Edwin's Top 10 Game Review Page
- 1.Front Mission
3 - Leave it to Square
to make a really cool, turn - based Strategy Game that I actually
LOVE!!! I'm not a big fan of Playstation Strategy Games
and RPG's as they take too long to play, and I usually favor
shooting games (especially those with robots and spaceships,
as you can see from most of the titles on my list), which give
me a fun outlet for releasing my pent - up frustrations. But
I can say now that I have finally found a strategy game to add
to my growing PS software library. Cooler - than - liquid - nitrogen
mecha designs and graphics, quality cut scenes, an engaging storyline
and the ability to customize your robots or "wanzers"
as the game calls them are among the things I enjoy about this
game. Adhering faithfully to the FF Tactics engine, this game
stands out among the latest batch of strategy titles currently
available for the PS. Just one question: How long do I have to
wait for the sequel?!!
- 2.Einhander - Squaresoft rules!!! How could
I not like this gem of a game, with its polygonal masterpieces,
awesome bosses, cool lighting effects, and a bitchin' soundtrack.
It used to be my all - time favorite until another Square game
took the top spot (see above). A great game for shooting fanatics
- 3.Tron Bonne - Capcom releases another game in
the "Megaman Legends" vein. I like the idea that you
can bring along up to eight "servbots" with you on
your various missions. The servbots are all quite different from
each other, albeit their identical appearances. You have to bring
out the unique skills that each of them have, and that's not
a mean feat considering there are 40 of them(!!!). Another cool
"robot game which makes you think and gives you a variety
of game genres in one disc. It's also very funny too. Great game!!!
- 4.Real Robots
Final Attack - I just
LOVE a game that lets you play as a variety of "famous"
anime robots (including three gundam units in the basic game),
and takes you to a fully three - dimensional arena ala "Virtual
On". BAnpresto did a really good job with the mecha renders,
and each 'bot has its own unique Speed, Defense, and Weapon levels.
It's a cool game (For me anyway) for excorcising your "bad
side". Not recommended for friends who want to play the
split - screen versus mode.
- 5.Raystorm - Taito has a reputation for making
cool shooters. That's the reason why I like this game. Very nice,
polygonal ships, a variety of robotic and non - robotic enemies,
and nice special attacks that literally light up the screen add
to the game's "bells and whistles". It doesn't hurt
that the game also has a load of continues for when you keep
- 6.Gundam Battlemaster
2 - Here's the 2-D
fighting game that makes number 6 on my list. "Battlemaster
2" stays true to the motion and weapon characteristics of
the Mobile Suits that we all know and love (although I don't
know most of the pilots in the game!). Nice super moves and combos
are aplenty, and some of the bosses are massive (PSYCHO MK III)!!!
Another game for letting off steam.
- 7.Silent Bomber
- "Bomberman on
steriods, and sporting an attitude". That's the basic concept
of this impressive game. Another game loaded with gorgeous polygon
graphics, fast pacing and nigh - impossible to kill bosses. I
especially like the continue screen where the protagonist says
"Is this...the end?!!" while drifting, waiting for
you to restart or end the game. It's also got real speech and
a cool premise, as well as a useful tutorial for wannabe gamers
- 8.Gundam: Char's
Counterattack - Another
great shooter from Bandai. You duke it out using various MS (usually
belonging to either Amuro or Char) in a full - on 3D combat zone.
One feature I like is the ability to target specific parts of
your opponent's MS (i.e., head, arm etc.). What more can I say?
The Gundam factor is another compelling reason for me to put
this in my list.
- 9.Omega Boost
- Packing a real -
time cinema with cool opening sequence, Omega Boost easily caught
my curiosity. Suffice it to say that I was not disappointed by
the actual game. Another (you guessed it) enjoyable 3D shooter
with class and a good story. Just one hitch: The enemies (especially
bosses) can be very hard to kill, and you spend hours trying
to lock - on and damage them. Thankfully, the game has a tutorial
for you to practice dodging and weaving in and out of obstacles.
Great graphics don't hurt either.
- 10.R - Type Delta
- I wasn't able to
play the original R Type, but I probably would have enjoyed it,
as this game, which is its descendant, gives me a continuous
blast - fest of incredible polygon worlds and enemies, great
aplha - channel effects, and numerous stages. Love the various
weapons and options available for the ship. All things considered,
this game rocks because it lives up to the hype of being a cool
shooter and makes no pretentions about being anything else.