Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories Review by: zanderlexForbidden Game?
About 12 years ago, my dad took me to a gift shop near our place and I saw this game lying on
the shelf among small random pieces of junk and I knew that I wanted it. I was a huge Yugioh
fan back then so I asked my dad to get it, though of course since it was in a gift shop, it was
expensive, about 30 dollars to be exact, and my dad said no. U kept pestering him about it for
the next couple of days until he gave me the money and I went and bought the game. I could
tell when he got home from work that night that he was annoyed and that he didn't actually
think that I would go and get the game, but I did. However, even if I could, I would never turn back time and return it. I was a kid back then, just about 7 years old and all I knew was that I wanted to play that game.
Right now, many years later, I am glad that I bought that game and wish that I still had the exactsame copy because it was something that was very special to me, something that I was alwayson and cherished. There were even times when my dad would watch or play and after a while, I began to wonder if he changed his ideas of the game.
Over the years, I would play the game over and over, I would almost never stop playing it. It
was a very long game that was split into 3 long sections. A duel is quite long, so completing theentire game could have taken more than 50 hours to accomplish, maybe a month or two, but
that didn't stop me from right away starting a new game and doing everything over again and
again. This game was very special to me, its easily one of my 3 most favorite games of all time,and probably one of my 5 most important possessions of my pre-teen life.
As for the graphics of this game, there isn't really much to work with. Sure, there are a few spots where there are some special effects of some sort, but aside from that, there are virtually no graphics. Of course, that's not a bad thing considering the game is a dozen years old and it's based off a card game which literally requires zero effects at all. The graphics of the cards look cool, but of course, those are
simply just pictures of things that really exist and when you are talking to somebody, all you see is a picture of the person who you are talking to and a basic background. The game does not require graphics and has no need for them, though I can't give it a good grade if it has no graphics, even if they are not needed. For graphics, I am going to give the game a 7 out of 10.
When it comes to sound, this game has some pretty good music. I don't care mush for the individual sounds as much as the amazing music that plays while you battle. Some of the songs are very energetic and work well with the pace of a standard duel. There's this one song that I used to love from the game. When I tried to look it up, I couldn’t get an exact title aside for Free Duel Music. When I was young, I would love when this song played during a duel, when each duel started I would hope that this song would play. When you're 8 years old and you hear the same song over and over a thousand times, it's going to get stuck in your head for decades. There is another great energetic song simply titled Seto Kaiba and one called Priest Seto. I love these songs because they set up a great feel for the drama within the story of the game and these songs are even great to listen to when not playing the game. In my opinion, this has to be one of the best single game soundtracks of all PS1 games and I feel inclined to give it a perfect score.
Even though the games just about dueling, there's a ton of story to get through. As I mentioned earlier, the game is split into 3 different parts. The first part takes place thousands of years ago in Ancient Eygpyt and has a great storyline as you duel with your starter deck. The second stage takes place in the present during the dueling tournament and the third section takes place again in the past. Most of the story takes place in the duels, but there is a ton of drama in the "In Between Game" I don't really know how to better explain this, but I love a game that has a storyline that runs alongside what you do in the game. It's really just a card game, but winning and losing has such a great affect on what really happens, not fighting or killing like most games with such a story have. Aside from the actual game, there's a really interesting and dramatic story that deserves aother perfect score.
Who doesn't love playing such an awesome card game? This isn't like a game where everything takes place on the screen, this game comes 100 percent from an actual card game that was very popular for a long time. The card game was very fun and the game was meant to be just as fun, if not even more fun. One game is never going to be like the last one, one day you might have a perfect hand from the very
start and win easily, while another day you might have a difficult time trying to survive. No matter how many super strong cards you have in your deck, there will always be an obstacle and that's what makes the game so much fun. The same outcome is never going to take place multiple times, something unexpected is almost always going to happen and that's why this game is so addicitng and deserves yet another perfect score.
When it comes to depth, there is no shortage in this game. Sure, there are only a handful of people that you can duel, but the possibilities are endless. There are more than 500 cards for you to choose from, many different decks for you to go through and many outcomes. Not to mention that each real life card has a number on the bottom that unlocks that card for purchase in the game. Because of this, the video game is now integrated with the card game and adds even more depth. There is so much to do in this game and because of this, the depth gets yet another perfect score.
This game is very easy, it's just a card game and nothing more. All you have to do is study the cards and learn how powerful each one is and what each card does. That's all you have to do to succeed in this game. If you have a few bad games and keep losing, all you have to do is keep trying until you get good hands and then by doing this, you will get even better cards to work with. This is the kind of game where most difficulties stem from bad luck, not skill or challenge level. The game is mostly very easy and I am going to give the difficulty level a 3.
This was one of my favorite games and if you have played It before, you should at least have a small understanding as to why I feel this way towards the game. This game was a lot of fun and I would believe that this could be one of the best games in the series. If you are a fan of Yu-gi-oh but have not played this specific game, I suggest that you try it out to see what it's like because maybe one day you will see it the way I do. My overall grade for this game is going to be 9.5
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