As we head into this last full week of March we get all new ways to die from developer From Software. Yharnam promises to be just as diabolical as Boletaria, Lordran, or Drangleic, giving us all kinds of nasty beasties to face in Bloodborne. Those who enjoy looting and shooting can do it all again on Pandora on the PS4 and Xbox One with Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Those still on last gen get a new DLC for the franchise with Claptastic Voyage, featuring a favorite wise cracking robot. Grand Theft Auto gets online for the PC, and episode 2 of Life is Strange continues the story this week. The finale to Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy hits home video this week with The Battle of the Five Armies...Read More
A busy time for gamers during this week of St. Patrick’s Day, with a wide variety of titles coming to the platform of your choice. The Battlefield franchise moves to a different battleground, with cops and robbers instead of soldiers and terrorists in Battlefield Hardline. Resident Evil fans can wrap things up digitally with the final episode for Revelations 2, or get the whole thing on a nice new retail disc. Those who have been waiting to return to Pandora can do so in Telltale Games Tales of the Borderlands, as Episode 2 finally arrives. Final Fantasy fans can wreak havoc on waves of enemies in Type-0, and JRPG fans on the PS3 get to play The Awakened Fate Ultimatum...Read More
We’re getting quite a varied week for gamers in the second week of March. DmC: Devil may Cry gets its Definitive Edition on the PS4 and Xbox One, while Assassin’s Creed Rogue comes to PC. The Nintendo 3DS gets the strategy RPG Code Name S.T.E.A.M., and we have fresh DLC for The Evil Within, where we get play Sebastian’s partner Julie Kidman, and Far Cry 4, where we get to deal with Yetis. Resident Evil Revelations 2 gets its next episode, called “Judgement”, and fans of the Atelier JRPG series get a new entry on the PS3 in Atelier Shallie: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea. Two anticipated indies make their debut this week: the Microsoft exclusive Ori and the Blind Forest and on Sony’s platforms and PC we get Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number...Read More
Well, kiddies, it’s a new month, and that as usual means new releases to look forward to. Not a lot of major releases this week, but some of note. The amusement park sim Screamride bows on Microsoft’s consoles, while the Sony platforms get the challenging top down shooter Helldivers. The second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 also debuts. On the home video front we get the Oscar nominated Foxcatcher as well as the next installment of The Hunger Games with Mockingjay Part 1. On the big screen this week we get what looks to be another intelligent sci-fi from Neill Blomkamp in Chappie, the Vince Vaughn comedy Unfinished Business, and another go round with British seniors in India in the sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel...Read More
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be released April 10, 2015 for North America and Europe and will be exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS and New 3DS XL. The eShop version of this game will be 3.6GB in size (digital copy), so if you bought the New Nintendo 3DS XL and haven’t upgrade the stock 4GB MicroSD card, a physical copy is the best choice. Many RPG fans already have an eye on this game, including myself. It might bring back the glory of the great Final Fantasy era, but on portable.
Enjoy the 7 minutes of the gameplay from IGN.Read More
Not a big week for releases, but there are some notable titles hitting store shelves. The PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 drops for a rare Friday release for Sony’s platform, and joining it on the shelves is Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for the Wii U. Some Oscar nominated films lead the home video line-up for the week, including Birdman with Michael Keaton and The Theory of Everything featuring an award nominated performance by Eddie Redmayne. Studio Ghibli’s final theatrical release The Tale of Princess Kaguya is available, along with the comedy Dumb and Dumber To. Also available is the movie that caused all kinds of fuss with North Korea...Read More
One of the high points in gaming from the Nintendo 64 era, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask game now has been remastered and released for the Nintendo 3DS. It is now available in local gaming stores and also in the 3DS eShop.
With the New 3DS XL going to be released soon for North America and Canada, this game will be supporting the new C-Stick exclusive feature in the New 3DS XL. Nintendo also going to release the limited edition theme of the New 3DS XL for this game, called the Majora’s Mask Edition. There’s another package of the limited edition that also include a Link figure and a copy of the game (which Nintendo give it to Lamarr Wilson in the video below).
However, due to the heavy demand of the New 3DS XL, good luck in being able to preorder this beautiful console...Read More
Monster hunting will be the name of the game for this second week of February as it sees the release of Evolve from Turtle Rock Studios and Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Big week for fans of Nintendo’s handheld as the New 3DS XL hits North American stores along with a revamping of a Zelda classic and an Ace Combat game. On the home video front, Disney’s family friendly flick Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day releases along with the much darker thriller Nightcrawler. Hitting theaters on Friday is another comic book adaptation, this one the spy action movie Kingsmen: The Secret Service. Still working on the review for Dying Light, and trying to get that complete before Evolve lands Tuesday, so keep an eye out for that...Read More
The groundhog may not be bringing us much this first week in February, but he has some goodies in his den. Episode Two of Telltale’s Game of Thrones drops this week, and gamers can visit Bikini Bottom in SpongeBob HeroPants on the handhelds and the Xbox 360. The home video front gives us Keanu Reeves as a vengeful hitman in John Wick and a retelling of the most famous vampire in Dracula Untold. On the big screen we get SpongeBob again in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2, the Wachowskis (The Matrix trilogy, Cloud Atlas) sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending, and the fantasy flick Seventh Son. Off we go to this week’s list then and, as always, remember that release dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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Review republished with permission from Vulcan Post
What happens when you mix the intuitive draw-your-own-map-as-you-play-mechanic of Etrian Odyssey with the addictive combat and gripping slice of life gameplay of Persona? You get Persona Q, a dungeon crawler that’s an absolute must-have for any self-respecting role-playing game fanatic. Sadly if you don’t have a 3DS, you are out of luck as the game is exclusive to the handheld.
Having only played Persona 4 Golden on the PS Vita, and loving every bit of RPG (role-playing game) goodness the game had to offer, I was initially taken aback by the chibi (short person in Japanese) art style of Persona Q.
For comparisons, the following images will illustrat...Read More