Square Enix has announced when their newest Switch release will make its way to the console. The game, called Lost Sphear, is an RPG using the same engine as their most recent release on the system, I am Setsuna. The game will be available through the Nintendo eShop on January 23rd, 2018. Currently the game is available for pre-order through Steam and the Playstation Store … Continue reading Lost Sphear Coming to North America in January
My first real experience with the Valkyria franchise was the remake of the original game that was release last year. It was a beautiful experience that introduced me to a franchise I’d had interest in before, but hadn’t played. The turn based tactics married beautifully with cover mechanics and light third person shooting. I was immediately hooked. Fast forward to this year and I was again excited at the prospect of getting back into that world again with Valkyria Revolution. The experience hasn’t quite been the same.
Valkyria Revolution is a spin-off of the regular Chronicles timeline of games. It’s set in an alternate universe to an alternate universe where Europe is again at war. This time, though. It’s not all about guns and tanks. Swords and magic make an appearance. The game is set, as mentioned, in a universe that’s different from the already established universe. It takes place 100 years before the events of those games. War has broken out between two major powers. The Ruzi Empire is the dominate force in the area. Jutland wants to break free and rule themselves so they start, as the name suggests, a revolution. However, the events of the war are all controlled by a group of five people known in the story as the Traitors.
Many long time readers of this site and listeners of the podcast know that I am a .hack// enthusiast, and how overjoyed I am with the announcement today that .hack//G.U. Last Recode is getting localized. Continue reading “.hack//Last Recode Getting Western Localization”
Dragon Quest Heroes II is easily one of my most anticipated games of the year so when I heard that there was a demo available on the Japanese eShop on Switch I immediately went to download it and play through it. If you played the first game then you’ll know exactly what to expect. You, and a party of three other people run around various environments killing horde up horde of enemies. There are different objectives, that usually revolve around defending a specific point or taking down a specific monster, that you need to complete along the way. The first game was available on PS4 here in the US and the Switch is getting a bundle of the first and second games in one package, though a release date for the US has not yet been announced.
With the latest 3.56 Patch for Final Fantasy XIV, the game ready itself as it makes the transition to its newest expansion this summer, Stormblood. Available on June 20, 2017.
Also included in the patch, it removes the 14-day Free Trial limits. Now you can play to your heart content. Available on both PS4 and PC. (And PS3 till the release of Stormblood)
Nier: Automata is the Action RPG pseudo open world sequel to 2010’s hidden gem Nier, which is a spin-off of the first game in the Drakengard/Drag-On Dragoon series also by Yoko Taro. NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE IS NECESSARY TO ENJOY THE GAME.
Nier: Automata is the love child of Square-Enix’s Yoko Taro and Platinum’s stylized CUHRAYZEE action game. Along with that, there are many people involve with this game that are absolutely stellar yet overshadowed by their more noticeable counter figures. Continue reading “NieR: Automata Review (PS4)”
Today wasn’t just about the indies. Sega has released another trailer for Puyo Puyo Tetris, which is coming to Switch on April 25th. The new trailer, called the Back To Basics trailer, shows off some new game play for the game. If you’re not sure what Puyo Puyo is or you’re curious to know just how that series can work with Tetris check out this … Continue reading Get Back to Basics in Puyo Puyo Tetris
Today’s Nintendo Direct wasn’t the only place where new game announcements for Switch were made. During GDC Rebellion announced that their remaster of Rogue Trooper, called Rogue Trooper: Redux is coming to Switch later this year. The game is an HD remaster based on the 2000AD comic series of the same name. It’s also coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Check out the trailer … Continue reading Rogue Trooper: Redux Heading To Switch
Yakuza. It’s a series I’d never gotten into, but is well loved with other staffers here at Nintendo Okie. You can’t go a few weeks without someone talking about it and for good reason. Yakuza 0 is the most recent game in the series and if you’ve never explored the streets of Japan as a heavily tattooed man who commits crime, but is ultimately a good person then now is the best time to do so.
Yakuza 0 tells the story of two different members of the Japanese yakuza, Kiryu Kazuma and Majima Goro. At the beginning of this game Kiryu is framed for a murder that he didn’t commit. Ultimately he’s kicked out of the family and tries to redeem himself and prove his innocence at the same time. Majima is a cabaret owner who was exiled for not following orders years earlier. He too is looking to better his name. These two men’s stories will intertwine with each other at different points.
Baseball is the one sport I truly care about. I “follow” my favorite football team, the Carolina Panthers and will watch them if they’re on TV. Since that doesn’t happen often in Oklahoma I just check the scores the next day. I pay attention to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA. I don’t watch hockey. Baseball, however, I truly love. I grew up playing … Continue reading MLB The Show 16 Is a Great Baseball Game