Welcome to another episode of Tuesday Tunes, Moarpowah’s bimonthly podcast celebrating the very best music video games have to offer. This week, we’ll take a look at Ni No Kuni, the recent Level 5 JRPG with amazing contribution from studio Ghibli. The game was great and it’s music was phenomenal. Join me, Tarabisu, as I show you some of Joe Hisaishi’s all time greatest work.
Today the new Project X Zone demo hit the Nintendo 3DS Eshop today, and I could not be more excited. Project X Zone is a crossover Strategy RPG similar to the Super Robot Wars series, except the characters involved here are from video game series from the companies Capcom, Sega, and Namco Bandai. Some really awesome characters combine in this series to make this a crossover extravaganza of a game. Considering how much I enjoy Super Robot Wars, this is right up my alley (and hopefully your’s too!).
I thought if I had one sword my power would be 100. But if I have two swords then my power would be 200, right?
For the longest time, the Tales of series of RPGs has had a checkered history with Namco-Bandai. You never knew if the series would ever see a Western release ever again, so you could imagine my suprise with the announcement of not only Tales of Xillia coming stateside but the announced remastered 10th anniversary version of Tales of Symphonia. What’s inside? Let’s find out.
If there’s one thing I dread, it’s my backlog. My backlog is like the unbeatable secret boss of my hobby. I’m never forced to fight it, but if I do, it’s not something that I will easily fell. Most prominent on the massive conglomerate is Tales of Vesperia, a game that I regrettably abandoned when I migrated to PS3 land. Though I was only about halfway through, it was probably the one game I still wanted to play and finish on the 360. With firm resolve, however, I finally managed to take my 360 out from storage, with the intent of finishing up Vesperia. Well, I did actually manage to finish it. After a great deal of thinking, I’m not so sure I should have taken it out of storage…
Oh brilliant blade as cold as steel…
About a week or two ago Funimation released the dubbed version of the Tales of Vesperia prequel movie, and since playing Tales games has been a time-honored family tradition with my younger brothers since our exposure to Symphonia, it would be only right for us to see the movie. How did the jump to the big screen fare? Let’s find out!
I’ll eat my hat if someone, especially some teenage kid, has not suggested “who would win in a fight between Link and Lloyd Irving”. I’ll eat it, right here, man. It’s only natural.
There’s a wide list of games we’re looking forward to as “next-gen”. Some don’t seem to be coming anytime soon, like FFXIII Versus and others are so far flung into the future that we only have a tentative name. Tonight, the brand-spanking new Smash Bros. is on our plate of future-ware so let’s sink our teeth in.
A PSP game by Namco Bandai based on the popular anime Tiger and Bunny will be hitting Japanese store shelves this September. Called Tiger and Bunny: On-Air Jack!, the game follows the original story from the anime and adds a newly created scenario with new characters just for the game. Conversation scenes have full voice acting from the original cast.
Hey there Timmy! Check out this cool game! That game balance! That story! Those characters! That flawless online netcode! You want it, right? *Timmy nods eagerly* Well, it can be yours for only $59.99! Oh? What’s this? If you want our super slick two player online mode? You just gotta download it from the Playstation Network for $7.95! And don’t forget to buy the other half of the characters in the game for only $4.95 each!
Inherently, downloadable content is great, it extends the life of a game and it generates further revenue. But what happens when you use these forces for evil?
Sweaty palms, wrists hurting, and a big heavy hunk of metal on his lap. Yep, another night of practicing combos gone well.
Hey, all, the Inverseman here with a quick summary of all the crazy fighting games we’ll be getting this year (three big ones over the course of the next two months) as well as my personal opinions on them.