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Tales of Symphonia Review


Namco Tales Studio


Nintendo GameCube, Playstation 2

Release Date:
July 13, 2004

RPG/ Action RPG


-Arron Ferguson
The ‘Tales of’ Franchise is an often unnoticed strand of RPG’s. Whilst
certainly proprietor to a rather vigorous brand of militant fan, its various installments have not entered the public consciousness in quite the same way as the likes of Final Fantasy (even my mother, whose game knowledge extends to “that yellow munchy fella”, recognizes an image of Cloud, even if she has no idea who or what he is). Whilst there can be a million and one reasons for this, one to me is their fluctuating quality. Whilst this same negative could be equally applied to the aforementioned alternative, it is arguable Final Fantasy has taken more of a negative tale spin- whilst the “Tales of” franchise has had a rather sporadic history of bounding between high caliber genre benders to derivative rubbish since its inception. Yet at the epicenter of its legacy rests one truly fine game that ranks as a personal all-time favourite: Tales of Symphonia.

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I loved Tales of Symphonia. It was one of the reasons I stopped playing my Xbox and PS2 and went to play my brother’s Gamecube. I didn’t even know they had this for PS2!

Empty Wallet Gamer: Street Fighter X Tekken Review


Developer/Co-Developer: Capcom / Namco

Publisher: Capcom

Console: Xbox 360, PC, PS3 (PS Vita Q3 2012)

Release Date: March 06, 2012

Genre: Fighting

Players: Single Player, Local Multiplayer (1-4), Online Multiplayer (2-8)

Rating: T

-Marcus Lawrence

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Empty Wallet Gamer: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Review


-Noel Villa

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, also know in Japan as Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm 2, developed by CyberConnect2 (famous for its Naruto and .hack series of games, and most recently Asura’s Wrath), and published by Namco Bandai, is primarily a fighting game…

I enjoyed Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 a lot. In fact, none of my friends can even beat me when I pick Rock Lee. Noel Villa took this anime game and wrote his review on it. What do you all think? Are you even a fan of Naruto in general?