The first video of actual gameplay of Resonance of Fate came out and it blew my mind. I am still in shock by how awesome the battles looked in the trailer. If Tri-Ace learned anything from their previous releases, Star Ocean: The Last Hope and Infinite Undiscovery, it shows in the gameplay trailer for Resonance of Fate. (more…)
Do you like music? What about the kind of music found in games like Metal Gear Solid or Final Fantasy? What if I told you there was this amazing group of amateur musicians who have remixed video game music and released online for free? If you’re still with me then let me introduce you to OCRemix (OverClocked Remix) a website on which a various group of musicians collaborate on providing various remixes of video game music. OCRemix has been giving us a great range of amazing remixes since 1999 and have kept at it all these years. (more…)
It was only three months ago that Valkyria Chronicles producer Ryutaro Nonaka lamented on his desire to work on a sequel, as it turns out his lamenting turned out to be a reality, as a new Valkyria Chronicles game, recently leaked, in Famitsu, will be coming this winter on, of all systems, the PSP. It’s a weird choice of a console to develop for considering the first game was for the PS3. (more…)
Just a few minutes ago Nintendo Everything posted up a very brief video of the battle system that is feature in the new Final Fantasy game for the Nintendo DS. The following images are screenshots from the trailer which can be found at Nintendo Everything.
The battle system looks interesting in that the actual on-screen battle is not blocked by any menus, which I assume based on the details discussed earlier are shown in the touch screen portion of the DS. (more…)
So the first game play trailer for the new Final Fantasy game for the Nintendo DS was released as well as some new details. According to an article on IGN the game will indeed be focusing on turn-based random battles with a classic RPG gaming style while making use of of the DS’ unique features. For instance, selecting commands will be done via the stylus as well as using the touchscreen portion of the DS to perform out spells; whether this means it will use techniques similar to the Ninja Gaiden game for the DS or something else entirely no one is quite certain yet. According to the director, one of the main themes for the game is of traveling and adventure and the story will make use of crystals and dragons as a crucial story telling element. There also seems to be some focus on the 14th birthday of the main character, Brand. The game will also sport a unique Job system called the Crown system in which the player will set the abilities for each character and will be able to view these abilities in the touch screen on the DS. The game is expected to arrive this fall in Japan. (more…)
As of late I got a chance to play Monopoly on the 360 and I must say it was quite the experience to play the classic board game in 3D on a 50 inch HDTV. Obviously this game is in that lovely and often favoured category of gaming known as “causal gaming”, but you know something, who cares if it’s casual if it’s fun!
This Monopoly plays out no differently then the board game. You still have a maximum of 4 players as you go around the board and buy up land and built houses and hotels. The Community Chest, Chance, Railroads, and Utilities are all here in glorious 720p! I can’t remember if this was a rule in the board game or not, but in this version you can trade money and land between the different players, which helps when you are near bankruptcy and need to pay back a player whose land you had landed on, but if it is specific to the video game I must say it was a great addition. The graphics of the game are not too shabby when you consider this is a video game of a board game, but the colours and graphics of the board, icons (such as the player icon) and Uncle Pennybags/Mr. Monopoly are nice and sharp. (more…)
Usually when the discussion of multi-platform games is brought up with respect to the Nintendo it’s usually a title being ported from the 360 or PS3 to the Wii or a multiplatform being toned down, in terms of graphics and other technology, for the Wii as is the case with The Ghostbusters video game. It is very unusual to hear a publisher decide to port titles from the Nintendo Wii, easily considered the weakest of the home consoles of this generation in terms of hardware.
This rarity seems to be gaining traction as Marvelous Entertainment has discussed this exact possibility at a recent shareholders meeting. It’s not a stretch since Marvelous Entertainment has previously publically discussed, on a staff blog, their disappointment with the sales of their titles for the Nintendo Wii, which is no surprise as Nintendo seems to be the only Wii developer actually making money on the console. What does this all mean? Well, if Marvelous is serious about porting titles we could see Muramase: The Demon Blade and Arc Rise Fantasia heading to the PS3 and X-Box 360 in the future.
I was just checking out some youtube videos for the Valkyria Chronicles article I am writing up and came across this gem (featuring Edy Nelson, in Japanese):
This video is a commercial for the download content that you can purchase off of PSN (I forget the price, I think it’s around $5-7) which features some of the side characters from the game. While watching it, and spending a bit of time looking for a subtitled version of the video, it made me wonder about the issue of playing games in the original audio versus a dub. (more…)
I’m still working on writing up the article about Nostalgia, an upcoming RPG for the Nintendo DS that is being developed by Matrix Software that has a bit of Final Fantasy mixed in with Indiana Jones, heck there is even a scene where a boulder is chomping on the heels of an explorer in the game. To keep you guys (and gals) interested here is a trailer of the game, straight from Gametrailers.com! (more…)
Here is the first official trailer of the 2010 incarnation of Fifa. Graphically it doesn’t look to be any different from Fifa 2009, however let’s hope they expand on the countries available in 2010. It was quite disappointing when playing Fifa 2009 to notice that there were quite a few nations not represented in the game, such as former European Champion Greece, or the up and coming Bosnia & Herzegovina national team. The weird thing is that in 2009 you can pretty much make up a Bosnian or Greek team considering the amount of players from those national teams playing for club teams that are available in the game. If they don’t add these countries to Fifa 2010, EA Sports should at least offer them as downloadable content I am sure there are enough fans out there that would be willing to pay to have their team in the game even if it costs a few dollars or euros. The trailer can be viewed after the jump. (more…)