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New Games Coming out this Month

Posted in Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2011 by Pirate

This month is being overshadowed by some of the next few months coming up, but we have some at least decent games this month too.

On September 19, we have two Nintendo DS releases: Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 and Kirby: Mass Attack. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 is the second game in a spin-off from the Dragon Quest RPG series from Square Enix. In this game, you can collect monsters, kinda like Pokemon, but unlike Pokemon, you can also mix them to create whole new monsters, which sounds pretty fun. And it still features are from Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball). Kirby: Mass Attack is differant than most Kirby games in that instead of being a platformer or sidescroller, it’s more of a strategy game. In the game, Kirby is split into ten Kirbys, and with the DS stylus, you need to control all those little critters in able to get across specific challenges.

Then, on September 20th, we have Gears of War 3 for the Xbox 360. Gears of War 3 is the third game in the third-person shooter series, and will be the final game for this story arc. It has over 1 million pre-orders, making it one of the most anticipated games of the year, helped by a release date delay.

Then on September 21, the PSP will be getting Persona 2: Innocent Sin (Sin can be innocent?).  The game is part of the popular and disturbing Persona JRPG series from Atlus. This game, as per the course for this series, will have anime-style characters and weird diologue to match a strange plot.

Then, on September 27th, X-Men: Destiny will be released on the PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS and Xbox 360. The game will have original characters working with old comic characters side-by-side in a platformer setting. It looks fun, but early reviews haven’t been so nice.

 

Of course, there are many others. Remember, buy games and support the gaming industry.

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Underrated, un-popular games that I own part 1

Posted in Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2010 by Pirate

As a game collector, I have played and bought many games that would make people ask “What then heck is that game? I have never heard of it, so it must be really suckish!”. Well, that isn’t always the case. Unknown games can be fun, too. To be fair, when it comes to games, I am not very picky at all. I will enjoy and game short of puzzle games. Anyway, here is the list:

1. Draglade. Known in Japan as Custom Beat Battle Draglade, this game for the Nintendo DS mixes fighting, anime-ish RPG, and even…music. Yes, you heard right. Music. This game was released in North America by Atlus USA, and I am glad too. The game takes place in a post-modern world where everyone has this device called a G-Con. G-Cons are toys/weapons that people use in friendly competition, but like many toyetic anime, the villains also use these for their evil goals. The game is pretty fun, and I would reccomend it to anyone who like fighting games that make you use musical combos. It has a sequel, but a US release seems not-so-likely.

2. Mystic Heroes. Mystic Heroes is a Japanese beat ’em up video game based on a Chinese novel, Fengshen Yanyi. The game was released for the Nintendo Gamecube, Game Boy Advance, and PlayStation 2. It was published by Koei. The game is just like Dynasty Warriors for a younger age. Imagine all the characters smaller and younger, and the game not as long, and there you have it. If you like beat ’em ups like Dynasty Warriors, GET THIS GAME. Don’t let the “For younger audiences” thing scare you, this is almost as hardcore as beat ’em ups get. P.S. I got the Gamecube version.

3. Transformers. No, not the games based on the films. Everybody knows about those. No, I mean the 2004 PlayStation 2 video game published by Atari based on the Transformers: Armada anime series. This game trumps all the film-based video games. There are no annoying humans. There are no levels that have nothing to do with the plot. There are no annoying side-missions. The graphics are actually better, and I loved the cutscenes. If you are a Transformers fan with a PS2 and you don’t have this game, then hurry and get it.

4. Spyborgs. Spyborgs is a sci-fi beat ’em up for the Nintendo Wii, and was published by Capcom. This game is surprisingly good, although the plot left alot to be desired. This game is from some of the same creators as some of the Ratchet and Clank games, so the battle style is similar. You blast things, these things drop colorful orbs, its chaotic, and its crazy. Still, I liked it, and I hope it sells well. This game is begging for a sequel.

Thats it for today. I’ll have some more soon.