This is a game that will
make you stop and ponder titles of this nature. In Contact from our
friends at Red Ant, you play the part of yourself, guiding a young boy
called Terry who is sent on a quest by professor who has special powers.
Scattered throughout a series of islands are the remnants of his power
and Terry has to retrieve them. The odd part to the game is that the
professor has crashed his ship and the power is within them. He is alone
and needs help, thus he contacts you through the DS for help.
So as long as we have it clear, you are not Terry,
however you can guide him to some extent through the DS using the
stylus. Your actions affect how he performs and whilst battles that he
undertakes, he will do so of his own accord, you can set up special
attacks and markers for him to follow. In split screen mode, it is
possible to watch both the professor and Terry and communicate with
There is a depth to this game that I have not seen in
titles of this kind for some time and the amount of interaction within
the gaming environment is impressive to say the least combining strategy
and role playing in one tidy comprehensive package.
There are some neat bits and pieces during the game
that are reminiscent of other titles that have been and gone. There is a
system whereby if you wear a particular costume, you gain those
abilities for the duration of your wearing that suit. There are a number
of these during the game that you can get Terry into, that will allow
him to make it past the next part of his adventure and get all pieces of
the ship back to the Professor and allow him to go home.
This is a cute looking game with very innovative
design and inventiveness when it comes to a great way with a gamer
interacting with a game. This is a title to make you think about what
you are doing and have an omni prescient presence on a gaming world
instead of living directly in it, sort of a god complex without the
This is a title that will suit gamers who are ready
for a very immersive and lengthy gameplay experience. It may put some
off with how indepth it is, however in terms of enjoyment and value for
money it is worth the cost of admittance.