Nothing lasts forever and everything must come to an end but never in my wildest imagination did I expect it to happen the way it did. It hasn’t happened yet but yes, Hideo Kojima is leaving Konami.
The Final Fantasy brand once commanded prestige and attention and whenever a new Final Fantasy game was announced, the world would stop still and take notice. The words “amazing” or “magical” would often be associated with each new release in the franchise but after the disappointment of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and the initial version of Final Fantasy XIV, the Final Fantasy brand is now a shell of it’s former glory.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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