Song Summoner from Square Enix for iPod
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SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes
Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
Platform: iPod nano with video, iPod classic and fifth generation iPod
Genre: Role-Playing
Launch Date: July 8, 2008
Price: 4.99 USD (iTunes Store download)

STORY

From the days of old, Melodica was a land of music, a land of freedom. The people sang, played and danced to the music they so cherished. Until one day, they came — the Mechanoids, who enhanced their bodies with machinery. Those who were tempted by greed and power willingly gave away their souls for bodies of steel, forsaking their humanity to become cold, emotionless automatons. Now, they seek to destroy all that do not embrace their way of life.

But there is hope on the horizon. There are those who are fated to stand against the tyranny of the machines — the Superstars, who can turn sound into lethal weapons, and the Conductor, also known as the Song Summoner, who can summon powerful warriors born of music.

In their most desperate hour, Melodica awaits the arrival of their new Song Summoner...

FEATURES

# Transform your iPod songs into "Tune Troopers" to combat the evil Mechanical Militia
# Tune Trooper types and abilities are determined by the songs used to create them
# Your Tune Troopers can be powered up even outside of the game--just by listening to the songs you used to create them!
# Control Ziggy, a "Conductor" that creates warriors out of music, and guide him through his journey to save his brother Zero from the Mechanical Militia
# Experience a turn-based tactics battle system, divided into player and enemy phases where each side takes turns maneuvering their forces
# Deploy the right troopers at the right time, and use contraptions found on the map effectively to achieve victory in battle!
# iPod Click Wheelallows players to play the game as easily as selecting music


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Wellllll... What do you guys think? It's perfect timing.. I was thinking of getting a new iPod nano Mine is the really old first generation one. And $5 for one game is not a bad deal, isn't it?

EDIT: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/songsummoner/ for the official website.
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Well, the idea sounds interesting. But why a strategy game?

I'm a fan of strategy games, but it is quite foreign to most casual gamers, and I seriously doubt gamers would play games on ipod, given the availability of more advanced hand held game systems.
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I bought it. It's not the greatest game ever, but I usually bring my iPod everywhere, so it's nice not having to bring my PSP or DS with me.
Posted 7/10/08
Looks interesting, to bad ipods suck and my DS already plays music :/
Posted 7/10/08

Cakeman wrote:

Well, the idea sounds interesting. But why a strategy game?

I'm a fan of strategy games, but it is quite foreign to most casual gamers, and I seriously doubt gamers would play games on ipod, given the availability of more advanced hand held game systems.


I doubt many gamers have iPods...I HOPE gamers are not stupid enough to have iPods.
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dmitsuki wrote:


Cakeman wrote:

Well, the idea sounds interesting. But why a strategy game?

I'm a fan of strategy games, but it is quite foreign to most casual gamers, and I seriously doubt gamers would play games on ipod, given the availability of more advanced hand held game systems.


I doubt many gamers have iPods...I HOPE gamers are not stupid enough to have iPods.


Why not?
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Cyclone003 wrote:

I bought it. It's not the greatest game ever, but I usually bring my iPod everywhere, so it's nice not having to bring my PSP or DS with me.


What do you think after playing it? I'm especially confused with the 'song trooper' system.
Posted 7/10/08

laidbacktionist wrote:


dmitsuki wrote:


Cakeman wrote:

Well, the idea sounds interesting. But why a strategy game?

I'm a fan of strategy games, but it is quite foreign to most casual gamers, and I seriously doubt gamers would play games on ipod, given the availability of more advanced hand held game systems.


I doubt many gamers have iPods...I HOPE gamers are not stupid enough to have iPods.


Why not?


Because there overpriced crappy mp3 players that want to control your computer and make you actually pay for music?

Or maybe because your PSP or DS can do anything they can do?
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