A friend and I sit down and talk about the first Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea DLC for almost two hours.
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.
Two men from opposing sides of the law chase down a legendary law enforcer turned renegade, Maximillion Caxton. Jack Cayman from Madworld fame is hired by Max’s daughter to retrieve her father while Jack has other ideas in mind for the person responsible for his own daughter’s death. Leo, an officer that worked for Max on the force chases after Max because he believes he isn’t guilty of the crimes that have been pinned on his mentor.
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
Liberation Maiden, originally part of a compilation known as Guild 101 in Japan for the 3Ds, was recently released as a standalone digital title in the west
earlier this week a few weeks ago. It’s a Grasshopper Manufacturer Suda 51 game involving the teenage second president of “New Japan” where she pilots a giant robot and purifies her country from an evil empire known only as the “Dominion.” As standard of every Suda 51 game, the premise is intriguing , but the game itself falls short.
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.
To put it bluntly, the Oneechanbara series are an assortment of budget titles developed by Tamsoft and published by D3 Publisher that consist of scantily clad bikini girls who fight off zombie attacks with katanas. Along the way, the series got relatively popular. Or at least, I think think this series got popular. I mean, why else would they now charge full price for these games despite them still feeling like budget bin titles?
The original reason I picked up a Saturn all those years ago didn’t really have to do with videogames. It was 1999, I was in fifth grade, and my father and I had just finished watching Neon Genesis Evangelion. Imagine finding out that there were video games set in this amazing series!
One of the worst things you can do is take a long break from writing. Writing is something that is really hard to pick up after long hiatuses. I’m going to be a bit rough(e)r around the edges for the next couple posts as I get back into the rhythm.I’ve decided that the next few pieces I write about will have some sort of continuity. I’m hoping to have the beginning of this project up hopefully next Monday.
What I really want to write about for a while is the Sega Saturn:
While the Genesis and the Dreamcast are generally adored, the Sega Saturn really never gets as much love as it should. Personally speaking, I actually prefer the Saturn to the Dreamcast and I hope with these upcoming posts I’m able to share why. With these next few posts I will walk through some of my favorite Saturn games as well as some…interesting games. I’m not entirely sure if I’ll go through my entire Saturn Library (not that its that big, really) but it might be kinda fun going back and brushing up on most of these games. I definitely have a few odd ones that might be worth writing about.