Ah, the good ol' days of traditional role-playing. It's all but dead on consoles but it's alive and well on handhelds, especially the PSP.
Take the upcoming Hexyz Force , for instance. Yet another potential gem from Atlus and designed specifically for the avid role-playing fan, we get a big unveiling from Project Lead Clayton Chan at the PlayStation Blog . First of all, he tells us that the game will retail for the "recession-friendly price" of $29.99 when it arrives on May 26 in the US. Secondly, we get a couple very cool debut trailers and a ton of details concerning the gameplay and premise. We learn that Hexyz Force will boast "two engrossing tales," featuring Levant von Schweitzer or Cecilia Armaclite; both storylines will touch on very different topics. It's recommended that you play both in order to see all angles of the plot but of course, that's your choice. And perhaps my favorite line from that whole post: "If you're an RPG veteran, you're going to be able to get right into the turn-based gameplay." Music to my ears, my friends.
Attacks will be separated into three distinct Divine Aspects, all of which will be utilized to build the Hexyz Charge; once you reach that threshold, your attack power will be boosted. Oh, and let's not forget the always-entertaining art of "crafting and fusing your own weapons," as well as doing a bit of treasure hunting. For PSP owners who also happen to be RPG fans, this one appears to be a definite must.
Related Game(s): Hexyz Force