Friday, November 09, 2012

I'm finding myself surprisingly interested in Magician's Quest: Town of Magic (3DS)

Like a good number of North American gamers, I'm sure, I pretty much ignored Konami's Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times after it arrived on our shores in early 2009.

The main reason for my relative disinterest in this Vanpool-developed DS title: The word on the street at the time was that it was little more than an Animal Crossing ripoff.

Mind you, I don't have a problem with game-makers ripping off Animal Crossing; I'm just rarely interested in buying said clones.

All that said, I'd be lying if I claimed I wasn't at least a smidge interested in Konami's fourth Magician's Quest title (two more were released for the DS in Japan), which is set to hit store shelves in the Land of the Rising Sun sometime next month.

As for what prompted this change of heart: I find this game's art style--a few examples of which can be seen in the screenshots above--pretty darn captivating (not to mention precious).

Unfortunately, the powers that be at Konami have yet to say if Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic (that's an English translation of the 3DS sequel's Japanese name, by the way) will be brought across the pond.

Should that happen at some point next year, I'll probably add it to my burgeoning 3DS game collection--assuming I'm not knee-deep in Animal Crossing: New Leaf at the time.



Melody (Lizzi) said...

Well this looks...surprisingly good.
As I said some time ago :
I think Magicians Quest MT would be okay if there weren't Animal Crossing.
Now it's just a bad looking rip-off which is getting boring real fast.
But this sequel looks actually kind of nice in comparison.
I think I will have an eye on this game.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, I thought of you while writing up this post, Melody. This one does look pretty good doesn't it? In screenshots, at least. I'd like to see videos of it and read some impressions before making my mind up on it, though...

Melody (Lizzi) said...

Oh I think this game stands no chance after Animal Crossing New Leaf's release.
But we will see...
There are many good new games being released 2013 (Remember me, The last of us, The last guardian, Beyond two souls, God of war ascension, Persona 4 arena a.m.m.) but I think Animal Crossing beats them all and will be my favourite.
I'm so excited!!! :3

Bryan Ochalla said...

I tend to agree with you, Melody. I wonder if Konami has it in itself to get this out in NA and/or Europe before Animal Crossing: New Leaf releases? I doubt it, but you never know.

As for looking forward to AC:NL more than anything else: I tend to agree with you there, too. Although I'm also really looking forward to Etrian Odyssey IV and Fire Emblem: Awakening.

xkerx said...

Does anyone know if this game is coming out in the U.S. I would love to knee and been looking all over for an answer and haven't found one.

I would be grateful if you could help.

Thankyou. :3

xkerx said...

Thank you;-; i really wish they would i like those types of games do you know if any way to message the makers? said...

You're welcome! Well, you could find the website of Konami's European or North American offices and e-mail the company that way, or could you could find the Twitter accounts for those offices and let them know that way. Neither of those options can hurt, I'm sure!