How The PSP Fullmetal Alchemist Game Handles Alchemy
Namco Bandai’s upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist game for PSP is different from Racjin’s action RPGs and the recent Wii title, which is more like a visual novel. Fullmetal Alchemist: Senka wo Takuseshi Mono is a two on two fighting game.
You can punch, kick, and block, but it wouldn’t be Fullmetal Alchemist without alchemy. Edward has two moves, an alchemic attack (left) done by holding R and pressing X or O and and a defensive wall (right) which you can create by holding R and hitting square.
What’s neat about the system Edward draws “elements” from the environment. When he’s standing on soft ground he makes a brittle earth wall and when he’s on concrete he can transmute a sturdy stone wall.