Jason Fanelli Biography
Koei Tecmo’s mission to introduce new audiences to famous anime series continues with Berserk and The Band of the Hawk, chronicling the life of lone wolf mercenary Guts and his many battles. Berserk is a button masher’s dream, with hordes of enemies on-screen at one time and combo counters reaching into the thousands. For Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force it’s unfortunately a step backward, as the innovation in movement that came with Attack on Titan has been replaced with the familiar scheme, which is a disappointment.
With Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games crafted a beautiful open world filled with life, both mechanical and human, and crammed full of things to do.
I might not have known what was going on -- frankly I still don’t -- but Gravity Rush 2 is still a good time even for a new guy like me.
The Nintendo Switch is hoping to offer a vast library of varied titles right from the jump, and if the recent preview event in New York City is any indication that hope is resting on solid ground. The room holding the event housed over a dozen games coming either at launch or soon afterward.
What seemed like a silly pass during its reveal may turn out to be one of the best launch games the Switch offers, and I’m definitely gearing up for some crazy 1,2 Switch parties come early March.
The build to the Nintendo Switch is no different, especially now that the curtain has been lifted on the new console and its new approaches to gaming. Will this be the next great Nintendo initiative?
I was skeptical after watching the trailer, but having played ARMS for myself I feel a lot better about it.
Sega’s newest strategy seems to be “if it wasn’t broken, don’t fix it” with Sonic Mania, a full return to Sonic’s original adventures on the Sega Genesis.
I really wanted The Last Guardian to blow me away. I've always had a soft spot for the underdog, and a game that sat in development limbo for over 10 years certainly fit that status. I hoped this would be a complete and beautiful experience that I’d talk about for years to come. Sadly, the decade-long wait for the third feather in Team Ico’s cap did not meet that standard, as the emotional story was marred by technical issues of a bygone era.
Final Fantasy XV is an ideal experience for a new age of the franchise, and I’m looking forward to diving back in to see what I missed the first time.