There are some games that are universally praised, some you would like to enjoy yourself but sometimes it’s not just for you. Company of Heroes is one of those for me. First and foremost I would like to point out that this is not a bad game, I actually found it to be good in some aspects and fun at times but I have some issues with it that kill the enjoyment for me in a flash.
A nice way to make an analogy to try and explain how much I enjoy playing Company of Heroes it would be to think of a cardiogram. Things start nice, you are having fun but those annoyances come and my enjoyment go down pretty fast, and they are constant to the point I can’t ignore them.
I’ll try to do a different review for this game since while I do think it is a decent game, it’s just not one for me, but by highlighting what I perceive as good or bad, maybe I can help other people to make a decision if this game is for them or not. Continue reading
Up to Ys Memories of Celceta the only other game in the series I had played was Ys Origin which is incredible from start to finish. So when I bought Memories of Celceta I had high expectations for it. So how did it fare?
To be honest I have very mixed feelings on the game. At times, I was wondering why I was playing it, and at others I was so pumped I was even thinking about when I couldn’t play it. My major complain with the game is that at times, especially in the beginning, it can be a bore and story takes way too long to become interesting.
I realize in starting the review of an RPG complaining about its story and it may not look like a good sign but bear in mind the Ys games are first and foremost an Action RPGs. So, while the story does play its part the meat of the game is the action, which I’ll say right now that it’s great but we’ll get to it later. Continue reading
It’s sad when there is a game everyone loves and it doesn’t matter how much you try and you just can’t get into the game. Probably most gamers have at least a few beloved games that just simply isn’t for them even if it’s in one of their more cherished genres. For me Front Mission 3 was this game.
I’m a big fan of Strategy RPGs and Final Fantasy Tactics is among my favorite games of all time. I’ve played even many forgotten SRPGs like Stella Deus and Jeanne d’Arc but I’m also into the more known, such as Disgaea and Fire Emblem. So it’s not without love for the genre but Front Mission 3 for me is a huge disappointment. Continue reading
Ghost Recon Wildlands is not a bad game but that’s probably the best thing I can say about it. I would not also call it disappointing because I was not expecting anything of it as I was already expecting a “Ubisoft Collect-a-thon” but even in my most skeptical day I would not have guesses the game would have turned out this bland.
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is a hard game but it is all the better for it. I have a long history with this game and I’m happy that finally I was able to finally beat it, and not only that, but with the best possible ending and beating all optional bosses. Before we get to the review itself, I’d like to share a bit of my personal history with the Shin Megami Tensei (SMT) franchise and how it led to Nocturne.
I beat this game in the last days of December (2017) but it took me more than a month to write a review for it. I think the reason why is because of how much it stuck on me. I’ll try to share my thoughts on this fantastic game and the reason why I think that every fan of JRPGs should at least give it a try at some point. With that in mind, let’s begin.
The year of 2018 is just starting but looking back while there were many great games released in 2017 many of my favorite experiences were from games I played which were not released this past year. With that in mind I decided to make a list for those games that would go overlooked but considering all of them are great games this is a nice way to recommend them to anyone that might have forgotten about them.
It took me a while to publish this post because I was about to make final adjustments and ended up forgetting to do so, until now, so with no more delay, here are my favorite games I played in 2017 that are not from 2017.
10. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
My number ten was the only game on this list I didn’t truly enjoy. It does, in my opinion, have as many good qualities as it has bad ones. Continue reading