Final Fantasy Tactics ($228 from Takin Electronics Co) 'Every now and then a game will make me lose sleep - but none exhausted me like Tactics. Its addictiveness is unrivalled and the way it provides tremendous complexity while maintaining a relatively simple interface is a masterpiece of game design.'
Marlen Rattiner, columnist, www.videogames.about.com
Onimusha (PlayStation 2, $478 from Takin Electronics Co) 'This action RPG [role play game], released in February, has the most glamorous graphics ever and features heart-throb Takeshi Kaneshiro as the lead character. It has more functions compared to other games such as taking over weapons from defeated enemies in order to raise your energy.'
Eric Poon, editor, e-gameclub
Onimusha (PlayStation 2, $478 from Takin Electronics Co) 'Of course, having the Japanese-Taiwanese star Takeshi Kaneshiro as the lead character is the biggest attraction. But it isn't merely an action game - you also have to use your brain to solve the problems - and the picture quality is excellent.'
Derek Wong, manager, Man Tak Games
Gran Turismo II ($428 from Takin Electronics Co) 'This car-racing game came out about two years ago and is very popular in Japan, Hong Kong and the US. The picture quality is almost the best among PlayStation games and playing it is similar to reality as many famous cars can be selected, such as Ferrari and Ford.'
Carrie Ho, chief editor, Game Players magazine
Winning 11 2000 U23 ($320 from e-gameclub) 'Soccer is really mainstream in TV games but this is the perfect soccer game where the quality of the operation, features and picture is extremely high.'
Kenneth Lam Yung, chief editor, Game Station magazine