Luminous Arc 2 - DS
Aliens: Infestation - DS
Another two games completed this month and quite a contrast in quality between the two.
Luminous Arc 2 is a great game and one worthy of your time. Yes, it's not perfect and a lot of the plot could be resolved by characters just talking to each other instead of being cryptic but there was one 'twist' that I did not see coming. The characters are fun and interesting and it can be hard to decide who to leave out of a fight, especially when needing/wanting to level up. One slight downside, though this is pretty much every RPG type game these days, is the grinding but that can be done in the form of missions which give you level points as well as rewards and though you may repeat some new ones do open up.
Overall Luminous Arc 2 comes recommended.
Aliens: Infestation on the other hand is just bad. There are fifteen playable marines over the course of the game and though they all look different not a single one plays differently which is an absolute shame and always rather pointless. It means that weapons are all the same, strength and abilities are the same. Instead of giving each marine a skill to use in the game you just pick one and do the mission to find something and then blow up/kill something. As for the killing, well there are a lot of aliens to kill due to the constant re-spawning in exactly the same places which kills off any possible tension.
Such a shame.