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It's Rhythm Heaven, Battlefield Heroes, Flight Control and we take the extra effort to import the Final Fantasy XIII Demo straight from Japan!
Chris Kohler of Wired.com's Game|Life is the featured guest this week in our chat about Rhythm Heaven for the DS. Just as avid a fan of the game as Jason and Matt are (and much better at it to boot), Chris was kind enough to hang out with us in our hallway (it was the only way to avoid the heat) and go over the game's many finer points.
We also continue our coverage of iPhone favorites and Jason gives Chris a quick demo of Flight Control.
Final Fantasy fans everywhere have probably heard of (or at least made fun of) the animated feature Advent Children. Given it's rather lackluster reception, why would we take the trouble to import it from Japan? It comes with a playable demo of Finaly Fantasy XIII, duh! Actually, it's more like the FFXIII demo comes with Advent Children, if you catch our drift. Ryan, Cesar, and JayFresh battle the bewildering heat snap in San Francisco to enjoy the demo's splendors.
The free-to-play model is one that we here at Area 5 can get behind, but it may have a few pitfalls to overcome in the US Market. Still Battlefield Heroes is a fantastic experiment to start with and JayFresh and Matt both seem to agree that it brings back the fun of DICE's original Codename: Eagle while not throwing out the best parts of the Battlefield series. We're anxious for the final release, but we had to tell you about our impressions of the Beta!
San Francisco is known for it's freakishly weird weather, and this week was no exception. Suddenly jumping up to 90-degrees for a few days, the only place to escape the heat was in the hallway leading up to Matt, Ryan, and JayFresh's apartment. We know it's a bit echo-y, but for our sanity--nay, our very lives we had to make use of the space!
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