Bravely Second is not only a great new entry into the newly minted series with this release, but it is also exactly what a sequel should be. Even with returning characters it was nice that they didn’t steal the lead from the newest entry as can sometimes happen when an older introduced character is “cameoed”. Building upon the aspects of the first while making improvements big and small to something that already worked was amazing. Not sure what the third will be called but I truly hope that ...
Both Pokemon Sun and Moon special editions will include a steelbook with Solgaleo, if you pick up the Sun version, or Lunala if you purchase the Moon version. Nintendo is also releasing a limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL this November as well, and it includes Solgaleo and Lunala in black and white art.
"Zero Time Dilemma has exactly what fans of the Zero Escape series expect - crazy characters, a twisting narrative, challenging puzzles, scientific theories, touching backstories, and mind-blowing plot twists. All in all, it is a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, and an enjoyable ride from start to finish."
"2K has invested quite a bit into this game, and if you were lucky enough to attend E3 to witness the booth space allotted to this game it was mind-blowing. Consisting of a detailed recreation of the French Quarter in the 1960s, the booth space contained a photo booth, fortune-tellers, and a classic cinema. This mob inspired action-adventure game allows you to experience what it is like to rise through the ranks of organized crime through criminal activity."
At five dollars, this is well worth the money if you're into simulation games. There are hours of content and trophies to unlock. Progression isn't too fast, and you'll naturally begin to understand what sells consistently. There's a lot to like in such a small package, and I'm sure there will be people clamoring for more. Also, this marks the first Circle title to cost a flat five dollars. They listened to their fans and are attempting to make all future releases that would normally cost $4....
Gameplay is extremely simple in WordsUp! Academy. The player and the opponent must use the random set of seven letters they start off with to create as many four or more lettered words. The top screen shows all the words that can be possibly be made, albeit with only one letter revealed. Each mode allows slight changes to the gameplay, but remains consistent throughout.
Slain! is an interesting, if flawed action platformer that is thankfully still being worked on and improved as a result. The pixel graphics look really great, and the music, while at times a bit repetitive, is overall pretty good for heavy metal fans. Without the full frontal nudity or excessive blood and gore, it would be easier to recommend.
This week the gang is back and they talk Overwatch, Gang Beasts Online Beta, Divinity Original Sin, Uncharted 4, TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan, DOOM, Fallout 4 DLC Far Harbor, Time Crisis 5, Star Wars Battlepod, Mario Kart Arcade GP, Streets of Rage 3, Boogerman, Forza 6, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, Watch Dogs 2, The Division, Destiny, E3 and more!
Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor to Mega Man, is due for release soon, but it seems like people have lost interest in the title. The game was a smashing success on Kickstarter, making over $3.8 million, not including all the extra money it accumulated from Paypal after the campaign ended. It was a game that people were willing to spend a lot of money on in order for it to get released.
"Up booting up SEGA 3D Classics Collection you’re greeted with a colourful animation that shows images from the games included in the collection. Being a SEGA fan from the 80’s and 90’s I instantly recognized all nine games, and I was reminded of all the good times my friends and I had with these games. Nostalgia aside, after the intro you are brought to a game selection screen where you can choose which game you want to play."
The announcement of Disney canceling Disney Infinity has many gamers disappointed. The last few years have been good for the so-called "Toys to Life" games. Skylanders, Lego Dimensions, Disney Infinity, Nintendo’s Amiibos have all filled this niche. The bigger question remains is this the slow decline of the popularity across the genre? What is going to happen over the next few years? What's next for the genre?
"In true Nintendo fashion, Kirby Planet Robobot contains innovative new gameplay modes. One new gameplay mode is called Kirby 3D Rumble. It’s a single-player isometric action-puzzler where you have to suck up objects or enemies and eliminating all foes in as few moves as possible. By sucking up multiple enemies at once, Kirby can then unleash a powerful Star Bullet that will plough through any remaining foes caught in its blast."
Excave 3 is a short game with a large online crowd all clamoring to be number one on the leaderboards. I enjoyed my time with the game, though I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss the structure introduced in the previous Excave game. The lack of a town to sell loot and buy gear and spells was missed exponentially. Even with all the faults, the game is charming in its own way and is a worthwhile game to experience.
Toby from The Game Bolt: "The Outsider is the first piece of DLC for the popular and exceedingly good SteamWorld Heist. In this paid extra content, you come across Fen, a Scrapper left for dead; it is your job to revive him. Once you revive Fen you can hire the red-hooded robot as a new ally – and he kicks all kinds of ass."
Kevin from The Game Bolt: "Square Enix managed to recapture the love of its old school JRPG fans with the release of Bravely Default in 2014. Bravely Default was a throwback to the genre’s glory days of old and set a great tone for a new IP with a lot of potential. Bravely Second manages to improve upon some aspects of its predecessor, yet also manages to falter in some similar ways as well."