Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Last Remnant for the Xbox360 and PC review

We all have games that we either love or don’t love. Of course, the games we love are easily recommendable to our friends and family. The ones we do not like or downright hate, we can’t recommend. The tough question now is, what about the game you like, but hard to recommend to people? These are games that you slightly enjoyed or like, but know that only a certain number of people or gamers would like or tolerate. One of these games that I am going to talk about today is an RPG from Japan. BIG SURPRISE! I am talking about an RPG, well, I’m not going to stop and you can’t make me. I do like this game and I have a lot of patience for it, but I know a lot of people do not like this game and I hate the game for a lot of the same reasons. This RPG in question is the PC and Xbox 360 exclusive, Last Remnant. There was a PS3 version planned, but due to moderate to mixed opinions, it was canceled. This game does have a lot going for it, but it also has a lot of things going against it. How about we get started? 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Wii review

I will let you all in on a little secret on how I score games. I used to go the whole 7.5 or 8.6 kind of thing, but I decided to change that in my later reviews to just doing solid numbers. I only give games a score number from 1-10, so when I find something wrong with a game, and it’s just a minor gripe, I take off half a point. However, if it is a major annoyance, I take off a whole point. Sometimes, if the gripe is so minor, I won’t even take it off the score. Overall, I give a game a 10 to start out with, and then chip away at it to lower numbers when I find something wrong with it. I have already given a handful of games perfect scores. They are, God of War 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Dragon Quest 8. Those games had just tiny gripes in my opinion that weren’t worth taking out of the score itself. Now, here is another game that is up for a perfect score, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. How come it seems like Nintendo is the one of the few companies that can make their games consistent? I mean, yeah, they have a small blunder here and there, but usually their franchises are always great. I know there has been a lot of controversy with Skyward Sword’s review score and the mainstream critic’s opinions about this game. Some love it to death, some think the motion controls are annoying, and some don’t like it at all even though it has gotten scores like 9 and 10 out of 10’s. For the record, I love this game. I love it to death. It is one of my favorite games of all time. So, let’s begin with this wonderful 25th birthday of Legend of Zelda. Oh, and a quick congratulations to Shingeru Miyamoto for making such a wonderful franchise for so many years and winning that Hall of Fame Award at the Spike Video Game Awards back in December.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Kirby's Epic Yarn for the Wii review

Nintendo has a lot of great franchises, doesn’t it? I mean, it has Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and other big name series like the Wario Ware series. However, there is one franchise that got me a little worried about its existence. This franchise that made me worry was the Kirby franchise. It seems like Kirby had it made with some great platforming games for every console it’s been on. Sadly, when it came around to the DS(not Kirby’s Mass Attack), its last platforming game didn’t mix so well, with mainstream critics saying that, “Kirby’s game mechanics are getting stale and repetitious.” For a few years we were teased with a beta version of another 3D Kirby game that shared mechanics from Kirby Super Star Ultra’s buddy system. Unfortunately, we only got one video of it and we never heard of it again. That was until the 2010 E3 came around and Nintendo announced the newest and most bizarre Kirby game yet, and that is saying a lot. They introduced Kirby’s Epic Yarn! This game was amazing with an all-new style of presentation and gameplay. It was a fresh new idea and was, well, VERY cute, but how does it hold up? I mean, it’s been a while since it was released and seems to have gotten good reviews. Let’s dive in with our knitting circle and review Kirby’s Epic Yarn!