Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires [2006] ANALYSIS

Platform: PSP Turn-Based Strategy Role Playing Game: Turns by Unit Completion Level: 40%, 20+ Hours Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires is a port/remake of a PlayStation 2 game. I will not go into the lineage of this extensive franchise. Idea Factory has published or developed gobs of games interchangeably using a combination of … Continue reading Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires [2006] ANALYSIS

Advance Wars: Dual Strike [2005] ANALYSIS

Platform: Nintendo DS Turn-Based Strategy: Turns by Team Completion Level: 66%, 15-20 Hours Advance Wars has refined the turn-based strategy genre. More or less freed from RPG aspects, the series focuses on quality units, immaculate balancing, and interesting/challenging layouts. With such a well oiled machine, it’s best not to fix something that’s not broken. The … Continue reading Advance Wars: Dual Strike [2005] ANALYSIS

Yu Yu Hakusho – Ghost Files: Tournament Tactics [2004] ANALYSIS

Platform: Gameboy Advance Turn-Based Strategy Role Playing Game: Turns by Unit Completion Level: 90%, 28 Hours We have not watched Yu Yu Hakusho the anime. We know nothing about the apparently it is quite popular and rather venerable franchise. There’s indeed no shortage of games based upon it. The list is surprisingly extensive—dating all way … Continue reading Yu Yu Hakusho – Ghost Files: Tournament Tactics [2004] ANALYSIS

Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum [2004] ANALYSIS

Platform: Playstation 2 Turn-Based Strategy Role Playing Game: Turns by Team Completion Level: Campaign 80%* 14 Hours We were pleased that Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum (Y:CMC) met our minimum requirements for a strategy role-playing game. Why you may ask? Because it is fun when a well-known intellectual property drops in on our favorite genre. Also, … Continue reading Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum [2004] ANALYSIS