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We've already established that having the Atlus name on the front of a box is usually A Very Good Thing, and look! Somebody at Amazon must clearly have been listening to us, as the uber-retailer has the following Atlus-published titles up for sale: Rondo of Swords -- $19.99 Draglade -- $1...

July 8th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Like the purple-haired sword dudette above, Amazon has slashed away at its pricing for Atlus's quirky SRPG, Rondo of Swords. Until midnight tonight (or however long the retailer's stock lasts), you should be able to get the game and its innovative combat system for only $17.99. Of course, if you ca...

June 20th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Strategy RPGs aren't exactly rare on the DS -- some people might even argue that the genre is too plentiful on Nintendo's handheld (though this writer would beg to differ). Regardless, it's always nice to see something refreshing in an SRPG, which is why I was looking forward to playing Rondo of Sw...

May 2nd 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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If you haven't picked up Rondo of Swords, you might not have noticed the heavy Arthurian influence on many of the character names. As we were preparing one last set of screens for the Atlus SRPG, we started to notice a few names in the character pictures. Kay, Serdic, Uther, Igraine, Galahad ... the...

April 23rd 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Well now, considering that in recent weeks we haven't had much in the way of new releases, it's nice to see that this week has a plethora of games on tap. Consider our hiatus from playing games at an official end. Do we pick up Rondo of Swords? Should we nab Teenage Zombies?Wait, we know. Let's ask...

April 18th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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This week sees a return to U.S. gamers getting actual games (huzzah!), and the disturbing trend of games being released in Europe continues. Games released before they hit the U.S., even. Clearly, the end of the world is upon us. We expect a rash of heart attacks in the EU gamer contingent any time...

April 14th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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The next few months will be filled with a lot a great releases -- perhaps too many. Super Dodgeball Brawlers, Bangai-O Spirits, Final Fantasy Tactics A2, Etrian Odyssey II, Space Invaders Extreme, Arkanoid DS, Rondo of Swords, Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles, Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness, an...

April 9th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments

When, as this video displays, one of your characters in Rondo of Swords attacks an enemy, the view zooms in and the perspective switches into side view, as a fast-paced scene of the attack plays out. We happen to think the attack sequences look pretty dang cool, and at first we're sure we'd e...

April 7th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes, the expressions on character models just don't quite match up with the conversations they're having on screen, and this is clearly one of those times. Owl and Marie are way too cheerful for the dialogue we're seeing here, but it's cool. We'll go with it. Maybe this "rondo" isn't so much a...

March 28th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments

We'll take almost any encouragement to buy a bunch of games, and there's little better incentive than a package deal, through which we "save" money by buying more stuff. Retailer Toys R Us knows this, and has dangled the carrot of reduced-price DS games at us with a "buy one, get $10 off" sale. The...

March 17th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Time flies when you're having fun, so you may not have realized that Rondo of Swords, the upcoming Success SRPG (published by Atlus), is coming out next month. We've been keeping you up to date with a lot of the gameplay elements, but if you wanted to see more of how the game is looking, you can che...

March 12th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Another Rondo of Swords preview has hit the scene, and it's given us another reason to look forward to the SRPG and its unorthodox combat system. Playing through these 40+ hour epics, you tend to accumulate more teammates than you can effectively manage. Who has the time or patience to level up all...

February 12th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments