What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Nostalgia is a beautiflly drawn role-playing game that has a steampunk theme. You will adventure in a fantasy world with wizards and other fortune seekers, and fly in fantastical machines. If you run out of health in the game, the words ‘You Died’ come on the screen. But dying is more like fainting, and the game returns you to your previous save point. To avoid frustration, it’s important to save frequently and purchase health potions to keep yourself healthy during battle. Overall, the violence is very mild and there is no blood shed in the turn-based battles.
What's it about?
It’s like Indiana Jones meets steampunk. In NOSTALGIA, you’re Eddie Brown, a green adventurer who embarks upon on a melodramatic search for his famous but missing father. In this wide-ranging, 19th century quest which spans nine cities across the globe, you pilot an airship high above and crawl through dungeons deep below, all the time battling creatures large and small. With your partner, Pad, you share the duties of defeating everything from rats to demons, all of which are more cute than menacing.
Is it any good?
You begin the game in the sewers of London by vanquishing the bane of seasoned RPG players everywhere -- not-so-powerful rats. More interesting is moving along in your airship, the Maverick, via the D-pad and attacking, turn-based style, various flying monsters. Oddly, a tutorial doesn’t present itself until about 30 minutes into the game when you are flying to Cairo. So, uninitiated RPG players may be daunted when sent beneath the streets of London if they haven’t read the manual.
Yet the game does have much to commend it. The graphics are very detailed and presented in 3-D. The presentation of the steampunk SciFi essence can be enthralling – especially when you arm yourself with odd gadgets that you’ll find. The violence is mild with no blood ever shown or moaning ever heard. While the action-filled story is really nothing original for enthusiast gamers, exploring the world of Nostalgia will let the imaginations of young gamers run wild.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the various places you fly to around the world. Which would you like to visit in real life? The inside of a pyramid in Cairo? The Royal Museum in London?
Does you enjoy the gameplay in the airships best? Or do you like the play that is underground the best?
Would you like to be an adventurer in the 19th Century? Why or why not?