"The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold II takes place a month after the end of Trails of Cold Steel. Civil War has broken out with the Nobles and the provincial army wanting to take control away from the Imperial Family and have launched an all-out attack in order to take it by force. Caught in the middle is the once experimental Class VII of Thors Military academy that have been split up to the four corners of the empire. Armed with nothing but his sword, a black cat named Celine, and the Divi..."
How to sum up 140? There isn’t really an exact word that comes to mind. How about a soothing trippy platformer full of interesting shapes? While the game itself is not difficult there will be times the player will have to stop and think. This game should appeal to anyone who likes non standard Indie based platformers.
"I am going to be very honest with you: I am still very new to the whole JRPG genre. I’ve been trying to get into it since I was eighteen. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started Final Fantasy VII, only to disappoint myself once again by shelving it after a few weeks. The past few years I have been attempting to play some of these key titles in gaming. I’ve been doing well in Final Fantasy II on my PSP and plan to put in many hours in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II."
With the impeding release of Final Fantasy XV I think it worth looking at what exactly JRPGs can offer now. I mean, they have long since passed their PlayStation 2 heyday, but does that mean they have nothing left to offer? Recent releases – even Final Fantasy games – have felt lacking that extra jazz of previous generations. Is it that the stories aren’t as engaging? Has the combat been forced to evolve to a point where it’s no longer as enjoyable?
Hatsune Miku and her friends are vocaloids whose singing is generated via vocaloid software. Even though Hatsune Miku is a fictional sixteen-year-old with turquoise colored hair, she has quite the fan base. She has been featured in over 100,000 songs world-wide. In Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X you initially play as Hatsume Miku, but can quickly unlock the ability to sing as Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Meguribe Luka, KAITO, and MEIKO.
Psycho-Pass is a new visual novel from the world of the anime, letting you see a side story that runs along the same time as the anime. Not a traditional game per se, more of a "choose your own adventure" book. But even then, there are basic mechanics that are needed in a game where your choices can change the fate of the story. Ryan Johnson at The Gamer's Lounge takes a look at it to see if this visual novel is worth your time.
Lord Monotone is threatening to saturate the universe with his bad music and it’s up to the Laser Disco Defenders to restore peace and good music to the galaxy. Naturally, there's a pretty good disco soundtrack in the background that sets the tone nicely. There are four members of the Disco Defenders and each of them have unique abilities and can be enhanced further depending on what clothes and apparel they are wearing.
MeiQ: The Labyrinth of Death is an awesome Dungeon Crawling RPG that is great to sit down to for hours at a time either on the Vita or the PSTV. With fun and quirky characters to awesome customization systems there’s more than enough fun to go around the multiple dungeons that these Machina Mages will needs to explore with their Guardians in order to restart the planet’s core.
Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge is a retro-style action-platformer developed by Renegade Kid. I haven’t had a chance to play the previous Mutant Mudd game, so keep that in mind. The story, as well as most other features of the game, is fairly minimal. Players play as Max and Max receives special intel, revealing the location of the original meteor impact site and the fact that mutant mudds are still being spawned from it. Max sets out from a secret hideout in the jungle to locate the meteor ...
There are fifty levels in total and each of them have three gears that can be collected in any order. If you miss a gear, you can always go back and replay the level to claim it. Gathering gears is actually optional since you merely have to reach the end of the level to unlock the next one. Of course, this is easier said than done.
Severed is the newest title from Drinkbox Studios, makers of the super excellent Guacamelee. Within, we control Sasha as she fights to regain her memories and enact revenge on those who attacked her family. Severed is a touch-heavy game, but does not fall into the traditional tropes of the touchscreen genre. Severed cuts away the negativity that encroaches on bland iOS games and gives a satisfying experience all around.
Hatsune Miku. A strange story, indeed. Starting as a synthesized voice model, she has expanded to an internet phenomenon, and now this virtual idol has tours across America and has even appeared on the David Letterman show. With her catchy tunes and upbeat music, Miku has captured the heart of many fans around the world. This rhythm game allows you to play along with her, with your button presses helping Miku hit the notes. The presentation is unique, but will Miku capture the hearts of your ...
"I have always wanted to get into anime, but I never had the time nor the money to really dive into that hobby. A few years ago I heard ramblings of a new anime to hit our shores, Attack on Titan. I threw myself into the show and fell in love. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for me to get into more anime, but the show made me a avid fan of the series; I’m still waiting patiently for Season 2 and the movies to hit our shores."
In Stranger of Sword City, you find yourself inside of a commercial airplane, when suddenly you are alone and crash onto the surface of an unknown land. Dangerous beasts threaten to attack you, and some others come to your aid. They explain that you are one of many Strangers, who came from Earth to this new land in a different dimension, where monsters and special creatures called Lineages threaten everyone's safety. Once defeated, they leave behind a Blood Crystal, which you must then han...
Overall, this is a fun series that can be completed in less than ten hours for the first five chapters. The additional three make the full series $40 for roughly fifteen hours of entertainment. Minecraft fans and adventure gamers are bound to enjoy this game, but I’d recommend waiting for a sale because of how short the chapters are.