Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes

Though I downloaded it weeks ago, I finally got a chance to play the first ever full RPG game on the iPod. Square Enix's "Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes" takes the power of your own music into battle. You play as the protagonist Ziggy who embarks on an epic journey to rescue his brother from the clutches of the Mechanical Militia.

Mechanoids populate the world seeking to destroy all that do not succumb to their way of life -- a cold, emotionless world. But there is still hope for mankind as there are those fated to stop the Mechanoids by turning the sound of music into lethal weapons with the help of the Conductor, also known as the Song Summoner, who can summon these powerful warriors born of music.

Square Enix proves that they still have what it takes to pull out an incredible RPG. Square Enix and RPG fans alike will enjoy this fully loaded game. Controls are easy to catch on and gameplay almost has a "Final Fantasy Tactics" feel to it. Like most RPGs, "Song Summoner" utilizes the turn-based tactics battle system with your basic attack and special skill mode. You use your iPod songs to create your group of heroes. Tune Trooper types and abilities are determined by the song used to create them. Bringing the console RPG concept to the portable iPod was a smart move on their part and Square Enix definitely does it right.

"Song Summoner" is now on sale at iTunes Stores worldwide for $4.99. It is available for play in English and Japanese on the iPod nano with video, iPod classic and fifth generation iPods.

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