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Langsam beginnt das Phänomen Yu-Gi-Oh! auch bei uns um sich zu greifen. Nach dem überaus erfolgreichen Start des Animes, und der Ankündigung des deutschen Kartenspiels für Mitte April, kommen diesen Monat auch noch gleich drei (unterschiedliche) Konsolenspiele auf den Markt. Der PSone-Titel Forbidden Memories hat zwar schon einige Jahre auf dem Buckel, aber das muss ja nicht zwangsläufig ein schlechtes Zeichen sein…
Yeah, so I'm a nerd. I'm 23, and I still watch Saturday morning cartoons. Pokemon is the obvious choice, but following my perennial favorite one Saturday morning last fall was a new Japanese cartoon named Yu-Gi-Oh!, and I've been sucked in ever since. Cartoons based on games (be they video or card) seem to find a place with me, so it's no surprise that I ended up becoming a rabid Yu-Gi-Oh! fan, quickly embracing my inner 12-year-old.
Même si l'aspect aventure aurait gagné à être plus clair et que la réalisation se révèle plutôt décevante, l'intérêt du système de jeu donne lieu à des parties vraiment passionnantes pour qui aime les titres tactiques. Dommage que le soft ne comporte pas de tutorial, qu'il faille deux cartes mémoire pour jouer à deux, et que les nouvelles règles imposent de jouer en prenant des notes pour éviter de tenter des trucs au hasard.
All in all though, you can’t help but enjoy some of the unique qualities of this game. It features many qualities that even other Yu-Gi-Oh games don’t have, like an interesting story, cool graphics, and easier to learn, fun rules. Modern TCG fans will probably either love it for being simple and different, or hate it for being old and unlike the current game. Casual gamers will probably get caught struggling through many tough duels only to receive a weak reward at the end, but they may just enjoy themselves and keep going until they finally win that powerful monster. Many of the later Story Mode duels will offer a steep challenge, and they will require even experts at the game to really work hard to win them. But despite some of the frustrating moments, I enjoyed playing through to the end, and most gamers willing to give it a shot would too.
Over the past couple of years, card battle games have become an increasingly popular hobby among both kids and adults. With various games ranging from Magic : The Gathering to Pokemon to Star Wars, it seems like there’s a little bit of everything out there for anyone who has an interest in collectible card games. Of course, the more popular the card games get, the more video game adaptations hit the market. Recently, PSX has had it’s fair share including a Magic: The Gathering title, Digimon, and most recently … Yu-Gi-Oh : Forgotten Memories which is based on the Japanese Anime title of the same name.
After a successful trading-card and Game Boy Color launch, the world of Yu-Gi-Oh debuts on the PlayStation in living 3D. Although 90 percent of the game is still card dueling, there is a tiny smidgen of plot to go with the battles: Yugi and his ancestor, a prince of ancient Egypt, must work together to gather six powerful Millennium Items and defeat Heishin, a high mage with a hankering for world domination.
Forbidden Memories is the newly released PlayStation adaptation of Kazuki Takahashi's popular Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, whose roots lie in manga and the extremely popular animated series of the same name. In the tradition of other card-game-to-video-game translations, Forbidden Memories features a relatively smooth card battling and deck building interface, which, in combination with the animated 3D battles, should appeal to fans of the series. Players who are new to Yu-Gi-Oh! should be prepared for quite a bit of work, however, to get the most out of this game.
The Video Game Critic
As a fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh card game I was pretty psyched up about this. I hadn't been too keen on the overly-complex PS2 edition of Yu-Gi-Oh, but from the box it looked like Forbidden Memories followed the card game pretty closely. Sadly, that's not the case. Although it looks very similar, Forbidden Memories alters a lot of rules, and the results are less than pleasing.