Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess! Impression

Holy hell! A vampire hero in todays popculture that doesn’t sparkle!

Today I went browsing to see what interesting things that I have overlooked.

I found this game called Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess!
The title caught me. I mean, come on, it is pretty catchy!

In games there is mostly a princess and she mostly gets kidnapped. This time we aren’t sure who the heck took her. We usually blame the bad guys, but as the title suggest, did they?
Did the badguys take the princess? Maybe she left because she thought this title would be filled with sparkling vampires!

Either way.

What I have read about this game is that the hero, called Duke, is a self loving handsome vampire who no one can resist (in his mind anyway).
The princess vanishes under suspicious circumstances from her bedroom aka the dungeon.
With no evidence of who or what took her, we just to the conclusion that it was probably some “monster”.

This is a platform game that mostly consist of jumping and climbing (metroid style). Each level has a monster to beat. The graphic is simple and by some called aaaaahhhdorable. The story is filled with humor. I like that in casual short games, just a funny story to keep me entertained in the minutes that I have absolutely nothing to do.

This game weaknesses seems to be based on the lack of variation. Then again, most casual games are. Another thing that has been put as a negative is the length of the game, or lack there of. It is very short and if you aren’t aiming for a good score, you can play through it really quickly. Then again, for a “casual game” it is quite normal.

I will definitely check this out next time I am purchasing a game. Non sparkling vampires with humor is a weakness of mine.

To read more about this title for the PSP visit THIS link

Folklore the Demo (PS3)

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Right! Folklore! After an uneventful Sunday of sitting and doing absolutely nothing (but some work of course) I fire up ye old PS3 to check up what’s new at the Demo downloading PlayStation market front (also known as DDPMF). I come across various demo’s, but nothing interesting. So I start to download random games and see if anything great happens.

I started with Folklore. Now here folks is something you do not see every day. No voice actors, I am not sure if that remains constant in the “original released” game. It caught me off guard because voice acting has basically dominated the gaming market lately. I had to strain my eyes reading which I haven’t done in a while. I never realized how dependent I’ve become not having to read. Serves me right now having a headache at the moment because of it.

2Ellie is a student of some sort (Don’t ask me to much, the font on the game really strained my eyes). She receives a letter from her dead mother to come to Ireland. You heard me, dead mom writes letters nowadays. You never get rid of them.  Anywho, she arrives at this Irish called Doolin (instead of Dublin). There she finds her dead mother standing by a cliff ready to die again. So she jumps. Out of no where this guy shows up. Talking about how he recieved a prank call from someone talking about fearys would Kill her. (also mind you that the irish fearys are different from the American, Fairys. While fairys are little woodland earthloving hippies with wings, fearys are dead/undead spirits, magical creatures that linger about, or alway have been lingering about. Let’s just say that you woul;d love a visit froma  fairy, but not a feary.

 

 

 

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After a brief conversation with this mysterious person. terribly torn (and probably somewhat terribly confused) she runs down towards the beach to find her splattered mother. Ofcourse when she comes there, she finds nothing. Instead she passes out and wakes up in a house where someone tells her to head to the bar.  Like any responsible grieving person, she obliges after watching her mother die twice, how much worse count it get? In the bar itself she finds a bunch of fearys (the Irish definishion). Little creatures that live and yet are not dead, they come in all shapes and sizes. They keep refering you to find the Scarecrow. He will take you to the Netherlands (afterlife) to find your mother. 1

You’ll find him and he takes you to the gates that lead to the Netherworld. While in the Netherworld you’ll learn that you can only visit this world once a year. And there are other realms to explore based on humans vision of afterlife. You learn also that the cloak you’ve received can grab fearys abilities in combat. This is a very interesting combatsystem, imagen a advanced looking pokemon arena. It’s kind of like that, you knock enemys senseless and then grab their abilities (and them) to fight and do your various battles. the mechanics can seem very confusing but after a few goes at the fearys, you’ll get the hang of it. It is also a very graphically pleasing game. So if you want to pick it up, try the demo first, it is worth the download.

 

After all, who can resist fearys that look like this?

 

 

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You have to admit, they do have a bit of the “where the wild things are” charm to them.

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Developer(s) Game Republic
Publisher(s) SCEI
Designer(s) Yoshiki Okamoto
Aspect ratio 480p
720p
Version 1.10
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Release date(s) JP June 21, 2007
NA October 9, 2007[1]
EU October 10, 2007
AUS October 18, 2007[2]
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Action RPG
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen
OFLC: PG
PEGI: 12+
Media BD-ROM
Input methods Gamepad