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)”

Get Back to Basics in Puyo Puyo Tetris

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

Rogue Trooper: Redux Heading To Switch

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 0 Review (PS4)

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.

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MLB The Show 16 Is a Great Baseball Game

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

WB Announces New Ports For LEGO City Undercover

One of the best games on Wii U, still to this date, is Lego City Undercover. The open world game starring Chase McCain is a great game that if you haven’t played you really should. Announced today, via their Twitter Page, WB Games has said the game will be making a return. In 2017 the game will be released for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and … Continue reading WB Announces New Ports For LEGO City Undercover

Steamworld Collection Going To Retail

Image & Form’s really good Steamworld series is getting a retail release. Rising Star Games announced today that they will be publishing the two games, as part of one package called The Steamworld Collection, to retail stores. Both games, Steamworld Dig and Steamworld Heist will be available as part of the collection. It will hit stores for the PS4 and Wii U in the US, … Continue reading Steamworld Collection Going To Retail

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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