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Nostalgia - Nintendo DS

by Ignition Entertainment
Nintendo DS
Everyone 10+
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) 72 / 100

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  • High quality 3D graphics that push the envelope of the DS' visual capabilities
  • Unique real-world locations including London, New York, Cairo, Tokyo, South Africa and Russia
  • A handy notebook feature, which helps players keep track of people, monsters, airships, quests, and other items encountered.
  • Customizable Airships (weapons, armor, special skill attacks) for further interactivity and immersion
  • A multitude of trap-filled dungeons to explore, including several optional hidden labyrinths

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  • ASIN: B002DC8GWW
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 6.7 x 0.6 inches ; 4.5 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 27, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,921 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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From the developers who brought Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV to the Nintendo DS comes the next epic handheld role-playing game — Nostalgia! Set in the 19th century — "The Age of Adventure" — Nostalgia immerses gamers into a world filled with treacherous airship battles, elusive treasure hunts, and action-packed dungeon combat. Prepare to visit popular cities such as Tokyo, London, New York and Cairo as you embark on a quest in search of a world yet unknown…

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From the developers who brought Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV to the Nintendo DS comes the next epic handheld role-playing game — Nostalgia! Set in the 19th century — “The Age of Adventure” — Nostalgia immerses gamers into a world filled with treacherous airship battles, elusive treasure hunts, and actionpacked dungeon combat. Prepare to visit popular cities such as Tokyo, London, New York and Cairo as you embark on a quest in search of a world yet unknown…

RPG Style Combat
RPG Style Combat
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High 3D Graphics
High 3D Graphics
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Multitude of Dungeons
Multitude of Dungeons
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Nostalgia
Nostalgia

Story
It is the age of the Airship. A the end of the 19th centurym ina place much like our own, the bold and courageous loaded their dreams upon these flying machines and ventured out into the skies above. one such adventurer was known around the world for his audacity and daring. The legendary Gilbert Brown was the most famous explorer in all of England. However, tempting fate one too many times, he crossed paths with a mysterious organizaton and was never seen again. Years later Eddie, Gilbert's son, boards the one thing his father left behind: his airship, the Maverick. Leaving the only place he's ever known, Eddie departs London in search of his missing father and embarks on a n adventure of his own...

Key Game Features:

  • High quality 3D graphics that push the envelope of the DS’ visual capabilities
  • Unique real-world locations including London, New York, Cairo, Tokyo, South Africa and Russia
  • A handy notebook feature, which helps players keep track of people, monsters, airships, quests, and other items encountered.
  • Briskly-paced gameplay accompanied by a robust mapping system
  • Branching skill tree allows for a more customizable combat experience
  • Customizable Airships (weapons, armor, special skill attacks) for further interactivity and immersion
  • Beautiful in-game cinematic cut-scenes
  • A multitude of trap-filled dungeons to explore, including several optional hidden labyrinths.

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99 of 101 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The title of the game has a dual meaning. November 8, 2009
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
A dual meaning, and one of those meanings is the reason it's getting blasted unfairly in game reviews across the Interweb. But I digress. If I had to summarize Nostalgia, I would say it would be what you'd end up with if you tried to put the prequel to Skies of Arcadia on the DS. Of course, very few people played the Dreamcast classic, so I'll try to be as detailed as possible.

Nostalgia takes place in an alternate, possibly near future, version of today's world. You will visit many famous cities, such as London and New York, and landmarks, such as Mt. Fuji and the Easter Islands. Your hero is Edward (Eddie) Brown, the son of Gilbert Brown, a famed adventurer. As the game begins you'll take brief control of Gilbert who is trying to save a young lady from someone. Peril befalls him and the girl is stranded aboard his airship, which later crash lands. Eddie sets out to become an adventurer, primarily to find out what happened to his father and bring him home.

The game being called "Nostalgia" could not be more appropriate. This is as old school as they come. The graphics are reminiscent of Final Fantasy IV on DS, using polygonal 3D drawings. There are no voices, no animated scenes, nothing. It's as barebones as they come. The battle engine is simplified turn-based - meaning there are no flashy combos to be had here. There are some co-op attacks that you get later, much later. Beyond that it's as I said...old school. If you don't like them to be this old school, skip the game, because it's the primary reason the reviewers on gaming sites are blasting the game - because it "sticks too closely to its roots". For some, that's a big positive, for some it's not.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past November 30, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game had been on my radar for a while, but I held off until a couple of my friends started raving about it. I'm very grateful I gave in though because this is one of the best experiences I've had with a handheld RPG in a long time!

Overall, the game does remind me of a spiritual successor/companion to Skies of Arcadia, a classic RPG released on the Dreamcast then rereleased on the Gamecube. Although the setting is loosely based on our world in the 19th century, typical RPG fantasy trappings have made their way into the mix.

I got the feeling that the whole POINT of the game was to embrace the RPG stereotypes we have come to know and love. The battle system is the simple turn-based system of the 80's & 90's, so yes, no flashy effects, cutscenes, etc here. The quests are familiar (let's hunt sewer rats!) but somehow, it manages to avoid feeling tired. Instead it feels like an old friend - comfortable, secure, and warm.

The game is fairly solid overall, and it's a collector's dream/nightmare in that everything you do is recorded in an adventurer's notebook. Of course, then there's a LOT to find and it will take a lot of time to get through it all. Completionists will be happy, everyone else will probably hate that aspect of it.

I don't mind it being by the book, as that's the reason I purchased it. However, there are a few nostalgic bits I could've done without. First, the encounter rate is .. well, only a few steps below insane. I don't mind grinding, but I do get sick of not being able to breathe before getting slammed again. At times, the air battles seem quite a bit more difficult than they need to be at times.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saving the world, one lunch-break at a time.... December 25, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I love to play this game on my lunch breaks. It's a pretty easy game to get the hang of, and the story is very engaging. I loved the fact that you get to travel to all of these "real world" locations and explore old ruins, and once you get the hang of battling, it's not hard to really rack up points.

It's definately a good game to introduce kids or inexperienced gamers to the genre, or to amuse some of us older gamers who miss the good old days of dungeon-crawling RPGs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game April 14, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a classic style RPG, but it should not be compared to other RPG's when rating it (the game was designed how it was on purpose and not to try to beat out other RPG's). Describing the story would be boring so I will just give a review based on the IGN rating system.

Presentation: 5/5
The case looks standard and does not give any false implications that the game is amazing without earning it. As the back of the case states, the game takes place in an alternate 19th century time period, and it mixes mythology into real and fake locations. ESRB rates the game at everyone 10+ so there is no blood or inappropriate language. The game manual has all necessary information and even tells what character stats mean (not mentioned in the game) and is in English and French. The in game menu features an "Adventuer's Notebook" which stores some random game data as well as completion percentages for aspects of the game. Also on the menu is the option to Save game on 2 slots or Quick save and quit.

Graphics: 5/5
It is made for the DS (so expect DS graphics...) and features "3D" graphics, there is nothing to complain about. There are no skips in FPS rates, no bugs I have found. Really if they spent all their time on graphics then the gameplay would be garbage like is done with most games.

Sound: 5/5
Once again it is a DS RPG so you can't expect what is found on other systems. The sound is fine and upbeat, and the only complaint that people might find is that the music does not change when revisiting areas, but that is common in a supermajority of games.

Gameplay: 5/5
The controls arent complicated at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great quality, very fast shipping! awesome!
Published 1 month ago by Derek Alexander Chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great game!
Published 4 months ago by Justin Escobar
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A+
Published 4 months ago by deffie123
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Super classic gaming. Everything I wanted
Published 5 months ago by Peter Helm
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable JRPG
Wind of Nostalgio, developed by Red Entertainment and Matrix Software, the latter company responsible for the Nintendo DS versions of the third and fourth Final Fantasies, saw its... Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. Michael Gallen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent!
Published 10 months ago by Saikyou
3.0 out of 5 stars fun
fun to pla great game great gift idea an fun to do hubby loves rpg games hes ganna loan it to his brother
Published 17 months ago by joseph
5.0 out of 5 stars a nostalic throwbeck
this game is reminisent of the turn based rpgs of yore (hence the name) and is also somewhat underlooked - the plot is intersting and it is great to travel the world in an airship1
Published 19 months ago by bar
5.0 out of 5 stars this game is awesome.
I love this game. it is fun. and has funny enemies. Like a killer carrot. this worth what I spent on it.
Published 19 months ago by tylerrussell
4.0 out of 5 stars Just a Little Bit Off
Nostalgia is meant to be a flashback to RPGs from the late 90s/early 00s. It has the same basic mechanics of games like Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger with the few... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Arch Stanton
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