Launching in 1998 and developed by Konami, Metal Gear Solid is one of the best selling PlayStation titles on the system. While not the first in the series, with both Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake preceding it, Metal Gear Solid was somewhat revolutionary. It married cinematic storytelling with gameplay to a level not yet seen on the system, and offered a unique and innovative experience for players to enjoy. With Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes coming out in March, we’re going to take a look through the Metal Gear Solid series. Continue reading
Almost every year sees a brand new videogame release in the Dragon Ball Z series. While typically focusing on the fighting aspect of both the manga and the show, the games often change after two or three sequels. However, after a disappointing release with Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, it’s no surprise that the developer has attempted another relatively new approach. This time, the team fighting, arcade titles are seeing a console release on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Continue reading
Ys: Memories of Celceta is the first of the many Ys IV action-role playing games in the Ys series, and is developed by Nihon Falcom, Even though this Ys is only a reboot of a remake of two older Ys games, only the basic premise is shared as both the game play and some of the plot points have been changed. Due to this being Falcom’s first attempt at Ys IV, this is the most significant of the Ys IV titles and is already considered canon.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is a re-release of the Japanese Saturn and PlayStation title, Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. The new release brings the title not only to the west, but full voice acting and additional content. Set in the vision of the future of the 90′s, Soul Hackers involves a world in which the player may enter the computer realm and demon companions may be stored digitally. Continue reading
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a murder-mystery game that became quite the hit over in Japan even before it launched in 2010, with the PlayStation Portable demo leaving quite an impact. The demo even contained an exclusive scenario just to demonstrate the mechanics without spoiling even the story of tutorial chapter in the final release. In Japan, Danganronpa is successful enough that the franchise is seeing it’s third videogame release, with the third non-spinoff title also teased. Continue reading
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is the third installment in the Japanese Role-Playing Game series, Hyperdimension Neptunia. Established as a parody franchise, Neptunia goes out of its way to exaggerate and mock popular cliches in Japanese videogames. It’s a sequel to the mildly received Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2, which saw a new protagonist. In Victory, the original protagonist, Neptune, returns as the hero for the story.
Nintendo has recently started to claim ad revenue from Let’s Play videos on YouTube. Is this a good thing for them to do? Or is it a bad thing for them to do? Luckily I managed to avoid thinking about it too hard, as my question was answered within the pages of a torn diary dated 20XX that I stumbled upon on my way to work.
One Piece Pirate Warriors is an action game based on the Japanese graphic novel. One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, who are all trying to search for the One Piece treasure. Pirate Warriors covers the first half of the One Piece series, with the end being of the game taking place at the time-skip. The game however does leave out a few arcs, with one missing major arc being Skypiea. Continue reading
Over the years, I’ve continued to play the large collection of Dragon Ball Z games both because of the entertainment they bring, and that the games allow you to play as your favourite characters and re-live the series at your will. There has been a huge number of games over the years, some have been very weak some very good. The most recent release before Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection, Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi was an annoying game, and I am pleased that Bandai decided to go back and look at what made their DBZ games great. Continue reading
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