Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Breathe a sigh of relief, todays post is not about GTAV!

So. Today is the 17th September and that Overhyped and not-quite-as good-as-all-the-10/10-reviews-are-gonna-make-it-out-to-be GTAV is finally out. Its been sheer bliss for me sitting back and amusing myself at all those silly people going crazy for what is basically a refined GTAIV. Rockstar games stick to the same template afterall. So if your trying to escape all that GTA palava, Your safe here. Even though Andi is getting the game, Id hazard a bet he's probably more interested in carrying on with his Soul Hackers on 3DS & Kingdom Hearts 1.5 on Ps3. Im not buying the game myself yet. I may not even buy it at all! That kind of thinking would get me put in front of a firing squad in other gaming circles, but here we're all intelligent enough to not believe the hype. So, No GTA blog posts! Why would an Otaku gamers blog cover a game like that anyway? This snippet here is the only mention that damn games gonna get.
So what am I posting today? Well I thought Id take it easy and have a look through some release schedule lists for the EU and cherry pick a few games of interest to put in a list. While its by no means a definitive list and yes, some of the release dates are a little vague, It deos show what games I may be convering in the near future on this blog. Personally I was hoping for Hyperdimension Neptunia: Rebirth to be there somewhere, but its not due for release on Vita till the 31st October in Japan so we wont know about a western date, if there is one, till after then. Ive still yet to play the original due to it coming across as a tad too 'clunky' when Andi described it to me, so a remaster based on the Victory engine is going to be sweet! Plus with it being on the Vita I can play it anywhere! To the annoyance of others no doubt (teh hunni's!) Still, there are some fine games on this list. Also while compiling the list it got me thinking of how the blog is structured. At the moment posts just get posted and it could be about anything. Ive decided to structure my posts from now on like this:
  • Monday - Friday: News, Previews & Retrospectives
  • Saturday: No Post! (Unless theres some big news!)
  • Sunday: Game Review! or Retrospective.
With having it structured like this it then gives me 2 days at the weekend to write up a review when I have one to do. My reviews tend to be a little in-depth and can take quite a while (3 hours+) to write-up and edit before posting. It also gives me a small break as writing on this blog all week can leave you fatigued a little. I do enjoy writing on this blog so it will be continuing for a good while yet. Anyway, Onto the lists:
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (19 September 13)
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning (19 September 13)
Rune Factory 4 (1 October 2013)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Q3 2013)
AeternoBlade (Q3 2013)
Eterian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (Q4 2013)
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! (Q4 2013)
Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (TBA 2013)
Bravely Default: For the Sequel (2014)
Senran Kagura Burst (Q1 2014)
Dragon's Crown (11 October 2013)
Tearaway (22 November 2013)
Proteus (Autumn 2013)
Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse (Q4 2013)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD (Q4 2013)
Liege (Q1 2014)
Murasaki Baby (2014)
Rainbow Moon (2014)
Armored Core V: Verdict Day (27 September 2013)
Rain (2 October 2013)
Dragon's Crown (11 October 2013)
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! (Autumn 2013)
Disgaea Dimensions 2: A Brighter Darkness (autumn 2013)
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (Q3 2013)
Bound by Flame (Q4 2013)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD (Q4 2013)
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (TBA 2013)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma (TBA 2013)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (14 February 2014)
Dark Souls 2 (March 2014)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (Q1 2014)
Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Q1 2014)
The Witch and the Hundred Knights (Q1 2014)
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (Q1 2014)

A lot of vague release dates I know but hopefully with TGS just around the corner we'll have firmer dates plus more games to look in to. Its difficult trying to pull release dates from mainstream sites for games to be covered here due to the lack of coverage they get elsewhere. Theres also probably a few games Ive missed that are due within the next few months, apologies. I would also like to give Beyond: Two Souls a mention though. One of the games Ive been looking forward to the most this year! Not an Otaku game I know, but its still goin to be a great experience come launch next month. Any games here that tickle your fancy? Any you'd like us to have a more in-depth look at (like we did with Senran Kagura & EDF 2025)? Let us know in the comments or drop a tweet to either myself or Andi!

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