Some people have Marvel vs Capcom for their crossover fix ,but me? Years ago, when I discovered that there was a video game series that had the likes of GaoGaiGar, Evangelion, and Gunbuster teaming up to fight evil space invaders, it was as if I had found out one of my childhood wishes had been granted.The Super Robot Taisen series has been a series that I’ve vicariously experienced for almost a decade. I’ve bought almost every game in the series from the Super Famicom ones now to the most recent. Its a series that I’ve loved from afar, but really never experienced fully due to the language barrier and just simple patience. As of yesterday, that’s changed. After three weeks and 48 hours of game time, I finally have one of these games under my belt. Continue reading
Metal Gear Rising takes play a few years after the events Metal Gear Solid 4. Apparently deciding not to become a family man like he promised at the end of 4, he is now working a private military company charged with protecting an African leader. The African leader is almost instantly captured and murdered by a mysterious group of cyborgs known as Desperado. Raiden, having failed his mission and getting horrifically beaten down by a Brazilian cyborg samurai decides to seek out Desperado for revenge.
There were a lot of games I wanted to write about and just didn’t either because I was just to lazy at the time or because I just didn’t know if I could give them the praise I think they truly deserved. Now, here we are at the end of the year and the games that I should have written about have been all but forgotten. I was going to do a top ten list because I don’t think anyone can look away from a top ten list, but I decided to trim the list even further. I cut it down to three. Despite the fact that there were easily ten games that I think were truly amazing this year, there were three games that rose above the rest. Continue reading
2012 has been a pretty good year for games. We got some great games like Dragon’s Dogma, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mushihimesama HD, Persona 4 Arena, and The Witcher 2 to name a few personal favorites. As it may be apparent with the games I’ve mentioned, I’m not really someone who follows the “indie” game scene. However, sometimes a title sparks my interest enough to check it out. Analogue: A Hate Story happens be one of these .
I should mention a few things before I begin: I’m going to try as hard as I possibly can to not spoil any major part of the story of this game. Right off the bat, the story is amazing, and I wouldn’t want to ruin it for anyone whose interest manages to get piqued by this post. Also, I still have yet to finish the game with a Good Ending partly because its pretty difficult so don’t take this post as if I were reviewing the game. This post is pretty much just going to be me gushing over how much I enjoy this game and some little impressions I had overall.
Its narrative may have been questionable, its ending may have been abrupt, but Bioshock 2 still winds up being a rather fun experience as long as you don’t take it too seriously.
As a big fan of Atlus’ “Trauma Center” series, I have no idea why I put this game off for so long. Its definitely quite a departure from the series, but it ends up holding its own and is easily the best game in the series yet.
There haven’t been many new sequels that I would honestly say are better than the original game. Theres always something to complain about; the original game carries a charm that just couldn’t be emulated again for some reason. It lacks the genuineness of the original. It feels like a quick cash-in. Seeing “2” in a title often carries a feeling of optimistic dread– “OK, this is going to be the game where the sequel is good, if not better than the original.” It almost never is.
Portal 2 is one of those exceptions.
This was due a month ago, but I’ve been a bit busy for a while. So here’s just a quick take on this wonderful adventure game:
OK, maybe not.
Ougon Musou Kyoku is a recent doujin fighting game based on the visual novel series Umineko no Naku Koro ni. Does Melty Blood have a new challenger?
Let me start by saying that this game is terrible. It feels like a clumsy half finished product that needed at least another year in development. Splatterhouse feels like a desperate attempt to “take back” video game violence–back to its roots– from God of War or Dante’s Inferno. Sadly, its 5 years too late to the scene. I can vouch that every negative review that Splatterhouse has gotten has probably been given deservedly so. Despite all this, I can’t help but like it anyway.