DS Review: Moon

July 22, 2009 by · Comments Off on DS Review: Moon 

Fly me to the moon…
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LOTR: Aragorn’s Quest Coming This Autumn

May 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on LOTR: Aragorn’s Quest Coming This Autumn 

Warner announces the game heading to Wii, DS, PS2 and PSP…
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DS Review: Blue Dragon Plus

April 16, 2009 by · Comments Off on DS Review: Blue Dragon Plus 

Shu and company return for a handheld adventure…
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DS Review: Grand Theft Auto – Chinatown Wars

April 6, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Everybody was handheld kung-fu fighting…
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Nintendo DS Review: Populous DS

March 11, 2009 by · Comments Off on Nintendo DS Review: Populous DS 

Can Populous be fun 20 years later on the DS? Not exactly.
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DS Review: Chrono Trigger

February 24, 2009 by · Comments Off on DS Review: Chrono Trigger 

Chrono hits the DS in this great adventure
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DSi coming to US and Europe in April

February 19, 2009 by · Comments Off on DSi coming to US and Europe in April 

Nintendo is to release the latest in it series of handheld consoles, the DSi, in Europe on April 3.

The company has said that it does not officially set recommended retail prices for its products, but stores in the UK are already listing the DSi with a price of GBP 149.

The DSi will ship in two colours – black and white – and arrives two days later than its official launch in North America.

The DSi is thinner and slightly longer than the last DS model, and features brighter, bigger screens. It also has a slot for an SD card, motion detecting cameras and built-in flash memory.

Source: Gamesindustry.biz

DS Review: Colour Cross

December 18, 2008 by · Comments Off on DS Review: Colour Cross 

The DS gets another puzzler, but is it any good?
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DS Review: Flower, Sun and Rain

November 19, 2008 by · Comments Off on DS Review: Flower, Sun and Rain 

Suda 51 brings out another game that is flawed, but can the good outweigh the bad?
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Nintendo DS Review: The Legend of Kage 2

November 14, 2008 by · Comments Off on Nintendo DS Review: The Legend of Kage 2 

Kage returns in this rather mediocre sequel

The hit arcade game is back! The thrilling ninja action of The Legend of Kage 2 takes over both Nintendo DS screens, fully utilizing the dual-screen presentation and scrolling to draw players into a dynamic world filled with exhilarating midair combat. With rich, elaborate stages and a compelling story that follows the tale of two protagonists, The Legend of Kage 2 breathes renewed excitement into the classic action adventure experience.

The hit arcade game returns, now on a handheld console for the first time!

The dual-screen functionality of Nintendo DS injects life into the vibrant game world and its elaborate, action-packed stages

Various combinations of Element Orbs allow players to perform an assortment of skills and Ninjutsu techniques

Two stories told through two protagonists, both with unique attack abilities, provide twice the adventure for players

DS games can be great, but a big majority of them are average and even awful. The Legend of Kage 2 sadly falls into the latter category; it’s just so repetitive and mediocre that it’s a game that every DS owner should avoid. It’s weird because this game was made by Square-Enix and I have great respect for them, so how they let a game of this bad quality out the door is a mystery. Essentially it’s a button-bashing hack-n-slash game that has no touch screen features at all, only using the 2 screens for presentation.

It’s also incredibly easy and you can breeze through it in no time. There’s no multiplayer of any kind, not even locally. Once you have done the game, there’s little incentive to go back again…it seems fun at first but it’s all too easy, there’s no challenge to it at all. I’m a fan of Ninja games, so this is a rather big disappointment for me. It would be better if the enemies were just a bit tougher and the game was longer, although it still wouldn’t change the fact that it’s repetitive by nature.

Visually, the game is very weak and could easily pass as a GBA game. The soundtrack is probably the only good thing in the whole package, having said that…it’s instantly forgettable.

The Verdict

The Legend of Kage 2 is incredibly disappointing, repetitive and just not much fun to play. It lacks any challenge, has dull combat and is very, very easy and short. Possibly the worst Ninja-style game I’ve played in some time.

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