Release Date: February 5th, 2008
Purchased at: GameStop (Campbell, CA – $9)
Wow, such a cool find at this store! I’ve heard of the Culdcept series before, but never knew it was released on the 360. More importantly I never knew the series was comparable to the board game Monopoly! Players traverse around the game board, purchasing land/locations in hopes others will land on it and pay their fee. Instead of setting up hotels to ensure the most return, you actually summon monsters to guard your locations, which other players can then challenge and defeat to claim the land as their own! It’s like Fortune Street but replace the stock market with freakin’ dragons! How has this series escaped me all this time, because that sounds fantastic!
|Record of Agarest War Zero
Release Date: June 14th, 2011
Purchased at: GameStop (Campbell, CA – $4)
I’ve seen this games on the shelf for years now, and only this week decided to take them home. This is a prequel to the original Record of Agarest War, also on the 360, and features similar gameplay. As far as recognizable RPGs go, even on the 360, these games aren’t ever mentioned. I wonder if it’s just another generic RPG with nothing to call it’s own. Wikipedia says there’s a generation thing going on, in which your main protagonist has a child who becomes the new main protagonist as the timeline continues. So that’s cool, but if it’s the only thing the game has going for it, playing for several dozen hours will be tedious.