Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Video Game Music: Castlevania Series and Legend of Zelda Series

I was looking at some videos and came across these covers of songs from the Castlevania Series and the Legend of Zelda series. I hope you enjoy these videos as much as I did.

Castlevania Piano Medley

Another Castlevania Piano Medley (Most of these songs are from newer Castlevania games)

Zelda II: Adventures of Link Castle Theme - Guitar Duet

Legend of Zelda Piano Duet Medley

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Game of the Day: Phantasy Star Zero

Today’s game of the day is Phantasy Star Zero for the DS.

If you have played Phantasy Star Online for the Dreamcast, Xbox or Gamecube and enjoyed it you will like this game. PS0 has the same unique battle style that PSO has. PS0 is more based on doing quests but the multiplayer is still there. You can play with your friend locally or online. You can choose from 3 different classes: Hunters (Close Range), Rangers (Long Range) or Forces (Mage). Along with this you can chose from 3 races Humans, Newmans, and Androids. Humans are well rounded and can be any of the 3 classes. The males usually have more strength and the females have better accuracy. Newmans are humanoids that have pointy ears like elves and aren’t as strong as humans but are very nimble and very good at evading attacks. They can either be hunters or forces and the same rules apply for males and females also females usually have better defense. Newmans excel at magic with higher technical points (TP). Androids are the strongest characters in the game. They can either be a hunter or a ranger. Their only weakness is that they can’t use magic because they don’t have any TP. Males have more strength while the females have better accuracy. If you are a fan of the series you will like this game. If you have played the original Phantasy Star games the experience will be different due to the fact Phantasy Star was a turn based RPG and Phantasy Star Zero is more of an action RPG. This game is worth a try if you’re fan of this series. This game wasn’t as big as Phantasy Star Online but it is a great game to add to the series. If you would like to see more of this game check out the game play video below.