after I did all that I got kicked out of the army and started fighting in arena battles with my giant humanoid robot thing.

But that’s not even the coolest part. I went to the shop to buy new parts for my Wanzer, and the Wanzer dealer looks like fucking Jerry Garcia or something. Continue reading Front Mission (DS) Initial Impressions