Ah, another JRPG for me to enjoy, just what I like to see. This time we have Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk. This new chapter in the Atelier series breaks free from the Arland nation that has been the focus of the previous 3 titles and moves us to a new land, where Ayesha Altugle lives alone and serves as an apothecary, selling the medicines she makes to a travelling merchant.
Will Atelier be the first truly good JRPG of the year or will it continue with the JRPG curse this year seems to have?
Finally, after overcoming the plague(well, a flu), I have managed to complete the Heart of the Swarm Campaign. Heart of the Swarm is Starcraft II’s first expansion, and begins shortly after the completion of Wings of Liberty. For the purpose of this review, I’m going to assume people have played the original game since… if you’re interested in an expansion, usually you’ve played the core game. Whereas the first campaign featured the Terran race(with a few Protoss sidemissions), the Heart of the Swarm campaign is 100% Zerg. All Zerg, all the time, although in a few missions you do get to work alongside Terrans.
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance has arrived this week after being delayed, renamed, almost cancelled, and handed off to a new dev studio. Ditching the Metal Gear series primary protagonist Solid Snake, Rising stars on-again-off-again character Raiden. If you played Metal Gear Solid 4, you’ll know the Raiden we’re referring to – the cyborg ninja with the electric sword.
Rising is, rather than a tactical stealth shooter, an action game full of swordplay, crazy enemies, even crazier techniques, and for some strange reason 2 types of rocket launchers. If you’re expecting things to make sense… you’ve come to the wrong game. If you’re expecting things to get more and more insane with every minute you play… this is definitely the one for you.
There has been drama, there has been uproar… but in the end, the new Dante has come to save the world from… evil rampaging babies, random swear words on the wall, and strange dudes with chainsaws!
I bought Guardians of Middle Earth back when it first came out, and unfortunately I haven’t had the time to spend with it lately. I have played a fair bit of it, so I wanted to take some time – in honor of it being free for Playstation Plus members – to compose my thoughts on it. [Read more...]