|Tao's Adventure Curse of the Demon Seal Nintendo DS & DS Lite Game|
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|Even as curses go, the "Curse of the Demon Seal" is a pretty rough one. It's turned the good people of Tao's village to stone, leaving the young apprentice magician as their only hope for a return to their natural flesh-and-blood state. Players must guide Tao on his journey to the home of the evil monster that cast the curse. Although he's the only villager able to embark on this quest, he need not go it completely alone. By collecting and caring for special eggs he finds along the way, Tao can hatch and raise friendly monsters to help him in his fight. The action plays out in the top screen, from a third-person 3D perspective. The bottom screen is used for controls, including the spell-casting interface, which involves making swoops and gestures with the stylus. The game's magic system is based on the classic elements, so Tao can eventually learn wind, earth, water, and fire spells.|
|Game||Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal|
|ESRB Descriptor||Use of Alcohol|
|Game Special Features|
Average review score based on 3 user reviews
There is only one dungeon as such and that's the tower. The tower is made up of many floors and it is up to you to make it to the top. Along the way, you collect monster eggs where you hatch and some can evolve into strong creatures to help you in the quest. The characters are flat and lifeless. You don't really care what happens in the story. The action is repetitive (go to tower, get so far, go back to town to rest and repeat...). The monster collection is boring. You cannot build up one monster you like as monsters hatched from higher levels in the tower quickly makes the lower level ones obsolete and pointless. Graphics and music are also sub-par.
The spell casting thing uses a gesture like pen stroke in the touch sensitive screen of the DS to cast spells, but you will find that you will run out of mana points and it doesn't recharge unless you eat fruits or go back to town to rest which makes magic use less frequent and makes the game repetitive. The novelty wears thin very fast! Money is also an issue. I am at level 20+ in the tower and I am constantly out of cash. If you enjoy RPG, you may like this otherwise avoid.
This game drew some bad reviews, also suffers from a forgettable name.
This is a turn-based RPG type game, where You hunt monster eggs, to
help You fight the enemy monsters. It is somewhat repetitive, but there is
a storyline. The DS stylus is used to draw "runes", to cast spells, similar
to "Lost Magic". The implementation of this is done in turn-based play,
as opposed to LM, where the action continues while You fumble to draw
your spell rune. (This was one of LM's more serious deficiencies)
The graphics are actually very good, 3d environments & characters.
If You enjoy dungeon crawler RPG's, You ought to give this a try.
good game. kinda boring after awhile. really slow. doesnt make it easy for you to navigate and etc. but overall its an ok game. should buy it to check it out. reminds me of azure dreams (which is why i got tao's) but azure dreams is so much better in general as in story wise and game wise. But still good game to buy to just check it out.