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If you thought choosing between two versions of Pokemon was impossible, the world is about to get much more difficult with the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates. Fates will be released in two versions - Birthright and Conquest - with each splitting into different storylines. While Fire Emblem Fates has been out in Japan for some time, both versions come to the west on February 19th and it is time to start think about which will get dibs on your precious $40 first.
Long-time Disgaea fans are likely cozily burrowed in their dens after being provided with enough strategy RPG gameplay to get them through the winter, but those new to the series looking to get into it after its debut on the PS4 may find it overwhelming. Overwhelming in the best possible way, of course, but still pretty daunting. While the story is long enough to enamour those that don't fancy any extra exploration in their gameplay, in Disgaea, to stick to the story is to miss out on half the game. There is a lot to do, and that is part of its charm. With a few easy tips, anyone can grasp the chaos that is Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance.
The Walking Dead: 400 Days is the $4.99 DLC bridge between Telltale's Walking Dead season 1 and their upcoming Walking Dead season 2. Instead of picking up the story of the characters from the first season, 400 Days takes another route, a better one. It instead focuses on five other people who are going through the same zombie apocalypse. With zombie apocalypse games, it is easy to forget that there are always other survivors out there to tell the stories of. Telltale does not forget.
Pretty anime characters, a world in peril, a rag-tag group on a mission to save the world? Yep, this is a 'Tale of' game. Tales of Xillia is the thirteenth game in the expansive Tales series and veterans of the series will find much of the familiar. For those that have been turned off by previous Tales game this is definitely not the redeemer, but it isn't exactly the worst game either. Tales of Xillia is just that, a game that runs the middle ground in a long standing series. Likeable to newcomers to the series as well as veterans, but for those that have never found the allure of the series, Tales of Xillia won't draw you in again.
Everything is better with a friend, and Overwatch is no exception.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 picks up where the previous game left off in the series. It is also considered to be the finest game in the series yet. This incarnation of the game goes further than any previous Naruto game by taking gamers past the Pain Arc and onwards into the Fourth Ninja World War. However, is this third in the series a fantastic play through or do Naruto fans have their blinders on because they are entering into epic content from the anime / manga?
As the narratives in video games improve, and oh have they improved, fans develop a stronger bond with the characters in them. So when fans develop a stronger bond or empathy with characters, the more devastating the effect if one of those characters were to tragically die. After all, Stephan King says the key to writing an effective narrative is to "kill your darlings." Usually, you can see the deaths coming up, however the following deaths just came so suddenly or brutally that they hurt all the more.
These days, when a company sets out to create a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, they don't so much of think of innovative new ideas. Rather they take other features from previous MMOs that players like, tweak them a little to either make them better or their own, and implement them. So naturally, to make the perfect MMO, it is only a case finding the best features to steal.
I have played a lot of games, I have a full sized dresser filled to the brim that can attest to that. More than any other genre of game, I have played role playing games the most. Radiata Stories is a typical RPG that doesn't exactly make an effort to be anything different than the normal RPG. So why is this seemingly ordinary one of my favorite games compared to such amazing titles like Final Fantasy Series, Tales of Series, Elder Scrolls Series, or the Dragon Age Series?
There is one line that can pretty much sum up this review, "Best video game movie EVER!" After a year of over hyped and disappointing movies, especially video game movies, it is so refreshing to find a movie that lives up to the hype and is amazing! Wreck-It Ralph is by far the best animated movie you will see this year, it is possible that it is even the best singular movie you will see all year. Screw Argo! Wreck-It ralph is where it is at!
Silver Spoon, or Gin no Saji, was and continues to be massively underrated by anime audiences. Many skipped it and subsequent seasons after it premiered because of the seemingly underwhelming plot--an city boy going to a farming high school. However, as a person who grew up on a farm surrounded by a farming community, I always got a strange little kick out of seeing city kids on a farm for the first time. Farming anime overall is an extremely under used plot and that is probably because there is little interest in it aside from the very small sect of anime fans from farms. At face value, Silver Spoon presented itself as a comedy anime but it ended up being smattered with poignant questions that rural communities occasionally have to face as well as actually giving some accurate educational information and a valuable lesson on the rewards of hard work.
There is just something so overtly romantic about Japan's history. Their isolationism preserved a culture that is so different from the ones that fell prey to western imperialism. Instead of fighting other countries, they fought within their own county for years until united under one central government. It was a chaotic time full of honorable and skilled warriors, corrupt or noble lords, and epic battles that were made so much more involved without (for the most part) the use of gunpowder. It is not surprising that this period in history transfers well into video games. There is so much you can do with it, whether it is telling the true history, perverting it for entertainment, or just focusing on a lone samurai or ninja.
Dead Island: Riptide is the sequel to the 2011 co-op zombie slaughter fest that was the original Dead Island. I use the term "sequel" very loosely here. Dead Island: Riptide is more of a continuation than a real sequel. The gameplay and mechanics are so entirely similar to the original Dead Island that if you liked the first game you will like its sequel. However, if you are looking for changes from the original, or even looking for them to fix the problems that the original had, you will be disappointed.
In Fire Emblem: Fates, both Birthright and Conquest as well as the DLC Revelations route allow players the option to recruit certain characters as well as capture bosses under the right conditions to fight under their chosen banner. While players can get by in either version with the characters that join automatically for story purposes, as they say, variety is the spice of life. Looking to completely flesh out that battle roster? Look no further.
When I read manga, usually a big factor in my enjoyment of it is the artwork. Of course, a lot of the time a fantastic story can completely forgive terrible and basic artwork, but usually that is not the case. What I look for in manga artwork is just awe-inspiring amounts of detail, realism, or if not realism then innovation. Below are some of the best artists and their masterpieces that are landing them the title of "great manga artist" left and right.
If you're considering watching Sword For Truth because of it's comparison to Ninja Scroll (which seems to be something of it's tagline) or for it's super manly cover I can save you 49 minutes by telling you to rethink that whim of yours. It's bad.
When the words "live action" are thrown around in terms for adapting an anime or manga, it is best to just pass on it before it even comes out. Unless it is a romance manga or anime, those generally tend to turn out pretty good. However, anything with action scenes tends to be about as iffy as gas station sushi.
Ah, Grand Theft Auto, the black sheep of the video game world. A franchise popularized by its leisurely use of violence, sex, and drugs. The controversy caused by the Grand Theft Auto has been used as a red herring by politicians for years to further their agenda of killing everything fun while avoiding the real issues that caused what ever violent act they blame the franchise on.