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)”

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Review (Wii U)

Battle Mirages as they try to steal Performa from the world, all while keeping up with your dance lessons and recording your new hit single. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Review Game purchased from retail, DLC purchased from the eShop Played through the story, did all side-stories and most of the side requests Total Play Time: 90 hours Continue reading Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Review (Wii U)

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”

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Review (3DS)

Following the brilliant success of the Project Diva games that have been released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, Hatsune Miku finally comes to the west on a system outside of the Sony family in Project Mirai DX. With over 40 tracks and TONS of things to do, there’s not a moment you’ll be bored in this game! Continue reading “Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Review (3DS)”

Shiftlings Review

What happens when you take two quirky space engineers and make them solve complex puzzles, in dangerous environments, while tethered to each other, for the entertainment of others? You get Shiftlings, the new physics-based, puzzle-platformer from Sierra Entertainment and Rock Pocket Games. In Shiftlings, you take control of Purple Plop and Green Goop and attempt to repair various things, while unknowingly taking part in a TV show complete with an announcer. Meanwhile, the game heavily relies on a fictional soda named Black Hola Cola for jokes, mechanics, and objectives.

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Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains Review

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Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is the first video game adaption on a dedicated gaming system of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan series. It’s developed by Spike Chunsoft and is being published by Atlus in the west. We learned not too long ago that the game was getting localized by Atlus. This of course is a pretty huge deal for anime enthusiasts and fans of the series. Likewise the move brings a mature series to the 3DS and gives the system a type of game not many developers are making for the system; that being a mature 3D action game with single player, local multiplayer, and online multiplayer.

The bulk of the gameplay stays true to the series with combat and much of the movement playing out in a fashion similar to web swinging in Spiderman. This happens through a body-harness-like suit called Omni-directional Mobility Gear or ODM Gear for short. It’s also known as Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear and Vertical Maneuvering Equipment though it’s only referred to as ODM gear in this game. Like the anime, ODM gear uses gas so you’ll need to keep an eye on your gas meter. When you get low, you’ll need to use a new Gas Cylinder otherwise you’ll be stuck on the ground and near useless.

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Bloo Kid 2 Review

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Bloo Kid 2 comes from German independent games developer, Winterworks, who have a growing library of games that have featured on various platforms such as smartphones, Steam and, for Bloo Kid 2, the Nintendo eShop. The company tends to favour 8 and 16 bit stylised games and from my experience with Bloo Kid 2, they’re pretty good at it.

Following on from his first (I’m assuming as I haven’t played it) action packed adventure, the protagonist, Bloo Kid, and his lady are taking a stroll with their baby, when a gargoyle like creature appears and swoops up Mrs. Kid and baby Kid. Then your adventure begins. That’s about as much story as you get in this retro-style, 2D platforming adventure; not that it’s a bad thing. It’s really no less story than you’d get in a Super Mario adventure. The opening intro really just serves to give your adventuring a purpose. Continue reading “Bloo Kid 2 Review”