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Average User Score: 9.0Nov 28, 2017You are basically getting the entire Metal Gear saga pre-Rising. You are getting Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, 3 & 4. I don't think I need to addYou are basically getting the entire Metal Gear saga pre-Rising. You are getting Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, 3 & 4. I don't think I need to add anymore. Seriously, this is one of the best collections anyone can by. Getting the entire Metal Gear series pre-Rising is completely astounding, giving you access to one of the best video game series of all time.
The only gripe I would have is that MGS1 is on a code instead of on disc so if you buy it used, you have to buy MGS1 separately, but it's only $10, same as Rising and Ground Zeroes. If you are a Metal Gear fan, this is an essential purchase.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.4Oct 2, 2017This is one of the more conflicting games to review as it manages to be one of the best games of the year while also being one of the mostThis is one of the more conflicting games to review as it manages to be one of the best games of the year while also being one of the most disappointing ones of the year at the same time.
Let's start off with the negatives first:
The visual presentation is very poor for a Marvel vs Capcom title. This is a series known for having excellent presentation values and this is easily it's worst outing in that department despite it being on the most advanced generation of games. While some aspects do look legitimately good like the stages, some of the story cutscenes ("some"), the particle effects and the Infinity Storms as a whole, this is a very lackluster presentation for the series. The same can be said about the voice acting.
The roster is mixed. The Marvel side is actually pretty good despite not having the X-Men. It's not the best in the series at all but it is still good enough. The Capcom side, however, is inexcusably lazy and uninspired with some questionable choices. While Jedah, X, Sigma and Monster Hunter are great additions, why are Spencer, Nemesis and Firebrand back? Who asked for these characters in comparison to other ones like Wesker, Vergil or Akuma? The Capcom side is bad and there is no excuse for it.
The story mode is another mixed bag. There are some things I do legit like about the story, like being quite brave in not finding a solution for the universes and some of the characters, in particular Jedah and Thanos, are really good and are a treat to watch. However, some of the scenes drag on for too long and because of the poor voice direction, the dialogue can be cringingly bad at points. It's not bad, but it's not great either.
Now for the positives:
The gameplay is hands down the best out of any entry in the series and is by far the most customizable in the entire franchise. Everyone feels viable and because of how free the tag system is, you can pull off so many crazy combos unique to your team of choice that you'll spend hours experimenting with almost every character.
This game features more content then the other entries in the series and also has by far the best online mode. With replays, spectating, simple yet effective UI and extremely solid connection, playing online is a lot of fun and it allows every player to experience the best thing about the game which is the overall core fighting mechanics. It's only been 2 weeks since release and most people who watch high level play are captivated by the intense, crazy and wacky fun this game can bring. The gameplay is so great that there are people who get the game simply because of how great it looks to play.
This game is such an oddball. Has quite a few things bad with it yet it also has a lot of great things about it. To me, the gameplay saves this game from anything lower then an 8. It is so much fun to play with other people because of how addicting and open the fighting is and how good the online mode is. Wether or not you buy this game is all up to you, but me, I enjoy this game a whole lot. It most definitely could have been better and it more then likely will be due to DLC (which is a monkey poss scenario at this point) but this game should have been better at launch then how it ended up.
Overall - It is a very good game, damn near great game and one of the best of the year if it didn't have so many shortcomings in terms of it's overall visual presentation and some of the roster choices.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jan 29, 2017Central Fiction is a satisfying conclusion to one of the best fighting game franchises of all time. Awesome stylistic gameplay, some of theCentral Fiction is a satisfying conclusion to one of the best fighting game franchises of all time. Awesome stylistic gameplay, some of the best newcomers in the series to date, an absolutely fantastic soundtrack, great visuals and an engaging story, there is no reason for anyone to not pick up Central Fiction.
The gameplay is fast, stylistic and awesome to play. There are a lot of mechanics to this game with a few changes from the previous titles, but the very detailed and well done tutorial mode will help you through those changes and new additions.
The newcomers are amazing with Nine, Naoto and especially Susano'o being the standouts. Susano'o in particular is amazing with him being one of the most savage fighters in the series and being the holder to possibly the best theme in all of Blazblue, MUST DIE. When it can top Endless Despair as an overall theme, you know it's a great tune.
The story is engaging and detailed, however it definitely is hurt by the lack of a dub. The BlazBlue series has some of the best voice work for a fighting game and to see it's concluding title and story lack a dub is pretty off-putting and disappointing considering the overall talent used in it's dub.
Despite the lack of a dub, Central Fiction is worth owning and adding to your overall library. The soundtrack, the gameplay, the story, the characters and the visuals are very well done that you can spend hours playing this game learning all the character archetypes, learning the story and listening to it's amazing soundtracks. If you are a BlazBlue fan, this is a 10/10 game.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Apr 2, 2016Fire Emblem Fates is a great game and a worthy successor to Fire Emblem Awakening in a lot of ways. It improves on some things over Awakening,Fire Emblem Fates is a great game and a worthy successor to Fire Emblem Awakening in a lot of ways. It improves on some things over Awakening, but there are things that it does worse.
The characters, while good, are not as good or memorable as the characters in Awakening were and sometimes they are memorable for all the wrong reasons. They are still very good characters, but they pale in comparison to Awakening. The story is very good and an improvement over Awakening's, tackling subjects like trust, racism, morale and having to decide between bloodline or loyalty, but there is one thing in the story that prevents it from being truly great and i think you'll know what it is when you see it.
Then there's the localization.......it's not great. It's definitely not the worst, but it could have been much better. Though people are taking this way too seriously and saying the game is bad because of it. It doesn't affect the overall quality of the gameplay itself.
Fire Emblem Fates does everything else greatly: One of the best soundtracks in Fire Emblem, beautiful visuals (the cutscenes look absolutely stunning, it's incredible how they look), great gameplay and level structure and a well told story. My Castle was a really cool feature and is very accessible to new players to train, get to know their characters and more. It has something for everyone which very few games can say about themselves nowadays.
It's one of the better games on the 3DS and of the year and is well worth the price of admission. Just don't listen to those who hate game because of the localization because they have no idea what they are talking about.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.0Jan 8, 2016This game is a major disappointment.
Pros: The visuals are absolutely stunning. You literally feel like you're in the Star Wars universeThis game is a major disappointment.
The visuals are absolutely stunning. You literally feel like you're in the Star Wars universe and is easily one of the best looking games ever made as far this generation goes. The sounds are also spot-on, aside from the voice acting. Like stated, you feel like you are a playing on the Star Wars universe and it just is so beautiful to see and to hear.
The heroes are plenty fun to play as. Luke, Vader, Han, Boba, Lea & The Emperor all play differently and you can succeed with any of them during the field of battle.
Basically everything else. The game feels so unfinished, especially in comparison to the other Battlefronts. Where is the single-player campaign? Where is Galactic Conquest? Where is Space Battles in a freaking Star Wars game? Where are the prequel units? Why is Star Wars Episode VII not getting represented at all?
Where the hell is the rest of the game?
You have so few modes that you will quickly grow bored and just play online, which doesn't help much, if at all, due to extreme balance issues between sides (Rebels dominate Air Combat, Empire dominate Ground Combat) and the horrendous spawning system. The air flight controls are awkward to use and the overall flight feeling just doesn't feel natural and the vehicles are far less important here, which is a shame because they used to be such fun in the other Battlefront games.
Most of the other modes are barely worth mentioning due to their balance issues (Walker Assault) or just dumb design choices (Hero Hunt) and them having only 4 maps is not helping their case either.
And the less i say about EA's $50 Dollar DLC Season Pass, the better.
Every novelty about the game will soon wear off due to it's incredible lack of replay ability due to the loss of a campaign mode and worthwhile offline modes and the online mode won't suffice either due to the severe lack of maps and the horrible balancing issues.
This one of the most disappointing games released in this generation of consoles and probably of all time. Thanks a lot, Electronic Arts. You have just ruined yet another treasured franchise.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Dec 17, 2015One of the best games on the Wii U and is one of the best games of the year. FAST Racing Neo has everything what makes a great racing game: AOne of the best games on the Wii U and is one of the best games of the year. FAST Racing Neo has everything what makes a great racing game: A good soundtrack, buttery-smooth 60fps, absolutely gorgeous visuals, fast gameplay with an incredible sense of speed, very well designed tracks and is very challenging.
Also this game gives a literal homage to F-Zero with Hero Mode, which makes me love the game even more.
FAST Racing Neo is the best racing game of the year and one of the best games of the year overall and if you have a Wii U, get this game as it's one of the best on the system.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Jul 5, 2015This is coming from the mindset from someone that owned Chrono Phantasma on PS3. I gave this game an 8/10 on Playstation 3 mostly because itThis is coming from the mindset from someone that owned Chrono Phantasma on PS3. I gave this game an 8/10 on Playstation 3 mostly because it didn't offer much to those that have owned the original version. However, this is the first game from the BlazBlue series on the Playstation 4, and if you love fighting games, you owe it to yourself to buy this game.
For Playstation 4 and Xbox One owners, you're getting the definitive version of BlazBlue as the first title from the series. The gameplay is extremely flashy, stylistic, fast & engaging. The characters are all unique and very fun to play as. The visuals are beautiful and the music is absolutely fantastic, easily being one of the best soundtracks in a fighting game.
The story mode takes some getting used to, but it's engrossing once you do. It's very lengthy, being about as long as a Zelda game in length, and very well voice acted.
One of the best parts about this game is that it has an excellent tutorial mode that explains pretty much everything you need to know about not just the game, but fighting games in general. It explains what a mix-up is, it explain what a wake up is, it explains the advanced stuff of a fighting game and the challenges mode teaches you how to do the combos for each character.
There really isn't much wrong when it comes to this game other then the balancing being a bit skewed, and the story being a bit tough to swallow, but overall, Chrono Phantasma is a fantastic game and one of the best 2D fighting games on a console to date.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jul 2, 2015BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma is one of my personal favorite games of all time when it comes to the fighting genre. Extend however, while it isBlazBlue Chrono Phantasma is one of my personal favorite games of all time when it comes to the fighting genre. Extend however, while it is very good, questions wether it should exist in the first place.
Chrono Phantasma Extend biggest offering is new pieces of story to it's overall narrative. They are entertaining, are told very well and they are wonderfully acted by pretty much everyone. Remix Heart Gaiden is also very entertaining, but we'll get to that later.
The gameplay is still the one from Chrono Phantasma, and that's a good thing: It's fast, frantic, stylish and beautiful to look at. The new characters, Celica and the returning Lambda, are fun to play and are unique. This game pretty much is Chrono Phantasma, but just more to it.....
......however, it didn't add enough for it to be worth a new entry in the series. Everything offered in this game could have been sold as DLC, but instead it's turned into a full priced game. ASW really needs to stop doing this as it really hurts their image in the long run as being very greedy.
Remix Heart Gaiden, despite being very entertaining and well voice acted, is incredibly short and considering the novel, much more would have been added to the overall story of Remix Heart. Considering how short it is, one even bothers why to include it all, which is a shame.
Also the balancing is a bit off in Extend. Characters like Hazama get buffed, but characters like Terumi get nerfed. I question that because Hazama was one of the best in the original version and Terumi was nothing special, yet Terumi gets hit with the nerf stick, and Hazama gets more combo options.....i don't get why they thought it was a good idea. There are other characters that are also a bit too good (Valkenhayn, Nu)
Even though i really like and enjoy Chrono Phantasma Extend, it really should have offered more in terms of content, like more characters and story bits, and balance the characters that should have been balanced accordingly instead nerfing or buffing characters that don't deserve them. Overall, i recommend this game to all hardcore BlazBlue fans. If you never owned Chrono Phantasma, this is a good place to start off with, but if you already owned Chrono Phantasma, i would say wait until a new patch comes along.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6May 31, 2015F-Zero GX is easily one of the best racing games ever made, if not THE best racing game. Everything about this game is so highly polished thatF-Zero GX is easily one of the best racing games ever made, if not THE best racing game. Everything about this game is so highly polished that it's almost impossible not to have fun with it.
The visuals are some of the best on the GameCube if not the best on it; the game looks better than a lot of Wii titles and even looks better than some of the very early titles on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The details on the machines give an incredibly realistic look to them and the CG cutscenes in the story mode look stunning for the GameCube. The tracks themselves are beautiful to look at, especially Fire Field & Aeropolis.
Speaking of tracks, F-Zero GX's tracks are beautifully designed. All of them are extremely fun and a challenge to race on. The music is also very good, however it isn't as great as F-Zero X's. That doesn't mean that it has no good songs, because it does (Lightning, Aeropolis, Fire Field and almost all of the Pilot Themes).
F-Zero GX is notorious for being ridiculously difficult, and it certainly is difficult. The Master difficulty in the Grand Prix is extremely challenging and getting 1st place in all the tracks is a daunting task (Phantom Road i'm looking at you). And of course, there is the Story mode. The Story gets hard in Easy mode in Chapter 6 and the game is near impossible in Very Hard in chapter 1 (yeah.....). However, the difficulty is there to challenge the player into sharpening and perfecting their skills and once you beat the Story Mode and unlock the hidden racers, you feel accomplished.
F-Zero GX is an underrated masterpiece and is one the best titles Nintendo has ever published/made. While i still prefer F-Zero X just a slight edge, F-Zero GX is a title that should not be overlooked by racing fans. You want the craziest, hardest and one of the most beautiful racing games ever made, F-Zero GX is the one you are looking for.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.0Jan 13, 2015THIS is how you do DLC right. You are getting 8 new tracks, 3 new characters & 4 new vehicles for 8 dollars. That is a lot of content for suchTHIS is how you do DLC right. You are getting 8 new tracks, 3 new characters & 4 new vehicles for 8 dollars. That is a lot of content for such a cheap price. All the new tracks a very well designed and really fun to race on (the Mute City track is one of the greatest tracks in all of Mario Kart history), playing as Link in Mario Kart is like living a dream and the vehicles are awesome to race with (Blue Falcon especially).
Mario Kart 8 sets the standard as to what DLC can offer and HOW it should be done. If you have Mario Kart 8, download this pack, it's worth it.… Expand