The original Final Fantasy game was the first game that truly sucked me in and turned me into a gamer. Because of this, I was naturally excited about the new Final Fantasy XV, and seeing a console bundle, well I couldn’t pass it up. Here, I take a look at the bundle and also give you a brief thoughts about the new vs old model PlayStation 4.
Are you ready to test your action platforming skills in an action-packed, fast-paced tower ascension game? Do you prefer said games to have anime stylings and JRPG elements? Well, if you answered yes to these questions then perhaps MAGICALxSPIRAL the latest game by Broken Desk, published by Sekai Project, available right now on Steam. Before you rush out and buy it though, let's take a more in-depth look at this game...
Did you play Recettear? It was a weird Japanese indie game that was part not great dungeon crawling, mostly intense item shop running. It was easily one of my favorite games in college, and I bullied most of my friends into buying. AL-FINE, developed by CrimsonRabbit and published by Sekai Project here in the west, tries real hard to capitalize on the cult status of Recettear, and honestly fails miserably in the process.
Super MARIO run has just released (for iOS) and already it's at the top of the charts. Unfortunately after some time playing the game becomes a little bit boring only offering a challenge when trying to collect all the special coins within the level.
With this year being the 20th anniversary of the franchise, there was no way that Game Freak would pass up on the opportunity to release a brand new Pokémon game. Three years after the release of Pokémon X and Y, the time was ripe regardless.
That’s a big box. Although the nearly decade long wait for The Last Guardian’s release dwarfs the size of it. I’m just happy to have it in my hands at all.
You would think that a yuri-themed visual novel that focuses on a mixed-raced couple in the US that also involves an overlying theme of country music is an odd mix. It is, but if you're willing to give something new a try, you'll find that "Love, Guitars, and the Nashville Skyline" is a very unique visual novel!
Platform: PS Vita, PC, Mobile
Otoge - short for otome game (乙女ゲーム [otome geemu] literally “maiden game”) - have recently become more prominent with the rise of anime adaptations and dating simulators. While still relatively small, the English-speaking fanbase has slowly been budding as game companies decide to spread their production overseas and independent creators garner more attention. There are few and far between to choose from when it comes to English visual novels - especially with limits to certain game systems - however, the quality of available media for English-speakers is certainly not lacking.
It’s weird to write about Final Fantasy XV in something other than an “I wonder when it’ll finally release” capacity. After a decade of development, a name change, two demos, and who knows what else, FFXV (nee Versus XIII) is out and real. My father stopped by my place over the weekend, and asked how it was. He spent a large amount of my youth watching me play Final Fantasies of yore, and all I had to say was “like no Final Fantasy I’ve ever played before, in a pretty good way.”
Kicking off the amazingly successful launch of the 7th Generation Pokémon games, we’ve already just been introduced to the newest Mythical Pokémon: Magearna. It released today in conjunction with the US release of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, the newest Pokémon Movie.
Magearna is a Steel/Fairy Pokémon who can be obtained by following these steps:
That’s it! Since this is done via QR Code, it will be available indefinitely. On another note, in case you didn’t know Arceus is available in X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire via Mystery Gift code ‘ARCEUS20’ (until December 31, only for those who had not claimed Arceus earlier in the year), while Munchlax is available in Sun and Moon via Wi-Fi Mystery Gift (until January 11).
I hope you’re all enjoying the game as much as me! Look forward to my review tomorrow, and I’ll see you all in the Festival Plaza! Have fun with Magearna!
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