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by Towafan7
on November 12th 2018, 11:36 am
 
Search in: PS4 PSN Reviews
Topic: Review: STAY (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Review: STAY (PS4 PSN)


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STAY or LIVE With The Consequences of LEAVING!

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developed by Appnormals Team and published by PQube & Ratalaika Games, STAY is a horror visual novel with retro graphics that has you STAY in contact with an unfortunate person who has no clue where he is and how he can escape. This is a rather interesting plot and that alone is worth checking this title out, but there's much more to this game than that. Continue reading our review to learn more!

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The story in STAY is pretty wild, an unfortunate man wakes up to unfamiliar surroundings with little more than his computer and the clothes on his back. In this dark place not all is as it seems and it's dangerous to attempt to escape without assistance. Luckily he has you! As the only person in his chatroom you must guide him to safety and stave off insanity from setting in by communication and giving him advice. You'll want to play the game frequently until finished as the game's time will progress without you so things can get pretty dicey if you take a long break between sessions.

The game also features a huge number of extremely difficult puzzles, which we admittedly had to rely on a guide to solve some of the more challenging ones. STAY features multiple endings which adds to the replayability of the game. The game can be exceptionally difficult at times, but is quite short clocking in at under 10 hours in length. The controls are intuitive and easy to learn which is always a good thing and best of all STAY is PSTV compatible!

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STAY has a fantastic yet very retro art direction with great details, the menues are streamlined and look amazing as well. The soundtrack is pretty solid as well and fits the mood of the game quite nicely!

Bottom-Line:

With a great and unique story, solid gameplay, flawless controls, amazing visuals, and a fitting soundtrack, STAY is a great game worth checking out, but the puzzles in the game feel extremely unfair and difficult at times which really hampers the accessibility of the game, but overall we give STAY for the PS4 and PSTV a solid level of recommendation!


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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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by Towafan7
on October 21st 2018, 6:50 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Revenant Dogma (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 18
Views: 1513

Review: Revenant Dogma (PS4 PSN)


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Darkness Ahoy!

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Developed by EXE-CREATE and published by KEMCO, Revenant Dogma is another solid KEMCO JRPG, but what sets it apart from the myriad of KEMCO titles already available on PSN? Continue reading our review to find out!

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The gameplay is pretty straightforward and there isn't much that separates it from previous KEMCO JRPG's, but what it does do is pretty solid. The game possesses 3-D battles which are definitely better than those of Revenant SAGA with better frame-rate and special effects. The battles are turn-based as usual and the mechanics while simple are very enjoyable.

The story is pretty dark this time around and there are a good deal of superb plot-twists that should keep most players interested in what will happen next! The game is fairly lengthy as well, clocking in at around 35 hours in length. The game is pretty easy overall so don't expect a serious challenge, at least until the post-game content. The controls are intuitive and easy to learn which is always a good thing. And you PSTV owners will be happy to hear that Revenant Dogma is PSTV compatible!

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Visually Revenant Dogma is generally nice looking with its 2-D world and detailed visual novel style story scenes, however the 3-D battlegrounds are a bit drab and the 3-D character and enemy models are rather blocky which detracts from the game's overall aesthetics. The soundtrack on the other hand is decent, albeit a little uninspiring. Overall the game's audio-visual presentation is average to slightly above average.

Bottom-Line:

With solid gameplay, a great story, and excellent controls Revenant Dogma is a pretty enjoyable experience, however an average audio-visual presentation does drag the overall experience down a bit, but overall we give the game a solid level of recommendation!


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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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by Towafan7
on September 22nd 2018, 11:07 am
 
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Topic: Review: Fernz Gate (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 18
Views: 1582

Review: Fernz Gate (PS4 PSN)


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The "Solid" Gateway To Fun!

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Developed by Exe-Create and published by KEMCO, Fernz Gate is a fairly lengthy KEMCO JRPG that actually does quite a few unique things not seen in other KEMCO games thus-far and it is a breath of fresh air! Is this enough to give the game a good level of recommendation? We think so and here's why:

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The story in Fernz Gate is excellent with several surprising plot-twists, unfortunately we can't explain these in detail without spoiling the game, but we can say that they're are a cut-above the usual plot-twists seen in previous KEMCO JRPG's that have been released on dedicated gaming platforms!

The gameplay is solid as expected from a KEMCO game, if you're looking for modern gameplay then look elsewhere. Fernz Gate does have the standard turn-based formula of previous KEMCO releases, but adds to it with the Buddy System, basically animal familiars who fight as allies. Your buddies can boost your abilities and even do joint attacks alongside your human characters which is a fantastic addition to the gameplay mechanics!

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The game's difficulty is relatively easy so don't expect to get stuck all that often. If you want to earn the platinum trophy expect to sink over 60 hours into the game at the very least. Lastly the controls are straightforward and easy to learn which is always a good thing in our opinions.

Also just so you all know the game is cross-buy between Vita and PS4 and what's more the Vita version is PSTV compatible which is not something you see very often these days.

The audio-visual presentation is pretty good with definite retro vibes while still possessing fairly detailed HD graphics. The music is also fantastic and fits the game perfectly!

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Bottom-Line: With great gameplay, excellent story and controls, and a superb audio-visual presentation, Fernz Gate is the perfect game for all fans of retro-style JRPG's and as such we give the game a good level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10

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by Towafan7
on September 21st 2018, 10:37 am
 
Search in: PS4 Retail Reviews
Topic: Review: SNK Heroines ~ Tag Team Frenzy (PS4 Retail)
Replies: 22
Views: 1597

Review: SNK Heroines ~ Tag Team Frenzy (PS4 Retail)


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Scantily Clad Girls Everywhere!

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Developed by SNK and published by NIS America, SNK Heroines is a fighting game for people who for a lack of better words like a full cast of female characters in their fighting games. So you know there will be oversexualized characters, however once you get into the meat of the game it is excellent at least in-terms of its gameplay mechanics, but is this enough to earn a passing grade from us? Keep reading to find out!

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The story is mostly forgettable, but the characters are quite humorous and will constantly complain about things such as their bust size, or their outfits which is hilarious to be honest. The gameplay mechanics are actually quite accessible and easy to learn and the combo input is definitely fast-paced so expect battles to end rather swiftly rather than slow-paced technical fights.

Overall SNK Heroines feels like an old-school arcade fighter in every way which is nice for longtime fans of the genre. There are several modes, but nothing all that unusual for a fighting title

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The controls are intuitive and easy to learn which is always a must in a fighting game. The visuals are nice, sure they won't blow you away, but are definitely detailed and at times quite pretty. The music is also quite solid and fits the game perfectly.

Bottom-Line:

With great gameplay and controls, and solid audio-visual presentation the game had potential to be extremely good, but a forgettable story and ridiculous amount of fan-service held this game back from its potential, regardless the game is still a solid choice for fans of old-school arcade-fighters and as such we give SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy a solid level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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by Towafan7
on August 29th 2018, 6:24 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Gal Gun 2 (PS4 Retail)
Replies: 26
Views: 1753

Review: Gal Gun 2 (PS4 Retail)


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Pervy Sages of The World Unite!

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Developed by Inti Creates and published in Europe by PQube, Gal Gun 2 is a very provocative and VERY Japanese game at its core and requires a very specific set of tastes in games, in other words it's ϋber niche. That said there's definitely something alluring about this title, but is it worth purchasing? Continue reading our review to find out:

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The game has you fight a demon who's possessing schoolgirls with your mighty blowdryer that you obtain from a special app. This might sound weird and it IS weird, but the gameplay is quite amusing and enjoyable albeit definitely NOT for children or teenagers, I daresay if you have kids don't play this unless they're away or in bed and you're playing in your mancave. Seriously this game is that sexually inappropriate for young audiences.

That said the game's missions are quite shallow and don't possess much variety and the game itself is quite short as well. There's not much to do once you finish the game either which really hurts the game's replayability.

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Visually the game is an improvement over the first game, but the world is still rather sparse and lifeless and the characters are okay, but not all that good looking. The auidio-presentation is good, but a bit lacking in variety of BGM's in the soundtrack. Overall the audio-visual presentation is average in our opinions.

Bottom-Line:

With fun albeit lacking gameplay, a very niche story that is as crazy as they get, and an average audio-visual presentation, Gal Gun 2 can be fun at times, but we can't recommend paying full price for the game. Nonetheless if you're an adult gamer and find the game on a good sale for a good price it could be a worthwhile purchase. Overall we give Gal Gun 2 a decent level of recommendation.

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Score: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 6/10

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by Towafan7
on August 12th 2018, 10:05 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Shantae ½ Genie Hero: Ultimate Edition (PS4 PSN) {2018 Indie Game of Fame Award Winner}
Replies: 18
Views: 1769

Review: Shantae ½ Genie Hero: Ultimate Edition (PS4 PSN) {2018 Indie Game of Fame Award Winner}


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Half Genie Legend!

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Developed and published by WayForward Games Shantae ½ Genie Hero is the latest title in the long-running Shantae series, which is a top-tier platforming series with some Metroidvania elements, but how does this adventure stack-up to the rest? Continue reading our review to find out!

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The gameplay in Shantae ½ Genie Hero is quite a bit closer to a traditional platformer compared to its previous entries which were more akin to Metroid or Castlevania, though a few of those elements such as upgrades and transformations remain. As usual you attack enemies with your hair whip, and transformations which return from the very first Shantae title, allow Shantae to reach previously impossible to reach places.

The game does seem a bit shorter than a typical Shantae title, but it makes up for it with various modes that completely change the way the game plays, such as The Mighty Switch Force mode where you must utilize switch blocks to travers courses while collecting criminals and shooting enemies. You can also kill enemies by launching them into your TV screen with the switch blocks, but be careful not to do that to Shantae now. Other fantastic modes include the fast-paced Ninja mode which allows Shantae to scale walls, slash enemies to ribbons, ans use throwing weapons. Then there's the Friends Till The End and Risky Boots campaigns which shed more light into the main game's story. There are many more modes than the one's that we mentioned and best of all, they all have a unique storyline which really adds to the replayability of the game!

The controls in Shantae ½ Genie Hero are intuitive and easy to learn while the difficulty varies greatly depending on the mode you choose. The audio-visual presentation is superb as the characters and world are lush and detailed with gorgeous use of colors while the voice acting "what little there is" and the soundtrack are flawless and fit the game perfectly.

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Bottom-Line:

With incredible gameplay, a ton of different modes offering an insane amount of replayability, flawless controls, and a superb audio-visual presentation Shantae ½ Genie Hero is an amazing game that is nearly perfect in every way and as such, not only do we give it a perfect score, but we're also awarding Shantae ½ Genie Hero our 2018 Indie Game of Fame Award which means that we think that it is the best indie released since August 2017!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by Towafan7
on July 25th 2018, 9:09 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded (PS4 Retail)
Replies: 17
Views: 1612

Review: Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded (PS4 Retail)


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Wandering Lady In A Strange Land.

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Developed by Aqua Style and published by NIS America, Touhou Genso Wanderer: Reloaded is a roguelike mystery dungeon game with a very Eastern theme and it is among the strangest games we've played, but we enjoyed every minute of it! The only problem is the game's price. Continue reading our review to learn more:

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The gameplay in Touhou Genso Wanderer: Reloaded for PS4 is more or less pretty typical Mystery Dungeon stuff, but it's done quite nicely with very few of the traps or shortcomings of the genre. The problem is, that it never tries to do anything new and as a result feels like a solid, yet somewhat stale game in this regard. The controls are intuitive and easy to learn which is always a good thing in our opinions.

As for the battles, they are fast paced and easy to figure out, but mastering some of the nuances can take a few hours. The battle system is quite solid overall. The story and characters are extremely weird albeit in a very endearing way with bizarre plot-twist and excellently quirky characters!

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The game is breathtakingly beautiful visually with detailed characters and a colorful and lush world. The enemies are just as gorgeous, while the visual novel style storytelling and handful of CGI cut-scenes are superb. The soundtrack and Japanese voice acting are great though we'd have liked to see an option for English voice overs, but otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed the game's presentation!

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Bottom-Line:

With a solid gameplay and story, great controls, and a superb audio-visual presentation, Touhou Genso Wanderer: Reloaded is a solid game that worth checking out if you enjoy mystery dungeon titles, however the game does lack a bit in creative and unique gameplay and it's pretty expensive to boot. Overall, however we did enjoy the game and as such we give Touhou Genso Wanderer: Reloaded for the PS4 a solid level of recommendation.

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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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by Towafan7
on July 16th 2018, 9:59 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Horizon Chase: Turbo (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Review: Horizon Chase: Turbo (PS4 PSN)


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Pole Position!

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Developed and published by Aquiris, Horizon Chase: Turbo is a wonderfully trippy old-school racer that the developers obviously poured their hearts and souls into crafting! We knew Horizon Chase: Turbo was going to be good, but even we were floored by the game's quality! Continue reading our review to learn why:

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Right off the bat you can tell that alot of love went into the development of this love letter to the arcade racers of the 90's! The gameplay is similar to titles such as Super Hang On and other old-school racers, but you'll immediately notice that the gameplay is drastically better than the retro games this title tries to emulate.

The controls are intuitive and exceptionally responsive, the game is also quite challenging which is a delightful surprise in today's time as most modern arcade racers lack much challenge. Horizon Chase: Turbo also possesses a ton of content spanning hundreds of tracks across many different regions which will provide players with dozens of hours of gameplay to enjoy.

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The game has gorgeous old-school polygonal graphics which look really striking and detailed while the soundtrack and sound effects are great and fit the game well! The game also possesses split-screen multiplayer for up to four players which is great, but sadly online multiplayer is not an option.

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Bottom-Line

With awesome gameplay, flawless controls, and a superb audio-visual presentation, Horizon Chase: Turbo for the PS4 is one game no PS4 racing fan should pass up! As such we give the game a perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by Towafan7
on July 5th 2018, 8:29 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Inksplosion (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Review: Inksplosion (PS4 PSN)


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Splashing Some Ink!

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Developed by Petite Games and published by Ratalaika Games, Inksplosion is a simplistic arcade-style shoot 'em up title that is tough as nails, but definitely quite sparse in-terms of content. Is the lack of content enough to ruin the experience of this retro shooter? Not necessarily and here's why:

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The gameplay is pretty straightforward as Inksplosion is an arena-based shoot 'em up title with extremely retro mechanics, you have a few variety of enemies that fire various weapons and certain bullet patterns and there are a few level hazards here and there, but this game really goes back to the absolute basics. This is its greatest flaw as well as its greatest strength.

The overall amount of content is fairly lackluster and there isn't much variety in the level designs which repeat frequently. There are a few modes, but all of them are pretty basic. The one upside is that you can earn the platinum trophy in under a half an hour with enough luck and skill and the game is cross-buy with Vita and has different trophy lists between systems and regions!

The audio-visual presentation is very simplistic in nature and in all honesty the game looks quite sleek and the soundtrack fits the early to mid-70's arcade theme the developer was aiming for in Inksplosion!

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Bottom-Line: With fun gameplay, responsive controls, and a superb yet simplistic audio-visual presentation, Inksplosion is a good way to kill a few minutes here and there, but its one fatal flaw is that it really doesn't have much in the way of content or replayability which hurts the game immensely, however we still think it's a decent little game and as such we give Inksplosion a decent level of recommendation.

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Score: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 6.5/10

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by Towafan7
on June 19th 2018, 5:01 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Flight of Light (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Review: Flight of Light (PS4 PSN)


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Rhythm Making A Splash!

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Developed and published by Crystalline Green LLC, Flight of Light is an ambitious foray into the world of rhythm games and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with the game, but what makes the game worth getting when there are plenty of other rhythm-based games out there? Continue reading our review to find out!

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The gameplay in Flight of Light is relatively straightforward, yet unique with six-axis controls and what is essentially a combination of elements from the runner, racing, and rhythm genres you won't find another game like it period. The motion controls are fantastic, switching between the different lanes on each of the games tracks feels fresh and new, the visuals are also quite nice.

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The game is not without faults however, as there are only twelve relatively quick tracks in the game and what's worse is more than half of the tracks feature rather lackluster music which is not good in a game like this. Regardless we think the game has enough positive aspects to give the game a decent level of recommendation, just know that the game may have very limited appeal.

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Score: ★★★★★★¾☆☆☆ 6.75/10

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by Towafan7
on June 17th 2018, 5:48 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Maria The Witch (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 13
Views: 1311

Review: Maria The Witch (PS4 PSN)


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Kiki's Delivery Service Two?

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Developed and published by NAPS Team, Maria The Witch is a clear Flappy Birds clone with heavy inspirations from works such as Kiki's Delivery Service, is it any good though? We think so and here's why:

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As we've said before, Maria The Witch is clearly inspired by iconic anime features such as Kiki's Delivery Service, and the game does a good job capturing the "feel" of those anime, but it falls short in many ways. There's not much of a story which is to be expected while the gameplay is a fun way to pass a little time, the somewhat unresponsive controls can make the game frustrating at times.

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The gameplay is very similar to Flappy Birds, but is a little better in many aspects. Delivering mail can be quite challenging, but fun overall. The soundtrack is nice, albeit forgettable while the visuals are quite stunning and detailed. Overall there's not much to hate about the game, but the problem is there's not a whole lot to love. As a whole the game is a decent time passer, but is certainly not something that'll hold your attention for long and as such we give the game a decent level of recommendation.

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Score: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 6/10

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by Towafan7
on June 2nd 2018, 2:20 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Earthlock (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 13
Views: 1311

Review: Earthlock (PS4 PSN)


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An Even Bigger Festival!

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Developed and Published by Snowcastle Games, Earthlock is a sort of director's cut remake of Earthlock: Festival of Magic which we reviewed for the Wii U [here insert url with alternate text] Is the new content worth double-dipping? Perhaps, but this is definitely the definitive version of the game without a doubt and here's why:

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The gameplay is more or less unchanged from the previous version of Earthlock so expect rather enjoyable turn-based battles, robust partner system, and the unique stance system that Earthlock: Festival of Magic possessed. There is a ton of new content however including a quest system, new sidequests and more.

The story has been heavily altered with a ton of new content including new and alternate story scenes which will be enjoyed by newcomers and veteran players alike!

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The controls in Earthlock are solid, but the difficulty can be downright brutal at times with sudden spikes in difficulty which can be a bit jarring at times, but it didn't stop us from completing the game.

The visual presentation is nice enough for a 3-D PS4 indie title, it won't blow you away, but it's pretty nice with unique characters and enemies and a relatively detailed world. The audio on the other hand is top-notch with an excellent musical score that fits the game remarkably well! There is no voice acting which is a shame, but otherwise the audio-presentation is flawless!

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Bottom-Line:

With an expanded story with quite a bit of new content, excellent gameplay, and solid controls Earthlock is a great addition to any RPG gamer's library of games, and the solid 3-D visuals and amazing soundtrack will keep you coming back for some more! Overall the game is fantastic, really the only flaw the game has are some spikes in difficulty, but thankfully those spikes are manageable if you grind a bit. We give Earthlock for the PS4 a great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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by Towafan7
on April 12th 2018, 5:21 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Reverie (Vita PSN)
Replies: 21
Views: 1985

Review: Reverie (Vita PSN)


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A Classic To Be Reveled!

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Developed and published by Rainbite games, Reverie is an action-adventure title that takes a ton of inspiration from the Zelda and Mother series, but is the game a timeless classic like the series' that it was inspired by? We think so and here's why:

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The story in the game is bizarre and clearly is inspired by Mother/Earthbound, but the lore itself is from an old New Zealand folklore/legend and we honestly enjoyed learning a bit about the country's most famous legend while playing this well-crafted game!

The gameplay is actually pretty similar to that of the original The Legend of Zelda title for the NES. The top-down perspective and simplistic weapons and gadgets really add to the game, even your pet rock, but it almost feels better than the games it was inspired by. Rainbite Games really nailed the formula in Reverie, the ONLY downside we can think of off-hand is that the game can be completed in under 8 hours.

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The puzzles in Reverie are more or less pretty straightforward, but some of the enemies "especially the bosses" can be quite challenging at times. The controls are also very intuitive and easy to learn which is always great news as is Reverie's PSTV compatibility!

Reverie also has a plethora of side-quests and minigames to tackle, such as the space shooting arcade game Star Blazer, and a hockey game pitting you against a microwave. It's weird sure, but these minigames do add alot to the game in-terms of content!

The audio-visual presentation in Reverie is superb and in all honesty is one of the prettiest retro-inspired indie titles we've played to date and while the soundtrack isn't quite as good it's still quite catchy and memorable!

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Bottom-Line:

With timeless gameplay, an excellent story, a fantastic audio-visual presentation, and flawless controls, Reverie is one of the very best indie games we've played so far this year if not THE best and we highly recommend this game to any and all Vita/PSTV owners. We give Reverie a perfect level of recommendation and nominate it as a 2017/2018 GoTY candidate!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by Akatsuki
on March 24th 2018, 5:48 pm
 
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Topic: Sony News: Vita Adventure Game Reverie Releases on Vita "Soon"
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Sony News: Vita Adventure Game Reverie Releases on Vita "Soon"


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Revel in the majestic nostalgia of Reverie!

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Rainbite's Vita adventure game Reverie has gone gold. The developer confirmed on Twitter that Reverie will launch on (Vita PSN) soon for $12.99 in North America. Reverie will take up around 210mb of memory on your system and will take roughly six to eight hours to beat. Rainbite has also confirmed that Reverie will be PSTV compatible and will be released on PS4 shortly after the initial launch on Vita.

So what do you think? Excited huh? We'd love to see what you think in our comment section below!

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#Rainbite #Reverie #Vita #PSTV #PSN #Adventure #RPG

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by Towafan7
on March 13th 2018, 10:11 pm
 
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Topic: WiiWareWave Anniversary: Our Community Has Officially Reached Its Seventh Anniversary!
Replies: 16
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WiiWareWave Anniversary: Our Community Has Officially Reached Its Seventh Anniversary!


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Seven Lucky Years!

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WiiWareWave has had it's fair share of ups and downs from its humble beginnings to the week in July 2012 when nearly 100 new members joined our community. And who can forget when we expanded to cover Sony games as well?

We've had more active times sure, but the fact that WiiWareWave has managed to not only survive, but continues to have an active following after seven long years is a feat most commercial websites don't even achieve. We would like to thank you, our loyal fanbase for continuing to support our community!

As always be sure to leave us your thoughts in our comments section below!

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by Towafan7
on February 19th 2018, 11:57 am
 
Search in: Vita PSN Reviews
Topic: Review: Dragon Sinker (Vita PSN)
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Review: Dragon Sinker (Vita PSN)


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Reeling Us In Hook, Line, & Sinker!

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Hit-Point and KEMCO have always developed and published enjoyable JRPG's that are a great value for their consumers, but Dragon Sinker has a certain appeal that hasn't been seen in their previous console releases, but is that enough to award the game a perfect score? Not quite, but it came very close and here's why:

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The story is your typical fantasy fare with three races teaming up to beat an enemy none of them can vanquish on their own, but despite being very cliché it works, and is every bit as good as Final Fantasy III (NES) and Final Fantasy V (SNES). Speaking of those two Final Fantasy titles, Dragon Sinker uses a very similar job system to what those two games possessed which is as enjoyable as it sounds on paper.

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The battles are turn-based as expected and aren't all that complex, but using effective techniques and magic is paramount later on in the game, especially if you're playing on the hard difficulty setting. The game's world is surprisingly large for a game that's essentially a modern NES title and the game is fairly lengthy as well as it can take players 20-25 hours to beat the main story and an additional 8-15 hours to beat the post-game content!

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The controls in the game are about as simple as you'd expect so strategy plays a much larger role than your motor skills in this JRPG. One tip we need to share is that you'll want to backtrack and complete every quest in the game as the items and party members/job classes you'll obtain will help out immensely in the post-game content.

Dragon Sinker is also PSTV compatible which is always good news in our opinions!

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Visually the game is a real treat for retro gamers as not only is the spritework spot-on for an NES era game, Dragon Sinker also has an NES perfect color palette insuring that you'll feel like you've been transported back to the 1980's! Silliness aside, the characters are pretty varied and even change in appearance when you change their job class which is a nice touch.

The soundtrack is also nostalgic and uses genuine 8-bit chip-tunes warts and all and we loved every second of the piercingly brilliant tunes.

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Bottom-Line:

With splendid gameplay and  a nostalgic story, Dragon Sinker will have you hooked from the very beginning, while the glorious 8-bit visuals and chiptunes will remind you of a simpler and more enjoyable era of gaming! Honestly there is virtually nothing that we can complain about in this game and almost everything is done flawlessly as such we give Dragon Sinker for the Vita a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★¾ 9.75/10

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by Towafan7
on February 10th 2018, 7:07 pm
 
Search in: Vita Retail Reviews
Topic: Review: The Longest Five Minutes (Vita Retail)
Replies: 20
Views: 1782

Review: The Longest Five Minutes (Vita Retail)


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The Longest Battle Ever!

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Don't let the name and trailer fool you, The Longest Five Minutes might look and sound like Half Minute Hero at a glance, but The Longest Five Minutes is by far the better game and is a truly incredible JRPG in many ways! Continue reading our review to find out why:

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The Longest Five Minutes is a turn-based JRPG similar to the first Lufia game in-terms of many of its mechanics, however where this game really shines is its incredible story which will have you relive the main protagonist Flash Back's journey to defeat the demon king. In this regard it's sort of similar to Half Minute Hero, however the story is much more coherent with up to three to five hours of gameplay per sequence it feels like a true JRPG unlike its spiritual predecessor Half Minute Hero.

The gameplay and story are also as good as most of the SNES classic's from the 90's with great plot-twists and other surprises, The Longest Five Minutes is an instant classic in our opinions! The game is also somewhat longer than we were expecting clocking in at between 30-40 hours in length. The only gripe we have with the game is that it's very easy to beat, though completing the game is a tricky proposition given the complex optional branching story paths the game possesses, because some of which are extremely challenging to trigger. The controls are simple and easy to learn and the game is PSTV compatible which is always fantastic news in our opinions!

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The Longest Five Minutes is a very nice looking game with crisp and vibrant 16-bit HD graphics that look amazing! Visually the game looks somewhat similar to that of the Romancing Saga 2 Vita remake. They aren't going to wow anybody, but they're exceptionally good looking, especially the character and enemy models! The music is also top-notch and fits the game's mood perfectly so overall we feel that the audio-visual presentation of the game is nearly perfect!

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Bottom-Line:

With a unique story, excellent gameplay, and nearly flawless audio-visual presentation, The Longest Five Minutes is a fantastic game that every JRPG fan who owns a Vita should snatch up, while the excellent controls and PSTV compatibility is the icing on the proverbial cake. The only downside of the game is its low level of difficulty, but otherwise the game is a genuine masterpiece and as such we give the game a great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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by Towafan7
on January 25th 2018, 1:33 am
 
Search in: Vita PSN Reviews
Topic: Review: Super Hydorah (Vita PSN)
Replies: 20
Views: 1886

Review: Super Hydorah (Vita PSN)


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Greatius!

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Developed by Locomalito and published by Abylight, Super Hydorah is a throwback to sidescrolling space shooters of the NES era, such as Gradius and Salamander, but is so much better than the games it tries to emulate. Believe it or not we actually liked this game more than Locomalito's previous Vita game, Cursed Castilla which we gave a very high level of recommendation to our readers. Continue reading our review to find out more!

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Super Hydorah is an 80's inspired retro shmup that plays alot like Gradius and Salamander and is equally as challenging which is fantastic for fans of retro games! The level design is genius and at times is even better than those found in the retro games Super Hydorah attempts to emulate! There are a ton of different enemies and stages that you'll be entertained for many hours.

The game also has several different endings which adds a ton of replay value to the game! As for the gameplay itself, the game's power-up's and formula take many cues from the Gradius series. The bosses, of which there are tons, are unique and challenging and require good concentration and memory to learn their patterns to easily defeat them! The controls are easy to learn and work well for the game, and best of all Super Hydorah is PSTV compatible which always is a plus in our opinions!

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Visually the game looks unique in a truly good way! First of all the foreground is all done in the style of the classic 8-bit era with nostalgic enemies, weapons, and other aspects that'll make longtime gamers feel right at home, while the background looks like 16-32 bit CD quality. The backgrounds are highly detailed and remind us of some shmup's from the SEGA CD and SEGA Saturn era. The audio soundtrack is equally amazing and quite varied. We liked the bit of voice acting the game has as well.

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Bottom-Line:

With flawlessly nostalgic gameplay, excellent controls, and a nearly perfect audio-visual presentation, Super Hydorah will have you hooked from the get-go, and its massive amount of content will keep you coming back for more! We give Super Hydorah for the Vita/PSTV a perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by Towafan7
on October 18th 2017, 11:06 am
 
Search in: Latest Playstation News
Topic: Sony News: Star Ocean ~ The Last Hope HD Remaster Launches Next Month On PS4!
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Sony News: Star Ocean ~ The Last Hope HD Remaster Launches Next Month On PS4!


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Our Last Hope In Glorious 4K!

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Square Enix has announced the the recently rumored Star Ocean: The Last Hope Remaster is indeed real and will be releasing surprisingly soon. Star Ocean: The Last Hope HD Remaster will feature upgraded visuals and textures on every model of PS4, but if you own a PS4 Pro the game will also be upscaled to a 4K resolution! Star Ocean: The Last Hope HD Remaster will come bundled with an exclusive PS4 theme and a set of avatars and will be released globally on November 28th!

The game will also be discounted by 10% on PSN through December 12th! Anyways, what do you think of this news? Are you planning to download the game when it launches on PSN? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

Source: Push Square.

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by Towafan7
on October 8th 2017, 12:30 pm
 
Search in: Latest Playstation News
Topic: Playstation News: Gran Turismo Sport's Demo Will Require Plenty of Free Space On Your PS4 Hard Drive!
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Playstation News: Gran Turismo Sport's Demo Will Require Plenty of Free Space On Your PS4 Hard Drive!


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As Big As You'd Expect!

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The Gran Turismo Sport demo is out now for the PS4 and it requires at least 43 GB of free space on your hard-drive to download! The game's demo will be playable from 12:00AM PT tomorrow through 8:00AM PT on October 12th.

Anyways as always be sure to let us know your opinions in our comments section below.

Source: Push Square.

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by Towafan7
on September 30th 2017, 11:46 am
 
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Topic: Review: Mecho Tales (Vita PSN)
Replies: 15
Views: 1690

Review: Mecho Tales (Vita PSN)


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The Easiest Platinum In The Land!

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Developed by Luc Bernard and published by Arcade Distillery, Mech Tales is a very fun, albeit short platformer which we had a blast reviewing, plus it is chock full of easy gold trophies and an equally easy platinum trophy to earn, however the game is in our opinions extremely overpriced. We still loved the game to bits, but here's the brutally honest truth of the matter and we'll be honest, the game desperately needs a price-drop.

The gameplay is solid with great platforming which puts you in control of a character who wields drones that can shoot various weapons at enemies in twin-stick fashion. These weapons can be purchased between levels using badge points acquired by defeating enemies and collecting badges hidden throughout certain stages.

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The enemies are challenging and brilliantly designed as are the bosses, but there aren't many enemy types which is a bit of a letdown, however what's there is superb! The game itself is quite short and should take most players less than four hours to finish and earn the platinum trophy. Mecho Tales is also PSTV compatible which is fantastic news for fans of the micro console!

The controls are a bit awkward at first, but are easy to learn so don't expect to have many issues with the game in that regard, the difficulty is quite challenging, but this is a necessity given the length of the game, any easier and it could be beat in under an hour.

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The visual style of the game is decidedly steampunk in nature and looks quite nice. Don't expect to be blown away, but the character and enemy models are detailed and look great, while the stage backgrounds and world map are reasonably nice to look at. The soundtrack is okay, but there aren't many music tracks in the game and the ones that are there aren't anything special.

Now this is where things get sketchy, which is why we a foregoing the bottom-line and prelude sections of our review for Mecho Tales to just get to the point of the matter. The game's asking price is $20 which is FAR too expensive in our opinions. It's a good game, but to ask $20 for such a short game seems rather excessive. If the game were $10 it would be worth it for fans of the genre, but at $20 it's just not.

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That said we review games based on the quality and not the price so Mecho Tales for the Vita receives a solid level of recommendation from us with the warning that the game is not an ideal value for your money.

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Score: ★★★★★★★½☆☆ 7.5/10

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by Towafan7
on September 27th 2017, 1:05 pm
 
Search in: Vita Retail Reviews
Topic: Review: Ys VIII ~ Lacrimosa of DANA (Vita Retail)
Replies: 36
Views: 2021

Review: Ys VIII ~ Lacrimosa of DANA (Vita Retail)


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A Deserted Paradise!

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Developed by Nihon Falcom Games and published by NIS America Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is the eighth numbered entry in the long-running, exploration-heavy Ys series and is one of the best Action-RPG's available on the Vita in our opinions! Why do we hold this game in such high regards? Continue reading our review to find out!

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is an Action-RPG at its core, much like previous entries in the series. The game emphasises on exploration and does an excellent job at puting player's into Adol Christin's shoes with its semi open world, complete with various vast ecosystems. The objective in this game is to find survivors from your ship that help you unlock new facilities in Castaway Village as well as helping you remove barriers to reach previously impossible to reach areas of the island!

Along the way you'll face many enemies and a seemingly endless barrage of bosses bent on ending your desperate plan to escape the island. Much like Zelda games you can obtain tools to solve certain issues or reach areas you couldn't before such as high ledges using the double-jump tool or walking across a swamp using a certain other tool. These tools are a core mechanic of the series and really add to the games and in YS VIII things are no different in this regard!

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Ys VIII also adds various new minigames such as fishing and interception missions where you must fight off hordes of monsters in a raid-like battle to protect Castaway Village. These add quite a bit of replay value to the game which is always a good thing! Also Ys VIII is easily the longest game in the entire series and can take first-timers upwards to 50+ hours to beat!

The controls are decent, however you might want to remap some of the buttons should you decide to play the game on a PSTV. In-terms of difficulty, Ys VIII ranges from easy on the easiest setting to rage-inducing on the most challenging setting so expect to be able to play at your own level be you a pro or newbie to the series!

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The visuals in the game are among the best we've ever seen on the Vita. The character models are gorgeous and unique with a ton of details while the world itself is lush and full of life. The game quite literally looks like it belongs on the PS3 which blew our minds.  We never imagined that such amazing graphics were even possible on the hardware so kudos to Nihon Falcom for pulling off this hat-trick!

The soundtrack is equally impressive as expected of the in-house Falcom music studio! While not quite as good as the music in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, it's still top-notch and even has a cameo track from The Legend of Heroes: Trails in The Sky which is a nice touch!

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Bottom-Line:

With highly enjoyable and nearly flawless gameplay, tons of content and fun minigames, good controls, and an excellent story, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA will have any fans of the RPG genre instantly hooked, and the difficulty options, gorgeous visuals, and top-notch soundtrack will keep you coming back for more! Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is in our opinions one of the very best experiences available for the Vita and as such we give the game a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by Towafan7
on September 27th 2017, 11:19 am
 
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Topic: Sony News: October's Playstation Plus IGC Lineup Has Been Announced!
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Sony News: October's Playstation Plus IGC Lineup Has Been Announced!


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Every Month Is Christmas With PS+!

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It's the last Wednesday of the month and as always that means that Sony has announced the next month's free goodies for PS+ subscribers! October's goodies are especially excellent for PS4 owners! Here's the list of free PS+ games for October 2017!

PS4 Games:


  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Train.



  • Amnesia Collection.


Vita/PS4 Games:


  • Hue.



  • Sky Force: Anniversary.


PS3 Games.


  • Hustle Kings.



  • Monster Jam: Battlegrounds.


There you have it! Those are October's free games for PS+ subscribers! What do you think of the lineup? Be sure to let us know what you think in our comments section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 19th 2017, 9:56 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Oceanhorn (Vita PSN)
Replies: 13
Views: 1922

Review: Oceanhorn (Vita PSN)



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Zeldahorn: The Wind Waker Ocean!

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Developed by Cornfox and published by FDG Entertainment, Oceanhorn is an excellent action-adventure title that's sure to please, but how good is it? Continue reading our review to find out!

There's no denying that Oceanhorn is inspired by The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, but it does have some differences and sadly they do make the game a bit less entertaining than the title that it was inspired by. First the positives! The battle system is fantastic, with good pacing and fun boss battles. The puzzles are quite good and sometimes are a little tricky too.

The missions are quite challenging at times and will have you do various things like kill x amount of enemies, ship an item to another island, etc. and will often earn you trophies so they're definitely worth doing if you're a completionist!

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The negatives are that exploration by boat is done through a set path, basically on-the-rails which kills the sense of adventure and the number of tools is pretty disappointing compared to Zelda titles. Overall though the gameplay is still quite solid!

The visuals are quite good with vibrant characters and gorgeous effects such as glimmering water which really adds to the experience. The character and enemy models on the other hand are somewhat lacklustre, but the bosses are in most cases very cool looking! The soundtrack is superb and really fits the mood of the game! Expect a variety of catchy tunes that you will likely remember long after you finish the game!

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Bottom-Line:

With solid gameplay, excellent music, and a superb audio-visual presentation we thoroughly enjoyed our playthrough of the game. There were a few aspects of the game that kept it from becoming a masterpiece, but overall Oceanhorn was a fun and memorable experience and we recommend it to all fans of the action and adventure genres!

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Score: ★★★★★★★½☆☆ 7.5/10

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by Towafan7
on March 1st 2017, 11:07 am
 
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Topic: News: Sony Announces March's Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection Lineup!
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News: Sony Announces March's Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection Lineup!


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Big Games For PS3 In Particular!

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Sony has announced their Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection lineup for the month of March and there's quite a few good offerings this month, including two retail PS3 games! Without further ado here's the lineup of games for the month!

Disc Jam: PS4
Tearaway Unfolded: PS4
Under Night-In-Birth: PS3
Earth Defense Force 2025: PS3
Lumo: PS Vita (crossbuy on PS4)
Severed: PS Vita

The games will be available starting on March 7th! What do you think about this month's lineup of games on the service? As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section below!

Source: Official Playstation Blog.

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by Towafan7
on January 24th 2017, 1:30 pm
 
Search in: PlaystationWave Exclusive Features
Topic: Feature: Our Favorite New Games of 2016 (PS3 Edition)
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Feature: Our Favorite New Games of 2016 (PS3 Edition)


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Stayin' Alive...

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To say that the PS3 has had remarkable longevity is an understatement, the system just keeps on going with hit after hit, admittedly the pacing slowed down significantly after Trails of Cold Steel II and Attack On Titan released in September. Still it was a decent year to be a PS3 owner!

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#3:The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel.

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Yes, we know the game was released during the week of Christmas 2015 in North America, but that's close enough to 2016 in our opinions. The game is a fantastic turn-based JRPG with some rather unusual gameplay features.

Overall the game is good, but is WAY too slow and is for all-intents-and-purposes a prologue to part II. The game is still a great edition to any JRPG fan's library of games! Our review of the game will be released later this week so keep your eyes peeled for it!

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#2:Attack On Titan.

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Few series in anime or video games are quite as frightening or disturbing as Attack On Titan and while the games are toned down compared to the highly graphic nature of the anime series, they're still plenty scary in their own right. The game is very action oriented and has you taking on 50+ foot giants using crazy acrobatics and a certain transformation of a main protagonist to even the odds out a bit. Overall if you like action-horror titles Attack On Titan should be right up your alley!

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#1: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II.

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The pacing of the story is far better and more consistent in this second volume of The Trails of Cold Steel mythos in The Legend of Heroes franchise. There's alot more action this time around and there is a shift of focus to actual war and freely traveling the world rather than school-life and linear field studies. These changes along with tweaks to the battle system make The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II our pick for the best PS3 title of 2016!

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What do you think of our favorite PS3 games of 2016? What would your choices be? As always be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on September 9th 2016, 1:28 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Tales of Xillia (PS3 Retail)
Replies: 13
Views: 2108

Review: Tales of Xillia (PS3 Retail)


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An Adventure To The Maxia!

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Developed by Tales Team and published by Bandai Namco, Tales of Xillia is a relatively recent title in the long-running and fairly popular Tales of series. While it doesn't quite live up to the high standards Tales of The Abyss and Tales of Vesperia set, it's still quite an enjoyable action JRPG!

The story is actually one of the strong points of Xillia with many excellent plot-twists and curveballs thrown you'll be left guessing what's next! The game also lets you choose your main character, each of the two characters has a slightly different story similar to how Star Ocean: The Second Story utilizes the very same feature!

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The game is fairly short by the series standards and can be beaten within 50-60 hours on your first playthrough. The game utilizes the same combat formula the Tales of series is famous for and tweaks it a bit with the link system and a skill tree to buildup your characters however you want to!

The game is fairly light on puzzle solving which depending on your personal tastes could be either a good or bad thing. An interesting new feature is that you actually have to level-up shops to get better prices and unlock new products by donating money and materials. Lastly the characters are extremely likeable in Tales of Xillia and character development is done right!

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Visually the game looks nice especially the animated cut-scenes, however the many fields and dungeons look too similar to one-another which feels rather lazy, though the main towns look nice. The ports also have the same problem with all of them looking identical to each other. The characters and enemies on the other hand are varied and look excellent. The soundtrack is also very well-done and fits the game quite well!

Bottom-Line:

With excellent gameplay, a great story, and a fantastic audio presentation, Tales of Xillia is a great PS3 action-rpg that fans of the series and genre should truly enjoy, however the lack of creativity in the games fields and dungeons really hold this game back on a visual standpoint, however we still highly recommend this game!

Price: $19.99.

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by unrealgamergirl
on August 4th 2016, 8:31 pm
 
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Topic: PSN: Ape Escape is Back Overseas!
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PSN: Ape Escape is Back Overseas!


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Going Bananas To Escape!

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Hey there my PlayStation Gamers, Bre here with a pretty awesome update for you. So who here remembers PS2’s great game called “Ape Escape 2”? This game was where you got to chase around cute monkeys and try and scoop them up with a futuristic fish net. This game became quite popular while on the PS2, and is now being given the chance to do the same on the PS4.

Ape Escape 2 has been released on the PS4 virtual store in Europe, but the cooler thing is those of you in Europe with PlayStation Plus Subscribers can get it for a 25% discount right now. As for those of us in the America, it hasn’t made it’s way onto our virtual store yet but maybe it will hit soon with a new update.

Fingers crossed, but for now those of you in Europe make sure you take advantage of this sweet deal, because something sweet doesn’t always stay for long. Until next time, keep on gaming.

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by unrealgamergirl
on August 1st 2016, 7:41 pm
 
Search in: Latest Playstation News
Topic: Movie: Ratchet and Clank Movie Coming Soon for Me and You!
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Movie: Ratchet and Clank Movie Coming Soon for Me and You!


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Making A Clank!

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Hey there my fellow PlayStation gamers, Bre here with another awesome update about the new and upcoming things from Sony to us. This one is to tell you about the new movie “Ratchet and Clank” which has been confirmed for release this month on both DVD and PlayStation store.

The movie is based around the original game is set around the titular duo embarking on an adventure together to a place called thwart chairman Drek with you as the hero trying to save the day by saving the galaxy. The movie is set for release on PlayStation Store August 22nd, and on DVD a week later on August 29th.

If you like the game, we highly recommend checking out the movie, and even if you don’t give it a try anyway. You never know what may appear lame to you once, may seem cool to you if given a second chance. So leave a comment below, telling us what you think. Until next time gamers, keep on playing.

Source: Pushsquare.

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#PS3 #PS4 #PSN #Movie #Sony #RatchetAndClank

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by unrealgamergirl
on July 25th 2016, 9:41 pm
 
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Topic: OMG! Pac-Man Championship 2 is Coming Soon!
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

OMG! Pac-Man Championship 2 is Coming Soon!


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Pac-Man Madness Is Coming To A PS4 Near You!

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Hey there my PlayStation gamers, Bre here with another exciting update for you. This one hits close to the heart for me as it deals with one of my favorite games/game characters, none other than Pac-Man himself. Awhile back there was a game released called Pacman Championship it took the game of Pac-Man and upped it with headache inducing game play and bright lights to make an even more fun version for you and me to love.

Well they’re back and with a new version of our favorite fun loving game, called Pac-Man Championship 2 and it’s being released on the PlayStation 4! So for those of you lucky enough to own one, you have a new game to look out for in September. And If you don’t, no worries I’m sure that someday we can all have the chance to experience this game.

Source: Pushsquare.

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#Namco #Bandai #Pacman #PS4 #PSN #Arcade

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by unrealgamergirl
on July 25th 2016, 9:35 pm
 
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Topic: News: Life is Strange is Now Free for You and Me!
Replies: 1
Views: 889

News: Life is Strange is Now Free for You and Me!


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Free Game Ahoy!

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Hey there PlayStation gamers, Bre here with another PlayStation update. This one comes with a plus though for all you gamers out there searching for a new game to play. Square Enix is releasing the first episode of their new game “Life is Strange” onto PlayStation 3 & 4 for free. The company is hoping by doing this they will get gamers to see how the game is and how much fun it can be, and then get them to play more into the game.

Some people are saying that the game itself is unlike other games in its category, but I have yet to play it so guess that has to be left up to you to decide. (It is free after all.) So why not give it a try? Drop some comments below if you do, let us know what you think.

PS: Click the source link below and listen to a song from the game if you want!

Source: Pushsquare.

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#PS3 #PS4 #PSN #LifeIsStrange #Free

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by Towafan7
on July 20th 2016, 12:01 am
 
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Topic: PS3: Grandia III Is The Latest PS2 Classic In North America!
Replies: 1
Views: 908

PS3: Grandia III Is The Latest PS2 Classic In North America!


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A Grandia Adventure!

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In a rather surprising turn-of-events the third installment in the Grandia series has just hit the PS3, PSN in North America as a PS2 Classic! The game will cost $9.99. Will you be downloading this game? As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section below!

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#PS3 #PSN #PS2Classic #Grandia3

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