The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Review

Incredible. Perfect. Masterpiece. 10 out of 10. By now you should have probably heard all the praise this game has garnered and I have to admit, after finishing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I am here to reiterate. So let’s begin why this game is so damn good and personally easily among my top 10 favorite games of all time.

Not trying to pull any puns but Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air in the world of gaming. Gone are the hand holding, pointers, markers, intrusive companions and in its stead you have freedom. As soon as you start the game you have a brief cutscene where you hear Princess Zelda and after that you are free to explore.

There is a small area that you are restricted to at the beginning of the game after you wake up from a one hundred years slumber but this area itself is quite big. Here you you will acquire some runes which will be useful throughout all your adventure. Those abilities can be used in puzzles, combat and exploration. It is incredible how much creativity there is in each area of the game. Now, instead of me trying to write a page full of praises, let’s be a bit more objective and I’ll go through more praises as I go along and my minor tiny little complains.

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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – Short Review

It seems the Shantae series have been going for quite a while. Actually, this series began on the Gameboy Color but I have only heard of it recently. Well, not that recently as in the Nintendo DS days I heard about a game called Shantae being released on the DSi Shop but as I didn’t own a Nintendo DS DSi, only the Lite model I kind of forgot about it.
A few years forward and many more games of this franchise have been released on pretty much all platforms and after seeing some charming graphics and pretty artwork I, being a sucker for a good 2D platformer, decided to give it a go. Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Review

I used to be a fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise but annual releases and repetition got to me. Just to give some background, I finished the first game but had mixed feelings about it but at least at the time there were some very good stuff to compensate the bad.

Then came the second game which was a blast to play from beginning to end. After that I played Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood which while a good game felt more of the same but worse. After this game I did try most of the games but I rarely could play more than a few hours and not get bored or annoyed by some really bad missions and reoccurring issues with the franchise. Even the beloved Black Flag while a blast to play when sailing was so monotonous while traveling on land I just couldn’t get myself to play it more than a few hours.

So, after a long hiatus with the franchise, in a whim, I decided to give Syndicate a shot after seeing it on a big sale. Well, I’m really glad I took this chance because I had a lot of fun with this game. Continue reading

Horizon Zero Dawn – Review

Impressive doesn’t begin to describe Horizon Zero Dawn, the most recent game from the developer Guerrilla Games, makers of the Killzone franchise.

When Horizon Zero Dawn was first announced I have to admit I was a little intrigued but still skeptic as even though I enjoyed Killzone 3 I still thought it was too much by the book, predictable and maybe a little afraid to expand its ideas.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey – Love & Hate Review

Before I even start my review I have to say that I love this game but I also hate it. Thankfully I love it way more than I hate it but by god, it’s hard having mixed feeling about something and trying to put them into words. In Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey you have some aspects that are so incredibly good, immersive and captivating but on the other hand there are some things that are so infuriating…

Bear in mind, I consider myself big fan of the Megami Tensei games and while I love most games of this franchise I’ve played, there are some things in some entries that I can’t help but criticize.

Some of my complains here may seem like a rant, and in a way they are but bear in mind that even having a big and growing fandom, not all fans enjoy the same qualities of the games equally. While my complains are not restricted to Strange Journey I think it’s pertinent to talk about those here because of all the games I’ve played, they are most apparent in this title.

The game starts when a distortion appears in Antarctica, some sort or a black-ish hole, engulfing it and named the Schwarzwelt. This area is steadily growing and threatening to eventually cover the entire planet. To stop it, the United Nations sends a special team to go inside, look into it and somehow try to find a way to stop it, however they could not possible imagine what they would find once they enter it.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda – Short Review

Like I mentioned in my last post, I played two games on my PlayStation 4 while waiting for the release of Persona 5. One was a fantastic surprise, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The other was a huge disappointment and I’m sad to say that the disappointing one was Mass Effect Andromeda.

First thing worth mentioning is that Mass Effect Andromeda is by no means a bad game, it’s just a big let down. Considering how incrementally better each of the previous games were I think it’s safe to say fans were expecting it to be at least on the same level of Mass Effect 3 (minus the ending). And this is on my opinion the biggest fault of this game, as aside from a few things, it feels worse in every way. Continue reading