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Average User Score: 7.9Mar 24, 2019Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action game that strong mix-up of Tenchu and Nioh.
The plot takes place of the fantastic sengoku era ofSekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action game that strong mix-up of Tenchu and Nioh.
The plot takes place of the fantastic sengoku era of Japan. Controlling a sole protagonist one-armed ninja who fight against demons and their minions. The main character “Okami” will be facing with numerous strong enemies, such as: giant snake, golem-like undead samurai warriors, ogres, kunoichis and lots of inhuman beings throughout the game.
Comparing to Dark Souls series, Sekiro is a quite different game. You can either finish off your opponents by full stealth technique or one vs all melee combat style. You can sneak on the ledges, roofs, hills or hiding in the bushes, inside of the walls (just like Tenchu series). Our main character can learn new techniques and collect many new items, power-ups in addition to to his sub-weapons. The combat is heavily based on “sword on sword” gameplay. You can also use your “grappling hook” a lot along with the other gears you have. Unlike the Souls series, you have to be capable with one single character and his skills. Battle and dodge system is perfect despite some difficulties you have to struggle with, at the beginning.
I can clearly say that boss battles so tough yet super fascinating (sometimes frustrating). So therefore, game gives you a ressurrection option whenever you beaten up. Not to mention this is a fast paced game.
There are some similarity between the Souls game and Sekiro since it’s the spiritual successor of Souls games. Boss fights, bonfires and estus-like potions just some of them. The campaign has influenced by Souls/Bloodborne theme. The atmosphere is so epic, especially during the boss battles. Surprisingly some clashes are harder then any normal boss battle.
Visuals are gorgeous but i can’t say the same for the frame-rates. Even PS4 Pro and Xbox One X can’t handle with the stable frame rate at lower resolutions (it barely hits 45fps). This is a big flaw of the game unfortunately, i hope they fixed it with a proper patch soon. Sounds, voices, soundtrack, they all awesome and you can feel the heat!
From Software did a great job on this game. Along with DMC 5, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twices is one of the best action-adventure game of 2019. Highly recommending this game for all DS and epic journey fans. Play on.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Mar 8, 2019One of the most beloved franchise has finally returned with it’s newest installment. Devil May Cry 5 regain it’s long lost glory with success.One of the most beloved franchise has finally returned with it’s newest installment. Devil May Cry 5 regain it’s long lost glory with success.
The main story is focusing on the characters and their past this time around. Nero, “the main protagonist” of the game fight against the underworld with his company and of course Dante. The game takes place several years after the DMC 4’s events. Comparing to previous games, DMC 5 has deeper story elements.
We also have a mysterious character name called: V in this new DMC game. V is a cool, darky and summoner character. He maybe a slow character but he has very unique moves and style. Nico, on the other hand, Nero’s new partner who serving as merchant in the game. She’s a cute and hot cowgirl. The story has also many side characters such as veterans; Lady and Trish.
If we take a look at the gameplay, i’d say that the core mechanics still in here. Not changed pretty much. Dante and Nero still have their old-school moves as well as the brand new ones. Just like DMC 4, Dante’s styles (Gunslinger, Swordmaster, Trickster and Royal Guard) are remained untouched which is great for me and he still get his legendary arms. While Nero and Dante offering a mixed up gameplay, V is changing this routine with his own. All playable characters are awesome. Boss battles are fun to play, not so hard and brings a lot of fun. Combos, Aerials, New Techniques, you will find everything you need in the game.
Unlike the previous titles, DMC 5 has more freedom to play. We can encounter lots of enemies including new and the familiar ones. I really like this concept, it’s good to fight against old foes from DMC 1 and DMC 3. You can also see the old bosses in this one.
Nico is owner of our supporting shop. Thanks to her, you can call her whenever you see a phone box and you can customize your gears, skills, items and equipments.
Devil arms, acquiring new skills throughout the campaign progress, devil triggers, orbs…all of DMC fashion is here.
The game is developed by “RE Engine” which also used in another Capcom title: Resident Evil 2. Overall design is awesome and very brilliant. The details are incredible, stages and environment elements are topnotch. It’s no longer has gothic+dark art direction like in DMC 3 but the locations are still perfectly fit to game’s main plot.
Cut scenes are fantastic and very well done. Not to mention voice acting is also great for each character.
Every character is highly detailed in native 4K resolutions, and the realistic details are simply mind blowing. The designers pushed the console’s limits and made a perfect job at there. There is no camera issue in the game at all.
The music is one of the few flaws of the game, it’s not so catchy or fit to battles very well, i found it cheerless and non-epic.
The game is perfectly run at 60fps and 4K resolution on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro while it runs 60fps and 1080p resolution on base PS4. Despite the cut-scenes causing some frame-rate drops, the main combat is still smooth, fluid and fast paced. Arguably, PS4 Pro version is the best version in terms of high frame-rate performance.
Along with Sekiro, DMC 5 was one of the most anticipating action-adventure games for me, in 2019. It’s worth for every penny you spend and you won’t regret even for a second. Play on.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Jan 25, 2019Most demanding remake is finally out, Resident Evil 2 is back!
No need to say much about the game itself but is this “remake” is beyond ofMost demanding remake is finally out, Resident Evil 2 is back!
No need to say much about the game itself but is this “remake” is beyond of our expectations ? Absolutely yes. Resident Evil 2 Remake brings both old school elements and newer gameplay mechanics together into this new installment.
This game is a brand new one that created from the scratch, it’s not a simple “remade” title at all. The main campaign is loyal to the original one but all of the places we visiting are redesigned. This is a so bloody, scary and so gory game after all. It has a lot jump scare moments. I can clearly say that graphic content is high. The overall gameplay is quite good, aiming is not messy. We have all the classic weapons along with the some special melee items. Higher difficulty is not unforgiving (even the headshot is useless against zombies). Inventory and weapon slots are easy to use, camera is right and control is smooth. The developers removed the alternate moves such as; dodge in order to keep the originality, which is cool for me. Puzzles are also changed but not so frustrating. They kept the “limited ammo-high surviving skill” formula at there which is the core basis of the very first Resident Evil game. Boss battles are not so hype or complex unfortunately. They should’ve been better i think.
**Resident Evil 2: Lights Out Edition**
The game has incredible graphics, hands down! Best RE game ever created, but a few issues here that i have to mention; the game is quite darky at most of the part of the game. Yet again, Leon and Claire have amazing models (and of course Ada too) and the whole effects are perfectly done (raining, flame, blowups etc.). In addition to this “lighting” problems, the game still behind of the Darkside Chronicles in certain parts which was a disappointing for me. Some cut-scenes were not satisfying.
Sound effects are not so great but not so ordinary as well; gun sounds could’ve been better that’s it. The game’s newer OST doesn’t give that epic ambiance as much as the old one gives, but it’s still good (the deluxe version let you use old soundtrack if you have it). Voice acting is also great, so you can notice that during the cinematics.
**Extras & Verdict**
The game has some extras for fun, but my personal option that they’re still deficient for an AAA quality game anyway. An example,they could make HUNK’s mission a little longer. But this is a Resident Evil game after all, and it offers everything we need in a decent RE game. It still has 4 different scenarios as they exist in the original one but with the slight changes of course. I wish I could see some extra scenes from the original tho.
Resident Evil 2 Remake is a successful title, no doubt it will be one of the most played game of the 2019. Despite some of it’s flaws, enjoy the game over and over. Play on.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Oct 19, 2018Soul Calibur back to their roots after a long break. Soul Calibur V was a disaster in terms every aspect, so did Soul Calibur 6 manage toSoul Calibur back to their roots after a long break. Soul Calibur V was a disaster in terms every aspect, so did Soul Calibur 6 manage to revive it’s own glory and offer to the players some good action ? Absolutely no. Soul Calibur 6 is yet another failure in a long-term falling of the franchise.
SC VI coming with 21 characters. This is not bad but not the best either. The roster including entire “original Soul Calibur cast” only that except Lizardman, Edgemaster and Rock. There are two new characters that added to the party: Azwel and Groh. And this time, Geralt from “Witcher” is our new guest character (i think he’s the best guest character ever come to the SC universe). Most of the veteran characters (such as; Cervantes, Taki, Ivy, Raphael, Siegfried etc.) came back to the game but there should’ve been more characters. Well, at least the current roster is enough and i don’t know if they will add more with future updates.
Gameplay not changed much but unfortunately not evolved well. Simply, not so great whatsoever. New mechanic; “Reversal Edge” is nothing but killing the vibe in whole game. The game is stopping over and over due to animations and left the game less attractive. The original concept of the Soul Calibur was lying on the free will yet mastering on the set-ups while requiring real muscle memory skills. New mechanics just killing this mastery and the pure gameplay of the SC. “Guard Crush”, “Critical Edge” and “Soul Charge” are also existing in the game.
New story mode; “Soul Chronicle”, where it contains interactive cutscenes and telling the main plot of the game. “Libra of Soul” mode is somewhat “mission mode” from the original SC game (but not as good as that). Character Creation mode (yes, it’s still exist…again), Arcade, Training, Versus and Online modes are featured in the pack as usual.
If we take a look at the overall visuals, can’t say the game is exceed the expectations. The core graphics still using the old engine that used for SC IV in 2008. Just like in “Tekken 7”, SC VI graphics are outdated as hell. The game is built on old structure, not from the scratch. The main art direction is too cartoony and way behind from the other current fighting titles. Stages are acceptable in general but still have no idea what that “blurry” filter is for, it’s meaningless seriously... Overused flashy effects not for everyone, i missed the old SCs so much. An upcoming title; “Dead Or Alive 6” is a prime example of how a 3D game should be and not to mention SC VI is failed so much comparing to DOA 6. One can clearly say that is not belong to the current gen.
Verdict…well SC VI may have good appeal on some basis but certainly not a single masterpiece or take back the glory that franchise had lost long ago. If you ok with any 3D fighting game or fan of “Souls game”, then you can buy and enjoy it or else, wait for DOA 6 which is coming in this winter. Play on.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.6Sep 19, 2017I’am always open for a new fighting game, so this game too. Marvel vs. Capcom is returning with 4th entries in the franchise. It’s a very goodI’am always open for a new fighting game, so this game too. Marvel vs. Capcom is returning with 4th entries in the franchise. It’s a very good thing for those particularly Marvel vs. series fans but in overall, game has lack of some serious feature.
Well, since i’am not “huge” fan of this franchise, i won’t be too harsh against the game itself but it’s clear this game was one of the most anticipated IPs of Capcom and in the end, it’s failed for the launch by cannot matching with the fan expectations.
Our game has 7 game modes. They are: Story mode, Arcade, VS. mode, Training, Mission, Collection and Online.
One of the new things of the game, no doubt, “Story Mode”, where you track the main scenario along with playable characters and NPCs. Some obscure characters are also made their cameo in some cut-scenes. This is the first time a Marvel vs Capcom game that featuring a story mode separately. Another new thing is main “tag” system. The game using no longer 3 vs 3 formula yet they bring 2 vs 2 like old ones.
Gameplay is highly re-designed via “stones” which bring new assets to the gameplay such as: Power, Time, Space, Reality, Mind and Soul. Each stone is giving your team a special ability for certain period. The gameplay also introducing “Active Switch” and “Counter Switch” which gives you the opportunity to control your tag-partners in right time. There is also “Infinity Surge” which allow you to use Level 3 Super Combos by pressing two buttons.
And the roster...this is the major failure point of the game. MvC:I has 15 characters per side which make 30 in total included: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk (yes, no X-men this time..), Ryu, Chun Li, Mayor Haggar, Mega-man.. all signature characters have been added to roster BUT, whole roster is not so new comparing to UMvC3. Newcomers “ that should be already in the cast” are already confirmed as “upcoming DLC”. Marvel side is completely copy-paste of previous game. 30 characters might be enough for a 2 vs 2 game but the roster is not satisfying at all..they could add more new faces.
Graphics are great, not the best but great. At least better than previous installment. Characters are fully 3D now. Whole screen is crisp, colorful and delivering well the signature atmosphere of Capcom’s fighting game genre. But the game menus, art direction, roster screen, extras are quite insufficient and pretty bad. Cut-scenes are another big thing of the game, story related stuff and animations are brilliant. As for stages, i can clearly say they are awesome and one of the best points of the game. Better then many fighting games that currently out.
Can’t say anything good about in-game tunes which i found non-catchy yet dialogues and voice acting are ok. Very well done.
This game is developed in order to please both fractions as usual: competitive (pro) and standard (casual) fanbase. It’s too early to saying anything about competitive part albeit the game has some “easy mode” downgrades yet still has some deep mechanics to be mined by players. But it’s clear the other part not pleased everyone, especially those who playing the game for the cast and old-fashion combo show. The game is pretty in-completed right now and it doesn’t offer something so special for both online and offline modes.
But then again, this is a fighting game on it’s own basis and if you’re fan of the genre and characters, you can buy and try it alone, or with friends.
Play on!..… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Aug 31, 2017Latest Yakuza game finally came to the west after it’s localization thanks to Sega. This game is remake of original Yakuza (“Ryu Ga Gotoku” inLatest Yakuza game finally came to the west after it’s localization thanks to Sega. This game is remake of original Yakuza (“Ryu Ga Gotoku” in Japan) game which released in 2005.
The very first Yakuza game was badass, fun to play and had awesome scenario. But 2017 version offering much more than that.
Highly detailed next-gen graphics, new camera view, enhanced framerate which is perfectly run at 60fps and re-mastered Kamurocho area will bring your memories from past as well as great experience.
Kiwami has offering new gameplay for our main hero: Kazuma Kiryu. Like in “Yakuza 0”, the character has 4 main gameplay set which you can upgrade throughout the game.
The in-game sound is awesome, all stage tunes are good and supporting the action. All VAs had great job on this remaster.
Boss battles, fighting locations, secret locations, secret missions, upgrades, fun parts, cut-scenes, main characters, side characters..they all great. Yakuza 1 is clearly my favourite Yakuza game in entire series in terms of story telling and ending.
Finding secret “side-missions”, Nishiki’s (who is Kiryu’s old friend) campaigns (which is not included in old version but added to this version), cage matches and lots of action surely make you happy during your walkthrough.
Literally Sega is making one Yakuza game each year and localize them after a period. Yakuza Kiwami released in Japan long ago but glad we have this game on our market now. Not to mention Yakuza 2 Remake (Ryu Ga Gotoku 2 Kiwami) will be on stores in Japan at the end of the year.
Brawls in Kamurocho streets will never end!
Have fun and play on.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jun 30, 2017Yes. One of the most successful platformer title has returned with beautiful crisp graphics and well re-designed enhanced animations. The gameYes. One of the most successful platformer title has returned with beautiful crisp graphics and well re-designed enhanced animations. The game is completely new in terms of build but exactly same with the original Crash trilogy.
This remaster is may be a disappointment for some players since they "completely" copied the original one into the new one. Route, layouts, almost everything is same. This is actually not that bad, after all, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a “remastered” title rather then remake. But i'd like to see some additional parts for the certain stages tho.. Yet there are still some minor additional contents are featured, such as: playing as Coco in some levels, Time Trials for previous Crash games. .
This is a very well-mastered remaster of the original trilogy. It's a good chance for those never experienced the old fashion Crash before. Btw, the game is running at perfect 30fps which is quite good (i wish it was 60fps like Donkey Kong or Mario games, that would’ve been cool since almost all games are aiming this quality nowadays.) But well, not a big problem. The developing team tried their best to staying close to trilogy’s original form while using the new tones. All stages are kept their loyalty (even boxes are in exactly same layout..wow) This is easily one of the best-looking games of the year and the best “cartoonish” game by far. Colors are too brilliant and vivid, all sound effects and BG tunes are exactly same with their original counterparts .
I have to applause both Sony and VV for this game, developers did a wonderful job and put a great effort on this. As an old-timer Crash fan, i highly recommending this game. Prepare yourself for dozens of hype moment. Play on.
-Whole new looking-fresh game
-Coco is playable
- Time Trial modes for Crash 1 and 2
-Graphics are gorgeous
-Arranged audio and sound effects
-Lots of nostalgia-memories
- Loading times
- Nothing is extra here, unlock nothing. So play only for fun
-They could add original trilogy as an emulated one but it seems Vicarious Visions didn't bother with it.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Jun 2, 2017The long waiting has ended. But is that long period of schedule (just like Namco did the same thing on previous titles) worth for our patienceThe long waiting has ended. But is that long period of schedule (just like Namco did the same thing on previous titles) worth for our patience and met with our expectations ? Let's see
The game has several offline game modes along with online mode. Story Mode, Arcade, Versus Practice, Gallery, Tekken Jukebox (only for PS4) just some of them.
Roster is quite big. Despite the lack of some fan-favourites (inc. myself) such as: Julia, Lei WuLong and Bruce; veteran characters such as Kazuya, Heihachi, Asuka, Law, Paul..are still here. Roster is wide enough for both casual and hardcore players. Too bad this game got the junk characters such as Gigas, Lucky and animals: Kuma-Panda. What a wasted slots. And yes, this time, the game has one special guest character from the SF series: Akuma
Story mode is one of the major disappointments of the game. Obviously not satisfying for those who want to see what's gonna happen to Mishima Storyline (Unlike Injustice 2, story mode is quite weak and pretty limited by character selection). Gameplay is also lame, not even giving you proper gameplay and many more (so i don't want to give any spoiler)
Main gameplay mechanics remained same. Tekken 7 introduced two new main mechanics: Power Crusher and Rage Art. Bound moves are finally removed from the game. Rage Art is basically special super move for each character. Rage still exists, but does not add as much damage as it would in T6 and TTT2. Rage's new function is to give characters access to Rage Arts. Lastly, power crushers let you absorb the damage that come from attacks and continue with a move whichever you want. Character commands are pretty much same with the older entries except the minor differences.
On the other hand, sound effects are another using of old samples. Can’t say voice actions are so great. As for music…well this is a disaster single-handedly. Clearly worst in the series. Fortunately, PS4 owners can modify their own BGMs via jukebox option (it’s pretty randomized tho.)
Indeed graphics are outdated and not next-gen at all. After seeing Injustice 2 story mode’s quality, difference is considerably clear. Especially hair models look so plastic and lame. I still have no idea, why they completely removed those vanilla Tekken 7 stages for no reason. New ones are look so filtered and non-realistic.
Weird wig models and colors are still part of customization mode. Almost nothing is new in this mode thus they even put the same outfits from TTT2.. such laziness. Not to mention those ridiculous and junk accessories that Namco insistly put on it. Nothing is unusual and out of inspired. Nowhere near Injustice 2 customization feature. Only good thing about this mode: it's theme.
Verdict.. well this is another cheap, unsatisfying and insufficent installment of the franchise. I think this is the result of aiming arcade community all over. Still good for versus-online modes but definitely not good for whole console packaging. I don’t think casual gamers gonna praise it. The game is far from being masterpiece even it’s own series..Play on..… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1May 16, 2017We finally have one of the most anticipated NRS game recently. I really appreciated and have to congratulate NRS for such great effort forWe finally have one of the most anticipated NRS game recently. I really appreciated and have to congratulate NRS for such great effort for they making such a game. They revealed, announced and released the game in less than a year. I myself not a truly comic book nerdy but this game was too catchy for me. Not for the game itself but the features that they offering.
Injustice 2 clearly best game that made by NRS by now and graphically best looking 2,5D fighting game out there.
Story mode is truly a masterpiece and the cut-scenes are much better than many action-adventure IPs single handedly. Campaign runs more than 2 hours and it's gratifying. There are many surprising moments in plot progress which give you a decent thrill. Also, story mode has different endings. Dozens of pre-fight line just proved how developers made a good job on this.
As for the gameplay, it is still carrying the same fundamentals and dynamics from the previous title. Interactive stage elements are still here. Combo system remained same in overall yet getting more fluid like MKX. Roster is chosen wisely and bringing all the fan-favourite characters that includes: Superman, Batman, Joker, Brainiac, Swarmp Thing and Supergirl. Not to mention DLC characters yet to be come with future updates..Customization mode is great and i think it's the best Customization i ever seen. You can collect the XPs throughout the various game modes and use them for customize your character with individual gears. Customization items and options are quite enough for any kind of taste. Some characters also have special outfit option which is nice.
Graphics are amazing. No doubt it has the best 3D fighting game graphicsever made. This is something you can rarely see in a fighting game and it's obvious that NRS pushed so hard in graphic department. Stage designs and lightings are amazing and very well done. You can feel the atmosphere. Sound effects and voice acting are also great for both story mode and the other modes. Each character's cinematic - dramatic pre-after battle sequences are genuinely deliver the fest that you deserve. Facial animations, effects, stage transitions, character traits and supers..everything is awesome.
Injustice 2 offering not only an online mode but tons of offline gamemode as well. One of the major single player mode is "Multiverse Mode". This is where you gonna spend your hours since it allows to upgrade your character's level. You can unlock the various universes with various difficulty settings in this mode.
This is the best fighting game of the year hands down! Grab the full package, the game already offering so much things to do so enjoy it. Thank you NRS, for making such an awesome game..Play on.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Feb 7, 2017before all that general review materials, i want to talk about PS4 Pro release since this game is Sony exclusive and came for both Sonybefore all that general review materials, i want to talk about PS4 Pro release since this game is Sony exclusive and came for both Sony systems.
The game is released for PS4 Pro too, but it's still lack of some graphical contents in terms of overall quality. Unfortunately, this game doesn't support 1080p - 60fps for regular PS4s. While it's support 4K in Pro, the game runs on 60fps perfectly in native 1080p resolution. At this point, one can easily say that this game can't redeem itself very well. But i think this is not a big deal since the both platforms are supporting different resolutions and frame-rates (action-enriched-mixed), and it doesn't causing any major loss for the gameplay. As a result of "Pro options" trend, players are free to choose their preferences.
The game is a long-run development product, so the graphics are kinda outdated yet still great and easily give to you atmosphere that you looking for. Despite boss fights aren't as frustrating" as Dark Souls ones, you will enjoy with the core battle system.
This is an action-RPG game and it's carrying every fundamentals accurately. Many players may recognize this game has a lot of stuff that resembling of Onimusha. This is one of the best "samurai-middle age Japan" based game by default, so never miss this fantastic tale if you interest with the genre. This will be the best choice for PS4 owners. After all this is the game that developed by creators of Ninja Gaiden - another great ninja-based franchise. Play on fellas.
+ Good graphics
+ Deep, weapon based gameplay
+ Animations, cinematics, sounds
+ Tons of mission, great challenges
+ Fantastic level designs/ variety of enemies, bosses
+ Enriched(movie) mode and 4K support
- no support for native 1080p/60fps for regular PS4.… Expand