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Sun 20th Jan 2008

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Tandem commented on Mega Man:

You're better off saving your money for Mega Man 2 or 3 to be released. They both have more (and better designed) stages, bosses and power-ups.



Tandem commented on Paper Mario:

This is the first serious turn based RPG I've ever played for more than a few hours. I found it to be a really good introduction to genre.

I recommend anyone who has been put off turn-based RPG's because of the complexity or the lack of action to give this game a try.

There are lots of tough decisions to make when you level up or buy badges but the system isn't overly confusing. The way you have to perform actions on the controller in time with attacks and blocks really brings the battles to life and make it a blend of skill and tactics. Sometimes a good tactic can be compromised by failing to get the action spot on.

I have noticed the battles against mixed enemy types tend to be a lot more fun and allow for some pretty ingenious strategies compared to the rather drab single enemy-type battles. I imagine they increase in frequency as you the learning curve increases.

Oh and don't stress too much about wether or not to upgrade your HP, FP or BP at the start. You find some badges early on that essentially allow you to swap the upgrade equivalent of HP for FP or BP.