Super Smash Bros Wii U Mario Vs. Mega Man

Some gameplay that I found on a forum. It looks like Mario is keeping that shitty FLOOD move from Brawl. Lets hope its actually useful this time around. The game is looking absolutely gorgeous, I thought the art direction in Brawl was amazing but this takes the cake, I mean sure it isn’t as detailed as Brawl, but HD man, and the lighting is stunning.

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Season Passes Are Stupid

Why are people so willingly to spend +$20 on season passes? The publisher¬† is basically telling you “Hey give us some extra cash and you’ll get the DLC when it comes out, but we’re not going to tell you what the DLC is.”¬† why, WHY would ANYONE buy one!? Do you have so much disposable income that you just don’t care and buy it anyway? In recent example, the Injusice season pass just came out with the first of the four characters(with Bat Girl being the second character that I believe still hasn’t been officially acknowledged. Why the fuck is it so god damn hard for publisher’s to tell you exactly what you’re paying early for? The only logical explanation I can think of is that people might not like what the DLC is and won’t buy the pass. But to be quite honest that’s no excuse. Note, that my issue isn’t the season passes themselves(which I don’t ever purchase, I’ve already spent $40-60 on the game and already you want more? As Cartman would say “haha, suck my balls.”) But that they want our money and don’t even tell us exactly what we’re buying. What makes it worse is that people bend over and buy it. -_-

I Want a PSP Go

For the last couple of days I’ve had this itch for some older games and I’ve been using my hacked PSP 3000 for my emulating needs. But the thing with it is that I have no space for it in my bag and all 4 of my pockets in my jeans are occupied at every moment so I can’t really bring my PSP with me. But that’s when I remembered about Sony’s forgotten little step child– the PSP Go. Sure, it’s completely and utterly useless if you want to play PSP games on it since the best PSP games aren’t on the PS Store(which by the way is also garbage. Sony needs to get their shit together and have the store updated early in the morning at a consistent time, not whenever the hell they feel like it, even Nintendo gets that much right.), but what if it had CFW(Custom Firmware)? It would become portable emulator heaven, that what happens. What makes the PSP Go so good for that is its size, its like the size of an iPod which means its small enough that I can put it in my pocket next to my phone.

So I’ve been looking around for one in the internet and I think I found a fair deal for one(mind you that a brand new Go cost more than a Vita, absolutely ridiculous) but now I’m debating with myself if its worth the purchase, which is about $80. I mean after all, I honest to god regret picking up my Xbox since I don’t really use it much and Microsoft isn’t supporting it anymore neither($400 .down the drain). Well, I’ll think about it for a day or two before I make my final decision. Meanwhile, Its back to Soul Sacrifice.

Soul Sacrifice Demo Out Today

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Soul Sacrifice’s demo will finally be released today which means I’ll finally make my decsion later today as to wither i want it or not. It looks like another Monster Hunter clone and I’m not really a fan of that franchise, but, at the same time I also did actually enjoy Gods Eater which is also a MH clone. So I’ll have an open mind with this one. Honestly I hope its good because I don’t really have much to play on my Vita at the moment.

Dragon’s Dogma Review

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Dragon’s Dogma is one of Capcom’s better games of 2012, and a new IP to boot. You’re a fishermen who lives in a small village in Gransys. One day an almighty dragon attacks your small village, you act hastily and pick up a sword and start attacking the dragon, doing no effect. He then just brushes you off and takes your heart. Yes, he took your heart, and that’s where the game begins. With the dragon now in possession of your heart you have become the Arisen, and so you set out on an adventure to retrieve your heart. As the Arisen you have the ability to hire soulless humans known as pawns, they only answer to the Arisen.

Instead of having a multiplayer like say Monster Hunter instead you can hire other player’s pawns. While this is pretty disappointing as sometimes the AI for the pawns don’t do exactly what their supposed to it works well for the game’s lore, which I’ll get into a bit farther down. You can create your own pawn and have total control of its equipment and skills, and may hire up to two pawns at a time so its four of you versus the world! Now don’t get too attached to your pawn as they dont level with you and your pawn, you’ll have to switch them out for new pawns every few hours. Hope someone in you buddy list has played the game because I found the first three hours or so to be quite difficult, I felt as weak as a fly, even the newbie globins killed me a couple of times. But don’t fret because once you find a better weapon things become much more manageable. The game has many different classes to choose from known as vocations, I enjoy playing a character with a lot of speed so i went with the Strider(think thief).

In the beginning you only have access to three vocations; Fighter, mage, and strider. But There are also hybrid classes as well such as Magik Archer(mage and strider) and Assassin(Fighter and Strider). The best thing in this game is without question the combat. Nothing feels better than climbing on top of a Cyclops and beating the crap out of it till it falls to its death. The Magic is also rewarding as well, I highly recommend making sure one of your pawns(or you) have fire boon or a spell that enchants your weapons in fire, many of the enemies have that weakness. The game also features a variety of enemies, from goblins to griffins, however it doesn’t do a good job of showing this. While the game is open world the same enemies respawn at the same place. Its okay at first but after having to go from point A to point B, only to immediately return to point A again, fighting the same chimera and wolves becomes tedious. There is no point of killing a group of bandits at a camp site(besides for exp.) because they will only return in a matter of hours, your actions don’t have much effect to the world and this becomes obvious and a little frustrating when you witness something you weren’t supposed to and sent to jail. Once you break out of jail everyone acts as if nothing even happened, even the guard that arrested you!

While there isn’t much i found the lore of the game to be quite interesting, but at the same time it felt under used. It’s as if it was only used to show you around Gransys and introduce new monsters. Some things to note is that the game suffers from terrible frame rate drops in some fights, not a deal breaker but it can sometimes break you away from the action. Also there are annoying black bars on the top and bottom of the screen, This was really annoying to me as i couldn’t help but notice it all the time. And in typical Capcom fashion it also features locked content, and while none of them are important the game always notifies you that you can purchase new armor, weapons and quest.

Dragons Dogma is undoubtedly one of the best action rpgs to come out of late. With it being a new IP some of its short comings could be forgiven and can be corrected in a sequel that hopefully gets made. And after a few hours of playing you start to feel overpowered, but enjoy it while it last. The game gets much more challenging soon.

8.7/10

Great Day to be a PlayStation Gamer!

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PSN is having an amazing sale this week, which includes LittleBigPlanet Karting for $10 for Plus members; I highly recommend it for that price. Also a lot of demos coming out this week which include Metal Gear Revengance, Dead Space 3 and some others as well! But, most importantly, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has finally been released! I’ve already received my copy but haven’t been able to play it yet but I’ll be posting a review once I’m done with it. I should be able to post a review of Dragon’s Dogma sometime next week if school doesn’t become to stressful, might also post some impressions of the demos releasing later on today as well, only time will tell!