Well I got this game for free (through the “Never Settle Reloaded” promotion by AMD) and I figured I’d play it once for maybe an hour and never touch it again, because every preview I’ve seen has been pretty… meh. I mean, whatever, it’s free, I might as well check it out.
So I was pretty surprised when I ended up not only not hating the game, but actually liking it and playing it through to the end… Which is weird.
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Sometimes I like buying completely random games, or games I have no idea what they’re about just to basically see what all this hype is about. This is what I did here. I know nothing about vocaloids nor have I ever even heard any vocaloid music, and obviously I’m never played one of these games before… So this was really a completely blind buy.
So yeah… let’s check it out!
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Well I said in the March releases post that I’d give my impressions on the demo for Mirror of Fate…. But after playing through it twice, I find that there really isn’t much to say. I’ll still try though!
Let’s talk about this new Castlevania game!
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Well this has been a slow month of posting… I’ve been playing a couple RPGs so I haven’t really had time to post too much at all (gameplay time is low when you have a full-time job). Ni No Kuni and Fire Emblem reviews still possibly upcoming though, eventually I might actually play those to completion.
On that note, let’s talk about upcoming releases in March! Here we’re getting: 4 3DS games, 3 PS3 games, 2 PC games, a 360 game, 1 Wii U games, a Vita game, a Wii game, and finally 6 multiplatform games… OH and I think the Ouya is coming out for kickstarter backers in March… but who cares?
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).
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Well, let’s compensate with my lack of recent posting with a quick review of a newly-released game!
I’m actually not a big Metal Gear fan. I played through MGS1 and most of MGS4, and that’s about it. But this one is really interesting to me because I love these high-impact badass action games in the style of DMC, and what’s cooler than playing one of those as a badass cyborg ninja? And that fact that this was made by Platinum Games… okay, you’ve got my attention.
So… let’s talk about this game now that I already finished it twice!
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And the 8th gen console wars are a GO! Yes, with Wednesday’s reveal of the Playstation 4, we now know what Sony’s plan for the generation is.
PS4 is interesting to me because the PS3 was my console of choice in the 7th gen, and PS2 was my console for the 6th. While more of a Nintendo fan when it comes to first-party software (and me not being a big fan of the PS1), I always had a soft spot for Sony consoles, and the PS3 was one badass console (despite… you know… losing Sony billions of dollars). I even have a Vita, clearly there must be some Sony fanboy genes in me.
So let’s talk about the PS4’s reveal!
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Wow. Just… Wow. I can’t believe such a bad game is getting SO much hype online. It understandably came out to basically no fanfare (the marketing just showing another vapid third-person military shooter with nothing to separate itself from any other game of its style), but a few months later I find that people online won’t shut up about it.
So in November 2012 I found a fairly “good” deal for it on GreenManGaming, where it cost me 6$ to buy the Steam version, so I figured I’d give it a chance and finish it (here’s my achievements for the game, just in case you think I’m bullshitting you).
So let’s talk about this piece of crap and I’ll hopefully explain why I think it’s horrible!
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I’m posting this early, because I predict my free time may be taken by Ni No Kuni this week (if I receive it this week)… I do have a few other upcoming posts, but we’ll see if I’ll ever have time to do that.
February is giving us: 2 great 3DS games, 6 multiplat releases, 1 Wii U release and 1 Vita release. A couple of quality releases here.
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.
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Capcom keeps being stupid, no surprise here. Here’s another one to add to their mountain of bad decisions in recent year! Not as bad as completely ruining the Devil May Cry series, but still. This time they announced that E.X. Troopers wouldn’t be localized to America (for no reason). After hearing that news, I went and tried the demo, which is available on the Japanese PSN, and I ordered the import. And, after playing it for a while, I don’t really understand why they decided that we wouldn’t get it… besides them just… being really dumb.
Either way, here’s my impressions of the game!
Keep in mind, I don’t know a very usable amount of Japanese (I can read katakana and hiragana, but I don’t know enough words to get most of what’s written… start throwing in kanji and I’m completely lost). So it’s very possible I missed some elements of the game.
Also note that this is for the PS3 version, I have no idea if the 3DS version is any different.
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Good non-Mario kart racers are rare (though I haven’t played LBPKarting yet so maybe that’s another good one), but it’s always fun to see them. This is a sequel to the 2010 Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing, which was a solid racing game for sure.
So… let’s just jump in straight into the review!
Note that I played both the Wii U and Vita versions, but they’re essentially identical so take it as a review for any of the currently-released versions (as of January 13th 2013)….
Other note, I’m calling this Sonic Kart 2 from now on, hope you don’t mind.
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