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  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 2 days ago

    @JinjoHayabusa

    Their reviewer got a lot of flak for the review in the comments and since then it hasn't been discussed much here. It's a fantastic game that deserves to be on any top PS4 games list and would certainly be in my top 5. Now that it has the arcade mode and all Street Fighter V should also be on list, but unfortunately US gamer isn't known for loving fighting games.

    Posted in The 15 Best PlayStation 4 Games

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 5 days ago

    Sega should do what third-party licencees have failed at for many years, i.e. make a mini Genesis with accurate emulation and a great game selection. Sadly, if the Kotaku report is true, the Genesis mini will be using AtGames's inadequate technology.Edited 5 days ago by Unknown

    Posted in Sega Genesis Mini Announced at Sega FES 2018, See it Here

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 5 days ago

    Joel from TLoU easily, even if he's a surrogate dad to Ellie. Octodad a strong runner-up.

    Posted in Who's Your Favorite Dad in Video Games?

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 7 days ago

    Can't wait to play this. What for me puts it above most other action games is the atmosphere that transports you to a mythical ancient past. The boss fights, soundtrack, writing and how it draws from mythology together create a uniquely muscular, grand feel for the series.

    Posted in God of War Review

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 8 days ago

    Of all Sony's consoles the Vita has by far the best back compat (aside from the rare PS3 launch model) and commercially it did the worst. Wii U had back compat with the Wii and a decent virtual console and it didn't do well either. Switch has no back compat or VC and it's doing amazing.

    I don't think back compat has much relevance for the mainstream consumer, but certainly for forum dwellers with a keen interest in gaming history it's a wonderful thing. And yes, I hope that Sony would step up their efforts in this regard. They had a good thing going with the PS2 games on PS4 program, but it seems to have waned after a good start.Edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Xbox One X Enhanced Backwards Compatibility is Incredible, and Microsoft Isn't Getting Enough Credit

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 12 days ago

    Civ 2. I've played through it at least once a year since it was released in 1996. I still get totally immersed in the game every time. I'd in fact love to start another playthrough right now, but alas I have the PS4-PS3 backlog to attend to. The backlog is also the reason why I've in recent years considerably reduced the amount of time spent on revisiting old games that I've already completed.

    I always have time for some of my beloved Genesis, SNES and PC Engine games though. Whenever I get bored of EA's modern NHL games, I switch to the old Genesis NHL games to play a faster and harder-hitting version of the sport. Often it's wanting to listen to the soundtrack again that gets me to fire up a 16-bit game, whether its Castlevania 4, Revenge of Shinobi, Final Fight CD or Thunder Force 4.Edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in What's Your Most Replayed Game?

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 29 days ago

    I think it's a shame that the pre-eminent historical video game series is based around the idea of assassination. It's why I've never warmed up the AC series, as it presents a tainted view of history. There have been periods in history when assassinations and palace intrigue have played a prominent role, but Ancient Greece isn't known for that. It's mainly known for being the birthplace of democracy and philosophy. So if they are going to make a game set in that time, I'd like them to focus on those themes.

    Posted in If The Next Assassin's Creed Heads to Ancient Greece, When Should It Take Place?

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi A month ago

    The original God of War had some great intricate level design and well thought-out environmental puzzles, so hopefully this new game will also include some of those elements. It was also a very highly-rated game with a 94% Metascore. I think 3 with its titanic boss battles remains the high point of the series though.

    The golden age of the third-person action game, which I'd say lasted from the original Devil May Cry to Metal Gear Revengeance, is over now and more story-driven games or action-RPGs are more popular now. In that sense it's good that God of War has evolved and I expect story to play a bigger role in the new game than in the previous games.Edited 2 times. Last edited last month by Unknown

    Posted in God of War Takes More Than a Few Pages From Modern Third-Person Shooters: Hands-On

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi A month ago

    The Order 1886 is the most notable one for me. Yes, the gunplay was pretty basic, the Lycan battles terrible, it had too many QTEs and the game was relatively short... but the story was gripping, the setting interesting, the visuals groundbreaking and the ending superb and quite moving.

    Lollipop Chainsaw is another game I love despite its sub-70 Metacritic rating. It's repetitive, but I tend to come back to it because of how of goofy and yet stylish it is. I think a Metascore below 70 would qualify as "critically panned". Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword have high MetaScores, but they might be considered fan-panned as they haven't aged so well.

    Freedom Wars (73%) on the Vita is another one of my undervalued favorites. It's a Monster Hunter-esque game, but the Orwellian sci-fi setting made it more appealing for me. Also PS All-Stars is an underrated Vita game I played a lot.

    As a Sonic fan I've enjoyed some games over the years that got harsh reviews, including Sonic Unleashed. Knuckles Chaotix was another one. It looked so lovely on the 32X and the character-rubberband mechanic was unique.

    Finally, an old-school pick: Fist 2. The way of the Exploding Fist on the C64 and other 8-bit formats was one of the best early fighting games, but the sequel went in a different direction and critics didn't like it. It was still a fighting game, but with a kind of Metroidvania layout, where your progress was gated by increasingly tough opponents that awaited you at various points of the map. It was a unique game and I loved it, although it was frustratingly difficult.Edited 2 times. Last edited last month by Unknown

    Posted in What's Your Favorite Critically or Fan-Panned Game?

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi A month ago

    Vita would be the perfect platform for this. I'm currently playing the Phantasy Star games on the Vita via the PSP's Genesis collection. Genesis games look really nice on the Vita's small OLED screen.

    Posted in Sega Genesis Collection Announced for PS4, Xbox One, but Not the Switch [Update]

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