Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival
System: Wii U
ESRB Rating: E
A review copy was not provided by Nintendo.
Before I start this review off I would like to start with a little back story. When I was about eight years old my parents bought me a Nintendo GameCube. I loved that thing to death. It was my first video game console. In about fourth grade I made a really cool friend who also had a GameCube and loved it too. He let me borrow two games from him. Mario Party 4 and Animal Crossing. Mario Party 4 was so much fun when I had friends over, the mini games were all creative and the cut throat competitiveness of stealing stars from each other brought out all of our dark sides. On the other side there was Animal Crossing, a whimsical game that allowed me to live a life I never thought I would.
I played Animal Crossing religiously for almost two years straight. At the time I was going through a lot of stuff with my family, so this game was seen an escape from reality. It allowed me to live a second life. From there I grew to love the series as a staple in my gaming career. My parents bought me a DS with Animal Crossing Wild World and I played that game everywhere I went. When City Folk came out I thought the game was a bit stale but the series charm was still there, and when New Leaf hit I thought it was finally a game to almost top the awesomeness that was the GameCube version. I grew up with Animal Crossing, the series made me appreciate slower paced games as a way to unwind and relax. So why am I telling you all this first? I just want you to know where I am coming from as I write this review. The Animal Crossing series has been a part of my life since I started gaming as a child. So, with that out of the way let’s get into the actual review.
The Legend of Legacy
Publisher: Atlus USA
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
ESRB Rating: E10
Release Date: October 13th, 2015
Thank you Atlus USA for providing us with a review copy!
The Legend of Legacy is the latest JRPG out of the minds of FuyRu. While FuyRu has a track record of delivering subpar games, minus a few (see our Lost Dimension review), they are looking to finally break the mold on the 3DS with putting together an All Star team of developers to create a game that is a spiritual successor to the SaGa series. You may ask: how does it do? We are here to discuss that today.
Platform: Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita
Developer: Kadokawa ASCII Media Works
Publisher: SEGA USA
Release Date: October 6th, 2015
A review copy of the Vita version was provided by SEGA USA
Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is a solid yet very simple 2D fighting game. This game is similar to that of J-Stars in the sense that they use characters from alternate forms of media. Where J-Stars uses characters from their Weekly Shounen JUMP franchises (Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, etc); Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax uses characters from Dengeki Bunko‘s popular light novel. Seeing characters like Shizou from Durarara!! and Kirino Kousaka from My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute fight each other seems funny and a little jarring, but seeing characters like Kuroyukihime from Accel World and Kirito from Sword Art Online feels like eye-candy considering they’re from the same author.
Platform: PS Vita
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
- This was played on Despair (Hard) Mode, not Komaru (Normal) Mode
- This review will be as spoiler free as I can possibly make it. But know that this game absolutely spoils Danganronpa 1 as well as 2. So playing those games before this one is heavily advised.
- The reason why there aren’t many screenshots is because Komaru’s partner is a spoiler in itself
Platform: PS Vita
Publisher: Atlus USA
Release Date: August 18th, 2015
A review copy has been provided by Atlus.
Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal is a hard, but well-designed Dungeon Role Playing Game developed by STING. You may know STING for their other games such as Yggdra and Rivera on PSP, and most recently HyperDevotion Noire on Vita. They are actually working on the sequel to this game Dungeon Travelers 2-2 in Japan right now which will come out in 2016.
Marvelous AQL has been bringing us their lovely farming/life/dating simulator for years, and after all these years do they still have what it takes to continue reinventing the wheel with this series? Well let’s find out as today I review Story of Seasons for the Nintendo 3DS. First of all I would like to thank XSEED for providing me with a review copy of this game, having multiple save files has helped me a lot in writing this review.