Megumi's Games Review: Prince of Persia, Hatsune Miku and Warriors Orochi

Due to a severe lack of free time lately no thanks to school commitments, I have not been able to play games as often as I'd like (sadly). Being a somewhat mid-core gamer, there are many games that I play across the diverse gaming platforms. It was rather hard to select my favourite games out of the list of games I play, but nonetheless, here are my top three:

Prince of Persia (Sands of time series)

The Sands of Time series is more plot-focused as compared to the earlier games of Prince of Persia, and revolves around concept of time travel. This is seen in how the game focuses on both the Sands of Time, which has "the power to infect and turn all forms of life into dangerous monsters" and the Dagger of Time, which has "the power to slow down, stop and even reverse time".

Although I can't really remember who introduced me to play this game or what got me hooked onto it, I would say with all honestly in the world that I love this game for quite a number of reasons indeed, the leading reason being the storyline of the game.

Prince of Persia Sands of time series

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA

Utilising the singing synthesizer developed by Yamaha Corporation also known as Vocaloids, Project Diva is a rhythm game created by Sega and Crypton Future Media. Like many other rhythm games, the player must press a series of buttons which appears on screen. However, what sets this game apart from other rhythm games is the fact that players are allowed to choose their own Vocaloid avatars which dances along to the songs in the game.

Apart from loving the songs in the game, I would honestly say I play the game for the characters and their costumes as well. There'Â’s just this appeal and sense of achievement each time I unlock a new song or even a new character costume, which I have to admit, are very wonderfully designed. Not to mention the fact that there is a wide variety of costumes to unlock for each of the Vocaloids that keeps me hooked onto it!

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA

Warriors Orochi

A "hack and slash game" combining two of Koei's popular game series, Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, it follows the story of the evil Servant King Orochi, who created a rift in time and space. This brought together the warriors of the Three Kingdoms era (China) and the Warring States Period (Japan) to save the fate of their world.

What got me playing this game, apart from the fact that I could pretty much just slash my way through most of the game, are the characters and their costume designs. Although one could argue that the costumes are not the most historically accurate, I really love how the characters' costumes and weapons are ever so elaborately designed. With each new release of the game come new weapons and costumes for most of the characters, which is pretty much why I really play the game. I guess it also provides a fair amount of stress release from schoolwork/life/etc.

Warriors Orochi

I have always believed that the gaming community here in Singapore is really diverse. From serious gamers to casual gamers, there is bound to be at least one in every corner we turn to!

I believe that one of the reasons would be the fact that the wonders of the internet gives many gamers a chance to read about and experience the many different genres of games that game developers out there offer. Apart from that, recommendations from friends play a really big part as well, especially in games where cooperating with other players in the game is extremely vital.

With the evolution of technology, there is a fairly large selection of gaming platforms to choose from. From mobile phone games to consoles to PCs, I believe that the gaming community in Singapore is fairly spoilt for choice (in a good way) when it comes to games. There are just so many kinds of games out there to the point where once in a while, we run into a dilemma on which game we should spend our money on!

- Megumi