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Trauma Center: Under the Knife – Review

With the unconventional design of the DS, Nintendo suggested that developers would step in and use its technological opportunities to create innovative games and new play experiences. Up to this point, I would say that this prophecy has gone largely unfulfilled. There have been some neat games to be sure, but in my opinion, very few of them have really capitalized on the things that separate the DS from the competition until Trauma Center: Under the Knife came along.

Trauma Center: Under the Knife

Game Description: Trauma Center: Under the Knife gives you the chance to play doctor. It's just another day in the O.R. until a mysterious outbreak sweeps the area. As the problems get more complex, it's up to you to wield your scalpel and test your medical skills under the most difficult conditions. Patients' lives are in your hands.

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga – Review

Looking for a traditional turn-based role-playing game (RPG) that doesn't feature elves, dragons, and the days of yore? Then I've got the game for you. Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (DDS) is the latest game from the much-loved (yet almost tragically ignored by American gamers) MegaTen universe. Renowned for their modern settings, philosophical and ideological story elements, use of demons, and unrelenting difficulty these games are revered by hardcore RPG fans. DDS is the latest offshoot in a gaming world that already features the Persona titles, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, DemiKids, and a slew of other games, and much like its brethren, it's a refreshing change of pace for a genre that seems to be mired in stale ideas and clichéd stories.

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

Game Description: Junkyard, a town of endless rain... With his four companions, Serf, the main character and a member of a tribe called Embryon, sets out for Nirvana, a land that can only be reached by the champions of Junkyard. They devote themselves to fighting against the never-ending resistance mustered by other tribes. In the midst of chaos, a mysterious object, the Pod, suddenly appears. Countless spheres of light are emitted by the Pod and infect Serf and his comrades, awakening their demonic power.

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

Game Description: Set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, the entire population of the world has been annihilated by a global catastrophe called the conception. Now, the fate of the entire world lies on the shoulders of a young man turned demon, who must battle his way through opposing demonic forces to bring balance to the world to come or possibly become the harbinger of its destruction. Set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, the entire population of the world has been annihilated by a global catastrophe called the conception. Now, the fate of the entire world lies on the shoulders of a young man turned demon, who must battle his way through opposing demonic forces to bring balance to the world to come or possibly become the harbinger of its destruction.

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne – Review

Highly regarded in Japan, the Megami Tensei series (sometimes referred to as MegaTen) is one of that country's most popular and long-running role-playing game (RPG) franchises. Despite spanning approximately seventeen years and over fifty titles, its religious imagery and moral questions are practically unknown on domestic shores with the exception of two overlooked PlayStation discs, Persona: Revelations and the amazing Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. Now, with the release of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, American players can sample a bit more of what they've been missing. It's delicious, but an acquired taste.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Game Description: Maya Amano, a cub reporter at the Seven Sisters High School is trying to solve a series of gruesome murders in Sumaru City. That’s the setup for Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, an engaging RPG with somewhat serious overtones. Maya and friends will wander through a world of monsters and demons on a quest to save the city from the grips of The Joker. In addition to monsters you can outwit rather than outfight, you’ll also come across rumormongers that can be told lies that will change the entire complexion of the game. Throughout the city there are also engaging spells that let you call on additional personas to help defeat the Joker and solve the case. This engaging RPG is filled with realistic monsters and demons, 80 different persona spells, captivating dialogue that both informs and entertains, eerie music that sets the tone for the game and a rumor system that lets you affect the game's events and story.

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