The Order 1886 is a game that seems to have divided the masses. Many critics have slammed the game unrelentingly, while gamers themselves are reporting that they thoroughly enjoyed the game. I personally can see both of these perspectives. On the one hand the game is quite short, has limited replayability and is for the most part… on rails. On the other hand, it’s an incredibly engaging, beautiful, creative and unique interactive story which has the potential to become much, much more.
Let’s get this out of the way right now… In Akiba’s Trip, you play a “kinda” vampire, killing hordes of monsters (aka hipsters) by tearing their clothes off. Yep, that is the entire premise right there. Strip people off to vanquish them and beware as they are out to remove your garments in kind. It’s bizarre, inherently Japanese and most important of all – very memorable.
Here we are again folks. Another year – another Dynasty Warriors title… well, more of an expansion. It’s one of the few series that still regularly gets expansion packs… if you can call them that. You see, last years Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends, was a straight up brawl fest, where as Empires clearly puts the focus on Strategy. There were a handful of strategic modes on offer in the initial release, but for the most part it’s kill all around you – ad infinatum, as per the Dynasty Warriors standard.
I’m going to keep this one short and sweet, guys and gals. Have you played Super Stardust on the PS3? How about the Delta release on PS Vita? Did you like it? If the answer to the above is yes, Super Stardust Ultra is worth your purchase. It contains everything from previous releases and more with some fantastic new modes, split/same screen multiplayer and enhanced particle effects.
Capcom’s recently released remaster of the 2002 Resident Evil remake (say that 5 times fast…) has been a massive success, proving to be the company’s fastest selling digital title in both the European and US territories… of all time. The game has also broken records as the top selling day one digital title on Playstation Network. See, Capcom – people still love old school survival horror. Take note!
Back in the 80’s, Ted Turner battled Orson Welles estate for the right to colorize the iconic black and white film, Citizen Kane. This sparked a major controversy and the process was cancelled. In fact, the controversy prompted the creation of the National Film Preservation Act. Yes, changing or updating an iconic piece of media can be dangerous, as people really don’t know what they want. Especially in gaming where the terms “It’s too derivative” and “It’s changed too much” go hand in hand.
This is probably going to be better than the 2014 movie… It will definitely contain more Godzilla himself, that’s for damn sure , but less Bryan Cranston – but not by a huge measure considering his deceivingly minor role in the movie. (note: the game and movie are unrelated… I just wanted to make a snarky remark about the lack of Bryan Cranston and the green giant in the 2014 monster movie)