Finally, some more information for Persona 5 has finally been released. The new gameplay trailer shows off the new characters, the graphical and art style and the new gameplay features. The game seems to be borrowing characters and/or areas from Catherine too. The dungeon crawling aspects have been expanded, adding platforming mechanics and some special abilities. The day to day life gameplay is still present and social links are to be expected. Here’s hoping that Persona 5 comes sooner rather than later.
White Night is a new IP horror game that uses a film noir visual atheistic. Not much is shown of the gameplay but it’s nice to see a horror game that isn’t realistic or gritty looking.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 shows off gameplay of what seems to be apart of the story mode with Hashirama vs. Marada in the past. The battle shows off how flash the game is on the next gen consoles and it looks awesome.
Another gameplay trailer for Final Fantasy XV has emerged. While it doesn’t show off too much the gameplay does give off a Kingdom Hearts vibe. It’s not the same level of over the top action later Kingdom Hearts games had but real-time combat is something that I’ve been waiting for since Final Fantasy XII when it introduced open world gameplay. Not having a battle screen in combination of with having huge monsters roaming like we’ve seen in Final Fantasy XIII on Gran Pulse is exciting; If the game focuses a lot of field combat like Xenoblade Chronicles then we can have a very fun action game with the potential of a lot of exploration.
Final Fantasy XV is still in early development for the PS4 and the Xbox One.
The next spin-off to the Person series isn’t another fighting game or a remake to the older games but it’s a new RPG. Reintroducing the full teams from Persona 3 and 4, we get a brand new dungeon crawling RPG adventure.
It’s time to get a Life. Fantasy Life is brand new RPG from Level 5 where you can fight dragons, save the world and build a table. It’s a mix of Animal Crossing and Rune Factory with its own unique charm. What will happen in your Life?
Originally I wanted to write about Muramasa The Demon’s Blade/Rebirth, a beautiful looking Vanillaware game. Then I started to realize how little there was to say about Muramasa. So I’ve shifted my focus to the first Vanillaware game I’ve played and my personal favorite: Odin Sphere for the Playstation 2 and available as a PS2 Classic on PSN.
It still isn’t Persona 5 but we are getting the next but not the last Persona spin-off. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the fighting a squeal to the popular JRPG franchise. It continues the stories from Persona 3 and 4 and with the game remaining true to the character’s skills, Persona and abilities. Is Persona 4 Arena worthy for a second round?
The new gameplay trailer for Final Fantasy XV has just been posted from Tokyo Game Show. Say what you will about the series, there are a couple of interesting gameplay mechanics that are catching my interest. Game looks like it will feature real time combat, it looks like the type of action game combat that I wanted FF XII to have. The graphics look great, the environments look vast and the wildlife is huge and impressive. There are also a few subtle visual touches that adds a lot of realism that we don’t really get a lot of in games. No word on a release date but I’m looking forward to this one.
It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a year since the first Tales of Xillia came overseas. It was considered by many (including myself) the best of the series and it was one that deserved a sequel. But we’ve been burned by a sequel before. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World wasn’t bad but was a major let down to many fans. Will Tales of Xillia 2 suffer the same fate?
Dragon’s Crown is brought to you by Vanillaware and Atlus, one of the kings of niche JRPGs. The game draws elements from games like Gauntlet Legends and the arcade versions of Dungeons and Dragons as well the RPG elements of Boarderlands. They take familiar elements and create a new beat-em up experience. Does this old, almost forgotten genre stand strong?
The Final chapter in the Final Fantasy XIII saga has arrived. After her brief appearances in Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning takes center stage again. It’s a race against time to save as many people as she can before the end of the world. With major gameplay changes will Lightning Returns be enough to save Final Fantasy XIII’s image?