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Pokemon Rumble World: A Great Mechanic Wasted On A Not So Great Game

April 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Pokemon Rumble World LogoI’m not going to do an actual review on it, because I’m not going to play much more of it, but I have to talk about Pokemon Rumble World. I’ve been utterly disappointed with the experience so far. I really enjoyed the first Pokemon Rumble game on Wii. I really liked Pokemon Rumble Blast on 3DS. Pokemon Rumble U was enjoyable, but had already started to descend the franchise into a place where I wasn’t having as much fun. It was getting easier and easier to beat the games as we went along. Despite that fact I was interested in picking up this new game on 3DS, especially as it has transitioned the franchise into the free to play world.

While there is one thing I really like about Pokemon Rumble World, which I’ll talk about later, I can’t help but feel disappointed at this game as a whole. Why; because it’s gotten even easier than ever to “beat” the game. I booted it up the first time and went through the early game spiel. They set up the world, introduced you to some of the supporting characters and gave you a pokemon of your own to go out and battle with. That’s part’s all fine and good. It does a passible job at setting up the reason that you’re playing the game.

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Nintendo Download – Week of April 23rd

April 23, 2015 Leave a comment

200ccIt’s Mario Kart Day on the eShop. First we have the release of the much anticipated second batch of DLC for Mario Kart 8, along with the update to bring the 200cc speed class. Alongside that one of the best portable kart games in Mario Kart DS gets a release on the Wii U Virtual Console.   Mewtwo also goes on sale for the general public. Head past the break for everything that will be available today.

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Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow

April 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Nintendo DirectDidn’t we just have one of these not that long ago? Now we’re having what I like to call a Nintendo Direct X. It’s all about Xenoblade Chronicles X. Tomorrow, April 24th at 2:00pm EST there will be a video presentation from Nintendo all about their upcoming RPG from Monolith Soft. Afterward there will be Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game.

Watch it. This game is probably going to be awesome.  Just go here if you want to see all they have to say about the game.

Bizerta: Silent Evil Gets First Screenshots

April 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Bizerta 4There’s a survival horror game coming to Wii U from a company called Edrox Interactive. It’s called Bizerta: Silent Evil and it appears to be a Wii U exclusive. Much like ZombiU, which was a launch title for the system, the game will rely heavily on the use of the touchscreen to do things like solving puzzles and unlocking doors. Just how much it relies on the device is unknown at this point.

What is known about the game is that you play as a 15 year old kid who one day wakes up as a 30 year old man in a dark world. You’ll be traveling through a building that appears to be abandoned in order to find out just what happened. Outside of that little is actually know about the game. It looks interesting and the screenshots certainly give it a unique feel that we haven’t seen on the system in quite a while.

Get Ready For War….Hammer

April 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Sega and Creative Assembly have just announced that they’re basically making my dreams come true. I love Warhammer. I’m not ashamed to admit it. I spent way more money than I want to admit and way more time than I care to image with these little plastic figures for the game. I created dozens of pieces of custom terrain for tables, participated and helped organize tournaments. I was even a part of a dual-city grudge match at one time. I like Warhammer, a lot.

What I haven’t found in a long time is a reasonable recreation of the game on console or PC. That’s all about to change as the two companies have announced Total War: Warhammer. The game, which you can see in the trailer above is described by Sega:

“Our rules have changed, and with change comes war on a scale as yet unimagined. Gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power take their place on the battlefield, alongside thousands of warriors clashing in real-time tactical battles. All at YOUR command. In the turn-based campaign game of statecraft & empire building, you will find the Old World an unforgiving and treacherous place, filled with endless war and cunning alliances alike. Whichever race you choose to play as and however you seek conquest, you will be faced with a conflict that threatens to tear the very fabric of reality asunder.”

It’s one of the worst kept secrets in gaming as it was leaked back in January and then teased again in March. The trailer doesn’t mention anything specific as far as platforms or when the game will be released. All you need to know is my hype level for this is currently off the charts. I’ll probably need to reign it back in a bit. With this, Blood Bowl 2 and Mordheim: City of the Damned all on the horizon it’s a good time to be a fan of Games Workshop.

Splatoon Getting Wii U Bundle

April 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Splatoon BundleIf you haven’t yet picked up a Wii U maybe Nintendo’s most recently announced bundle will be what pulls you over the edge. Nintendo has announced that their upcoming third person paint shooter, Splatoon, is getting a Wii U system bundle.

The Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe Set will launch exclusively at Best Buy on May 29th. It comes packaged with a black Deluxe version of the console, a download code for Splatoon and Nintendo Land pre-installed on the system. It also comes with one of the coolest bits of box art for a system bundle we’ve seen in a while. It does not, however, include any of the three amiibo that will launch for the game. That might have been enough to get pre-orders for the system through the roof.

The Splatoon bundle will launch alongside the game on May 29th and cost $299.99. It will be available at Best Buy retail locations and BestBuy.com.

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PS4 Update 2.51 Available

April 21, 2015 Leave a comment

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Sony has launched a new system update for the PS4 bringing the OS up to version 2.51. It’s not a huge update, weighing in at 245 MB. It’s currently available for users in North America and Europe. The update includes:

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • Operation quality during use of some applications has been improved.

Outside of that nothing much going on. No big features added. No new accessibility options. Just tweaking stuff.

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