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| Visual novels in general have never really been my bag, but Danganronpa still managed to quickly shoot up into the ranks of my all-time favorite games. I attribute it to the game's deeply fleshed-out characters and incredibly tight writing; if you're looking for tired clichés and predictable plot twists, you absolutely won't find them here. Furthermore, the game handles some very dark subject matter without ever feeling too bleak. And with over a dozen different characters, all with their own personalities and hidden depths, there's sure to be at least one to appeal to every player.|
Though I personally prefer Project Zetsubō's fan translation, NISA did a fair job bringing the game to English-speaking audiences. If you're despairing over a lack of good visual novels, give Danganronpa a shot.
Nov 07, 2015, submitted by ~Harmony~ (4604)
Vocaloid is a cool technology which utilized the voice synthesizer for songs. This, in turn, lets you sing anything.
Unlike the Hatsune Miku game series where you have a pre-defined set of songs and just use quick-time events to keep the rhythm on, this game going one step beyond that and lets you select and concatenate lyrics in order that you wish during each of the songs.
While the words you can choose from are given to you at first, by gaining points, you can use them to purchase and unlock new words and create your own lyrics. That, and the visual-novel with full voice-acting of Azuki and Macha add for a nice background story with high-school setting, nice dance choreography, and lots of cool outfits you can unlock.
Oct 21, 2015, submitted by MAT (104171)
Nathan Drake's last stop in the series before heading for next generation consoles.
What started like an another treasure hunter action-adventure game with...
---------- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune -----------
...turned into a benchmark of PlayStation quality and what Sony's console(s) can do with the right team developing the game.
In first game we got a quality title that defined the series and started the adventure. The second one took the base and molded it into something even more graphically powerful. The third one ended up as a sort-of a conclusion, giving us all the PS3 can do and then some.
Uncharted game series are not only great games, but games that defined the PS3 console in its generation and put Naughty Dog's name way up top.
Oct 07, 2015, submitted by MAT (104171)
Games which play and feel like a movie and branch stories to let each player experience their own version of the story seem to be more and more popular, and I for one absolutely love it. While I may be among minority of players who love interactive-movie games from bygone era, this new direction seems the same thing but so much better because it offers so much more.
Early telltale adventure games were various story extensions to popular adventure games, and the gameplay was, well, somewhat typical for adventures, but not really movie-like or engrossing, nor did it offer multiple choices which take the game in a direction based on player's actions.
Along with Telltale's The Walking Dead series, this is a game every gamer should experience... it's not just like watching a good movie, it's you directing it, and living with your decisions of how it turned out based on your choices. Superb presentation of an interactive adventure game-movie.
Sep 21, 2015, submitted by MAT (104171)
| Xenoblade Chronicles is often said to be one of the best Japanese RPGs of its generation, and it's not hard to see why. The game boasts an enormous open world, set on the body of an ancient titan, and every inch of it is gorgeous and unique. Though its plot may not hold up to those of its predecessors, Xenogears and Xenosaga, it's still an excellently written adventure in a deep and engaging fantasy world, which is helped even further by its character writing - even minor NPCs are full of personality. Its combat may not break any new ground for the genre, it's still a pretty solid and enjoyable system.|
In addition to the many strengths of the game itself, the mere fact that Xenoblade Chronicles received a North American release is worth noting. Nintendo of America initially had no plans to bring it across the Pacific, but a critically acclaimed European release combined with a large and well-organized fan campaign convinced them to change their tune. Xenoblade Chronicles saw even further success in NA after main protagonist Shulk was featured as a playable fighter in the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U installments of Super Smash Bros., and a 3DS port of XC was released worldwide less than a year later.
Sep 07, 2015, submitted by ~Harmony~ (4604)
The only PlayStation 3 game that SEGA produced features Sonic in both Classic and Modern combined into one. A combination of a 2D Platform and a 3D Action game rolled into one definitely seems to be worth a try.
Aug 21, 2015, submitted by KatieCadet2012 (1639)
When the platform is over-populated with typically expected games that suit it, every now and then a title appears unexpectedly that makes a fresh use of it and introduces new, original and fun ideas throughout the story and gameplay. Ghost Trick puts you in a role of a recently killed guy who cannot proceed forward until he uncovers the mystery behind his death. Yup, the story is interesting. As a ghost, you can possess objects, move close distances from object to object, and watch the characters react to inexplicable events. Yup, gameplay is fun as well. And platform graphics are done with such a fluid movement it's sometimes hard to believe its running on NDS. And all that with an original soundtrack on par with that of Ace Attorney series builds an interesting detective noir ghost story. This is just one of those games that any NDS platform owner should have.
Aug 07, 2015, submitted by MAT (104171)
In the early 1990s there was this amazing WWI simulation on Amiga known as Wings. While it is something very nostalgic and memorable, it is also a great game that offers three different gameplay perspectives: 1st-person dogfights, top-down bomb runs, and isometric low-altitude strafing runs. What Remastered Edition did was took the original game and with a help of OpenGL and 3D representation presented it in Full HD graphics with the same feel as the original. The game looks and feels just as the old one did with a graphical presentation for nowadays computers which makes it look new, but feel old. This is a true example of how all remakes or remastered versions should be done to whatever nostalgic games we'd like to experience once more.
Jul 22, 2015, submitted by MAT (104171)
|Call of Duty: Ghosts|
Being a fan of WWII-era when it comes to Call of Duty franchise, I thought Ghosts will be yet another modern, slightly futuristic shooter that may very much resemble Black Ops series. Luckily, it is not. It is so polished in so many new areas that it never gets boring nor repetitive through its campaign. From missions in space, or underwater combat, all the way to commandeering vehicles or rappelling down the skyscrapers, it is drop-dead beautiful and well thought of. Every level is action-paced and story is well done, although nothing we didn't see before (good soldier gone bad). Seeing how it was game for at the time next-gen consoles, its main competitor was Battlefield 4, which may have slight advantage in character graphics, but it lack in every other thing by comparison, especially in easy and fluid gameplay which this game radiates with. If CoD games are going in this way, I don't mind if we lose the well known historical setting of conflict.
Jun 15, 2015, submitted by MAT (104171)
Most arcade games were designed to drag the player in with large graphics and big sounds but they also made sure the player only got so far before losing their lives and having to put more money in. To complete them you had to be a master at the game or a pocket full of change. Although Golden Axe was no different it had a unique feature when completed. Your ranking was higher the less continues you used. It encouraged you to get better at the game by using less money. Still a hard game, it tried to make sure you completed it because of your skill not becuase you had lots of money.
Jun 01, 2015, submitted by --x-- (58548)
Released on a system not regarded as a home to primary games such as the Nintendo DS (the only one on which the game can be actually played), disfigured by a silly Disney variant and ludicrously delusive unplayable ports on other systems, Meteos is Masahiro Sakurai’s design peak, a falling block game towering above the entire DS library along with Nintendogs and Knights in the Nightmare, both availing themselves of the touch-screen & Stylus pair to reach otherwise unthinkable interaction intensity.
More than its technical and aesthetical audiovisual splendour, what sets apart this trip to a tiny vast universe full of worlds and variety is the entrancing thoughtful frenzy of the gameplay, a wonder exceeding that of Tetris
May 19, 2015, submitted by click here to win an iPhone9SSSS (2163)
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity
Few games were bashed by fans as unreservedly as this final installment of the longest-running adventure game series. It was done with early blocky 3D, lacking the visual charm of its predecessors; more importantly, it had combat and an RPG angle with levels, equipment, etc. Its action was unremarkable, its RPG elements forgettable, its puzzles few and mediocre, failing to satisfy fans of any genre.
Yet it was also an innovative and bold game trying to break beyond genre boundaries, ahead of its time in its treatment of 3D visuals and their effect on gameplay. Dark and atmospheric, it was curiously involving as it shuffled puzzles, encounters with friendly characters, battles, and a hunt for healing items and weapons. Its interesting structure and design philosophy have very few, if any, equivalents in the history of any of the genres it tried to merge - and that's why it deserves a second chance.
Mar 03, 2015, submitted by Cor 13 (174226)