Set in the post apocalyptic earth, all the humans now live underground and can only venture out to the surface for 15 minutes max before losing your memory.
However, humans now have been empowered with ubercool psychic powers which can be grouped into four different types, attack, defense, status, and special skills.
There are over 300 skills in the game to unlock and buy from 4 different schools of 'magic' which have different levels of focus some are more suited to long range attacks, some are better at counter spells or interfering with your opponents abilities, some enhance your own physical skills (flying, running at flash-like speeds, teleporting etc).
However, you can only wield 4 abilities at a time, and before going into any round of combat you can select a limited arsenal of various skills that will be available to you. (magic players think of your arsenal as your deck, and the 4 skills you can wield at any given time as your hand)
The strategy in the game is in building arsenals with devastating combos, the skill is in executing and timing your attacks.
Its a real fun game in single player (killing to a classical music soundtrack is a nice touch) but the game really comes alive in multiplayer mode, its on xbox live and up to 4 players can play online in sys-link mode.. It supports voice in game and in the lobby.
The graphics are sweet, the gameplay feels intuitive and its addictive as crack. Oh yeah I've got the J-version and its all in English, text and voice
Thats enuff from me I'm jumping back on Kai to get my Dust on.. l8rs
T'A Quiksilva = score 8.5 / 10
PS if anyone knows of any game saves with all the skills let me know as there are 130 odd missions on this game and I just wanna get all the 300 skills so I can build my arsenal.