Excerpt: Pokémon. A franchise that pretty much single-handedly started both the card battle and the monster hunter genres. Even to this day, 14 years after its inception, it still has a rabid following. Unfortunately, it’s a Nintendo-only brand, with the core titles found strictly on the Big N’s handheld. Those who partake in the more feature-rich portable platform are left searching for alternatives. Cue in Spanish developer Novarama.
Excerpt: Invizimals Shadow Zone is the sequel to the interesting and innovative Invizimals. Ya'll may remember my review of the original. There were a few issues with it, that Sony has improved upon them in Invizimals Shadow Zone. The concept is the same - find these hidden animals, capture them, and then have them fight for you. Yeah I know that concept has never been used in our industry before. :) Two important things to be aware of with Invizimals Shadow Zone.
Excerpt: Invizimals is the second PSP Camera based video game we are reviewing. This hand held game is part Pokemon, and part explore your surroundings. Invizimals comes with a card which helps us catch these little creatures. In face without the card, and PSP camera we would not be able to see them. Real video is shown of people who talk to you about the missions. They also explain how to play Invizimals at the beginning.
Summary: Invizimals allows players to interact with their environment, using the PSP Camera to look for invisible creatures that lurk around every corner. Shadow Zone features 100 new creatues to collect, the ability to modify the Invizimals' name and colors, as well as the ability to choose from a larger selection of attacks.
Summary: Parents need to know that Invizimals: Shadow Zone is a Pokemon -like creature collection game that uses the PSP camera and a cardboard trap (both come included with the game). Players find Invizimals in the environment by scanning objects with the camera, capture them, and then pit them in battle against each other.
Summary: Parents need to know that Invizimals is a Pokemon -like monster collection and battle game, but that it is geared for a slightly older audience (one of the Invizimals has a flatulence attack). As with the Pokemon games, players may receive mixed messages about how to treat the creatures they find; they’ll train, care for, and learn about them before pitting them in combat against other monsters.
Excerpt: What is it? Invizimals is a Pokemon-like collect 'em all game in which you use the PSP and supplied mini camera to grab little creature from the real world. Part of the game is simply finding and trapping these creatures, using your PSP as a viewfinder to discover over 100 different types while exploring the real world. There's also a battle mode, in which you fight against computer controlled creatures, or those under the command of a friend, sat next to you or online.
Excerpt: I've played a lot of Pokémon. This ain't no Pokémon. Whenever a new piece of tech comes out, someone in the world gets an idea that could be really, really cool. With Kinect, it was Dance Central (which is awesome , by the way). With the PSP's camera, it's a take on the classic “gotta catch 'em all” formula that has worked for over a decade now.
Pros: Fighting monsters on your tables!, Camera can pan around creatures, Fighting is as simple as possible, No customization, Story sequences are a joke, Even the game itself says to stop playing