GBAtemp Recommends Revival # 042

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Jul 30, 2012
  1. Another World
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    Welcome to the 42nd issue of the GBAtemp Recommends Revival Project! This project is a weekly feature where we share our favorite games and applications with you. The things we recommend may be "old school" titles, a Homebrew, a ROM hack, sleeper hits, an application, etc, but one thing's for certain, we think they are fantastic and deserve your attention!

    This issue was written by GBAtemp member reshx.

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    Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard​

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    The game focuses on the soccer loving Mark Evans (Mamoru Endou) and his team, Raimon Eleven. After winning the football frontier nationals they arrive at their hometown and arrange to start training at their old school. When they arrive they find their school destroyed, those responsible soon reveal themselves as aliens. Mark Evans challenges the aliens to a match but ends up losing to a colossal score of 20-0. After a few events unfold, they set out on a journey to find the best soccer players in Japan so that they may challenge the Aliens to a rematch.

    The gameplay has two parts, the first resembles an RPG styled game, where the player is able to equip the characters, check the team status, and use items. The second type of gameplay shows a soccer pitch where the controls are mostly with the touch screen and the camera uses the D-pad or The ABXY Buttons. It is very easy to play when you get into the flow of the match and start to feel comfortable using the techniques. The graphics are very good for a NDS game, especially the 3D graphics. The music is very good and almost every team has their own match music.

    I love this game because of its level of difficulty, the pretty graphics, and the gameplay challenges. Some people may feel that the gamplay is really difficult, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes much easier and really fun. The only part of the game that I can complain about is encountered while attempting to reach a 100% completion rate. In order to do this you will need to connect with someone that has the other version (IE: firestorm-to-blizzard or vice-versa) which may not be possible.

    Some sites list this game with a low score. I really enjoyed this game and would like to assure the readers that it is very good. I would recommend this game for everyone, since it is easy to encounter and extremely fun.


    Genre: sports-fantasy RPG
    Release Date: 2008 (JP), 2012 (EU)
    Developed by: LEVEL-5
    System: NDS

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  2. Another World
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    can u call this a revival? its not too far that this was released. definitely a recommend as it turns out to be one of the most unique ds games matching blitzball in ffx.

    this definitely needs an android and ios port.
     
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    I don't see anyone else submitting anything.
     
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    the project is a revival of the old gbatemp recommends. revival in the title has nothing to do with the things we recommend. as few seem willing to help out, the writing usually falls to me, and i choose to recommend old titles. i'm assuming that is where you got confused?

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    I recommend this game like a fat kid recommends cake!! Easily one of my favorites; I even like it a bit more than the 3rd one. I'd also add that it's most similar to the original Captain Tsubasa games on SNES, but on steroids.
     
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    It's a good DS game, I really enjoyed it.
     
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    I really enjoyd the first part of the series. Because of beating the first game my skills in the football-matches were too good. It was far to easy to win the matches in the secound game and the challenges while walking around were absolutely boring: two passes, then shoot = goal
    The game is very repetitive and the story is boring. The first game has this issues, too, but when you are playing it the first time and you like the football matches this is no big deal. But playing the secound game with the same repetitive gameplay and far too easy football matches is too much of the same stuff.
    I recommend this game, too, but with reservations. Don`t expect really new gameplay elements and be aware that you will either love or hate the Inazuma Eleven series.
     
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    hmm sorry hadrian i cant say i am submitting anything (sorry temp)

    ya i guess the title confused me. anyway, this game ends quickly if u have already played part 1 (in terms of enjoyment)
     
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    i hope the third version gets localized
     
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    So is there a reason why blizzard is being suggested over firestorm?
     
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    hmmm..... because i played only the blizzard version?
     
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    oh I thought firestorm was some kind of inferior version like pokemon green to japanese blue
     
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    No doubt, this is one of the best games on the DS, and it's definitely the best Sports game I've ever played. It fixes all of the problems the first game had and improves on them, plus it adds quite making the game faster and more fun. I freakin' love this game, and it's sad that it was never released Stateside.
     
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    well it hasn't been too long since I played it, and playing this while watching the anime makes for an awesome experience.

    Now if they just localize the 3rd so I can play it and finally watch the anime to its end

    (Protip: listen to the anime OST :) Especially Aphrodis and kidou's themerock)
     

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