The first Humble Monthly Bundle has finally been released and the games list is confirmed as:
Saints Row IV
SanctuaryRPG: Black Edtion
Legend of Grimrock 2
So for $12 a month Humble Monthly will grant you a specifically chosen selection of seven games, though I don’t know if the amount of games is set and Legend of Grimrock 2 was an incentive for subscribing. The bundle is composed of popular and/or well received games in their respective genres. The age, visual styles and target audience vary wildly and good chance that not everything will be your cup of tea.
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?
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?
The latest of the Tales series chosen to be localized outside of Japan. Tales of Xillia along with the series bridges the gap between traditional JRPG’s and action games while not favoring one over the other. Originally released in Japan in 2011, Tales of Xillia is the highest rated Tales game. Does Tales of Xillia live up to its praises?
This past week at PAX Prime, the third installment of the Final Fantasy XIII series has been announced. Titled Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII-3 will take place hundreds of years after the end of FF XIII-2 which was hinted at the end of Lightning’s “Requiem of the Goddess” DLC released earlier this year. Lightning will be the sole playable character in the game. The battle system will be revised and become real-time where you can freely control Lightning in battle. The story will take to a new locals in the world of Novus Partus which is threatened by an incoming doomsday taking place in thirteen days. There will be a persistent countdown that will be affected by actions you take in the game.
Love it or hate it XIII-3 is deviating even more from what people want from a Final Fantasy game. Me however have always enjoyed the XIII series despite the flaws. There are worse JRPG’s out there and worse games that you may have or could have played than FFXIII. I do not know if Square-Enix had planned that the series to go this direction from the start but Lightning’s story will be coming to an end. Expect to see Final Fantasy XIII-3 some time in 2013
Atlus’s fan favorite Persona franchise is entering the realm of fighting games. Reuniting the cast of Persona 4 and four characters from Persona 3 they will have to compete in the P1 Grand Prix to find out the reason for the Midnight Channel’s return. With the game market becoming more saturated with fighting games each year does Persona 4 Arena stand up or should it stick with RPGs.