XSEED Announces Release Date For New Shantae Game

WayForward and XSEED have finally given a release date for the upcoming release of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The game was successfully funded through Kickstarter earning more than $776,000 back in 2014. The title will be available at retail and digital stores on December 20th. Wii U owners will have to wait just a little bit longer as the game will be available for that system … Continue reading XSEED Announces Release Date For New Shantae Game

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Review

Odin Sphere was a game that was originally developed by Vanillaware and released on the PS2 back in 2007. Back then it was considered a cult classic, now they’re hoping it gets more mainstream attention. While I did play the original game a few years ago, I really only played about an hour of that release so I’ll be treating this as if I’d never played the game before. I couldn’t talk in depth about many of the changes that were made, but from the people I’ve talked to who played the original there were some things that were desperately in need of a change.

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a from the ground up re-working of the original game. The visuals and story stay mostly intact, but everything around it has been redone to fall in line with some of their more recent releases like Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Dragon’s Crown. Combat is fluid and fast paced, built mainly around the idea of stringing huge combos together. While not really necessary to be successful it is really satisfying to see that combo number go up, entering the realm of 2-300 attacks in a row on a pretty regular basis.

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Shannon’s Top 10 Games of 2015

2015 has been a year filled with new things for me and my family. I got a new job that has allowed me to spend more time at home and subsequently more time playing games. I also picked up a PS4 which is new as I’ve always waited till a system was “on it’s way out” to pick it up on the cheap and have an extensive library of games to play. As the year has drawn to a close and I’ve spent weeks thinking over the good times, you are about to read the list of the best times. These are my top ten games of two thousand fifteen.

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10. Guitar Hero Live (PS4)

Before 2015, I hadn’t played a Guitar Hero game since Guitar Hero 2 on my PS2. I was a late adopter of the PS3 and plastic instrument games were on their way out of the market. Guitar Hero Live has been a great surprise to me though by adding a new button layout and old school MTV like service that keeps me interested every time I pick up the new guitar.

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Shovel Knight Getting Amiibo With Wii U Exclusive Features And Free DLC On All Platforms

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Shovel Knight is digging its way back into the news! This time, in a more physical manner. As we all know, Shovel Knight is getting a retail release this October on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and 3DS. However, what we just learned during the Nindies@Night event that Shovel Knight is also getting an Amiibo. That’s right, Shovel Knight will be the first indie game character to receive an Amiibo and the Amiibo functions will be exclusive to Wii U.

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NIS America Sale Going On Now

NIS SaleInterested in a bunch of games published by NIS America, but don’t want to break the bank? Well good thing they’re having a sale right now. More than 20 titles published by the company including games in the Disgaea and Danganronpa series’ are on sale. PS+ members can get some of them for up to 80% off right now.

The sale runs from today until August 11th at Noon. Head past the break to see the full list of games on sale.

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