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30 Days of Gaming – Day 6: Jade Cocoon

(This is just a short post about my opinions and notes on certain games in the next 30 days, this is pretty common on Facebook but they normally just ask themself a question and what game they think answers that question the best, not for me though, I will just talk about games for 30 days, lol)

 

 

Released in 1999, Jade Cocoon came out for the Playstation and it’s a game very similar to that of Pokemon and it was followed by a sequel that pretty much ruined the whole thing and so a third one never came to be, which is a shame coz this first one was very good, I almost like this more than Pokemon.

The game is set in a world covered in forests and there is a town called Syrus where the hero of the game lives and you are the young hero, Levant, his dream is wanting to become a Cocoon Master, but to become so, the boy must marry a Nagi woman. Levant marries his friend, Mahbu, and with the aid of the elder Nagi woman, Garai, the hero tries to find out the reason and to repel the attack by the Onibubu, a demon race that has put his village to a deep slumber.

The base of the game is the Minions in which the hero attacks and either defeats or captures and which he can use to fight in his stead, but in order to use them, you need to bring any recently captured minions to Mahbu in order to purify them and only then can you use them in battle. You can hold upto 4 minions and you can store others back at the village, if your low on money, you can tell Mahbu to turn minions into silk to sell, the better quality the minions, the more expensive the silk.

One of the best parts of the minion system is the ability to fuse minions together to make improved versions, some might look awesome after the fusion and some might look quite ugly but all the same, each fusion comes with some positives and negatives. The main part of each minion you have to remember the most is that each minion has a elemental strength which also means each one has a weakness, the 4 main elements are – Wind, Earth, Fire and Water and the weakness goes like this – Wind beats Earth beats Water beats Fire beats Wind. If your lucky with your fusions, you can make a monster that has multiple elemental strengths, even more so if you manage to make one that has all 4 elements.

This is when it differs from Pokemon, as you know, even the trainer can get involved in these fights and is always the first to start, you have to go into the summon section and pick which minion you want to replace you in combat. Capturing minions works almost like Pokemon, using a technique such as your flute and some luck after beating up your opponent, you can capture it, you have a limited amount of capture space so take them all back to Mahbu for purifying and then either fuse, equip or turn them into silk.

There are quite a few boss battles, most of them are actually challenging, it all depends on how well developed you and your minions are, still, most battles are fun and collecting and combining minions to finding the best sorts for your party can take many hours. After completing the game, you get the chance to play The Eternal Corridor in which you face a endless labyrinth of randomly generated elemental stages in which tests your battle skills to the max, it’s very good fun I must admit, got me entertained for weeks.

Thats it for Day 6 of 30 on my days of gaming….

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