The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick 2008 #55h: Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core

Posted in 2008, PSP Games of the Year by trdn89 on February 22, 2010

10 points, 1 vote

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Mitch Krpata: Finally, a Final Fantasy VII product worthy of the name. It’s all heart. Crisis Core would be compulsively playable even if you’d never spent a moment with Final Fantasy VII. The basic mechanics share much with traditional RPGs, but they’ve been streamlined to include some real-time action elements. Although combat is still menu-driven — you can choose to attack, cast spells, and use items from your inventory — you maintain full control of Zack at all times and can block or dodge at will. Zack travels and fights alone, without a supporting cast of characters. This is different from what you find in most Final Fantasy games; it makes for economical use of the PSP’s screen and the relatively brief battle sequences keep the action moving.

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Coint & Plick 2008 #55a: Space Invaders Extreme

Posted in 2008 by trdn89 on February 22, 2010

(10-way tie for #55)

10 points, 1 vote

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Brilliam: This game is like a Basement Jaxx record: familiar, but so over-the-top noisy and fun and colorful and explosive that you can’t help but shake your ass with excitement every time you put it on. Space Invaders Extreme, perhaps even moreso than Pac-Man Championship Edition of last year, nails updated retro gaming.

cozwyn: Distracting and fun!

jamescobo: 2008 might be an even better year for remakes than for “new” games.

JimD: It’s fantastic! Space Invaders in a Rez style with a complex and addictive combo system and fun weapon power ups. Bizarrely addictive and highly recommended.

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Coint & Plick #61e: Half-Minute Hero (TOP PSP GAME)

Posted in 2009, PSP Games of the Year by trdn89 on February 12, 2010
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