Hands On: Nostalgia [DS]



Nostalgia is a game that is set in an alternate real world 19th-century Earth. In this alternate world people have control over magic and electronic technology has declined in favor of Steam Punk style technology. However, the most interesting thing about Nostalgia is that the game that is suppose to give you that Nostalgic feeling of playing an old school Super Nintendo RPG. While giving you a completely new experience that is refreshing, something most Final Fantasy Role Playing Game can’t give you.

The game puts you in the shoes of Eddie who is a young London born rich kid. Eddie’s father happens to be a very well known adventurer, who has seen the wonders of the world ten times over and has amassed riches from all his adventures. However, one day Eddie’s father disapears and it’s up to Eddie to figure out what happened to him.


You soon find out that he is not in London and you quickly create a plan to get an airship. Airships in Nostalgia are actually steam powered dirigibles/zeppelins that actually travel at high speeds through the sky, and are pimped out with all sorts of steam punk weapons. From a giant sword sticking off the bow, to various cannons on either side of the ship. This is where Nostalgia is different from most RPG’s. Usually when you are flying in the air on your airship you can’t get attacked or have random battles; In Nostalgia you not only have to fight random monsters as you navigate the open skies, you will also have to fight other ships too.

The key thing about Nostalgia is that you have an entire world to explore. You’ll explore all sorts of mysterious foreign locales, such as Cairo, Tokyo, South America, and many others. You’ll also be slaying all manner of mythological and fantasy enemies dealing with the local mythologies and legends. You’ll also be exploring all types of dungeons that range from the great pyramids, to the great wall, and will feature a variety of thrilling quests. Until you finally defeat some RPG unfathomable evil, and save the world and become a hero.


Nostalgia is set to hit the states September 2009 to give you that Nostalgic feeling.

An artist from New York. Will has been writing, designing, and loving video games since he was young. He has traveled across the United States, and parts of Canada in order to learn more about the world of gaming. After visiting E3 for the first time in 2009, he has vowed to return there and show off a game of his own. In his spare time he tinkers with electronics, programming, and of course collecting video games.


  1. Sounds like an awesome game, going to be picking it up when it’s released!

  2. I want this more for Wii rather then on two small screens. Wearing glasses, the portables gives me much harder time to find a comfortable position to play in extended period of time.

  3. Game looks pretty cool dude, I’ll be sure to put away some game cash for it.

  4. This is why I only have last gen systems a Wii and a DS. Stuff like this just keeps releasing. I may not be able to play RE5, but I’m constantly being flooded with stuff like this. I love my systems.

  5. Sounds a lot like Skys of Arcadia. Not that I’m complaining. I love that game.

  6. I’m more in favor of the isometric, “fake” 3D look in portable RPGs, but I might give this one a try just because of the SteamPunk look…

  7. i’m rather interested in this title now.