The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

So much happened while playing this game I honestly don’t know how to start. How about a little introduction to the Legend of Heroes series.

Developed by Nihon Falcom The Legend of Heroes games are comprised, as of this writing, of eight games. Some are sequential, meaning you will probably want to play the following game but every other game is a start of a new story, just like Trails of Cold Steel. Continue reading

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Company of Heroes – Review

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

Ys Memories of Celceta – Review

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

The Evil Within – Review – A Mess That Should Be Played

The Evil Within  it a difficult game to judge. At times is it was very good but at others it was infuriating. Regardless of its flaws, I think that for survival horror fans this is a game that should not be missed.

For this review I’ll try to talk about how I felt about the game in general, so there might be spoilers here and there. Since I think the story is not that great, there isn’t much to spoil but this is my warning. Continue reading

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary – Rant Review

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary is a Playstation Vita exclusive game developed by Nippon Ichi Software and later ported to the PC. Even though I waited a lot to pick it up I decided to go with the Vita version for the reason I’ll cover shortly. I have to admit that when I saw footage of this game for the first time I became intrigued instantly. However, with its charming graphics and intriguing atmosphere it soon took a turn for the worse. It’s very sad when you see so wasted potential and I have say that htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary is full of it but first, let’s start with what the game does right. Continue reading

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Review

After the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, the most iconic female videogame protagonist is back for another adventure in Rise of the Tomb Raider, a game originally released exclusively on Xbox platforms for limited time, then released not too long after on PC and an year after on Playstation 4. I did play it on PC but since I could not get it at release I decided to wait for the inevitable complete edition to come along with the PS4 version and I have to say, what a fantastic game it is! Even more than an year after its release it is still far better than most games I’ve played in a very long time.

Before I even start talking about the game itself, please forgive me if I make some comparisons to Uncharted because it seems one game has been taking inspirations from the other for years now and both have became so good, so above other adventure games that it seems to me there’s no reason to try to say which is better but instead be thankful us gamers have two great franchises to look forward to. Continue reading