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Posted:
2010-09-17

Bazza

Lowly Worm

8.7

Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is the portable version of the massively popular GTA series for the Nintendo DS. This is not a letdown, swear! It has based its controls and features on the DS’ features such as insightful use of the DS’ touch screen feature. Liberty City is still recognizable despite the limitations of the DS, and it offers a substantial storyline and a variety of optional activities.

Chinatown Wars happens in Hong Kong where a power struggle between and within triad gangs are happening. You will play as Huang Lee, the son of a powerful crime boss who just got killed. Lee flies from old Liberty City to Hong Kong to avenge his father’s death and gets involved with the people who hope to replace his father’s standing in the triads. The whole story will center on you, Lee, as you work for certain people in the triad – this will involve crime and surely the triad will make a laughingstock out of you, not to mention abandon you, in case you get caught by the police.

Basically, Chinatown wars is essentially the same as the other games in the GTA franchise, but the addition of auto targeting of targets during driving and steering assist adds up to the user friendly factor of the game. GPS is also available if you would like to, since it is better than focusing your eyes on the map at the bottom part of the screen.

We all know that there are numerous side missions in GTA; and Chinatown Wars is no exception. However, it is the first game in the franchise to let you replay a mission in case you were not satisfied with your first time. Also, if you happen to fail a mission, a “trip skip” option is available that will let you skip the road trip and get right back on the action that killed you on your failed attempt and be able to correct the situation.

A local multiplayer support is available, but only for 2 people. Why only 2 you ask? Because it’s better than the story and various modes are unlocked and can only be truly enjoyed when there are 2 people playing. Wifi support is also available, but it only involves trading up codes, weapons, items, and sending out messages. This game is freaking awesome!

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Posted:
2010-10-15

Bazza

Lowly Worm

7.4

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney on the DS is a game made especially for people who are interested in a clever, well-presented murder-mystery adventure games. You will be the Ace Attorney himself who just passed the bar and who will unfortunately take a hard case for your first job. To start with the game, you will be tutored by your best friend, Larry Butz who is also a lawyer about the in and outs of the courtroom procedures. The levels after the tutorial will have the same processes as those with what you just learned. All will involve the same hearing processes and almost the same cases. The first five usually is the easiest because it will be almost basic.

As you move through with the game, you will understand that discovering the killer is not the main aim of the game. The main goal of this game will be on how you will bring the accused to justice. Bringing the accused to justice though will not be that easy since contradicting parties will also do their best to oppose your statements. This will be a game of wit and tactics.

The trials that you will be encountering will start with the witness testimony where you will need to find flaws in what is being stated. There will be two ways on how to figure out the flaws on the statement. One is by “pressing” the witness on points that you think is doubtful, and second is to match a certain statement with a piece of evidence. These two tools of breaking down the witnesses’ statements will prove useful for you to push them to confess.

The arrangement of the game together with its story lines is really quite unique and outstanding. The graphics are very much detailed from the personality and mood of each of the characters. Each character competes with each other on this game, from the naive Phoenix and the severe but gullible judge, to the sexy, evil, and quirky characters that is presented on the witness stand.