I’ll be honest, I loved damn near everything about Lost Judgment. I’m pretty sure my review of the base game made that point glaringly obvious. With any game in the Yakuza franchise, it’s almost always packed to the gills with content. That reason alone usually deters the addition of new story content with each title,
A good chair can be difficult to find. Speaking from my own personal experience, its easy to get caught up somewhere between comfort and necessity as far as pricing is concerned. If I can save some cash when it comes to a seat for my desk, why shouldn’t I? After all, it’s just where I
Ahead of the weekend we got our first look at the preliminary patch notes for Endwalker‘s 6.1 update Newfound Adventure. As always, the full patch notes will go live with the start of the 24 hour maintenance on Monday, April 11th 3am PDT. The patch notes come with new main scenario quests, a new dungeon
Few games have been as much of a roller coaster for me as Weird West. What first caught my attention was the developer, Wolfeye Studios, being made of former Arkane Studios developers. Weird West is also an immersive sim just like Arkane’s previous titles Dishonored and Prey, but this time departing from the usual first-person
With Patch 6.1 on the horizon, Live Letter LXX comes just in time to tide us over until the launch on April 12th! Hang out with Fusion, Rook, and Xenedra as they go through the juicy details!
The second half of the patch 6.1 Letter from the Producer LIVE was broadcasted this morning and with it came a whole lot of information for the upcoming patch, Newfound Adventure including its trailer. With the trailer came the confirmation of the release date of patch 6.1: April 12th. As this is a major patch,
I’m quite a fan of roguelike/lite games, but I have to admit, they can often be quite the time sinks. If you’re the type that has found their style of gameplay interesting, but find that they’re often too time consuming or too elaborate, you might find today’s entry quite refreshing. Forward: Escape the Fold (Steam,
As we get ready for the second part of the Patch 6.1 Letter From the Producer LIVE, several Japanese media outlets published new interviews with Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida. Chief among them is another interview by Famitsu, as well as pieces from Game Watch and 4Gamer. As with the last Famitsu
Things sure have been busy at developer/publisher Midboss these days. We’ve been introduced to their cyberpunk world through 2064: Read Only Memories in recent years, and things are starting to expand with the upcoming release of Read Only Memories: Neurodiver. We recently covered the prologue/demo for the game, dubbed Pilot Memory, and also had the
After months of speculation, Sony has now laid out the new PlayStation Plus service and will launch as soon as June in Japan, with North America and Europe to follow shortly after. Sony plans to have the new system up and running in most PlayStation Network regions by the end of July 2022. With the
Eiji Aonuma, the producer of the Legend of Zelda series addressed fans this morning with an update video on the expected release of the Breath of the Wild sequel. Originally announced to launch later this year, Nintendo has now delayed the game into spring of 2023, in order to “make the game’s experience something special”.
Let me tell you, one of the best feelings of being a reviewer is when you get your first impressions of a title from screenshots, video, and early release info… and you’re wrong. See, the thing is (and this is a deep secret of being a game reviewer) that when you’ve played a lot of
There is nothing sadder than waiting almost a decade for a game, just to be disappointed by it. I still remember how excited I was when Rune Factory 5 was first announced. On the one hand, it was scary to think back on all the hours I poured into Rune Factory 4, but the anticipation
IllFonic is a studio that’s been actively pushing back at the negativity that surrounds the idea of licensed games. While their two previous licensed titles – Friday the 13th: The Game and Predator: Hunting Grounds – received middling reviews, both maintain dedicated fanbases, with the latter still receiving updates even now in 2022. Now with
The most Anonymous of Mooses joins Fusion, Aldianaux, and Rook for the fifth and FINAL part of our Endwalker Patch 6.0 lore breakdown!
The latest issue of Famitsu includes an interview with Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida, Lead Writer Natsuko Ishikawa and Lead Story Designer Banri Oda. The trio spoke about writing Endwalker, the inception of new characters, and even going all the way back to talking about the lore of 1.0 and what the Ascians really were
The second half of the Patch 6.1 Newfound Adventure Letter from the Producer LIVE has been announced for Friday, April 1st at 4am PDT (7am EDT / 11am GMT). Players can expect more details on upcoming Endwalker features including the new dungeon, a first glance at the “Myths of the Realm” Alliance Raid gear sets,
The melding of videos games and cinema is a tall order. It’s a difficult fusion that developers the world over have attempted to reach from the moment that games became something more than simple shapes sliding across a black background, and to varying degrees of success. Trek to Yomi, a game in development by Leonard
A special State of Play on March 17th showcased Hogwarts Legacy — the new Harry Potter roleplaying game published by Warner Bros. games. Nearly 15 minutes of cutscenes and gameplay were shown at the State of Play, followed by a video from the developers talking about the game, its inspirations, and some of the challenges
As of this past Saturday, March 12th, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is even more award-winning than it previously has been. It won in all three of it’s nominated categories at the 2022 SXSW Gaming Awards. Most importantly it won the Game of the Year Award, beating out the four other nominees Ratchet & Clank: Rift