I ignored these for the 2 previous posts, because they’re a pretty new thing for consoles and deserve a list of their own this time… and those posts were long enough as they were. This includes games that are downloadable-only, so generally games in the 10-20$ range that aren’t available at retail.
Note: No particular order
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I’ll just preface this review with something… Nostalgia goggles don’t really exist. A good game is a good game, regardless of when it came out and regardless of how old I was when I first played it. And that’s the case with the original DuckTales on NES (and the cartoon itself is pretty solid too). If this game is good, it’s not because of this imaginary concept of nostalgia goggles… Now that that’s hardly cleared up at all…
I still approached this remake with some doubt. Specifically, I thought the environments looked pretty bad and I figured “I might as well just play the NES version since it looks pretty much the same”. But I did end up picking this one up anyways, because dammit when Capcom actually makes a decision that’s not pants-shittingly retarded (something that happens once in a blue moon now…), I think it’s good to let them know.
Good? Bad? Read on and see!
Console, Games, Opinion, PC, ps3, PSN, Review, Wii U, XBLA, xbox 360
As usual I do a quick impressions post about all the big 3 conferences. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are showing stuff and I’m just giving my opinion.
I’ll try to do something different from my usual inconsistent ranting… I’ll list the positives and negatives or whatever, with short comments, and then my overall impressions.
3DS, Console, demo, e3, Games, Handheld, impressions, independant, Opinion, OUYA, PC, ps3, PS4, PSN, Random, Rant, sexy, Vita, Wii U, XBLA, xbox 360, Xbox One
This is a pretty empty month surprisingly, but there’s a couple cool releases upcoming… Oh, and kickstarter backers such as I will be getting their OUYA consoles near the beginning of the month so you can expect a post where I’ll bash the console! … Probably.
Either way… In April we’re getting: 2 3DS titles, a Vita game, a PS3 game, a 360 game and 3 multiplats. As I said, slow month.
Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not. I’m probably missing some stuff (generally the more indie stuff).
3DS, Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, impressions, PC, ps3, Rant, Releases, Vita, Wii U, XBLA, xbox 360
Wow, this year kinda sucked… In a way.
Usually I do a lot of GotY posts, with one per major system/handheld and one for multiplat releases (since including multiplat releases in “best of X system” awards is retarded GameTrailers), as well as overall winners, with 3-5 winners in each category if possible (because I feel it’s ridiculous to call anything a “best” game, and I like choice). This year there just aren’t enough great games for that.
Not to say there weren’t good games, but very few that I feel were good enough to be in the running for GotY. So, due to that, I decided to go at it in a very simple manner and do one post, and maybe put a couple honorable mentions at the bottom for games I didn’t feel were GotY caliber.
So… let’s go with this year’s winners right away!
(Please note: I may not have played every game that came out in 2012, so sorry if I missed anything that you feel should win… oh, and FUCK Journey and FUCK anyone who likes that vapid non-game POS… yes, that means you Jim Sterling)
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You know, when I first saw gameplay footage for this game, it looked really bad. Then it kinda fell off the radar for a little while, but when it popped back up and people actually played it at E3, it sounded pretty awesome.
Now the new Double Dragon is out and I’ll say this right away: it’s awesome, buy it now!
But I guess I should elaborate. So read on and see why I like this game so much!
Console, Games, ps3, PSN, Review, XBLA, xbox 360
The biggest release period of the year is starting, let’s see what’s going on there, shall we? Hopefully this means I’ll start getting more reviews out!
Okay, let’s ignore Battle Kid 2 this time, despite there being no news about its release… should be really soon though so KEEP CHECKING OUT RETROUSB.COM… In september, we’re getting: 10 multiplatform releases, 2 PC releases, 1 Wii release,
3 2 PS3 releases (Mugen Souls was delayed just as I was about to post this) and 1 Vita release.
Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not. No shovelware here… Other than NHL and FIFA.
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And now the slow time of the year. July is usually very light on releases, one of the lightest months of the year except maybe for December, and this July is no exception other than for the 3DS.
We’re still getting some stuff. The 3DS has a staggering 4 releases, the Wii has a release, the PSP has a release, PSN and XBLA are getting something (I’m not sure when Jet Set Radio HD is supposed to come so I haven’t included it), and the NES is pretty likely to get something too. And it’s pretty much quality all-around.
Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not. No shovelware here.
3DS, Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, NES, ps3, PSN, psp, wii, XBLA, xbox 360
June! Games! Stuff! Words! Yeah, I don’t have anything to say this month. Let’s just talk about the games that are coming out.
So there’s a couple things coming out in June. Let’s see… a 3DS release, a DS release, a PSP release, 2 Vita releases, a Wii release, a PS3 release, 3 Xbox 360 releases (whoa!) and five multiplatform releases… And even possibly another NES release! Seems like everything is getting something in june!
Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not.
3DS, Console, ds, Games, games of the month, NES, ps3, PSN, Releases, wii, XBLA, xbox 360
Whoa, new Sonic! This generation Sonic has been all over the place. He went down in the abyss most of the time (Secret Rings, Black Knight, 2006, Unleashed, Colors) to kinda average (handheld games) to masterful (Sonic 4 Episode 1 and Sonic Generations). I was hoping Sonic 4 Episode 2 (I’ll call it Sonic 4-2 from now just because it’s easier) would follow Episode 1 and Generations Sonic. It, sadly, fell short of the mark. I have a bit of trouble explaining why, and maybe it’s just me, but I’ll try to explain myself nonetheless.
So let’s go for a quick review of Sonic 4-2! (minor spoilers ahead, but you probably already know about them)
This won’t be a standard review, basically I’ll talk about what I like and what irks me with this game, in hopes of explaining why I’m not a fan of this one.
Console, Games, Opinion, PC, ps3, PSN, Review, XBLA, xbox 360