Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Knight's Quest Will Win You Over

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Knight's Quest Will Win You Over

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The Last Story Platform: Wii. Genre: Action/RPG. Price: pounds 37.9 JAPANESE RPGs often have an extra layer of style and intrigue and The Last Story is another example. It features polished RPG gameplay but adds some modern twists as you take control of Zael on a quest to leave behind your life as a mercenary and become a true knight.

The game also boasts a thrilling single-player campaign matched by engaging online multiplayer options. This is thanks to the innovative combat system and character customisation options that you can transfer to the online experience - all of which makes The Last Story something of a last hurrah for the Wii new hardware on the horizon.

Zumba Fitness Rush Platform: Xbox 360. Genre: Fitness. Price: pounds 29.99 WHATEVER your level of fitness, the trend for console dance fitness titles has probably exposed you to some level of gaming workout. Zumba Fitness Rush takes things up a notch or two, featuring 42 hot new music tracks, sizzling choreography and a huge variety of new dance styles and arenas.

You have six Zumba instructors get you moving to the beat, including new stars exclusive to the Kinect game - Kass Martin, Jason Thompson and Erica Pierce. Each one will guide you from merengue to samba, Bollywood to latin pop, as you monitor your performance through the progress tracker, which adds up calories burned, grades dance styles and displays trophies, stats and overall rank. Whether you're playing in Single Song, Full Class or Zumba Party mode, breaking out in a serious sweat is guaranteed.

The Jak and Daxter Collection Platform: PS3. Genre: Action. Price: pounds 27.99 DEVELOPER Naughty Dog may be better known these days for the incredible Uncharted series and in its earliest days the adventures of Crash Bandicoot, but in between lies a brilliant trio of titles now bundled together into an updated HD offering on PS3, featuring the dynamic duo of Jak and Daxter.

Here, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak 2 and Jak 3 provide a triple testament to the power of expertly executed action gaming. Although some elements of the three games may now be showing their age, there is still plenty of reason to return to this franchise, thanks to unshakeably solid gameplay and its constant ability to surprise and delight with each plot twist. …

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