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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Forbidden Memories (PS)

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Manufacturer: Konami / Genre: Family & Entertainment

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      18.10.2013 18:42
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      A great classic game, but not without it's flaws

      Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories is certainly a game from a by-gone era, almost a classic. For those of you who do not want to play Yu-Gi-Oh! online or in real life, this game is ideal for you. Whilst the newest cards, including the Egyptian gods, are not available, you will still see fan favorites such as Summoned Skull and the Blue Eyes White Dragon will still let you enjoy the classics of the trading card game.

      Game-play is a little different to the actual card game, for starters, there are no fusion cards needed in order to fuse two monsters together, you simply press the up on the d-pad and select the cards you wish to fuse this way. Also, most magic or trap cards are vague in their description about what they actually do, so common sense and some online research is a must.

      Opponents start off easy at first, but progressively get harder, which is a real problem, as saving can only happen when you enter a card shop, which rarely make an appearance. Additionally, the star chip system and password way of purchasing cards is quite confusing and seems to be poorly designed.


      It is relatively inexpensive to buy now it is a much older game, at such places as eBay, Amazon and specialist gaming shops, as being a relatively obscure PS1 game gives it a low value, great to buy now.

      To conclude, I believe that this game is not amazing, or spectacular, but then again neither is the price, and all Yu-Gi-Oh! fans should definitely get this, if only to add to your Yu-Gi-Oh! collection of merchandise, collectibles and trading cards.

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      14.08.2009 23:52

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      If you just like YuGiOh and don't care about graphics, get it.

      Yu-Gi-Oh Forbidden Memories is surprisingly about Yugioh Trading Cards. The story is based 5000 years ago in 3000BC were you, the Prince rules over the land and plays Yugioh for fun with his friends Jono (basically Joey) and Tai. One day everything goes wrong as Heishin (the bad guy) takes his mum and dad captive with the power of the millennium items (except the millennium puzzle, you have that) He tries to take the puzzle of you and challenges you to a duel were you must make as best you can with the cards you start off with (you can edit your deck at the save menu). When you defeat an opponent you get a card. After you lose to Heishin you get transported in time and have to win yugioh tournament to get back. If you like yugioh and don't care about bad graphics and tacky story line then this is for you, if not then i would recommend not buying it. Quite good 2 player though as if they also have the game or play it with you, you can duel them buy inserting there memory card into the second slot.

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      09.08.2003 03:55
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      Yes, it's another game of a cartoon. Yes it's another game that involves collecting a vast array of anti-social objects that require your attention and love, while sending them to battle other things in order for your reputation to build. Is this game any different? I think not. Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories uses the characters from the children's TV series Yu-Gi-Oh! in order to cast a plot, storyline and game into a potential money making enterprise. Whereas Pokemon was the first in a long line of tactical thinking game for kids, Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories will, unfortunately, not be the last. Why am I so critical? Well as a previously avid Pokemon player, seeing all this 'new and wondrous' development sickens me - I prefer the classic, as it was the original and it was intensely more fun the first time round. But in saying that, whereas Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories focuses on a different area in the genre, the storyline and technique are still the same as the rest - be the best/collect the most/win every time or you lose. This sort of scenario is obviously dying out for kids, especially here in the UK, as they are growing up and the kids that take their place ultimately decide to undertake a different trend. But, alas, this is my opinion on this game. Enough worthless banter about the economical situation of the genre. Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories focuses on the ability to play a particular card game. In this card game you have a deck of 40 cards. These cards can either be monster cards, trap cards or upgrade cards. On your field of 5 squares you can place 5 monster cards and five trap cards in order to battle your opponents 5 monster cards and 5 trap cards. You can only place one monster/trap card each turn, and the winner is the person to successfully deplete the opponents 8000 life points by repeatedly attacking his side of the board. The determinant factor of how much life is removed is calculated from
      the monsters attacking power. Also, you can merge certain monsters in order to create more powerful, indestructible meanies to batter your opponent with! Indeed this game does require a lot of background knowledge in order to master the very skills needed to initially play the game (hence why I see it unfit for children under 5 years of age), which can cause some confusion amongst gamers who like to just 'pick up and play' with games such as Tekken, or an old-favorite, Tetris. As the main storyline progresses, you should be winning battles fairly easily, so your stack of cards grows and the choice 40 that you choose in order to play with becomes more powerful. Inevitably, this takes absolutely ages! On my 10hrs of gameplay so far, I have won 76 battles, and not even progressed 1/4 of the way through the game. As an avid Final Fantasy gamer, I'm used to 30/40/50/60 hours of gameplay in order to complete a game. But with Final Fantasy you have a constantly changing storyline. In Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories, the story line is simple - battle, battle, battle. But this sort of simple means dull, so play this game at your own discretion. For those of us with friends, a two-player mode is available. This way two people who have played for hours on end can each choose a deck of cards to battle each other with, or trade as they see fit. Yaaay! (Wait a minute, didn't Pokemon introduce the idea of two player battles first????). By winning in either mode, players collect StarChips, for which they can trade for bigger and better cards. There is no simple 'pick up and play mode'. The sound and graphics aren't exceptionally good, but then again aren't exceptionally bad either - you can live with them as they aren't as annoying as, say, the teletubbies. It takes a while to understand the game. It takes ages to complete it. How many other people do you know with this game? Buy it, or bin it? It&#
      39;s your choice. I say bin it! Advantages: It'll keep you occupied Another one in the genre Disadvantages: Long and monotonous gameplay No 'pick up and play mode' No one else wants this game Not the original one in the genre Another one in the genre qrf1

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      Travel with Yugi to ancient Egypt and solve the mysteries of the Shadow Game and the magical totems!