Far Cry 5: Yet more video game controversy

In the wake of last week’s Far Cry 5 announcement trailer, a wave of controversy has hit the internet. Set in the fictional Hope County, Montana, Far Cry 5 will follow an unnamed sheriff’s deputy, controlled by the player, as he combats a militaristic doomsday cult named Eden’s Gate. Continue reading Far Cry 5: Yet more video game controversy

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Lost Sphear is Tokyo RPG Factory’s second game

Tokyo RPG Factory is essentially an indie development studio set up by Square Enix in an effort to bring traditional JRPGs to the modern era. Their first game was the beautiful I Am Setsuna, which released on PS4, PC, PS Vita (Japan only), and more recently as a Nintendo Switch launch title. Today, the studio announced their second game: Lost Sphear. Continue reading Lost Sphear is Tokyo RPG Factory’s second game

Sonic Mania Pre-order Trailer hits the right notes

Sonic Mania is the return to 2D pixelated glory that classic Sonic fans have been wanting for decades. Long time fan turned programmer Christian “Taxman” Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games  have been given the reins in order to do what Sega couldn’t with Sonic 4: Bring classic Sonic to life in the modern day. Continue reading Sonic Mania Pre-order Trailer hits the right notes

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 needs to borrow the Gambit system

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is on the way, and it has high hopes to live up to in terms of story and world building, but there’s one area in particular I want to focus on today: Combat. I have always lauded the greatness of Xenoblade’s combat, both in the original and Xenoblade Chronicles X, which has the best combat system to ever grace an RPG. It avoids the boredom inherent to the turn based combat systems of traditional JRPGs, and cuts down on the stiff, janky combat that saturates Action-RPGs. Combat in Xenoblade Chronicles X feels like the proper evolution of Final Fantasy XII’s Active Dimension Battle system, but it’s missing one vital piece that’s holding it back from perfection: Gambits. Continue reading Xenoblade Chronicles 2 needs to borrow the Gambit system

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age’s gambit system is the greatest

One of the most controversial moves in the Final Fantasy series was  the implementation of Final Fantasy XII’s Gambit system. A good many fans absolutely hated it, saying “the game played itself” or that it “took skill out of the equation.” Those people are called fools, because the Gambit system is the best combat system to come from the mainline Final Fantasy franchise, barring Final Fantasy XI. Continue reading Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age’s gambit system is the greatest

Monster Hunter XX Switch will have cross save and play with 3DS

Capcom just recently revealed Monster Hunter XX Switch Version, and today they filled Japanese fans in on what to expect: Save files can be transferred between the 3DS and Switch versions of the game, and cross play is available as well. This means Switch players can join in on multiplayer hunts with the sizable 3DS audience. Continue reading Monster Hunter XX Switch will have cross save and play with 3DS

It begins: Monster Hunter XX is coming to Nintendo Switch

Capcom has officially confirmed Monster Hunter XX is coming to the Nintendo Switch, mere hours after the Capcom CEO’s most recent interview was taken horribly out of context due to a shoddy translation. While the source is in Japanese, the Switch confirmation is in English. Currently there’s no other information, as Capcom is saving the details for the Monster Hunter Championship livestream. Continue reading It begins: Monster Hunter XX is coming to Nintendo Switch