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  1. My Top 15 Best Games of 2018 If you thought that 2017 was a great year for gaming, think again. 2018 has blown it out of the water and there’s a reason why. What better way to celebrate this year than by looking back at what I consider to be the best of the best. This will not be an easy list and remember that my list is an opinionated one. So let’s get underway with a list that’s good. So let’s get to the cream of the crop, the pedal to the metal. These are my Top 15 Best Games of 2018. Before I begin, here are some rules. Rule #1: Straight-up ports or compilations to newer consoles will not be included. If they were, I would pretty much have half of the list devoted to them. There will be a few exceptions. Rule #2: This list focuses on games that I’ve played and put time towards. So yes, expect the list to be not to your liking. Rule #3: If you feel a game you like isn’t on your list, feel free to provide your own. Now that we’ve got them out of the way, let us begin. Number #15: Octopath Traveler (Nintendo Switch) Kicking off the list is an RPG that has a simple premise yet works. It centers on 8 different characters, each having a story of their own to tell. What makes it so good is how players go about it. The game is a love-letter to old school RPGs, offering up something exciting while challenging you. Everything about it is great whether it be the gameplay, music, presentation, voice acting, etc. Plus with the fact that you can customize your party however you like adds replay value. Don’t take my word for it, even though I still need to beat it. Get this. Octopath is an RPG that deserves all the love it can get. Who will you choose to start your journey? Number #14: The Alliance Alive (Nintendo 3DS) In 2018, the 3DS continues to get support from companies like Atlus. This game is no exception. The Alliance Alive centers on a group of characters that must work together to free their world from creatures called Daemons. What makes this game stand out is the battle and leveling system. Battles take place on a 3x5 grid where your group can be in different formations offering unique and interesting strategies. Not only that but towers also help provide advantages in battle. Leveling is similar to games like the original FF2 with its nurture vs. nature mechanic. Not only that but the cast can wield whatever weapons they can use offering a lot of variety and strategy. It’s a very underrated game that deserves more appreciation. Give it a chance. You won’t regret it. Number #13: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PlayStation 4, PC) If there’s one thing I will say regarding 2018 is that this year is home to RPGs and this list is going to have plenty of these. It had been seven years since the last Ni no Kuni game and people wonder what happened. Well we didn’t have to wait that long, as Namco Bandai would give us a sequel, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Taking place hundreds of years after the events of the first game, Ni no Kuni II centers on Evan Tildrum and Roland Crane. Together the two must gather allies and save the world while dealing with those that threaten it including a sinister evil. It’s an RPG that I should have put more time towards. Plus its story is a journey for everyone involved. Thankfully the game did sell well enough that we’re getting DLC in the form of new campaigns and exclusive gear. Hopefully these guys can add more and let’s face it. The game is fun, the battle system is interesting and the building mechanics for the kingdom is interesting. It deserves your time and money. Number #12: Hollow Knight (Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC) This is the one exception that is on this list and for a very good reason. Though it came out last year on Steam, the fact that Hollow Knight had come to consoles, especially the Nintendo Switch is more than enough to convince me to give it a shot. This game is part-Metroidvania/part-Dark Souls. It’s a game that I can’t put down and yet it offers so much more. Its atmosphere is dark, creepy and enticing. There’s a lot to do in the game. The challenge is there and will push you to your limits but when it’s all said and done, you will feel satisfied knowing that you made the impossible possible. It’s a reason why I put over 20 hours and there is so much more to do. The fact we get the final expansion Gods and Glory is meant to end it out on a high note and it did. Hollow Knight is an amazing game and if you haven’t bought it, you should. My review I did should be proof enough. Number #11: Mega Man 11 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One) We waited 8 years for a new Mega Man game and then Capcom decided to enter its dork phase and cancel anything relating to the blue bomber left and right either out of spite or stupidity. We would reach Mega Man’s 30th anniversary and Capcom announced a brand new Mega Man game in the form of Mega Man 11. Its plot has Mega Man stopping Dr. Wily once more as he uses a strange machine to capture eight new Robot Masters and use them in his goal for conquest. Mega Man is still as fun as you remember except he has a new trick: the Double Gear system. It can be used to either slow down time or power up his attacks. My only complaint with the game is that it’s not a long game. It’s still fun but I only wish that Capcom can consider adding DLC down the line such as Proto Man and Bass. That would help add more to the game. At least it’s not at full price because if it was, that’d be another story. Number #10: Soulcalibur VI (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) Never thought Namco Bandai would ever go back to this series, especially after Soulcalibur V. This is a game that’s going to make or break the series… thankfully it helps give the series new life. Soulcalibur VI serves not only as a reboot of the series but also a celebration of the franchise. It goes back to its roots meaning the game’s fast paced and really fun. With a roster of 21 characters and additional characters incoming such as 2B, it’s a game I feel that breathes new life to the series. In addition the game also has a really good story mode where you create a character and travel on a journey in the Soulcalibur world. That’s amazing. A game like this deserves all the love it can get. I don’t want the Soulcalibur series to die. Number #9: Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee & Let’s Go, Pikachu (Nintendo Switch) There’s going to be somebody here that will complain at me wondering why it’s so low on my list. To be fair, this game is a bit divisive but honestly, this is a spin off and it’s meant to hold us over until Game Freak actually releases Generation 8. Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee takes us back to Kanto where it all began except in a very different way. The difference between that the game incorporates elements from Pokemon Go. That’s not necessarily a bad thing since it’s only done to make the game a bit easier. It’s accessible for people new to the franchise while bringing something that has us old-school veterans feeling nostalgic. Let’s only hope that when Gen 8 does come, its gameplay should be like every other main line in the series. Don’t screw it up guys. Number #8: Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country (Nintendo Switch) A DLC making this list?! You don’t say but thing is, this is no ordinary DLC we’re talking about. Monolith Soft surprised us with something that could almost be a full game if it wants. Torna ~ The Golden Country is set hundreds of years before the events of the main game. It focuses on a pair named Jin and Lora who travel the continent of Torna. Meeting new and familiar companions, their story details how Torna had fallen and how it all leads up to Xenoblade 2. This feels like a full game and it does. It offers a lot of customization for the cast, quests to complete and plenty to do. I am amazed that they were able to pull it off and it’s another that I recommend you should get on the Nintendo Switch. Heck it’s available as a separate game so there’s that. Number #7: Dragon Ball FighterZ (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) When it was announced, everyone was excited for it especially when Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite turned out to be a dud. Dragon Ball FighterZ is pretty much Marvel vs. Capcom 2/3 but it incorporates characters from Dragon Ball Z. The result is absolute beauty. Dragon Ball FighterZ is the definition of an amazing fighting game. 3-on-3 action that’s intense, addicting and satisfying. We even have a story mode that’s split into three acts, each just as good as the next. It felt like a breath of fresh air and even the roster has everyone you ever want and then some… almost. Though the game is real fun and it has its moments, I only hope that the tournament scene doesn’t get screwed over… hopefully. Yeah. DBFZ is great. It really is. Also Android 21 is best waifu. Don’t @ me. Number #6: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PlayStation 4) 2018 should also be the Year of Kiryu. Why? Well, because in addition to a fantastic remake of the 2nd Yakuza game, we also get one that serves as a fitting yet emotional finale to his tale. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has a simple theme: “How far would you go for family?” For Kiryu, it’s more than you realize as he’s on a journey to save those that matter to him while uncovering a secret that could rock the fate of Japan. It’s Kiryu’s tale and it feels so strong and emotional. Not only that but Yakuza 6 is awesome in terms of gameplay and content. The Dragon Engine allows the game to run amazingly at 60fps. Not only that but there is much for Kiryu to do and so much more. This may be the final tale for Kiryu but not the end of the series. With the announcement of a spin-off titled Judgment coming this year, it’s flame will not die out. It deserves the #6 spot and it’s a bit fitting too. Number #5: Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) After the success of the Crash N. Sane Trilogy, Activision figured that if one franchise found new life, why not do the same to another. The result is the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Activision and Toys for Bob delivered a trilogy that was remade from the ground up and treated with love and respect. We know all about the struggles of the game’s development & that Activision did the right thing by delaying the game. For all the negatives the company has done, they did at least something right. As for the game itself, the game is completely redone. It looks amazing, plays amazing and is just so good. It made me now be a fan of Spyro and I feel that the praise will convince Activision to give the franchise another shot. Let’s hope it does. It’s why Spyro Reignited deserves to be in the Top 5. Number #4: Monster Hunter World (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) Where do I even start with a game like this? Monster Hunter World is just incredible. A game that is not only accessible for newcomers but also offers something veterans can enjoy. The best of both worlds and it’s great. A game like this is more fun when you have friends along. You can play it solo if you want. Plus the fact that it continues to add more content in a way that can get people back in is just stunning. This is how you get people coming back to your games. With the announcement of it’s first expansion, Icebound coming this year, what better time to get into this game is now. Did I forget to mention that it looks great with a great amount of accessibility? Yep. Monster Hunter World is the franchise at its highest point and it’ll only continue to get higher. Number #3: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch) If I wanted to, it would be #1 but it’s not and there’s a very good reason for it. Sakurai and Nintendo should be praised to high heaven. No one ever thought that there would be a system seller the way Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild were. Well look no further than this: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s the game where EVERYONE IS HERE! Yep. Every character from Smash 64 all the way to Smash 3DS/Wii U have made their return along with the arrival of many new characters such as Ridley, K. Rool and Simon Belmont. The game is fun, simply fun whether online or off. Not only that but the game’s Adventure Mode, World of Light will take you quite a long time to do. I can’t do it justice. This is truly a game Switch owners MUST HAVE! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the magnum opus of the franchise. Immediate recommendation and if I wanted to, this would be #1. But it isn’t and like I said, for good reason. Number #2: Spider-Man (PlayStation 4) After years of the Spider-Man license being dragged through the mud courtesy of Activision & Beenox, Insomniac comes in and delivers a game that gives the webhead justice. Marvel’s Spider-Man is a blessing. It’s not a movie-licensed game but it is one of the best Spider-Man games ever. The gameplay is amazing. It has a lot to do in terms of content such as side quests, challenges, bases and it goes on and on. It’s story is real good. They skip the origin story and give us an older Peter Parker who has to deal with the Daemons and I really don’t want to spoil the rest. The DLC, while nice could be better but it shouldn’t dissuade anyone from enjoying this. I hope that they get the opportunity to do the sequel. They set the bar for Spider-Man and I hope with the sequel, it’s set even higher. Oh and if this doesn’t convince you to get a PlayStation 4 and play this, the next will. Number #1: God of War (PlayStation 4) Here’s the thing. My brother got me this as a birthday gift and I swear, the sooner I started playing it, I was hooked. God of War for PlayStation 4… I have no words to express my real feelings on this. This game along with Spider-Man and many others are pretty much a big, fat, FU to Electronic Arts & any others that say, “single player games are dead and that online & live services are the future”. Future my ass! The fact that it’s a PS4 exclusive says a lot. Sony killed it this year. They really did. God of War is simply incredible. Everything about the game is awesome. The story is well done and crafted. Combat is real good and the customization for both Kratos and Atreus is real good. Speaking of which, Kratos and Atreus are two characters that share a bond and you see it grow throughout the game. It’s so good that it makes you cry when it’s all over. When a game like this makes me cry, you know it’s a game worth your time. I’m not kidding. As I said already, if Spider-Man isn’t the reason why you should get a PS4, this definitely will. You will not be disappointed. That’s a guarantee. Honorable Mentions Not every game that was good is on this list. Therefore I will provide some honorable mentions, games that are real good along with my reasons why. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age I’ve heard a lot of good things about the game and I was able to give it a shot. I liked it but I truthfully should have put more time into it. It deserves an honorable mention because you should give it a chance. It’s a Dragon Quest game made for the current generation of gaming. My issue is with Square-Enix behind the scenes. They didn’t bring the 3DS version overseas, the Switch version is delayed to 2019 & they even have the gall to say that they won’t release any more Dragon Quest games westward if the game doesn’t meet expectations. How petty & pathetic. Should this stop you from trying DQ XI? No. Hitman 2 Another game I got my hands on but never got around to playing, so much so that I also got the Definitive Edition of Hitman 2016. iO Interactive had their work cut out for them when developing this. Square-Enix pulling out and de-investing them didn’t help. Thankfully they stuck to their guns and gave us a game that is just as addicting as the original. They continue to add more content in the form of elusive targets & they’re bringing back the missions from Hitman 2016 but revised and improved. It’s truly good. All of this may want me to give it a shot. You should too. Kirby Star Allies When I first played & reviewed the game, it was all right but it lacked in some ways. Almost a year ago, the game feels now complete. I want it on the list but I always review games based on as they are. Thankfully the game has a lot of additional content in the form of new modes, allies, the works. It now feels complete and I commend the people at HAL for devoting their time to this game. I love it. All of this may want me to go back. The game is more fun if you have friends and it shows. Mario Tennis Aces We haven’t had a proper Mario Tennis game in a while and the Wii U version was a major dud. Camelot Software Planning had their work cut out for them. At least with this game, it fixed many of the problems the Wii U game had. Although I still feel Mario Tennis Aces could have been a lot more. Though they added new characters and modes, I feel it’s not enough. The Adventure Mode was okay. Now I only wish Camelot Software can maybe give us a brand new Golden Sun game. It’s been too long. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Another 3DS game I should have put more time into and I feel bad because if there’s any company that deserves praise for their commitment to Nintendo’s handheld, it should be Atlus. This game is an updated port of the original DS game but with a lot of updated bells and whistles such as visuals and music. It also has a new sub-plot where you explore alternate timelines and what happens there can unlock new stuff in the main timeline. It’s awesome and a game like this really should get you interested. I mean it. Why do you think I wish I could put time into it huh? Red Dead Redemption 2 There’s going to be somebody here saying that Red Dead Redemption 2 should be on the list. Look… I know. This game broke sales records. It defied expectations and then some. The game is incredible. Rockstar has a reputation for delivering amazing single-player experiences. RDR2 is no exception and I should have at least put some time into it. I didn’t and I regret it. My only issue is the multiplayer and I feel it’s going to be the same way they did it with what they did to GTAV. I’m worried since GTAV suffered due to online making them more money. That is my only worry. I will enjoy RDR2, just not the online though. Starlink: Battle for Atlas Originally, it was going to be on this list but after much consideration, I changed my mind. Starlink has some good ideas. The game is like No Man’s Sky but with ships, ship combat and a lot of battles. If you plan on getting any version of it, get the Switch version. The Switch version is a recommended because you get an exclusive character and ship, Fox McCloud and the Arwing. Not only that but an exclusive campaign regarding the Star Fox team. It’s good. My issue with it is the DLC. Unless you got the $80 digital deluxe edition, expect to spend a lot of money to get everything. Plus the toys-to-life stuff while good is a bit problematic. That’s what turned me off but its Ubisoft so what else is new. Give it a chance if you can. Valkyria Chronicles 4 A game I got for Christmas and one I should put time towards. I never thought we would get another Valkyria game after that awful Valkyria Revolution. I was worried but SEGA surprised us with a game that takes us back to what it should be. It’s well done. It has characters that you will like and the gameplay is back to how it was in the original Valkyria Chronicles. Expect to spend a lot of time towards a game like this and yes, there is additional content as DLC. So yeah, you are getting more for your money’s worth and then some. Yakuza Kiwami 2 Yakuza Kiwami was a major hit and then SEGA announces that they are remaking the second. But it isn’t just any remake. They just went the deep end with this, implementing the Dragon Engine used for Yakuza 6 in this game. The story is awesome, the combat is refined and there’s so much to do it would take you hours. I kid you not. Not only that but this game also has a side-story centering on the Mad Dog of Shimano himself, Goro Majima. It’s not long but it does add more to the overall plot of the game. With the Judgment spin-off coming next year and hopefully HD remakes of Yakuza 3-5, the franchise is going strong. Very strong. And that’s my list in a nutshell. If you feel there’s a game you like that came out this year that should be on here, feel free to tell me. I look forward to hearing from all of you.
  2. Hi guys. So i'm a complete sucker for cinematics. I love the effects, hype, the compressed message in a cinematic. Espacially video game cinematics has some of the coolest in my mind. I have been searching and watching so many videos with these cinematics and i have come to the conclusion that i can't really rank them in an order of greatest ever made. But i still have a few that rank as my top. This is my top cinematic's of games, what is yours? 1. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm 2. Diablo 3 3. Dead Island 4. Warhammer - Mark of chaos 5. The Elder Scrolls Online The Alliances 6. Cyberpunk 2077 7. Star Wars: The Old Republic 8. Dying Light 9. The Witcher 2 10. Prey 2 11. Bioshock: Infinite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIaslJJBpSc 12. World of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCr7y4SLhck
  3. 2016 has been a rather unexpected year when it comes to gaming. We’ve had good games, bad games, disappointing games and games that end up getting canned for one reason or another. Regardless, it’s time for a list and it’s not going to be an easy one. I’m not limiting this to just Nintendo games. I’m involving all sorts of games so without further ado, these are my Top 10 Games of 2016. Word of warning for everyone… if you find that a game you like isn’t on the list, you are welcome to make your own and share it. I won’t judge you and remember, the only opinion that should ever matter is your own. Let us begin. 10) Song of the Deep - PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Kicking off the list we have Song of the Deep, developed and published by Insomniac Games. Song of the Deep is basically Metroid but in an underwater style. I will admit. This game had me intrigued because of its design and presentation. When I got to play it, it was a sight to behold. The presentation for it is incredible with the level of detail to be intense. It’s gameplay leaves a lot to be desired but it fits the world that this game is. Not to mention it’s a bit too simple and short, around 4 hours. I’ll cut some slack since the game is rather cheap and there’s replay value to back it up. This game deserves a bit more appreciation. Sure it’s not the best but for what it’s worth, it’s a soothing and satisfying experience. I recommend that you pick the game up, at least to see for yourself how good it is. It’s $10! It’s not the best but I feel that it deserves to be #10 on my list. 9) Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS - Nintendo 3DS To think that Nintendo would take a risk and bring a game like this to their best-selling handheld is a challenge onto itself. But for its shortcomings, I say that they did a good job. Mario Maker for 3DS is what it is, a port of a game that was on Wii U now fit on the handheld. Nothing more. Nothing less. The only problems I have with the game is that there’s no Amiibo functionality, you can’t play others courses or share courses online and the only way you can share them is through its Streetpass function. But despite its negatives, the game is still really fun and can even push your skills as a gamer/level creator to the test. Had this game allowed you to share courses online and play others’ from the get-go, it’d be rated higher. I recommend playing this on a New 3DS XL because, on a regular 3DS, you can experience crashes. I just want to give you a heads up. 8) Final Fantasy XV - PlayStation 4, Xbox One (PC coming soon) We waited a long time for this game. It originally was going to be part of the Fabula Nova Crystalis as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Unfortunately, it was scrapped and then replaced with this. The wait was long but in the end is worth it. Final Fantasy XV is a great game. Its strong points are the gameplay, the open world location and the many things you can do in this said world. My problems with the game are its lackluster story and the characters. The four protagonists are fleshed out well enough but everything else feels flat. Made worse is that in order to better understand this, you need to watch stuff that’s outside the game like the film Kingsglaive and OVA Brotherhood. Other than that, I couldn’t find anything else wrong but at least Square-Enix is dedicated to making the game better while filling up story bits that should have been added. Thankfully I’m happy with that and it shows that they really want to make the game feel complete. I recommend giving this game a chance. Besides once the negatives are pushed aside, you have a game that’s very satisfying. 7) Overwatch – PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Blizzard has a lot of balls for trying their luck in the first-person shooter genre and it paid off considerably with this game. Overwatch is just that: a first-person shooter game where you and five others can take the fight against the opposition in various modes. They range from escort/stop the payload to capturing defensive points/objectives on the map. Okay. It’s a bit small but that’s not why it’s on the list. Overwatch’s strong points are its setting and characters. No two characters are similar. Each character offers something different and that’s what makes it good. Coupled with the fact that there’s a lot to do in this game, it’s nuts. We already got two new characters, a whole bunch of new modes and events and knowing what 2017 has in store, it’s going to get better. This game is better played if you have friends because it’s all the more satisfying when you achieve victory. I ask you… are you with me? 6) Paper Mario: Color Splash – Nintendo Wii U I know what you’re thinking. Why is this game on the list? Let me explain. Sure this game uses the same style as Paper Mario: Sticker Star but that’s pretty much it. Why it’s on my list because it is a much better game. Design wise, it is awesome. It is a step up from the previous game and the theme involving paint and colors adds it in perfectly. You can tell when you travel through Prisma Island. The addition of restoring the world through paint offers something different. Using cards instead of stickers is a lot better. The humor this game has is spot on with some being very funny to listen. Color Splash offers a lot here and I say it is miles better especially since it’s released on a system that’s on its deathbed. I only wish that Nintendo could go back to its roots with the game offering what it should be, instead of this. But for what it’s worth, I say it’s a must buy. Truthfully it is a must buy and I recommend this game. Enjoying the list so far? Good because we’re now reaching the halfway point of this list. There’s no going back for us now. 5) Fire Emblem Fates – Nintendo 3DS Three years after the release of Fire Emblem: Awakening, we get a game that not only is good but offers so much. I’m talking about Fire Emblem Fates and I speak on behalf of everything the game offers. What’s different from the previous games is its branching campaigns. You play as Corrin, a young noble who was born in the kingdom of Hoshido but was raised by the kingdom of Nohr. When both kingdoms declare war on each other, you have to make a choice on whose family you would side. Should you side with Hoshido, the kingdom you were born in as your Birthright. Should you side with Nohr, the kingdom that raised you and follows the side of Conquest. Or will you choose neither side and instead work to have both kingdoms unite under one banner and learn of a Revelation that threatens all. That is what makes the game stand out. The three campaigns: Birthright, Conquest, and Revelation offer hours of gameplay and customization that can drive you nuts. Replay value here is through the roof, along with additional content via DLC drives it even further. I won’t go into too much detail but if you haven’t picked up this game, you should. I recommend trying your luck to get the Special Edition of the game, which has all 3 campaigns in one DLC. But if you are getting either Birthright or Conquest, expect to spend a lot just to get the rest. It’s why this game gets the #5 on my slot on this list. 4) Gravity Rush Remastered – PlayStation 4 In 2012, a game called Gravity Rush was released on the PlayStation Vita. It was a game that was fun, different and offered something new. Sadly not many people got to play it due to being released on a handheld that Sony never gave a damn about. Four years later, SCE Studio and Project Siren bring this game over to the PlayStation 4 and my god, it is incredible. Gravity Rush Remastered is marvelous. Seeing the game in glorious HD is jaw dropping. It's nuts! What’s even better is that it runs at a solid 60 frames per second. Flawless 60fps. It is perfect. They also refined the game’s controls making things such as sliding across the city seamless. You can use the back buttons on the PS4 controller but there’s also the option to use the DualShock 4’s motion controls so it offers some variety for players. What’s even better is that the Remastered port includes all the DLC for the game and at a price of $30, how can you say no to that? You simply can’t. This game is what made the PlayStation Vita stand out but now that it’s on a PS4, it’s the go-to game for anyone wanting this console. I highly recommend it. It is a must buy, without a doubt and it should prep anyone for the eventual release of Gravity Rush 2 coming in January. 3) Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita and PC WayForward should be praised and commended for making a game like this. Not a lot of people are going to like having this as my #3 spot but this is a perfect example of a Kickstarter campaign done right, aside from Shovel Knight. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is amazing. There is so much good to say here such as the presentation. Design-wise, it’s a step up from the previous game. 2.5D at its finest with the character models being at its absolute best. Jake Kaufman does it again with the music here and all the tracks are addicting to listen to. Very addicting. The gameplay is similar to the first two games but it’s improved and easy enough for anyone to pick up and play. Hopefully, with the upcoming DLC like Risky Boots’ campaign, Half-Genie Hero is going to be one that’s worth every penny. Show love to WayForward. Get this game now! 2) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice – Nintendo 3DS The Ace Attorney series has endured for more than 15 years with a strong and devoted following. 2013’s Dual Destinies is one a lot of people were hyped for and though nowadays is a bit mixed it was a welcome addition. Three years later, Phoenix Wright returns in full force with the sixth game in the main franchise: Spirit of Justice. Similar to the previous entries, it’s a visual novel style game where as Phoenix Wright (or any of the others like Apollo & Athena) you must investigate witnesses, find evidence and discover the truth through the courts. This time around, the story takes Phoenix to the Kingdom of Khura’in and in that country, defense attorneys are outlawed. Spirit of Justice introduces the Divination Seances where it details the last thing the victim sees before they pass on. But the truth isn’t always black and white. That’s where we come in to figure out if what the victim sees is the truth or not. Many staples that are prevalent in the previous entries return here but its biggest points are its story and music. The story is a bit dark and intense for a game like this and the music is still its shining moment. Believe me, there are some tracks that are incredible to listen to. Whereas Dual Destinies serves as a return to form for the well-respected attorney, Spirit of Justice serves as a passing of the torch for Apollo Justice, allowing him to take the spotlight he deserves. It’s reason enough why this gets the #2 spot. 1) Pokémon Sun & Moon – Nintendo 3DS Some people like the game, others didn't. To tell you the truth, I enjoyed the game. As a fan of Pokémon since Generation 1, I had a lot of expectations. They paid off when it came out. Nintendo, GameFreak & The Pokemon Company took a lot of risks in making this stand out over the previous generations. Removing some staples like Gyms, HMs seems crazy when you think about it. However, when I got to play it for myself, I can say is wow… they nailed it. The game does hold your hand a lot at times but you do get the chance to explore at your leisure. The Island Challenges are interesting and provide something different instead of going to a gym and earning a badge. It’s emphasized a lot and I like it personally. Z-Moves are also cool and how they look is amazing. But if I were to net any nitpicks, it’s the story. That leaves a lot to be desired. I wish it can improve but at least the game is still the way you remember it. Pokemon Sun & Moon may not be for everyone but for those that put the time into it, it’s a pretty awesome game. I recommend it and yes, it’s one that I feel should be #1 on my list. Honorable Mentions: Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, Pokken Tournament, Yo-Kai Watch 2 Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls, Ratchet & Clank PS4, Kirby: Planet Robobot That’s pretty much it for this list. Remember, my list is 100% opinionated and you are welcome to disagree with me. If you guys have a list of your own Top 10s or if you feel that a game you played should be on the list, let me know in the comments. I look forward to hearing from everyone.
  4. Hey guys and gals! James here aka Wade D McGinnis. It's been awhile since I have posted a review in this forums. Been busy with a few things but have plan to change that. Starting with my Best Games 2016! Check it out and let me know your thoughts!
  5. Hey guys! I made a top 5 add-ons video on youtube. Check it out and let me know if you like it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpb5qJ1aY-g
  6. With 2013 come and gone, I know many focus a lot on the console games but... what about the handheld games? Games that we spend loads of time on the go deserve a chance to be mentioned on this list. I figure that now is a better time than ever to count down the best. To let everyone know, this is based off my opinions and experiences so you're free to disagree with me and such because these are the Top 5 BEST Nintendo 3DS Games of 2013. And yeah, all of these are going to be Nintendo 3DS games since I didn't play any new Vita games this year. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5) Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - Nintendo 3DS At number 5 on our list is Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. When the Gamecube first came out in 2001, we get to experience a game starring Mario's green-capped brother. It was called Luigi's Mansion and it was a really unique game. Now 12 years later, Luigi returns in a much deserved sequel where the plot has him going through five different mansions and recover fragments of a relic known as the Dark Moon all while trying to combat ghosts and battle an old foe. The game is really enjoyable as you get to have the feel of wielding a vacuum cleaner that sucks up ghosts. At least here, there's more variety like boss battles, interesting mini-games and a lot of puzzles. Not to mention that there's room for exploration where you can find hidden stuff to get 100% completion. There's even a fun multi-player component where up to 4 players can play the game locally or online. The only gripe is that you don't start multiplayer with a maxed out vacuum. You start off at Level 1 which is hindering but hey, at least you get to have fun with your friends in Scarescraper. If I were to rate this, it would get an 8 out of 10. No doubt about it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4) Fire Emblem: Awakening - Nintendo 3DS Fire Emblem... never thought a game like this would be on the list but 2013 gave us what I consider one of the best 3DS games ever made. Fire Emblem: Awakening is an RPG game that takes elements from previous iterations and brings them together for a pleasurable experience. The battle system is refined but at some cases, it feels just right with the use of having a partner team up with you. It not only gives you a stat boost but also develops friendship. That's right. Supports are in the game but if a male and female character pair up, it can result in marriage. They can marry and their children can obtain the same perks. This can easily be abused hence why some people go the extra mile to make all the children have Gale Force, a Skill that is considered to be very broken. Trust me. Now then, I do have to say that the game is really long with a conclusion that hits home. In addition to that, there's added replayability in the form of DLC that not only continues the story but also provide you with much needed entertainment such as the Summer Scramble DLC. Many consider it fanservice but my personal favorite is the Future Past. I don't want to spoil it but I recommend you try it for yourself. There is some multiplayer but it's rather limited. The single-player is going to keep you going for hours and the added difficulties can last even more. It's a game that is worth every bit of your purchase price. No doubt about it. This game gets a 9 out of 10. A Must Own. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3) Pokemon X & Pokemon Y - Nintendo 3DS You're wondering to yourself why I put this at #3 instead of any higher right? Well to be honest, I really did enjoy the game but I feel it could have been better. Sure it's the first Pokemon game on the 3DS and the story really hits home. The battle system is interesting with a new type, new Pokemon and the concept of Mega Evolutions add more to battles but I feel that there are some flaws that hinder the game. One such is the Exp. Share and yeah, having it on makes the game TOO EASY. It's not Fable 3 where quote Angry Joe "It's TOO DAMN EASY!" but it's too easy to the point where you can beat it in simply a few hours. I know this is a way to attract new players especially younger kids but for long-time players like myself, it's a turn-off. You can turn it off if you want a real challenge. Also, the post-game simply sucks. Other than an Officer Looker side-story and a few Legendary Pokemon captures, there really isn't much. The previous generations did a much better job when it comes to post-game but here, this is disappointing. If anything, Nintendo needs to step it up. Last year's Black 2 and White 2 were the swan song of Generation V and they gave us a lot more reason to go back and play it. Here, not so much. If I were to rate it, I would give it an 8 out of 10. It's excellent but it does have some flaws. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies - Nintendo 3DS Let me say this right here and now... I am a big fan of the Ace Attorney series. It's one of these point and click games but that's beside the point. The story, the characters, the music, everything I love about the Ace Attorney series is there. It's rare that a game franchise like this has these things worth striving for. Now the series returns back in its newest iteration and let me tell you, when Capcom said that the game is dark, they meant it. The game's five cases are intense but help tie the story together. You play between three different characters and each of them have unique skills such as Psyche-Locks, Perception and the Mood Matrix. It's a really long game and the DLC case adds additional hours to an otherwise awesome game. For $35, you can't go wrong and it's available now on the eShop. By the time you finish playing it, you will feel like you have accomplished a lot. I did and it made me have all sorts of feelings whether it be laughing, crying or even a sense of joy knowing that I helped find the truth. The music is catchy and helps add flow to an otherwise impressive game. The game gets a 9 out of 10 and it's one I highly recommend. Alright... it comes to this... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - Nintendo 3DS To let everyone know, this is my list and you're free to disagree with me or provide your own but this game here hits the number one spot. More than 20 years after the release of A Link to the Past, Nintendo brings us back to Hyrule with a sequel. However the story this time around takes a turn for the unexpected. Sure it's the same as in the previous game but here, we finally shed light on this other world. The game is what signifies as one where you can choose where you go and what to do. What makes it even better is the rental shop where you can rent items and use them how you see fit... provided that you don't die. Of course you can buy them so you can keep and upgrade but the real interesting thing is that you can merge yourself with a wall. This not only adds a whole new level of exploration but it's useful as a defensive measure avoiding enemies while you use the time to get out of the way. You have great graphics, gameplay that kicks ass, movement feels definitely good, nostalgic music with a hint of some new stuff and bosses that are familiar but fun and you have yourself one of the best games on the 3DS. If you have a 3DS, what are you waiting for? Get this game. NOW! My rating for this is obvious. A perfect 10 out of 10. Legendary.
  7. What's up, folks! So, I worked on this for the last two weeks of December, wound up scrapping many iterations of it until I eventually settled with where this all led. These were my top 10 controversies within the gaming industry throughout 2013. By all means, let me know what you think and what you agree or disagree with. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXGzBRk0fUc
  8. Thoughts on this skin? I love this, it looks amazing i'm glad Nasus is getting some attention, one of my favorite champions.
  9. For me Megaman X Donkey Kong Country Yoshi Island Super Mario RPG Kirby Super Star
  10. Gotta ask, what's your top 5 favorite pokemon of all time. If you could give a brief reason why, that'd be cool too. Here are mine: 5. Scyther - One of the coolest and elusive pokemon of Gen 1. His name, his look, even his outcry, in the Pokemon episodes anyway, was cool. Another bug I don't mind. And his evolved form is just as sick, if this were a top 6, Scizor would probably make the cut (no pun intended). 4. Typhlosion - In my humble opinion, I think he is the coolest 3rd evolution of all the Fire types thus far, BARELY edging out Charizard. Maybe it's because I like Silver so much. It was my most played Pokemon game by far. And loading it up into Pokemon Stadium 2, OH MAN good times. Before I knew about EV training, and competitive battling, my Typhlosion was a powerhouse in my eyes. Flamethrower, Earthquake, ThunderPunch, Dynamic Punch! Noone beats my Typhlosion. 3. Umbreon - No matter what the meta, no matter how strong or weak she becomes as the Generations go on, my eevee always becomes an Umbreon first. The cat lover in me LOVES umbreon. Beautiful, elegant, simple yet mysterious. Yes I am a guy, and this GUY LOVES UMBREON! I just wish she were more viable than just a Baton Passer 2. Heracross - Back in Silver, my personal favorite pokemon game of all time, (Soul Silver just as good) Heracross was the only pokemon besides mew (I think) that could learn Megahorn. He is one of the only bugs in this world I would not want to kill. Strong as f*ck, with the STAB on a 120 base Atk move (NERD OUT MAN!! O_O). Too strong, just don't send in a flying type 1. Charmeleon - The Pokemon series made this my most beloved pokemon of all time. When Charmander evolved into Charmeleon, not only did he look super cool imo, he took no shit from anyone, especially Ash. And the only reason he evolved into Charizard, was so he could fight Aerodactyl, but at the time, he was stuck in a hole (made by team rocket probably). He's a beast, and an awesome Pokemon even before he became the fan favorite Charizard. SO WHO ARE YOUR TOP 5? 5 TOO DIFFICULT? GIMME A TOP 10!?
  11. A lot of us have already figured out what next gen title they are looking forward to most. Money is being saved, and money is going to be spent. What are you looking forward to spending you money on? Personally, I am looking forward most to Destiny, but I'll write more about that in some other post. Now if only it would come out for the freaking PC, am I right? Anyway, do reply.