The latest adventure starring Link is The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, a sequel to 1991's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This new journey features a new iteration of Link, Princess Zelda, the Master Sword and all of the trappings you've come to expect from a Legend of Zelda game, but with several improvements that makes this perhaps the best top-down Zelda game ever released.
About a year and a half ago, Rainbow Moon, a strategy RPG in the style of classic grid based games like Final Fantasy Tactics and Disgaea, released on the PS3. It had a… let’s say lukewarm reception. Its story was shallow, its animations were stiff, and its gameplay was overly focused on grinding. It wasn’t without its good points however. The graphics themselves were fun and cartoony and the game could be quite deep once you did the prerequisite grinding. It was enjoyed by enough people to get a re-release on the PS Vita only a couple days ago and it’s quite faithful to its console release. Whether that’s a good or bad thing will depend on how you view the original.
Do we sleep with our demons at night, or do we leave those monsters behind in peaceful slumber? There is no rest for the weary with Demon Tribe, a free to play app created by SEGA luminary Masayoshi Kikuchi. With the Panzer Dragoon series and Jet Grind Radio among his accomplishment, this iOS release comes with epic expectations.
If you love a good fantasy, but have grown tired of always having to be the ones to traipse through those dangerous dungeons yourself, Lords of Waterdeep has arrived.
At BlizzCon 2013, we got a chance to play the PlayStation 4 version of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (it was also the first time some of us got to try the PS4!). This expansion to Diablo III will move the story forward from its dark ending into something even darker. And we must first start this preview by saying the following: Reaper of Souls on the PlayStation 4 is the best looking game Blizzard has ever made.
Any avid Pokemon fan or follower of internet memes knows about the Pokemon Fusion Generator. This simple webpage uses a script to mash up the faces and bodies of different Pokemon in order to create what look like abominations that should never have been born. However, these fusions caught on with the hordes of Pokefans on the internet and thus a whole community surrounding Pokefusions sprang up. The community has fan art, fan statistics, fan stories, and more, but their greatest creation is Pokemon Fusion Generation, a fully playable Pokemon game that lets you take control of the Pokecrimes against God and nature.
It's not unusual for games on the App Store to seem like complete clones of popular console games. While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, sometimes games just straight up copy the style of a popular title in the hopes that they'll gain the same sort of success as the source material. And while these carbon copies usually try to ape the original's style, they mostly fall flat. But now Oceanhorn, from FDG Entertainment, has come to the App Store with it's Legend of Zelda-like gameplay and Wind Waker-eque aesthetics. And folks, this adventure in Arcadia is just as good as any Hyrulean journey.
BlizzCon 2013 heralded in the existence of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, the next expansion coming to World of Warcraft. We'll be taking a trip back to the series' past and exploring Draenor, the world which would eventually become the shattered Outlands from the first expansion, The Burning Crusade.
The Guided Fate Paradox has come over to North America courtesy of NIS America, the folks responsible for giving us such treats like the Disgaea series and the Etrian Odyssey games. If you're aware of the company and its catalog of games, then chances are that you're a pretty big Japanese role-playing game fan and are very much appreciate of the niche RPGs that NIS America offers. The Guided Fate Paradox goes beyond what other games do and gives you the chance... to become God.
Valhalla Knights 3 is a new Japanese role-playing game brought to us by Marvelous AQL and the folks at Xseed Games. It's the first title in the series to come to the PlayStation Vita, so it has the huge task of starting the franchise off on the right foot after other iterations on other consoles failed to excite.