Culdcept is one the sleeper hits on the PS2. Monopoly meets strategy game in Culdcept, which was a creative concept and an addictive title. In Culdcept you play as a Cepter who can use cards to summon creatures and cast spells. However the game isn’t played on a field, it’s on a board game board where you roll a die to move your Cepter around. While on the board you can claim spaces with monsters similar to buying property in Monopoly.
Namco Bandai announced that they are going to continue the series on the Xbox 360 with Culdcept Saga. Sure the game has more cards and better graphics, but it also fixes one of the major problems with the PS2 game. The multiplayer mode in Culdcept had to be played with someone sitting next to you and who happened to see all of the cards in your deck. It ruined the element of surprise since you could guess what was moves the other player was going to make. Culdcept Saga fixes this by bringing in Xbox Live where you can log on and play against three other players without revealing your deck. Culdcept Saga also has player customization where you can unlock accessories to style your avatar. There are plans to sell more accessories over the Xbox Live Marketplace.