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I have returned, Kweh!

I have returned, Kweh!

Greetings everyone, and welcome back to my esteemed blog.  It has been quite a number of months since my last post.  I have been very busy with the job search and seeking possibilities of returning to school.  I am very happy to say that I have not only acquired a new position, but I am also in the process of applying for school.

Now that the wheels are in motion, I am happy to get back to my favorite past time; that being sharing my insights and reviews with you.  I will be back on Wednesday 3/18 with my full review of Final Fantasy Type 0 HD.  Until then everyone, be safe, and happy gaming!

Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Review: Beat em up goodness, Sony style!

ImageHello everyone and welcome back to my blog!  Things at the office have been winding down and my Thanksgiving was very full of joy, and I hope the same for all of my fellow gamers out there.  For this reason I have been idle and I apologize, but fear not, for I have a double dose of blogging goodness for everyone.

We all know about the beat em up franchise that Nintendo has with the Smash Brothers series.  Well this time around Sony is bringing their version of the beat em up franchise to the table with the release of Playstation All Stars Battle Royale.  I was very excited about this title and finally I have played this title and finally have my review for all of you.

Graphics:  From the moment you turn this game on, it completely sucks you in.  The intro is amazing and it pumps you up for the experience.  The backgrounds are lush and very well executed based on numerous Playstation game worlds from God of War to Jak and Daxter.  The character roster is very impressive 20 character selection.  There are other characters that will be available for download in the very near future, one of which I know of from sources is Kat from Gravity Rush.  Score: 9/10

Gameplay: The gameplay is smooth and impressive.  Smash Brothers veterans will feel right at home with this title.  While Smash Brothers’ objective was to beat your opponent in order to raise their percentage rate and knock them off the screen, Battle Royale is much different. The objective is to simply beat your opponent to raise your super meter and when it’s charged up (level 1-3) then you use your leveled super technique to knock your opponent(s) off the screen.  Numerous trophies to acquire and different challenges make this a title that will be playable for the holiday season and way beyond.    Score 9.5/10

Sound:  The musical score of Royale is top notch.  I can’t get the intro and character select theme out of my head.  The character voice overs make a valiant return for this amazing title.  A great barrel of ear candy all around.  Score: 9/10

Issues:  There are a few issues with online gameplay including occasional boots offline.  This will hopefully be fixed by Sony in time.

Final Score: 9/10

Thank you to all my fellow gamers for reading my blog, and please be sure to follow my blog and tell your friends about my blog.  Let’s share the love.  Thanks everyone.

Lucas

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Review: Tag teaming never looked so good.

ImageHello fellow gamers and welcome to another edition of the gaming angel.  Before we begin, I would like to apologize to my followers out there for the long hiatus, but there was a few factors that kept me distracted from keeping my fellow gamers updated with the latest and greatest in gaming goodness.  First off, I started a new job shortly after graduating from college, which I am very thankful for especially in today’s economy. There was also a series of unfortunate family issues which demanded my immediate attention, so again to all of you, I apologize.  Anyhow, it has been over a decade since Tekken Tag Tournament was released for the Playstation 2 console.  Now the sequel has arrived, however does it exceed over it’s predecessor?

Graphics:  From the moment you insert the disc, the graphics blow you away.  Character details are well developed and animation is clean and crisp.  The backgrounds are robust and eye popping.  The CG cutscenes are very high quality as well.  Keep in mind, characters have CG cutscene endings.  So, there are a good number of CG scenes, all of which are great.  Score: 9.5/10

Sound: The traditional sounds of Tekken make a huge return.  Different genres of music and the ability to upload custom tunes via the Tekken Tunes option is an excellent addition.  Sound: 8.5/10

Gameplay:  Veterans of Tekken will be all but too familiar with the huge arsenal of moves and combination capabilities that have made Tekken so legendary.  Controls are smooth and responsive.  The new menu options are extremely vast and giving each character his or her own ending will keep players coming back to see them all.  The online mode is pretty much similar to Tekken 6’s online mode.  Novice players will be investing a lot of time in mastering the combos and techniques for the characters, but practice makes for a deadly adversary.  Score: 9.5/10

Issues: One critic complained massively about the menu and as a result gave the game a less than worthy review.  I’m sure Namco was focusing on a lot more than merely the menu option.  I personally had no trouble navigating this menu screen.  So don’t be fooled by the critics that complain about this.

TTT2 is probably one of the best fighting games out there.  There is more than enough to keep you entertained for MANY HOURS to come.  So strap on your controller and prove you’re man or woman enough to conquer the Iron Fist Tournament!!!

Final Score: 9.5/10

Thanks for reading my blog and be sure to follow me.

Lucas

Street FIghter X Tekken Review: Are you prepared?

Hello everybody, I apologize once again for the delay, but final exams and term papers have consumed my life in the past week.  That part of my life however is over and I passed my finals with A’s and B’s, and now the blogging can continue.  

The cross over has happened.  Just this past Tuesday when Capcom unleashed Street Fighter Cross Tekken for the Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 gaming consoles.  So now the question is, does this crossover fighter have what it takes?

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Graphics:  Among the best in quality.  The cel-shade like graphics along with the lush backgrounds bring this game to eye candy standards.  Score:9/10

Gameplay:  The gameplay is definitely top notch.  While it may take some time for players to get used to the tag team and gem system, that all fades away once you memorize it.  This isn’t hard by any means. There are of course a few lagging hiccups here and there in terms of online gameplay, but it never hinders the fighting experience.  Score: 9/10

Sound:  The soundtrack is really nothing to write home about.  There are a few catchy tunes here and there, but nothing nearly as memorable and amazing as Super Street Fighter 4.  Score: 7.5/10

Issues:  The only issue that bothered me with this title were the hiccups and lagging that occasionally occurred when playing online.  Other than that, this is a pretty solid game overall.

Final Score: 9/10

Thanks for reading my blogs, and be sure to subscribe and follow me.  Tune in Wednesday March 14 when I give my review of Tales of Graces F, and Silent Hill Downpour.  Til next time everyone!

 

Lucas

Street Fighter X Tekken. Tonight is the night.

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As many of you probably know Street Fighter X Tekken will be released at midnight tonight in various Gamestop locations throughout the United States.  So the question is are you ready for the Cross?  This game in my opinion is going to be the best, and will definitely put itself on top of the fighting game mountain.  Featuring a nice lineup of characters and extra modes like online features, and enhancement gems.  This will be a fighting game that will be a fan favorite for quite a while.  Mass Effect 3 also comes out on the same night…how can you beat that?  Tune in tomorrow for my thorough review of Street Fighter X Tekken.  Thanks for reading everyone.  Be sure to follow my blog!

Lucas