I’ve been behind on review again, not because I haven’t been play any games. The games I’ve been playing aren’t necessarily recent. Guacamelee and Shovel Knight have recently gotten second winds due to going cross platform. Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a Vita launch title (made by the developer behind Guacamelee) and MonsterBag was a free PS Vita game from April. Let’s just say that I’ve had a lot of great gaming in the past little while.
Halloween is right around the corner so now is as good as time as any to talk about a horror game (not a fun and cheery game that I was initially planning to this week…). Instead of talking about more recent popular horror games like Slender, Five Nights at Freddie’s or Outlast, let’s look at an older game with a little more involved gameplay. Limbo was originally released in 2010 for XBLA and praised for its art direction and gameplay. While it isn’t necessarily a horror game it does have a frightening tone.
The early years of the Dark Knight revealed. Taking place five years before Arkham Asylum, the game will take you through the start of not only Batman’s career but some of his rogues gallery. Rocksteady, the developer of Arkahm Asylum and City did not develop Arkahm Origins. Warner Bros. Games Montreal has taken over development using game’s existing resources. Can this unestablished team give us a game we deserve?
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?
Ever since NetherRealm Studios exploded back on the fighting game scene with Mortal Kombat in 2011 we have been eagerly awaiting what they have next. They have brought back the DC Universe back in to the fighting game realm absent since 2008 with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe this time with a much darker feel. Will NetherRealm take what they learned in from Mortal Kombat to heart or will this be a drop?
The Tales of series is one that often times never sees the light of day outside of Japan. That was the case with Tales of Graces which was originally a Japanese Wii exclusive. Tales of Graces f is the PS3 port with improved graphics, resolution and bonus content that includes a lengthy epilogue chapter. Those unfamiliar with the Tales games, they are JRPGs with battles systems akin to fighting games. As the series matured the gameplay has been getting faster and adding more without making the system complicated. Is Tales of Graces f RPG fans want or should the series stay at home.