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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid 3, Snake Eater, Box Art, Game Art, Review, Gaming AdvanceFollowing our Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty rewind, we’re going to visit the third iteration and earliest chronological release of the series, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Like Metal Gear Solid 2 before it, Snake Eater sees the protagonist Solid Snake replaced by another character. This time, players take the role of sort-of-father of Solid Snake, Naked Snake aka Big Boss.

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Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection

gaming advance, box art, neptunia, producing perfection, vitaThe Hyperdimension Neptunia series is a role-playing game franchise intended to parody the game industry. Each of the main characters, known as CPUs, represent one of the three consoles of the previous generation: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii, with the main protagonist Neptunia depicting the unreleased SEGA Neptune. Supporting characters are inspired by development studios and publishers, and the world itself is unsubtly named Gameindustri. There are elements of self-awareness, but it’s a series that sometimes crosses the line between parody and imitation. Producing Perfection might be one of those things.

As a spinoff, Producing Perfection strays from the standard RPG fare of battling random encounters and defeating dungeon bosses to progress the story. Rather, the title instead belongs to the visual novel genre–a game genre that exists almost exclusively in Japan. Players must work with one or more of the protagonists to turn them into a popular idol. Yes, it’s an idol management simulator.

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Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

Etrian Odyssey Untold, The Millenium Girl, Box Artwork, ReviewReleased in 2007 on the DS, Etrian Odyssey was a three-dimensional dungeon crawler inspired by the old classics that required the player to map out their progress. Taking advantage of the DS’ touch screen, players would map their progress with the tools provided, bringing that classic experience to the portable gaming environment. I never did get to personally experience any of the Etrian Odyssey titles before. Fortunately, they’re already remaking the original 2007 release. Is this a good time to enter the series, and is the remake truly warranted?

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Jackie Chan Stuntmaster

Jackie Chan, Stuntmaster, PlayStation, Rewind, Box ArtThe storyline starts off with an ordinary day in the life of Jackie Chan (Jackie Chan) working as a courier for his grandfather; however, there is nothing ordinary about the situation unfolding as a result of the package he must deliver to the Shaolin Temple. Elsewhere, Jackie is doing exactly what his grandfather predicted, stuffing his face at the local diner when he should be delivering packages, most importantly, the package to the temple. Midway through his meal, Jackie spots a limousine with his grandfather surrounded by the sub-bosses in the game. Jackie takes off with a high-octane chase, and the scene ends with the crash of the limo and his grandfather being taken away by the bosses, whereupon, Jackie loses them at a nearby junction.  Continue reading