I’m a big fan of the Dragon Quest series, ever since I played the first game on NES (during the early SNES days) and completed it without any guides. I have since played every main game in the series, except for Dragon Quest 10 (which… who gives a shit) and, more importantly, Dragon Quest 7. Just didn’t have a PS1 back in the day, and I was only starting to get more into RPGs at the time. So the 3DS remake was a great thing for me. I heard it was a very weird game for the series, so I was pretty curious about it.
So let’s not waste anymore time, let’s see if I was missing on a great Dragon Quest game.
(note: since I haven’t played the original PS1 version, I can’t properly comment on what was changed, if anything, I only have a few details that I can’t verify)
Platinum Games. G1 Transformers. Yes please.
Seriously, this was just announced at this year’s E3 (or a couple days before maybe?), and I didn’t need any more than those 2 pieces of information to be excited. And I’m not even that big a Transformers fan.
Let’s go and see if the excitement was warranted!
The first Bayonetta was a badass action game in the DMC style, and one that did well critically and did decently as far as sales go (over 2 million copies sold is nothing to sneeze at), but then no one actually wanted the sequel to be made other than the devs themselves. The game was allegedly pitched to Microsoft and Sony who both refused to fund it, Sega wouldn’t do it, but somehow, completely out of left field, Nintendo jumped on it and funded the development of the game.
So first things first, thank you Nintendo for making this game possible. Second… Bayonetta was one of my favorite games of the entire 7th gen, so my hype for this was through the roof, by FAR the game I was most excited for this year.
So does Bayonetta 2 live up to the hype, or did Nintendo ruin it because they’re Nintendo? Read on and see! (yes, that second part of the question was a joke)
It’s more than time for a new board game review, been a little bit since my Battlecon review. This time I’m gonna talk about a more “normal” board game, rather than finding something video game related.
Nexus Ops is a light wargame, and one that has a lot of interesting mechanics to it. I actually find it doesn’t get talked about a whole lot, so I might as well mention it here.
So read on and see why I recommend this game!
The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past remains my favorite game in the Zelda series, and probably the one I’d call the best or second best of the series as a whole. When a sequel to it was announced I was really excited. The months leading to release were a bit of a rollercoaster, with some reveals I wasn’t sure I’d like, others that seemed awesome, and the gameplay videos making the game look a bit weird.
Finally picked it up and played it through nearly 100%. And I loved every second of it.
Read on and see why!
The video game industry has this issue right now where a lot of video game journalists and reviewers aren’t actually gamers. This leads to coverage and reviews that don’t really make sense from a gamer’s perspective. We’re starting to see a lot of reviews criticizing a game for doing things that games SHOULD do, and in the same breath praising another for being a bad semi-interactive movie.
One of the most recent cases of that was “professional” reviews for the great Wonderful 101, where the reviewers would remove points from the game’s score solely because they’re not willing to learn how to play it and they blamed the game for their own incompetence (this is from people who couldn’t draw a straight line… you know, which just requires holding a control stick in any direction for a moment).
This seems to be the case with the blue blur’s latest opus, strangely enough. Yes, if you’re looking for a positive review of Sonic Lost World, here it is, the only one on all of the internet apparently.
I’m always a bit wary when it comes to Sonic, as is everyone else (well, except for the big fanboys who thought Black Knight and Unleashed were good). We’ve been burned quite a few times since the Genesis days, so even if the game looks good, you have to lower your expectations because they might end up being total shit. But Sonic Lost World was getting REALLY positive previews all over the place, and non-journalists who got to play it really loved it too, and it just looked really fun in videos, so I really hoped they weren’t screwing this one up.
Let’s see how it ended up living up to those hopes.
So the Wii U hasn’t been doing too well, but that’s because of a massive lack of worthwhile exclusive games (and because of an industry that’s generating fewer sales and a fanbase that hates fun games), and this is basically the first interesting game since launch back in November last year.
Pikmin gets the ball rolling on the Wii U, and is the first of many cool releases for the rest of the year (the others being The Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD, Sonic Lost World, Super Mario 3D World and hopefully Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze… and there’s some 3rd party crap too… and next year has Smash, Mario Kart and Bayonetta 2 lined up, so the system is finally starting to do well games-wise). While it failed to move the Wii U much on its own yet, I do think it will be a contributing factor to higher Wii U sales later on in the year, as it will finally have a library of games worth buying for.
So let’s talk about the Wii U’s first real gem! Let’s go!
So it’s been quite a while since the last actual SMT game. No, despite the title outside of japan, Persona isn’t SMT. Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne on the PS2 was quite a masterpiece of JRPG gameplay. It was tough, it was original, and damn was it fun and crazy. I always have the demi-fiend looking at me next to my computer desk, actually 😛
So after a 9 year break, we finally have a new entry, this time on 3DS. The hype was pretty high for this, and I couldn’t wait.
So… read on and see if it’s good! (spoilers: yes it is)
Borderlands! I LOVE the first game. It’s really fun, very replayable and it’s one of the only games this gen that got the idea of DLC right. I hear the multiplayer was great too, but I wouldn’t know, I soloed the thing… multiple times.
I’ve been quite hyped for the sequel, which looked amazing in every preview. I finally played through it (and then some) and I think I can give my final verdict on it now.
So read on and see if the sequel is as awesome as the original!
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!