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Okage: Shadow King – Review

Wackiness is hard work. Anybody can come up with a random quip that makes his friends laugh, but true silliness requires almost managerial skill. Humor is an art of incongruities; a good humorist must know them intimately, and fit them together like puzzle pieces or cogs in a machine. Okage: Shadow King is an offbeat game in both senses of the word. While the game can be funny and intriguing, it's often unable to keep up with its own momentum.

Okage: Shadow King – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains Comic Mischief, Mild Language, Mild Animated Violence.

Okage: Shadow King

Game Description: The spirit of an evil king has been unleashed, and it possesses the shadow of an young boy named Ari. Bearing the burden of the evil spirit on his slender shoulders, Ari must journey through an animated fantasy world that is by turns whimsical and ominous, and endeavor to free his shadow. Okage: Shadow King is an absorbing role-playing fantasy with more than 80 hours of adventure and gameplay. It features richly imagined 3D worlds, including five towns, six fields, and nine dungeons. There are six fully realized characters, with unique personalities, strengths, powers, and attacks, and 100 enemies to battle. Dramatic battle sequences allow allies and enemies to fight simultaneously and in real time. As your team explores the worlds of Okage, you will have access to more than 100 spells, attacks, and weapons, and more than 150 items to collect and use. You will engage in realistic conversations with nonplayer characters, decipher clues, and unravel the secrets hidden in every corner.

Fable – Second Opinion

To treat Fable as an exercise in simulated ethics or as a game with serious messages regarding issues like violence and theft is to doom the game to failure. This has been posited and then proven by Dan's review. The question, however, is whether there is any other reasonable way to approach the game.

Fable – Review

Let's say Hitler was walking down the street one evening, alive and well and a hundred and twenty or so. It just so happens that this street is in the bad part of town, so it comes to no surprise when some socially maladjusted punk comes up, stabs him to death and steals his Social Security check. Was that a moral or immoral act? Most people would agree that killing Hitler is a good thing. But the person who killed him wasn't aware of who he was, and killed him out of greed, which most people would agree is an immoral act. So was the act moral or immoral?

Fable – Consumer Guide

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

Fable

Game Description: Fable is a ground-breaking role-playing adventure game from Peter Molyneux, in which your every action determines your skills, appearance, and reputation. Create your life story from childhood to death. Grow from an inexperienced adolescent into the most powerful being in the world. Choose the path of righteousness or dedicate your life to evil. Muscles expand with each feat of strength; force of will increases with each work of wit. Obesity follows gluttony, skin tans with exposure to sunlight and bleaches bone-white by moonlight. Earn scars in battle and lines of experience with age. Each person you aid, each flower you crush, each creature you slay, will change this world forever.

Tales of Symphonia – Review

It has gameplay that sucked me in, characters that were greatly expanded via manga-inspired "skits," and an epic story full of wonder. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this game; my previous Tales experience was with Tales of Destiny 2 on PlayStation, and I found that game too trite to ever get involved. Fortunately, this new game is an entirely different animal.

Tales of Symphonia

Game Description: In a dying village on Sylvarant, legend has it that a Chosen One will one day appear from amongst the people and the land will be reborn. Enter a world of beautiful cel-shaded graphics and high-quality Anime cut scenes by renowned artist Kosuke Fujishima. Command real time battles in a unique 3D battle system that gives you full control over the characters. Execute and combine hundreds of special attacks and magic spells. The line between good and evil blurs in this immersive, emotionally charged epic adventure where the fate of two interlocked worlds hangs in the balance.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga – Second Opinion

I agree with Andrew that Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is a pretty strange game. I also agree that, for a platformer and role-playing game (RPG) hybrid, it blends its gameplay styles remarkably well. It's hard to tell where the platformer ends and the RPG begins.

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