Yakuza Kiwami Review (PS4)

I’ll admit it. At one point in my life I thought the Yakuza series could be boiled down to ‘GTA in Japan’ if someone asked me to describe the series. However, I’ve found now that the game is so much more than that. It’s more than just bashing in dude’s heads with bicycles or gunning down mobs of people just for fun and sport. Yakuza 0 started the year with a brand new game in the series and now just a few months later Sega has released its first remake in the series, Yakuza Kiwami. Let me tell you right now if you’ve never played a Yakuza game before Kiwami could be the perfect place to jump in and see just what the series is all about and here’s why.

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SUPERHOT VR Review (PSVR)

You know that part in The Matrix where Neo is moving so fast that it looks as if time is just standing still? That part where he’s bending his body back to avoid the bullets rushing past him as the camera spins around showing their path through the sky… SUPERHOT VR takes that moment we all had when we first saw The Matrix and said to ourselves that we wish it were real and puts you in the shoes of “The One”.

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Lost Sphear Coming to North America in January

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

Valkyria Revolution Review (PS4)

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.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II Demo: PS4 vs. Switch

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.

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Final Fantasy XIV’s Free Trial Goes Unlimited – What You Can and Can’t Do

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)

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NieR: Automata Review (PS4)

 

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.

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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)”