20 years of gaming – closure to a chapter of my life and the loop.

Time to get a little personal for this occasion.
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Games to remember – Vol.02 : Over Zenith / OZ : The Sword of Etheria

Now that gaming has reached the height of its stupidity here in the west, I decided to look back at the old titles we brought over from Japan only to find this game, Over Zenith…made me remember a lot of things about it.
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Dissidia Final Fantasy announced

Remember a few years back, where I linked to those articles?

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Update

Guess what? A 3rd Dissidia isn’t so impossible after all. If we can get it to be on both the PSP and the PSN for every other SONY console availiable.

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/08/square-enix-final-fantasy-x-3-state-final-fantasy-xv-dissidia/

 

Oh yes, this is totally happening. While I’m definitely jumping unto the hype train, I should first tell the facts at least. In this years JAEPO(Japan Amusement Expo) over at…Chiba I believe(?)…Square Enix announced among other things, that Dissidia is getting revived and is hitting the arcades. Here is the teaser trailer for it.

From the trailer alone, some gameplay changes have been made, most notable that the game now allows 3v3 fights a la Super Robot Taisen OG : Infinite Battle…or a more roided out Gundam Vs Gundam style of brawl. And a new character was added, from XIV from what I have read up online.

The greatest thing however : it’s on the arcades. This way, direct feedback and a first hand playtest of the game are enacted and developers are more tune with that kind of thing in Japan rather than online surveys and sales numbers from hit franchises(Capcom and Bandai-Namco don’t count, they are shunned for life by everyone), especially in the fighting community. This, along with Gundam Vs Gundam Extreme Versus and the Zenkai Battle Royale game can potentially rekindle an interest into this fighting-brawling genre in the arcades and finally come to our consoles once again. 🙂

Have a good one everybody. 🙂 😀

Random Ramblings Vol.12 : How to fix and enrich the gameplay of the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series!

Despite being a really small time fan of Naruto(I mostly try and see what will happen at the end since I hate leaving things I invested so much time unfinished), I still love very much the first half of the series and always loved the videogames that came out. A stark contrast to the second part of the manga / the Shippuden anime, the games from that era only advanced forward and made things more awesome! When Storm came around, it was a dream for me who loves those completely 3D / Free-roaming fighters. It has sadly gone so far downhill ever since then but I have enough solutions to make this whole series better.
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PSP Game Projects Vol.07 : Bleach Heat The Soul 7 sequel!

Because I love the Bleach series and I want to give it (back) the fighting game glory it deserves!
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Something short and sweet – resting up

Not much actually in this post, just wanted to say that from time to time, resting and gaining some distance from what we love most and those we love most can be good for ourselves in more ways that one. For a small period of time of course, we are not talking full blown withdrawal.

We can look back with a clearer mind and think of what we did, challenge ourselves and when we return, most of the time, we will love them even more and appreciate them all the more as they will to.

Yeah, I can be sappy at times but hey, it’s better than being a cynic. Have a good one everybody and give it your all. 🙂 😀

PSP Game Projects Vol.06 : Fairy Tail Portable Guild series retrospect and improvements!

If you haven’t heard of the Fairy Tail Portable Guild games for the PSP you either don’t know about Fairy Tail or simply loved the series but didn’t know about them because the games remained exclusive for Japanese players and regions(aka Japan only). If you are interested in seeing what happened with these games or already know and want to see ways for them to get better, hop in.
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PSP Game Projects Vol.05 : The games that could have been made and the games that could have been ported!

As the PlayStation Portable, the PSP, slowly starts to fade away, even in Japan. As this console approaches its end, let’s take a look at the games that got cancelled, the PS2 to PSP ports that never happened, the games that could have happened and even Nintendo Wii to PSP ports.
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PSP Game Projects Vol.04 : The games that were cancelled and the games that could have been ported!

The PlayStation Portable, the PSP, slowly starts to fade away, even in Japan. As this console approaches its end, let’s take a look at the games that got cancelled, the PS2 to PSP ports that never happened, the games that could have happened and even Nintendo Wii to PSP ports.
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