Friday, 5 December 2014

Review: Don't Die Mr Robot (PS3/Vita)

Review copy supplied by Infinite State Games

The thing about Indie games is that they allow a developer to create whatever they want. The only restriction they have is their own imagination whereas bigger developers are constantly under pressure from larger figure heads. In the case of Don't Die Mr Robot though I feel that the developer's imagination may have got a little bit out of hand.

Review: Tales From The Borderlands - Zer0 Sum (PS4)

Review copy supplied by Telltale Games

Let us start with a question. What happens when Telltale games and 2K site next to each other at an awards show? Well, a Telltale and Borderlands Mash Up, that is what. It sounded bonkers when it was announced and some (myself included) thought it would never work. Not that i doubted any of the studios, it was that up to this point telltale have been known for telling deep serious takes and well, Borderlands is the complete opposite. Having sitting down for just over a couple of hours with episode one (Zer0 Sum) i was proven wrong within the first 5 minutes.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Review: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Platform: PS3/Xbox 360
Price: £29.99 from Rice Digital (prices may vary elsewhere)
Release Date: Out Now

In advance of writing this review it occurred to me what sort of a “theme” would be appropriate for describing Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (hereafter referred as just Ultimax). That theme would be “The Best and Worst of Both Worlds”. After all, the story is about two groups of Persona users uniting a second time to stop a world ending threat, with all of their individual good and bad qualities on display as they fight shadowy duplicates and overcome personal trials. But it’s more than that, as we also have Arc System Works and Atlus once again collaborating on this sequel to Persona 4 Arena, and bringing their respective talents to the table. Ultimax, serving as the follow up, was an opportunity for Atlus and Arc Sys to build on the somewhat shaky foundation they had previously laid. Question is: just what did they build with it?

News: Resident Evil HD Release Date & Price Set

Capcom have announced a release date for the remastered remaster, Resident Evil HD.  

News: The Great Ace Attorney Playable at Jump festa

The latest Ace Attorney release, The Great Ace Attorney, is set to to be playable at Jump Festa.

News: New Hyperdimension Neptunia V-II Screenshots

Compile Heart has updated the official Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II website.

News: Rune Factory 4 Announced for the EU

Marvelous Europe & XSEED are to release Rune Factory 4 to the EU & Aus next week!

News: Hyperdevotion Noire Battle Screenshots

Idea Factory has released new screenshots for Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Review: Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls! (PC)

~Laugh, and the world laughs with you~

Cherry Tree High is a much loved slice-of-life adventure game released on PC a few years ago. Its humorous characters & story, coupled with its simulation gameplay that allowed you to partake in activities, meant it was a hit amongst doujin fans in the west. Some folk though didn't appreciate how the release was westernised, and now we have the de-westernised release via Nyu Media with an added surprise. A short & sweet visual novel based sequel has launched alongside the re-release and that's what we are going to take a look at today.

News: Etrian Mystery Dungeon Localisation Announced

Atlus USA has announced the localisation of the recently revealed Etrian Mystery Dungeon.

News: Resogun Heading to Ps3 as Well as PSVita?

If this PEGI leak is to be believed, Resogun won't just be seeing a release on Sony's handheld.

News: New Senran Kagura Character Screenshots

Marvelous has updated the Senran Kagura Esitval Versus website with new character shots.

Review: Aqua Kitty Milk Mine Defender DX (PS4/Vita)

Sometimes I wonder where some developers get their ideas from. Aqua Kitty is a perfect example. This retro inspired shoot em up has a back story which could only have been thought up after a round or two at a pub!

News: Alphadia Genesis Heading to PC via Steam

Marvelous Europe has announced that Alphadia Genesis will be heading to PC via Steam.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

News: Trailer for Earth Defense Force 2 Portable V2

D3 has released a new six-minute long trailer for Earth Defense Force 2 Portable V2.

News: New 3DS Trailer for Lost Heroes 2

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for their upcoming crossover RPG Lost Heroes 2.

News: Final Fantasy XIV Trial Starting Date Set

Square Enix have announced the date for the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn free trial.

News: Bravely Second Demo Set for Japan

Square Enix has announced that a demo for Bravely Second will see a release in Japan.

Monday, 1 December 2014

News: New Final Fantasy Type 0 HD Trailer

Square Enix has released a new trailer for the upcoming RPG Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

News: First Yuna Yuki is a Hero TV Spot

A new TV spot for the upcoming Yuna Yuki is a Hero: Memory of the Forest has been released.

News: The Legend of Legacy Battle Footage

Furyu has released a short dual-screen gameplay video of The Legend of Legacy on 3DS.

News: New Irregular at Magic High School Screenshots

Bandai Namco has released information for The Irregular at Magic High School: Out of Order.