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Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Review (PS4)

Everybody has games from a previous generation that they never played for whatever reason, but really wanted to. Maybe you didn’t have the money at the time to pick up a new game. Maybe you didn’t actually own the system it was on. It could be any number of things. One of those games for me was Valkyria Chronicles, which was originally released on the PlayStation 3 back in 2008. I remember seeing the trailers for that game and being very interested in playing it, but disappointed because it was only coming to PS3, a system that I didn’t own.

Fast forward to 2016 and the game has been remastered for a new generation. The PS4 remaster is done brilliantly and beautifully. If you didn’t play the original game now may be the perfect time to try it out. If you did play it on the PS3 there’s no reason not to relive the experience, because it’s a game that’s going to stay with me for a long time.

Valkyria Chronicles tells the story of the nation of Gallia. It’s part of a continent (loosely based on our own real world Europe) that is controlled by two main super powers; in the east you have theEast Europan Imperial Alliance and in the west the Atlantic Federation. The countries rely on a material known as ragnite to power almost everything and the Empire is very quickly running out of this resource so they invade the small nation of Gallia, which just happens to be rich in this resource. The game opens up as Welkin Gunther is heading home. It just so happens the Empire begins their attack at that same moment and he gets swept up in the conflict along with a local town watch captain named Alicia. The two join the militia and lead the fight against the invading Empire.

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Star Ghost Review

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Star Ghost is addictive. It’s as simple as that; if you want a game to obsess over and scores to chase than stop reading this right now and go and buy this game.

For those who are still here, Star Ghost is the first game from Squarehead Studios, which is a small independent game developer based out of Wales in the UK with a great pedigree in Nintendo gaming, with the head of the studio having worked previously at Retro Games and Rare. Star Ghost was released on March 10th, exclusively on the Wii U eShop for €8.99/£7.99. Continue reading Star Ghost Review

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Review

Around three and half years ago I joined a really awesome website that reviews games and has a podcast. The guys there talked about this game known as Mutant Mudds on occasion and referred to it as being hard to play as Mega Man. My curiosity got the better of me and I ended up grabbing my 3DS to find what Mutant Mudds was about. As soon as I saw the preview trailer I knew I had to do more than just beat this game, I had to be the very best like no one ever was. Since then Mutant Mudds has released on a number of consoles, steam, and iOS as well as being updated to Mutant Mudds Deluxe with additional harder stages for an unlockable character and ghost levels. As if Mutant Mudds was not hard enough Renegade Kid has released Mutant Mudds Super Challenge. Continue reading Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Review

The Witch and The Hundred Knight: Revival Edition Review (PS4)

For over 100 years people have lived in fear of the poisonous swamp to the south of the kingdom, and maybe a bit to the left on the map. Legends tell of a witch named Metallia that lives deep in the swamp lands waiting to attack anyone foolish enough to enter, if she can be bothered enough to care. Unable to leave the swamp, Metallia summoned a familiar known as The Hundred Knight with the mission to turn the world into her swamp. Continue reading The Witch and The Hundred Knight: Revival Edition Review (PS4)

Mega Man Legacy Collection Review (3DS)

Back in the day Capcom was one of the best developers when it came to creating platformers (that’s my opinion, but I think many would back that up.) Whether they were licensed properties like Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers, DuckTales or original properties like Mega Man they’re platformers had an elegance, a complexity and fun yet frustrating factor that few outside of Nintendo could match. Mega Man was the king of difficult platformers and for years people relished when a new game would come out. In recent years fans have been begging for another entry in the franchise, but the well has been dry.

Capcom recently released the Mega Man Legacy Collection and without giving too much away it’s a brilliant package of nostalgia, platforming excellence and a history lesson that many publishers should take a lesson from.

If you grew up in the 80’s then there was a very good chance you spent many hours yelling at your TV because of a death in Mega Man or a section of the game that you just couldn’t get past. When you conquered one of the robot masters it was a cause for celebration. You would spend hours playing these games that after you learned all the patterns, weapon weaknesses and platforming sections you could beat in 20 minutes.

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Life is Strange is a Masterpiece, Here’s Why – Opinion

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Simply put, Life is Strange is the very best storytelling game I have ever played. It’s also one of the only games to ever incite emotions in me that aren’t anger and frustration – the only other game I can say has done so being The Walking Dead: Season 1. I’ve recognised many attempts in my gaming history where games have tried to get me to shed a tear or cause a lump to form in my throat; Final Fantasy 7 for example, but I find nearly all games are too heavy handed in this regard and overstate moments that should be immense and handled with delicacy. Life is Strange nails it though; it really makes you care about its cast of characters. It makes you want the best for them and it upsets you when bad things happen. It doesn’t over-do it too, and the moments that are really supposed to affect you do. But I’m getting way ahead of myself so let me go back a bit. Continue reading Life is Strange is a Masterpiece, Here’s Why – Opinion

New Style Boutique 2: Fashion Forward Review (3DS)

What is New Style Boutique 2: Fashion Forward?

You, the player, received a key that leads into a whole new world. In that world, you are in charge of a clothing boutique. As a business, you must manage stock and inventory, supply and demand, and so forth. You’ll have customers wanting everything from lively and colorful to a cool bold to a sophisticated feminine outfit. With over 19,000 items available, from different designers and different taste, you can make just about any outfit you can think of. Inner wear, outer wear, trousers, skirts, dresses, and accessories of all sorts, the combination is endless.

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