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Contact (Nintendo DS)

Platform : Nintendo DS
2.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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  • Abundant gameplay activities including animal-training, item-collecting, monster-hunting, and old-school mini-games
  • Dual-screen functionality with mission maps, interior/exterior viewpoints, and more
  • Real-time combat with special abilities and powerful Decal Attacks
  • Character design by Atsuko Fukushima, whose credits include the PSP hit PoPoLoCrois
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000G7PLKG
  • Item Weight: 150 g
  • Release Date: 2 Feb. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,790 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Guide the young Terry along endless stunning islands in your search for the source of scattered energy extraterrestrial teacher remains. Learn new techniques, master magical spells, builds weapons and discovers truth behind the mission of the teacher in this enigmatic role play in which nothing is what it seems. Invite your friends to the unique island wai wai for a very special quest that will contribute to the main quest!

Amazon.co.uk Review

Given its enormous popularity in Japan, it’s very odd how few role-playing games there have been so far for the DS. It’s pleasing to see then that when one does make it out though it’s as gamely original as the console itself. Despite being a product of the same minds behind the ultra violent killer7, this is a far gentler affair as you try to help a nutty professor find new power cells for his space lab. The big gimmick is that the professor exists only on the top screen, portrayed via retro isometric graphics, while you go about helping him on the bottom screen, where the graphics are rendered in a far more realistic style.

The juxtaposition of art styles works extremely well and the game has a great sense of humour, constantly breaking the fourth wall and mocking the usual conventions of video games. However, like most role-playing games, the main focus is on combat – which is less successfully odd than the rest of the game. Fighting is all based on statistics and apart from using items and health power-ups it all runs on automatic, which is not exactly the best way to keep your interest. Thankfully most minor enemies can just as easily be avoided as fought, although you do need to keep levelling up to be strong enough to take on the game bosses. You can also find and use a range of different outfits which give you new abilities such as being able to pick locks, cook, fish and so on. There’s also a limited Wi-Fi mode where you can meet and trade with other players. If only the combat had been more interesting this could have been a genuine classic.

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This game caught my eye as I was flicking through a magazine a few months ago, due to its unique graphical style. Reading the article, I thought that (although I always take magazine previews with a pinch of salt), that the game definitely sounded original and interesting enough to warrant keeping an eye on.

Of course, I then purchased it and have to say I am loving it so far. Pretty much everything about it works well, and I haven't grown tired of it yet.

This may well be due to the fact that I am, well, a self-confessed geek and RPG fanatic, so I really appreciate the blend of old-school elements with modern concepts, which fit together extremely well and leave little room for improvement. However, it is those elements that may alienate newcomers to the genre.

When you power up the game, the first thing that greets you is the retro menu screen, remeniscent of the computers of yesteryear. The opening cut-scene is also great, setting the tone very well, and introducing the story perfectly.

Here I ought to mention the Professor, one of the main characters. Without going into too much detail, his spaceship crashes, scattering its power crystals around the planet. He enlists the help of a local boy named Terry (although you can change his name) to help him find the missing crystals.

After the introduction you get to take control of Terry. Controlling him is a little tricky at first, but you soon get used to it. You can either use the D-pad to move him, or touch the screen in the place you want him to move towards. The A, B, X and Y buttons all have functions too, although infuriatingly tapping on Terry with the stylus pauses the action to bring up a mini-menu containing the same commands.
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Contact Ds.... Not the most hyped about game, and not the most advertised but this game sure is one in a million. In a good way or a bad way? judge for yourself. If you are a fan of RPG's you will roughly know how the game will play like but that being said I have never seen a game with this control scheme. Instead of choosing your attack you just lock onto a target and watch terry bash them to death. There isnt much strategy to the game exept sneeking up to get the 1st hit and the odd special you can unleash. The story is very clever and without giving much away the ending is somewhat weird so it is worth playing through to the end. There are loads of different things to level with experience like fire attack, fire resistance(and with all the other elements of magic) slash attack with swords, bash with hammers and clubs etc. There is also fishing and cooking, so there is a lot to do in this game and will take a while to level all of these skills to max. Another thing that you will either love or hate is no random battles, and a wealthy supply of costume changes that also change stats and give you special attacks to use. I dont want to s go into too much detail and spoil it for anyone so i will just say, for the price it is on amazon at the moment it is a must have or atleast must try.
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I picked up this game for £12 thinking it looked interesting, it is certainly a unique game with a unique theme, for the amount i paid for it, i wouldnt say it was bad value for money either. It is however an extremely repetetive game, the plot is not totally clear and sometimes confusing. I think the game lacks interaction, most of the time you just tap the ds screen to move, then tap again to interact with something, fighting for example is basically automated, you just watch to see the outcome while the animated people/things continue to fight on their own. The graphics and layout of the game remind me of a pokemon game, only without the actual pokemon in it. The game takes a while to get in to, if you want something short or easy to get into this isnt for you. Worth a look if your dedicated and can find it cheap, if not, theres better stuff out there!
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Thought this looked like a interesting game, something a bit different from the norm, but unfortunately i never managed to really get into it. I found it confusing, never really knew what was going on and got bored very quickly. I can't say its a bad game, because i barely scratched the surface of it, but what i did see of it didn't do anything for me.
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