A massive framerate upgrade from PS2
Odin Sphere was one of the first games I played with my wife, and we had a perfect system. She would play a lot of the core areas during the day, and at night, I would plant seeds, gather food, and level up while she took a n...
Sengoku action-RPG about slaying demons
What stands out to you at Tokyo Game Show 2015? Nioh, yeah?
It's got that Onimusha / Souls thing going for it, which is a damn good thing to have.
More details have come out for the Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja action-RPG, as re...
In all the best ways
Current anime games are insane to me. This generation has basically made it possible to play an animated TV series, with a stable framerate to boot. Games like One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 on the PS4 run as smooth as silk, and manage to maintain an aesthetic that looks nigh indistinguishable from anime.
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is one such game.
Par for the course, right?
As far as the action bits go, Clank generally takes the backseat while Ratchet is doing his thing. Sure, Clank facilitates some of it, but it's a tempered role. He's a sidekick who knows his job. That makes the relationship w...
It's nothing special so far
When Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace announced Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky, I was supremely impressed with the visual style. As it turns out it looks even better in person, as I witnessed during my hands-on time with the TGS build.
From a gameplay standpoint though I have some concerns, mostly stemming from the repetitive nature of the flow.
It doesn't feel like a $20 expansion
When Bloodborne: The Old Hunters was announced, I was ecstatic to get back into the world of Yharnam again. After all, I beat Bloodborne three times after just one week with it, and thoroughly enjoyed the more action-oriented gameplay compared to its predecessors.
Based on my playthrough of a demo at TGS however, my excitement has been curbed a bit.
In the Americas and Europe
Bandai Namco announced here at Toyko Game Show 2015 that Dark Souls III will be releasing in April of 2016 in North and South America as well as Europe. That puts the latest entry in the Dark Souls series just a year after th...
Also, iPhone and Android
Square Enix is remaking Final Fantasy Adventure (called Mystic Quest in Europe) for PlayStation Vita and mobile, the company revealed today amidst all the excitement out of Tokyo Game Show.
Initially released for Ga...
Heigh-ho! It's off to war we go
Back at E3 2015, I got a special sneak peek at the upcoming Total War: Warhammer. The pre-alpha footage we were shown featured an intense battle between the Empire and Greenskins, and each side brought their largest weapons a...
Until September 30
Gazillion has implemented a voting system that will allow the community to pick the next Marvel Heroes 2016 character. There's only a few options at the moment, but most of them are good. Voting is open now on Game Informer's...
Nioh lives on with PlayStation 4
While Koei has been kicking around ideas for a game called Nioh since before the PlayStation 3 days -- take a look at this trailer from 2005! -- the project is only now coming to fruition. During Tokyo Game Show this week, it...
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, the latest entry in Marvelous and XSEED Games' bawdy action franchise, is now available for Nintendo 3DS in North America. The new release is available via the eShop for $39.99, as well as ...
Tecmo Koei's Toukiden, a popular hunting action game, will be receiving a sequel in 2016. The demure translator lady says that it will be "...very reali-realistic and o-open world..."
A crazy demon fought a small anime woman in a short cinematic and you'll know more when we do.
It's part of the season pass, too
Assassin's Creed Syndicate's set in Victorian London, and that seems like a great opportunity to get one of England's greatest villains in a video game. Ubisoft's carpe diem-ing. At Sony's Tokyo Game Show press briefing, a Ja...
Bring friends (or lots of potions)
In 2008, Castle Crashers rekindled my dormant love of beat-'em-ups. It had imaginative characters, strange and varied locales, and the four-player co-op was great at encouraging friendly competition. There wasn't much else li...
Includes all bonus DLC for free
I've got quite the soft spot for Omega Force's series of Musou titles. If you've heard of or played Dynasty Warriors, then you know exactly what they are. As the popularity of the studio's games grow with every release, it br...
Love blooms on the battlefield
Minor spoilers but not really.
So, Quiet is in Metal Gear Solid V, just like the cutscenes and footage from two years ago foretold. As it turns out, modding in Ocelot to take the place of her character model produces some amazing results, which you can see below.
This is why people fight for PC gaming.
No waiting needed
When Dragon Quest Heroes arrives in the west in October on PS4, it'll sport all of the DLC so far that has been released in Japan, by way of free patches in that region. The game followed a similar strategy to Hyrule War...
A whopping 160 quid to purchase
Hey, do you like Mirror's Edge? Do you have a mighty £159.99 lying around your house with which to buy some video game tat? Well, it looks like GAME UK has an exclusive box of stuff in addition to the actual game to sel...
More than three hours of music
Since his work on flOw, Austin Wintory has been fairly well-known in the indie game scene. He has since provided the soundtrack for Journey, The Banner Saga, Monaco, and other small titles. All those years of creating unique ...
Circa Infinity is a trip, as the game is about as simple as it gets. There are three buttons, mostly three colors, and every level is just a circle.
But as you start to dig deeper, and the mechanics evolve, Circa Infinity reveals itself as a brilliant puzzle platformer.
A worthwhile investment
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt cost CD Projekt $81 million to develop. That's a decent amount of coin. But, the publisher is already seeing the fruits of its investment, as the company's latest financial report shows it's in ...
'Free until September 20'
As a reminder, Castle Crashers Remastered is out today on Xbox One. You can snag the game for free until September 20 if you own the original on the 360, at which point it will revert to $5 for previous owners. For everyone e...
Fast travel, hidden walls return
Steven and Chris both tried their hands at Dark Souls III last month. Despite the increase in overall speed and the addition of the Battle Arts mechanic, they both came away with the opinion that it felt like m...
Good with kids
I was finally able to see Inside Out in theaters recently, and although I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, I mostly came away unimpressed. While I loved the internal bits with the emotions themselves (albeit, with...
They're masterworks all
I didn't complete Dragon's Dogma, but I'd like to give it another try one day. Preferably on PC.
That hasn't been an option yet, but it will be next year. Capcom is bringing the expanded Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen to Windows...
20 minutes of footage
Footage has surfaced for Lost Reavers, formerly known as Project Treasure, by way of the Japanese beta. It's a free-to-play game that focuses on dungeon crawling, and looks pretty neat on paper.
These two videos should give you a good idea of what the finished product will be like. As long as the free-to-play scheme is fair, I think I'll be playing a good deal of this if it ever gets localized.
You can go your own way
Anytime I attend a trade show or convention these days, I walk away smitten with a new game out of Québec. It's eerie, really. I don't go looking for them; they find me, as if there were some sort of gravitational pull...
With hilarious results
Man, when publishers aren't screwing up PC ports left and right, the platform absolutely kills it. The core reason, beyond years of support through dedicated fanbases, is chiefly mod support. While Metal Gear Solid V is...
I'm still stuck on D-Horse
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been out for nearly a week, and although I won't directly discuss spoilers here, it's safe to say that the comments might be down for that conversation -- you've been warned!...