Saturday, May 14, 2011

Psychic Force 2012 - Fight for your beliefs! Kill those that you love! Be F***ED no matter what you do!


This game was my entire 6th grade. When I got a Dreamcast back when it came out, my parents bought Psychic Force 2012 as a random Christmas present. I wonder what was their logic for picking this game, especially when it has a particularly busty woman on the front of it but boy AM I GLAD that they got me something unlike anything I ever played before! I've played the hell out of it, and  I'M STILL PLAYING IT!

This game is all about aerial combat.
Psychic Force 2012 is a 3D-style Fighting game but with a unique system all it's own. You and your opponent are psychiccers who fight it out in a three dimensional cube hurling elemental projectiles at each other or engaging in close quarters combat. You could consider it a precursor to games like "Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi". The style of gameplay might not be for everyone but for me, it just CLICKED. The fighting was fast paced and chaotic coupled with an energetic soundtrack that have tunes still stuck in my head even today!

Even when you beat the game.  You lose.
Replaying this game, the impact of the story hasn't fully hit me until now. More often than not, it's depressing as hell. You choose one character and watch his or her story unfold through dialogue with the games other psychic powered fighters. Sadly, due to two warring factions, characters will refuse to listen to reason and you end up killing most of those people you encountered throughout the story. And when you reach the end, and beat the final boss (which also varies depending on who you are playing as), then ending you get will often be very bitter, tragic, or just a downright evil ending. The strength of the Japanese voice acting really drives home the point that not everyone in this game is going to have a happy ending. This is a testament to how strong the characters are, their interactions with each other bring out their best and worst of their emotions. I really loved the characters in this game, even the incredibly evil ones. It's just a shame that a lot of them will die, even for the most petty of reasons.

I just loved this game. I played it for hours upon hours until my Dreamcast finally died on me. But my love for Psychic Force 2012 lives on in my fond memories...oh and emulation! Truly, it's not a game for everyone, especially those who are put off by Japanese style games. I never met anybody in public who has even tried let alone HEARD of this game aside from my friends (but they don't count as I was the one who introduced it to them). There's also a Playstation version of the game known as "Psychic Force 2", so if you don't have a Dreamcast you can check out that version instead. As usual, I will leave you guys with a video of the game in action, have a good weekend everybody.

23 comments:

  1. Man, this game looks awesome!

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  2. shit to think it's almost aready 2012

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  3. Talk about a blast from the past.

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  4. Never heard of it, but you gotta love the Dreamcast

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  5. We better be flying and have powers like this within the next year haha. Your right though, I've never heard of this, but it looks like something I would play.

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  6. Oh man, never really got to play Dreamcast, but this game brings back good memories of other games.

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  7. good ole dreamcast...it has been quite a long while

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  8. god the dreamcast was an unbelievably awesome maching...

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  9. this game looks to be awesome.

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  10. Dreamcast... oh the memories lol.

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  11. Oh how I miss playing this game way back when. The whole post was a gentle stroll down memory lane.

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  12. Good game of my childhood times

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  13. This is oldschool, loved that game :)

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  14. this sounds like a very cool game ^^ thanks for sharing about it

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  15. great post, this was an awesome game

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  16. I still love this game and kick ass in it! Wong 4ever!

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