Friday, 16 January 2015

Feature: Guilty Gear Xrd Sign - Story Mode Analysis

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign – Story Mode Analysis

Calling this article an "analysis" might be the wrong choice of word. But rather, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign’s Story Mode, being good as it is, made me think it might be worthwhile to discuss a few things I noticed while I was watching (rather than playing, since as mentioned in my main review there are no fights or battles at all. It’s more an OVA or a Visual Novel) that I found interesting, particularly in the context of how stories in fighting games work and other general dos and don’ts of writing fiction in general. Suffice to say, where BlazBlue: Chronophantasma falls down, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign rises above. But anyway, without further a-do, let’s dive in.

Be warned that there are SPOILERS in this article, starting with the second section, “Chekov’s Gunflame”. You have been warned, and, as always, what follows is just my opinions and they are not reflective of OtakuGamers UK staff members or the site as a whole.

So, let's do this.

News: Deception IV Another Princess Teaser Trailer

Koei Tecmo has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Deception IV: Another Princess.

News: New One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 Screenshots

Bandai Namco has released a new batch of screenshots for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3.

News: New Yakuza 0 Trailer Released by SEGA

SEGA has released a new 7 minute long trailer for the upcoming prequael, Yakuza 0.

News: First Screenshots for JoJo's Eyes of Heaven

Bandai Namco has released the first screenshots for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven.

News: Toukiden Kiwami Release Date Set in the West

Koei Tecmo has announced the release date for Toukiden: Kiwami on western shores.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

News: Quick Roundup of the Latest Nintendo Direct

Heres a quick roundup of some of the announcements made during Nintendo's latest direct:

News: New Cross Ange PSVita Teaser Trailer

Bandai Namco has released a teaser trailer for Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr.

News: First Final Fantasy Legends Trailer

Square Enix has released the first trailer for Final Fantasy Legends: Space-Time Crystal.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Review: Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (Ps3/Ps4)

Review - Guilty Gear Xrd Sign
Platform: PS3/PS4
Price: £32 (approximately, will vary between PSN regional stores and costs of physical copies)
Release Date: Out Now

This review comes in two parts: the main course here and a supplementary article on Guilty Gear Xrd Sign’s Story mode that will follow later in the week. This main review is spoiler free and for optimum enjoyment, I strongly suggest you stick a metal track of your choosing on in another tab, it'll help set the tone for what is to come. 

Review: Rock Boshers DX Director's Cut (PS4/Vita)

Review Copy Supplied By Tikipod

In an alternative Steam Punk Universe, our very own Queen Victoria is an adventurous soul and finds her self on a adventure to Mars that turns into a living nightmare of soldiers, zombies and rocks.

News: New Information for Sword Art Online Lost Song

An interview with producer Kawai Yasukazu shares new info on Sword Art Online: Lost Song.

News: Durarara!! Relay Heading to PSVita in Japan

Kadokawa Games has released a few screenshots for their upcoming game, Durarara!! Relay.

News: New DmC Definitive Edition Screenshots

Capcom has released a new set of DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition screenshots. 

Monday, 12 January 2015

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Feature: Geoff's 2014 List

2014. The year of the re-releases apparently. I don't think its been that bad to be honest. The WiiU had a strong year, there's been a lot to play on the new consoles (Ps4 passing 18 million in just over a year puts those 'Consoles are dying' stories from the previous year to bed), Nintendo announced yet another 3DS model, PSTV seen a release in the west that everyone called for but no one bought in to, #GamerGate exploded (It was going to happen at some point with the state of the mainstream press), the likes of IFI/NISa/Marvelous etc really stepped up their game and brought us plenty to play and we've had a decent year ourselves here as views have increased and more publishers work with us. Highlight of the year was finally taking the plunge and purchasing a moped though as it inspires an air of mobility freedom, its cheap to run so more money elsewhere and people serenading Grease 2's "Who's That Guy?" to me as I ride past never gets old. 2015 is looking like its going to be even better for games going forward, as multiple Japanese studios shift their focus to Playstation 4 and the usual suspects here in the west up their localisation drive to bring us more nich goodies. So lets see what I enjoyed last year..