Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bujingai: the Forsaken CIty for the PS2 review

Here is a question. What other kind of game genre dominates the home console market besides the shooter? Research and sales results have shown that for a while, action games have dominated the market. I mean, for example, when the PS1 came out, there was a huge amount of rpgs released for the console from Square Enix and Game Arts. Another good example of this is the huge explosion of action games coming out for the PS2, when a little-known title known as Devil May Cry came out. Seriously, there were so many action games. There were games like Blood Will Tell, Nanobreaker, Gladiator Sword of Vengeance, Shinobi, Genji, Blood Rayne, Devil Kings, Onimusha, and even modern games today like Conan and Bayonetta. Yes, some of these were made by the same people, like Bayonetta had the same person from Devil May Cry, but my point is that even today the action genre is still very popular. One of these games is today’s review known as Bujingai: The Forsaken City! Now, this game has a lot going for it. You have a pretty good developer who made a personal underrated series of mine, Gungrave, and the lead character is based on one of the most popular glam rock stars in Japan, Gackt. One other thing that makes this game interesting is that it’s based on fast paced action films from China known as Wuxia. However, this game might have some flaws that keep this fast-paced game under the radar for most people.  Let’s take a look at this game and see what’s inside! This is Bujingai: The Forsaken City for the PS2.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 for the PS3 and 360

So yeah, I am reviewing a game based on an anime license that, in my opinion, is mostly overrated, but the games based on the anime have been getting pretty good reviews. Why is that?! I mean, the show itself ran on for far too long, the characters turned annoying, and just like Bleach and Inuyasha, it just ran on FOREVER. It basically had the Dragon Ball Z illness, where there would be too much filler and not enough fighting. So, how could you take this series and turn it into a somewhat successful series of fighting games? Well, even though it has its bad fighting games, this one is probably in the top 5 best fighting games based on an anime series. Today’s review is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 for the PS3 and 360. Based on the overrated yet popular anime series of the same name, Ultimate Ninja Storm tries to iron out its faults from the last game, and ends up making a pretty solid game. It isn’t perfect, but if you are not a super fan of the series, then you will probably think of this as a solid and simple fighting game with a few faults that keep it from being anything super amazing. Let’s dive into the Ninja action of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2. They need to make the name shorter for the next game.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gladiator Special part 2: Gladiator: Sword of Vengance for the PS2 review

So, yeah, I am doing a retrospective on games based off the brutal sport of gladiators. The first one, Colosseum: Road to Freedom wasn’t as good as I wished it was. It had clunky combat, no story, and was all-around boring to play after a few hours.  I just wish it was more action-oriented, like Blood Rayne and Devil May Cry, which both came out around this next title’s time. What is this next title in the Gladiator Retrospective going to be? Well, it’s a game by Acclaim Entertainment. Now, I know that Acclaim isn’t really a GOOD company, but let’s see if they have redeemed themselves with Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance. What could possibly go wrong here? An actual story, more action-oriented combat, and a pretty cool-looking cover. I mean, yeah, it’s nothing like today’s games, but hey, I can’t just judge a game by its cover, now can I? So, let’s dive right into the blood pool again and review Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance!