If you’re looking for a super-cheap RPG to pass the time until Dragon Quest IX comes out next July, consider this deal from Amazon: Glory of Heracles for $10.99, plus a $10 credit on any video game purchase AND a $5 credit on MP3 purchases through the online shop. O_O
Amazon must really be desperate to clear their stock of the mythology-based game. It’s not even that bad of an RPG — reviews are varied, but several outlets gave Glory of Heracles high scores. Also, it’s the first time this 23-year-old series has ever made it to the States.
“Sonic 5” from Dotstream. With Art Style: Light Trax releasing on WiiWare today, I thought it proper to dig out a track from the unofficial bit Generations soundtrack I downloaded years ago and share a song with you.
Dotstream, for those of you hearing that name for the first time, is Light Trax's GBA predecessor, and it was a beautiful game with minimalist graphics, simple but addictive racing mechanics, and a bangin’ soundtrack.
I like what I’ve seen/heard from Light Trax so far, which doesn’t surprise me; it’s rare that Skip Ltd. lets me down. Check out the Lumina 3 track from the 600 point game:
This remake looks great, but I still wish it was a portable release instead of a home console game. Maybe there’s still hope for a 3DS follow-up? Can you picture it? Lines in three dimensions. Cross your fingers.
Here’s a random photo of Dotsream's manual. I'm posting it for no other reason than it looks neat:
In a war-torn city thousands of miles away, children who don’t share your language, religion, culture, or race are immersed in the same games you’ve played countless times in your own home, like Tekken, Mortal Kombat, and Super Mario Bros. The world these kids hope to escape, though, is much more harrowing than our daily annoyances.
Photojournalist Iason Athanasiadis visited an arcade in Kabul, Afghanistan to learn about the youths who have taken refuge in one of the capital’s dilapidated gaming centers, a small room with two rows of battered cabinets — some setups consisting of little more than computers attached to large CRT monitors and arcade sticks.
Athanasiadis gave us permission to share two photos that aren’t included in his profile of the makeshift arcade for The Christian Science Monitor. We’ve posted the images after the break with excerpts from the article: