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Rebelstar Tactical Command – Review

In the early days of the first PlayStation, a quirky PC strategy game was ported onto the console and immediately secured a place on my all-time favorites list. That game was called X-Com: UFO Defense, and to this day I have fond memories of hours spent positioning operatives and planning strategies down to the smallest detail in order to eradicate invading bug-eyed aliens from Mother Earth. Rebelstar Tactical Command may not be a directly related, but the family resemblance is impossible to ignore.

Rebelstar Tactical Command

Game Description: Set on a futuristic Earth, Rebelstar: Tactical Command is a turn-based strategy game and you too can join in the fight against an evil empire in single-player mode. There is also the option to take on a friend in multiplayer mode. The year is 2117 and the evil Arelian Empire has been in control of planet Earth for the last 70 years. When the Arelians first came, they brought with them peace and prosperity to a world ravaged by war, disease and ecological devastation. Later they abducted people when they turned 30 and controlled Earth's inhabitants through fear using their henchmen, the Zorn. Now, a band of rebels rises up to fight against the Arelians and a new recruit, Jorel, quickly advances through the ranks and becomes their leaders. He organizes the rebel forces and builds a powerful global army, challenging the Arelian Empire for control of planet Earth.

Stella Deus – Review

Boasting a script from Ryo Mizuno (who penned the anime classic Record of Lodoss War), character designs from Shigeki Soejima (the mastermind behind the creepy demons of the Shin Megami games), a score from Hitoshi Sakimoto (of Final Fantasy fame) and a development team who worked on the ambitious (albeit tragically flawed) Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth one wouldn't be remiss in imagining Stella Deus standing as an SRPG for the ages. The end result, however, isn't even the best SRPG on the PlayStation 2 (Disgaea retains its crown in that category).

Stella Deus – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Suggestive Themes, Violence

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Fantasy Violence

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Game Description: In Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones, you'll battle to defend an empire against internal dangers and external threats. On another world, humanity struck a bargain with demons and ensured generations of peace. Now, suddenly and for no reason, the Grado Empire has invaded neighboring Renais. Twin heirs to the throne of Renais, Eirika and Ephraim, fight to free their kingdom and uncover the secret behind their former ally's treachery.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones – Review

Is the Game Boy Advance dead? It may be easy to think so with all the post-E3 talk of next-generation systems, let alone the current struggle between Nintendo's new kid on the block, the DS, and Sony's eye-candy PSP. However, there are still a few GBA nuggets worth looking at trickling onto retail shelves. The second of Nintendo's long-running strategy series to be released stateside, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, is one of them.

Metal Gear Acid – Second Opinion

I liked Metal Gear Ac!d about as much as Brad, but for different reasons. While Brad felt it stumbled out of the gate but gained steam later, I felt like it started out strong and became overwhelming as it got more complex.

Yu Gi Oh!: 7 Trials to Glory – Review

The artistry on display here is merely one of commercial function rather than aesthetic form, akin to that of, say, a successful McDonald's advertising campaign. Sadly, just like the big M's marketing execs, it'll probably do exactly what it sets out to do: sustain the brand and make plenty of money in the process.

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