So, for all those years that Monster Hunter and its clones have been popular in Japan, that even series that have nothing to do with monster hunting have had games like that. Fairy Tail and Naruto come immidiately to mind, with Fairy Tail having three games like that. One Piece did about 4 games that are like Phantasy Star Online while their latest one on that series was very MonHun-light. Toriko is logical to have had three so far, it is MonHun with food…it was at least before the mangaka decided to make it pure crap. Yet Bleach never had one. You’d think even when Treasure, the guys behind the Bleach games for SEGA did a Monster Hunter game called Gaist Crusher, SEGA would have them capitalize on that. Nothing. Let’s fix that quite easily. Continue reading
J-Stars Victory VS is coming to the west as a + version suppossedly…even though nothing seems to have changed. Not even the FPS are raised to 60 as rumoured. But that’s not the main problem with the game.
Because I love the Bleach series and I want to give it (back) the fighting game glory it deserves!
Because I love the Kamen Riders and I want to give them the fighting game glory they deserve! Also because this is now a pipe dream, bound to never happen…*sigh*
Ah, Dissidia. The first game that ever taught me what “hype” was and the first game I was forced to do serious search and research upon and the japanese language in general to understand what was going on. While some games I had bought before that were in japanese and were japanese-heavy in text, they already had guides in english and explained the hiragana / furigana / kanji the games had so it wasn’t much of a problem for me. This one was new for the time and I would buy it the same time as everyone else and I certainly couldn’t wait for who knows how many months before it had a guide, I couldn’t wait anymore…I had been waiting for 10 years already and the trailer that made my dreams come true was hitting me hard on the head with its awesomeness.
Needless to say that when Cloud and Squall were announced, I was ecstatic, but a bit dissapointed that Tifa wasn’t in the game and neither was Auron or Lulu, but my two favourite leads and Ocarina of Time Link’s “rival” would finally be playable in an action game and it was enough for me. And in December of 2008, I finally had it my hands and have clocked in over 600 hours in just the first game.
5 years later, I still crave for more Dissidia but not necessarily the Final Fantasy one anymore. Maybe this one isn’t so random as other ramblings, just maybe but for this post I’m going to write about the manga, anime, visual novels, tokusatsu and even other video game series that can benefit from the gameplay system of Dissidia should they ever be or are in need for a good fighting game.