DS #4661: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief (Europe)

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    Lol title seems lame
     
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    It's based on a famous book/series, or rather more precisely upon its movie that just came out. Typical movie-copies-book-and-a-game-comes-out scheme.
     
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    Supposed to be like Harry Potter or something.
     
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    Working on a M3i Zero with latest Sakura. And about the 'Multi?', it has -at least- English and Spanish.
     
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    I only quickly perused this game....works on CycloDS 1.56.

    During battles, characters are polygons and the animation is pretty smooth. Mostly touchscreen controlled. Nice battle effects. Don't know anything about the book or movie, but the game seems like it might be OK. Looks like you're doing battles most of the time, didn't really see any exploring or overland walking around. But like I said, I didn't really play it much.

     
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    It looks like Final Fantasy + Harry Potter Lol graphics look nice
     
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    really strange title as said but gameplay video kinda looks interesting... ds-scene shows some good screens and yes, kinda like FF and harry potter but includes simple fites (like the gba harry potter rpg)
     
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    It seems this game has some Greek mythology. According to Wikipedia, MC is the son of Poseidon.
    Nice! I like Greek myths.
    The gameplay looks nice. Guess I should try this.
     
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    lol you saved me some brainstorming on the greek gods [​IMG]
    thanks [​IMG]
    nope. i am not getting the game due to i have bad taste in moviegames.
     
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    But really, a Harry Potter rip-off that looks a little more "hip" and with Greeks. I mean seriously, it's like MadLibs with Harry Potter:

    _______ (first name) ________ (last name) and the __________ (mysterious object or nickname)

    As for the game, I'll try it out eventually. Too busy with Puzzle Chronicles though.
     
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    I don't wanna slate the game due to not trying it, but yeah, games based on movies are not my type either.
     
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    Woo, Percy Jackson and The Olympians ftw! I'm reading the first book of it atm. It's good - very good. It's somewhat like Harry Potter, but, in my opinion, it's BETTER than Harry Potter. The Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Movie will be out on President's Day. Looking forward to the movie and looking forward to good stuff in the game. [​IMG]
     
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    I saw the preview for this when seeing Avatar. Didn't look like anything special and I had no idea that this was a book or anything before hand. I'll give it a try, though.

    It brings back fond memories of Harry Potter and the Sorceress's Stone for the GBC. I only had a few GBC games and most of them were crap, outside of this and Pokemon. I played that game so much and even today I think it's a decent RPG.

    Well, at least give the devs for making a RPG out of this, since most movie games just take the easy route of making some lame platformer or minigame thing. Well, I think this a RPG, from what I saw of the video.
     
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    Whoo! I've read every book and really enjoyed the series, I plan to see the movie when it comes out and I hope they don't tamper with the story to much.

    My only problem is that I hope this game doesn't suck. It happens a lot, the book comes out, it's popular, they make sequels, they are good, they make a movie thats okay, and they make a rushed game thats sub-par that cruses on the hype of the series.

    Oh, and people start making fun of the series.
     
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    It was made by Griptonite, who made some pretty decent DS games, given what titles they're given (mostly movie games and the DS versions of console games). They did Assassin's Creed II (which I liked a lot), Spiderman: Web of Shadows (which was pretty good as well), Age of Empires: Mythologies, Over the Hedge (as part of Amaze, and that game was pretty darn good), as well as others like Where the Wild Things Are (which some people liked a lot).

    The game itself is alright from what little I've played. It's an RPG with some decent elements that set it apart, such as some minor touch screen minigames to boost attack power and selecting moves per turn. You basically just go from point to point on the map, going through dialogue and fighting monsters, so no random encounters. As far as movie games go, it's not a bomber.
     
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    I don't know about the game but the movie looks incredibly goofy.
     
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    The game is VERY DIFFERENT from the book itself. There are a few things that are missing. I'm not sure. So far so good. Though, the voices after getting hit is annoying.
     
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    Before you guys start "Bandwagon blah blah blah typical harry potter bullshit" you should at least read the first book. Most of you typical faggots will just watch the shitty movie with that shitty actor. The books however were fucking amazing. If you like greek mythology, you'll enjoy it.

    The game looks crappy though since it's based off the movie, based off the book.
     

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