Games of 2015 : Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

To be honest, this game kind of flew under my radar. It’s not that I’m not a fan of Monster Hunter, in fact I put in 600+ hours for Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G on the PSP. It’s just that in a sea of other game releases, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate struggled to gain any significant mind share. But with the game to be released soon, people are generally excited for this game thanks to the demo that was released recently. I managed to obtain a demo code through someone and decided to see if those old hunter skills were still there. After playing through a few quests, it was still the same Monster Hunter that I grew to love and I still got them hunter skills.

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Games of 2015 : Bloodborne

Hunter of the night.

One of the breakout series in the last console generation was the Soul series. Even though the first game Demon Souls didn’t sell well, it was a cult hit amongst fans. Bandai Namco however managed to hit gold with the spiritual successor Dark Souls. The tight controls, challenging but fair difficulty provided gamers a rewarding experience should they manage to overcome the many perils laid before them. Dark Souls 2 was released last year and while it was a great game in its own right, fans were decidedly divisive in their opinions. Some felt that it was too similar and provided nothing new and that the environments weren’t as immersive and atmospheric while others felt it built upon an already excellent game. But what was certain was the unanimous excitement when Hidetaka Miyazaki announced his next game, Bloodborne.

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A look back at 2014 Pt.4

Step aside Ono and Kojima.

So here we are, this is the last part of this looking back series.

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A look back at 2014 Pt.3

While 2014 brought about many new things ,it also saw the end for many others. In this part, I’ll just talk about two of such ends that were of significance to me.

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A look back at 2014 Pt.2

In the first part I wrote briefly about two of Hideo Kojima’s games namely Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and P.T./Silent Hills and what I thought of them. In this part, I’ll talk about what I thought were some of the disappointments of 2014.

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A look back at 2014 Pt.1

We are finally in 2015 and this blog is still around….somewhat. I won’t promise anything but I do have some sort of schedule/plan in mind that will hopefully mean that this blog will be updated more frequently this year. I did start this blog mainly as a gaming blog and it will stay that way for the most part. Moving forward however, I might write about my other interests (Gunpla/music) as well.

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The advent of Kickstarter games

A viable platform or a risky endeavour?

Following the recent successful funding of Mighty No.9 and the goals smashing streak of Hyper Light Drifter, Kickstarter has further cemented itself as a viable and popular platform for independent developers to get their games funded on. But is it without it’s risks after a project is successfully funded?

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LTTP : Resident Evil 2 (It’s like Resident Evil 1 but better)

This cover really creeped me out back then.

Seeing how Resident Evil was such a hit amongst fans and critics, Capcom wasted no time in starting development for the sequel Resident Evil 2. Development started a mere month after Resident Evil’s completion and was to be directed by newcomer Hideki Kamiya and produced by the first game’s director Shinji Mikami

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Microsoft’s Xbox One (Xbone) Reveal

The Xbox One.

After Sony fired the first salvo back in February with the announcement of the PS4, Microsoft have finally responded with their own and it’s called the Xbox One. Wow where do I start with this one…. Continue reading

Link to the Past,Present and Future(Tentative) : Resident Evil (Resident Evil 1: The beginning of a new horror)

Resident Evil

Evil Residence.

Back in March 22nd 1996, Capcom released a little known game and new IP. That game was Biohazard, better known as Resident Evil to the rest of the world. Little did Capcom know that the game would eventually become one of their mainstay franchises for years to come.

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