If you are not a fan of tower defence, it can be difficult to find a strategy title on the App Store. RAD Soldiers is a turn based strategy title with gameplay very similar to tactical RPG’s, but simplified for a better PvP experience, your only goal, kill the other guy, or die trying.
Gameplay is very smooth, when it’s your turn, select a unit and then either move or attack. Each soldier has different skills and is proficient in a specific weapons use. Any action uses up your soldier’s energy, movement costs can vary depending on their armour weight and strong weapons cost more energy to use than weaker ones. The weapons also have different ranges and varied optimal ranges meaning some consideration needs to be used when selecting your team. Each soldier also has a special attack unique to them which complements their class, snipers for example, may have a piercing shot which allows a shot to go through multiple targets or the soldier who could have a grenade or remote mine. Using the special abilities wisely can turn the tide of battle considerably so you also need to be aware of the team your opponent has as well and place your team accordingly.
There are 2 ways to win a match in RAD Soldiers, the first is the easiest… just eliminate the other team, the second is a little harder. Each level has a target area for you to capture and hold, you win when you hold it alone for 5 turns, the downside being that in the target area there is little to no cover leaving your team open to greater damage, the plus side to this mechanic is that games are short and sweet, most are finished in 8-10 moves as both players need to maintain a presence in the same area or forfeit the match.
When you begin, you have only a 2 man squad, you need to earn some bucks to build up your squad and equip them. You can jump straight into the online matches if you want to but it’s probably a good idea to have a look at the challenge stages first, there’s not many and there are some really tough ones but its a good way to build up a little cash before taking on other players. The online play is remarkably easy, you can play against your Facebook friends but unfortunately, none of my friends play RAD Soldiers, however you can also play against a random Game Centre opponent and match ups are always quick and balanced, the brilliance with this title being you can face an experienced player with better gear but still be on equal ground, the reason for this being each person has a limited number of squad points. Each soldier uses squad points to join the team, giving them a stronger weapon increases the squad points they use so stronger weapons equals a smaller team, and that makes this title all about the strategy.
There aren’t many levels but these are very well planned out areas offering a variety of cover options from a variety of materials, some cover items give you complete protection from one direction while standing near a fence will only protect you from a little damage. RAD Soldiers looks really good, the stages are crisp 3D models and you can check out the whole battlefield with full 360 degree rotation, units all look great and sport any changes you make to them and they’re all very clear on the battle field. The menus have been well crafted, they are easy to use and understand, but bright and exiting. Sound effects are well crafted, realistic gun shots and explosions and the music is clever blend of battle sounds and sirens overlaid with a subtle score, truthfully though, I didn’t notice it until I forced myself to hear it, it’s just enough to fill the silence but subtle enough to not be a pain.
There aren’t many stages but these are large and complex areas, still, a few more would have been nice, there are new stages added from time to time but its a long time between updates. You can buy more challenge levels and new maps but I found these a little overpriced, there’s not a great deal of content for the price. There is however a wide range of characters and weapons to buy, each with their pros and cons, but it will take a while to build up the cash for these, you’ll need to invest some time to afford them, even if you focus on just a few squad members. On the plus side though, it’s a well made app, no problems or glitches as yet and the amazing PvP more than makes up for any shortfalls in content.
Aside from the lack of stages and the overpriced premium content, RAD Soldiers is a fantastic edition to any gamers library, it looks and sounds great and the online play is unrivalled. Developers have managed to make something simple to play yet with amazing depth in strategy, a veritable gem, 4 stars, any strategy fan would be happy with this title.
Almost everyone is aware of how an Xbox 360 product costs and of course, how valuable it is to gamers. It really brings a lot of happiness to those who are into computer games and having such an expensive item just lying around in the room is such a waste. It is easy to take care of such an item but since it is a product of technology, technical errors could not be avoided. There will always be difficulties in handling these kinds of products and one of the errors encountered is when Xbox 360 flashes four red lights.
When this happens, it could mean serious trouble for you and your Xbox but there is nothing that a professional Xbox handler could not solve. When you notice that there are four red lights flashing on your Xbox 360 console, this may be due to an unconnected plug in the Xbox 360 console. Xbox 360 flashes four red lights when the audio-visual cable was either unplugged or not connected properly into the console. It is also possible that the console is not equipped in detecting the cable or that the cable is not fit for the console in the first place. Any professional would know that the flashing of four red lights by the Xbox 360 would not happen if the console is connected properly to any appropriate equipment, may it be a stereo, a VCR or a television. If, however, your Xbox 360 console includes a High Definition Multimedia Interface AV port, this is not likely to happen.
To solve this problem, you could first identify what is causing the issue. To check if the cable is properly connected to the equipment, disconnect the audio-visual cable from the console and then reconnect it immediately. You should make sure that you do this firmly to ensure that it would indeed be connected to the device. Notice that when you start to insert the cable to your Xbox 360 console, it would not start lighting immediately. And if you do not do this properly, either the Xbox 360 flashes four red lights or the screen would not be able to display anything. You would know if the audio-visual cable is indeed properly inserted when the biggest part of the connecting cable is the closest to the console’s case.
When your Xbox 360 flashes four red lights, you should also check if your AV cable is clean or not. The failure of the device to display anything on the screen might be due to the dirt that is blocking the connector. To clean the cable, first pull it out your Xbox 360 console and wipe the metal area of the audio-visual cable using a clean cloth that is free of chemicals. Make sure that the cloth is not rough so as not to damage the AV cable. Once done, you could insert it firmly to the console and start making it work again.
If you are unable to do the above methods yourself and your Xbox 360 flashes four red lights continuously, you could try contacting the customer support service of Xbox and direct them your questions. It is always highly suggested to ask help from professionals who have been in the field for the long time to ensure that your Xbox will be fixed and no further damage will be done to it.
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Xbox 360 is the successor to Xbox video game console from Microsoft. It was referred to in the past as Xbox Next or Xbox 2 or simply Project Xenon. Microsoft has scheduled its launch just before Christmas of 2005, the biggest shopping season although it was unveiled on 12.05.2005 on MTV. Xbox 360 is an answer to Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Revolution game consoles. Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system as it is fully known as would usher a totally new era of high definition digital entertainment which is personalized and connected always.
Who designed the Xbox 360?
Xbox 360 is designed by the very innovative Astro studios, San Francisco, USA in collaboration with Hers Experimental Design Laboratory, Osaka, Japan, resulting in sleek and stylish exterior packed with powerful hardware, software and services.
The Xbox 360 comes with:
Xbox Gamer Guide: An entertainment gateway that connects to your games, movie, friends, music and available downloadable content. The Xbox Guide Button, a one touch interface gives you instant access to content you want, be it the gamer card of the player who just invited you to play, or to new downloadable content for the game you are currently running.
Xbox 360 lets you create your own customised system for a unique experience. With changeable facia plates, it is very easy to change the make up of your console. Power on your system and you can customize the look and feel of the System Guide and Gamer Guide with various unique skins. The faces and skins can form a unique combination to reflect your personality.
Ring of Light:
The Xbox 360 console is divided into four glowing quadrants which are also collectively called the Ring of Light. This Ring of Light, along with the Xbox Guide button controls the entire system. The guide button visually connects you to your games. The Guide button apart from connecting and controlling your experience also controls the startup and shutdown of the system.. The Xbox 360 supports both wired and wireless controllers and accessories by the virtue of which all operations can be controlled from the comfort of your couch.
Xbox 360’s Xbox Live is where games and entertainment come alive. This is a unified interface where you can play with anyone, anytime anywhere. By connecting your Xbox 360 to a broadband internet connection, you can instantly access Xbox Live Silver, to announce your digital identity via your gamer tag or gamer card. You can talk to others using voice chat, and access the Xbox Live Marketplace — all right out of the box, at no extra cost. When you upgrade to Xbox Live Gold, you get access to the ever exciting world of online multiplayer gaming. By using intelligent matchmaking, and accessing all your achievements and statistics, Xbox Live Gold brings you nearer to your competition at your terms.
Xbox 360 redefines the whole gaming experience in terms of what they look like, sound like, feel like, and play like in order to engage you like never before. All Xbox 360 titles have resolutions of 1080i and 720p resolution in 16:9 widescreen formats, anti-aliasing support for movie-like graphics and of course, multi-channel surround sound.
Not to mention you can amplify your music, photos, video, and TV. You can watch DVD movies in the comfort of your couch. Xbox 360 also supports progressive-scan DVD’s. The Xbox hard drive can be used to rip music and share your latest albums and pictures with friends and family.
Xbox 360 Accessories Fact Sheet
A successor of the Xbox gaming system, Microsoft’s new Xbox and its unique line of Xbox system accessories extend your digital entertainment experience beyond the console.
Xbox 360 Faceplates
A never before feature – Xbox is centralized around gamers. As a fully customizable design, Xbox gives you the freedom of changing the look of the console to reflect your tastes and personality. The face plates like most Nokia Cellular phones can be changed with extreme ease to express your moods or your sense of style.
* Interchangeable faceplates allow you to create a unique system.
* Find cool, swappable and changeable cutting-edge designs.
* Faceplates come in a lot of varieties and designs.
* Regardless of chosen faceplates, the system remains fully functional.
Xbox 360 Memory Unit
Xbox comes with a 64MB memory unit to further enhance your gaming experience. This memory unit facilitates you to save the in-game achievements and gamer profiles. These units are portable and enable you to start off from where you left quickly and easily. You can easily carry around the Memory Unit in a carrying case which is extremely portable and can fit on a keychain. This memory unit is absolute plug’n’play. Xbox can hold up to two memory units, thus making it upgradeable.
Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote
The Xbox Universal Media Remote is designed in such a way that it becomes an integrated control center for the entire Xbox system. The Media Remote facilitates your entry into the world of digital entertainment by the touch of a single button. Play DVD’s, music, control your TV and your PC with a single integrated controller. This option is to let you kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Accessories Designed for Xbox Live
Xbox Live Camera
The Xbox Live Camera for Xbox 360 lets you video chat and message with your friends and gives up the true gaming and entertainment experience. As an integrated part of Xbox’s Xbox Live experience you can connect and communicate with friends while playing, listening to music or watching movies. When you play motion-detection-enabled games online the live camera inserts you into the game and helps you control the characters.
Xbox 360 Headset
The Xbox Headset enlivens the online gaming experience beyond your imagination helping you to talk to friends, your team mates to finalize strategies or trash talk your opponents out of the game through Xbox Live, all this during play time. This equipment also comes with a message service which you can use to leave short vocal messages for your family or friends.
Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter
The Xbox Wireless Networking Adapter takes your Xbox experience way beyond your home, synchronizing with the Xbox main system seamlessly. You can transfer videos and music to your Xbox system from your PC with ease, chat up your colleagues and friends, play games using Xbox Live, and more without wiring it all up.
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
Xbox through the optimized wireless technology offers the ultimate in wireless gaming within a 30 ft range for 40 hours with the help of 2 AA batteries. With warning systems in place you can plug & charge with ample notice for uninterrupted playing. The wireless controller also supports the Xbox headset for voice communication. The wireless controller has all the functionality of the standard controller enabling you to use all the gaming and entertainment features from your couch. The wired controller comes with a 9 ft cable.
XBox Modchips will be available shortly after the release of the XBox with a lot of online dealers who guarantee the lowest prices and quickest service on the web! These will allow your XBox to host even more features and the ability to backup games!
Drakengard was released in English (it was released under the name Drag-On Dragoon in Japan) in the summer of 2004 and while the game never became very big or sold very much it became a cult hit due to a certain number of factors. Drakengard is an action rpg with gameplay elements very reminiscent of the Panzer Dragoon series but also mixes in Dynasty Warriors into itself and with the help of everything else surrounding the game, it becomes a unique game capable of standing on its own feet.
The story in Drakengard seems like nothing out of the ordinary at first but it quickly takes a turn and becomes intriguing and very bizarre and I’m not going to mention what they changed and censored from the original Japanese release! It starts out by having the main character Caim rushing towards a castle under attack by the empire to protect his sister trapped within. Caim sustains a grave injury on the battlefield but still rushes towards the castles courtyard only to find an injured and chained dragon there. Remembering that his parents were killed by a dragon Caim raises his sword to finish the dragon off when he suddenly yells out to the dragon that they both are going to die very soon and so Caim suggests a pact between them and reluctantly the dragon agrees.
The pact invigorates them both, healing them from their injuries but the pacts mark is found on Caims tongue and thus he loses his ability talk, leaving the dragon to talk for him. From here on he rushes into the castle, finding his sister Furiae and saving her and in doing so manages to save the seal. It is during this cut scene we find out that Furiae is a part of a seal. Should Furiae pass away the seal would be broken and the world will fall. It’s decided that the empire, seeking to destroy these seals, must be destroyed to protect the seals and Caim with help from his newfound ally sets out to do just this.
During their travels toward the empire they encounter several allies who agree to help them in their goal. Leonard who is a kind-hearted man, constantly tormented by his faults and past mistakes and is tricked into a pact with a faerie which robs him of his sight. Arioch who was a loving mother and driven mad by the murder of her family which the empire is responsible for and becomes a murder with an obsession for babies. She enters a pact with the elementals Undine and Salamander and loses her fertility. Lastly there is Seere, a 6 year old boy possessed with the gift of prophecy and watched his village get destroyed. Shortly after Seere found a golem and entered a pact with it, losing his “time” and cannot age due to this.
Eventually Furiae get’s taken by the empire and Caim rushes after her once again only to eventually find her and learn that his sister is in love with him. Caim looks away in disgust and she cannot bear this. Furiae grabs a close knife and stick it into her heart and so the seal breaks. The sky darkens and crack open and into the world a race called the “Grotesqueries” appear. These grotesque beings resemble giant human infants with teeth. The seal is broken and the world is filled with Grotesqueries. There is no happy ending to this game even though there is five different ones each one is more sad and bizarre than the other.
Drakengard enjoys its status as a cult hit and even received a sequel, Drakengard 2. While the second game shifted somewhat away from the dark story the fans fell in love with in the first one it is a worthy sequel. Drakengard is a game I truly recommend people to play if only for its unique story that is extremely enjoyable on very memorable.