The Japanese role-playing games genre has had some really high points (Persona 5) and some really low points (Akiba’s Beat) here lately. It used to be my go to pick for buying games, especially on the PS2 and the GBA. Of course, back then I could only get one or two games every quarter, so I had to pick things that would last. Tokyo Xanadu hits that average JRPG mark pretty hard, mashing a r...[Read More]
Carl Jung described a persona as “a kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and on the other to conceal the true nature of the individual.” This idea from 1953 perfectly describes the themes at work in Atlus’ Persona 5 on the PS4 and PS3. For this review, I was asked to take my time, resulting in a wild ride into the strange world of Pers...[Read More]
After several months of wondering what exactly will happen to the iconic assassin, IO Interactive have just recently concluded negotiations with Square Enix. While many assumed Hitman would stay with Square Enix, myself included, IO Interactive are officially the full owners of the rights to the Hitman franchise. From this moment forward, IO Interactive is an independent studio.
Nintendo has been criticized in the past about their reluctance to change. We’ve seen countless franchises stuck in similar designs, all for the sake of consistency and the rejection of trying something new. In contrast to this idea though, Nintendo has recently been putting out incredibly unique games, expanding their cast of colorful characters and creations. While we got the excellent Spl...[Read More]
The Electronic Entertainment Expo has been a part of my life since I was in my teens, spending hours of my summer watching the action on Tech TV/G4. It has always been an event where I gather up my friends and we just absorb everything the industry has to offer. Over the years though, especially with me now being able to examine the game industry with more accuracy, I’ve noticed a shift away...[Read More]
Throughout my early gaming days, anything made from a movie, comic book, or otherwise popular franchise outside of gaming was usually a recipe for disaster. However, there has been a recent upswing in quality with titles made with intellectual licenses. Sure, its still not perfect, but licensed games are getting better.
There has been a few complaints flying around the internet about the weird looking character models in Marvel VS Capcom Infinite, a sequel to a game with extremely stylish presentation. Originally, I was under the impression these characters would look better in motion. However, a recent post from a supposed ex-employee of Capcom says otherwise on Reddit. Now, before I dive any more into this subj...[Read More]
It looks like VR might finally be finding its feet. Bethesda have committed to the platform by putting DOOM, Fallout 4, and even Skyrim into the virtual reality space. However, it’s not just game company giants looking to experiment with these new toys. Skydance Interactive is looking to put their players into the cockpit of a giant mech in their new game Archangel.
Just when I was getting ready to go to a different stream, Reggie Fils-Aime comes on stage at the Nintendo Treehouse and shakes what I knew about Nintendo outside of their Direct videos. A new 2D Metroid game has just been announced, ironically enough as a remake of Metroid 2: Return of Samus that recently got a fan remake. Metroid: Samus Returns is headed to the Nintendo 3DS this September.
The Nintendo Direct has just wrapped up, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from Nintendo in the next couple years, at least as far as games go. There was no word on things like the Switch’s online features or the virtual console, but there were several games teased during the video presentation. One of which brought a cheer to my throat. Metroid Prime 4 is currently in development for th...[Read More]
One of my favorite things from the past couple of years for E3 is going to the movie theater to watch the Sony press conference with my friends. We laughed, we clapped at likely inappropriate times, and we even made our own sound effects while the stream was having audio difficulties. The PlayStation Experience was a highlight of last year and this year was no different. To probably the confusion ...[Read More]
A couple days ago, we got news that Arc System Works, the developers of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, were working on a Dragon Ball Z game. Well, the footage has been revealed at Microsoft’s E3 press conference and it could be the fighting game fans have always wanted. Dragon Ball FighterZ looks to be a dream come true for fighting game enthusiasts and fans of the anime alike.