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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Portable First Person Shooters

Usually some of the best first person shooters are released on consoles and of course the PC but however there are plenty of decent games in the genre on portable consoles that don't get the attention they deserve but this list should help remedy that. For this list we taking a look at some of the best portable shooters that exist, for the criteria I am focusing on games that were main releases on the handheld, no handheld ports of PC or console games will appear on this list but side story games will be allowed and for the sake of simplicity I will only add entries from Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, 3DS, PSP and PSVita systems that means no mobile entries.

10: Dark Arena

Platform: Gameboy Advance

During the GBA's early days the system got decent versions of Doom and Wolfenstein 3D so it is naturally there would be Doom clones around and one of those was Dark Arena. It may have carried a lot of Doom such as the plot and gameplay but however for a GBA shooter it was still an enjoyable game with vast array of weapons, good level design and great graphics especially the opening intro. There is also a Multiplayer mode which is always fun with friends.

9: Call of Duty Black Ops

Platform: Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS got its hands on the Call of Duty franchise that were side story titles that had their own Campaign Storyline and Levels which made those versions unique in their own way. The best efforts came from the it's version of Black Ops, it wanted to be like consoles by actually featuring the enjoyable online multiplayer that includes ranking and perks plus also featuring the zombie mode which is a huge plus for the platform. For gameplay it retains the standard COD gameplay with refined DS controls which makes this version of Black Ops the best COD experience on the DS.

8: Faceball 2000

Platform: Gameboy

Before Wolfenstein 3D and Doom came and popularized the FPS genre there was Faceball 2000 which for Nintendo's 4 colour system sounds like a crazy idea but surprisingly it actually works well pushing the limits of what the system could handle. Taking the concept of MIDI Maze the game puts players in a maze arena with smiley faces that can be shot by balls. Most impressive that it can feature 16 player Multiplayer by using multiple link cables for intense Multiplayer action.

7: Ecks VS Sever

Platform: Gameboy Advance

Now here is a game that was based on the early script of the flopped movie of the same name. It then turned into a first person shooter for the GBA that stands out far better then the movie that it would eventually became. You take control of either FBI Ecks or Rouge Agent Sever through different mission objectives, with sweet arsenal of weapons, great level design and enjoyable 4 player multiplayer. Thanks to the game's success it earned a sequel on the GBA which might not be as good as the original but still something that fans should check out.

6: Coded Arms

Platform: PlayStation Portable

The PlayStation Portable's control setup isn't the best choice you could have for a first person shooter but for Konami's Coded Arms it manages to work well once you adapt to it. The game is set in a virtual reality military simulator where you play as a hacker who must crack the codes and extract the data from it. That is done by exploring huge and stylish levels, shooting down enemy soldiers, insects, security drones and other creatures that want to stop you. Featuring a different array of weapons and equipment that you can use on each mission, impressive visuals for a PSP game and superb environments make Coded Arms one of the best FPS games on the PSP, it did earn a squeal as well as a cancelled game for the PS3 which was a sad fate for the series.

5: Moon/Moon Chronicles

Platform: Nintendo DS/Nintendo 3DS

Moon is one of Renegade Kid's other FPS projects that wanted to push the limits of the DS system and it certainly was an impressive technical achievement for it's day. It had a storyline with interesting characters that keeps the suspense. You had excellent weapons, beautiful map design and there is even driving segments to spicing up the gameplay. There is also a remake for the 3DS titled Moon Chronicles which enhances the graphics, uses multiple control options and an extended campaign that is separated into multiple episodes. Now if only Renegade Kid could get a move on with releasing the remake to Europe.

4: Dementium II

Platform: Nintendo DS

Back in 2007 Renegade Kid wanted to make a game that combines elements of Silent Hill and Doom 3 into a single FPS horror game and the end result was Dementium The Ward. A few years later it got a sequel Dementium II which improved on the faults that the original game had like the saving system, having to switch between gun and flashlight often-times repetitive respawn enemies. You can now use a small weapon and a flashlight at the same time and the saving system was improved alongside other improvements. The game also a survival mode, a new inventory system which was unique and weapons like a relic which can be used like a boomerang. It is a shame it ended on a cliff hanger and wouldn't you know it there is still no word to this day if there will forever be a Dementium III. Dementium II did get a remake on Steam and sadly it sucked. The original Dementium is getting a remake for the 3DS which should be enough to spark more hope for the series, it could help Renegade Kid get to work on phase 3 of the operation.

3: Metroid Prime Hunters

Platform: Nintendo DS

If you are looking to take the enjoyable Metroid Prime action on the go then Hunters is the game for you. Ever since the Nintendo DS was announced Metroid Prime Hunters was set to be the DS title that gamers have anticipated thanks to the demo First Hunt that would then become packaged with the original DS models. As Samus it is her mission to gather different relics and uncover the mystery of each of them whilst fighting against a group of other hunters who are after them. Metroid Prime Hunters manages to puzzle solving and powerup gathering and shooting gameplay features that made the Gamecube title brilliant and also it had online multiplayer which was a huge plus.

2: Duke Nukem Advance

Platform: Gameboy Advance

Macho man Duke Nukem who always have things to say got his release as an FPS on the GBA. While he doesn't have the Duke talk and adult content removed in order to fit for a teen rated shooter but it was still an amazing achievement for what the platform could do, from the graphics to the game controls. Duke is taken across different locations with it's own unique storyline and returning weapons like rocket launchers and the incredibly fun shrink ray. For more portable enjoyment there is also the frantic 4 multiplayer mode which is always a pleasure. Hail to the king, baby!

Honourable Mentions

C.O.R.E (Nintendo DS)

Medal of Honor Heroes (PSP)

KillZone Mercenary (PSVita)

1: Bionicle Heroes

Platform: Nintendo DS

Bionicle Heroes for the Nintendo DS is one of the greatest portable FPS titles to be released and everything about it is sign of pure excellence. When the other versions of the game were mediocre action games, the developers made a DS version which became a superb first person shooter, and for a Lego game let alone a kids game it is remarkable plus something you would never think it could be done but it can. Bionicle Heroes featured 6 different worlds with sweet environments, secrets to find, new weapons to unlock and use. This game has so much replay value so even if you finish the main game you can replay the levels you completed with all the powers you collected to find the secrets you couldn't before plus the unlockable cheats that you can use. Bionicle Heroes on DS was a great mix of classic elements with modern mechanics which in my opinion make it the best portable first person shooter that kids who want to get in on the FPS genre and long time fans of the genre must play. Only one thing is missing about this game that could have been even more fun, online multiplayer.

Do you agree with this list? What shooters did you take on the go?

Written By Anthony Hayball (AQWBlaZer91)

Happy Gaming to you all and please remember to stay safe.

AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Worst Final Fantasy Games

While Square's Final Fantasy series has remained as one of the most popular J-RPG's of all time but however in recent years the franchise has gone through evolutions but unfortunately changing the way that the franchise was never meant to be. These resulted in poor sequels and questionable spinoff games. For this list I have decided to go all out and list in the worst of the worst and the biggest disappointments that Square has unleashed on this once beloved series. Be warned not many people will agree with the choices I picked out. Some entries provides promise that eventually lead to complete disappointments.

10: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (Known as Mystic Quest Legend in Europe)

Platform: Super Nintendo

In 1992 Square begun to think the West would find Final Fantasy games difficult to understand so instead of Final Fantasy V the developers released a spinoff Final Fantasy game called Mystic Quest was made to be targeted for the US/EU markets for almost a full year. It did have some ideas like simple puzzles, the ability to chose your battles which were new at the time plus the soundtrack wasn't too bad even if it wasn't really memorable. Mystic Quest had a very painfully basic storyline, the inventory including weapons and armour were small and typical battle options were stripped down to make it simple to make the game even easier then it needed to be. It tried to make an appeal to the English speaking audience but however became one of the more disliked in the series by fans.

9: Final Fantasy X-2

Platform: PlayStation 2

When ever Square releases a brand new Final Fantasy sequel it has always moved towards a different setting with different characters, that changed when the developers released their first ever sequel to a sequel game that was X-2. While it had some ideas like being able to travel all over Spira and it had a fast paced battle system but reality soon became clear that it soon begins the franchise's downfall. It tried to make the appeal to the female demographic by only having a female only party with Yuna and Rikku wearing inappropriate layers of clothing for a 12+ rated Final Fantasy game. The music consisted of atrocious short looped tracks that resembled 1960 porn-style instead of fantasy tunes and many of the minigames where either bad or broken in various ways like Blitz Ball which you cannot play. It is big shame that X-2 could not reach the quality that made the original X close to one of the top titles on the PS2.

8: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Echoes of Time

Platform: Nintendo DS/Nintendo Wii

There are so many serious problems with Echoes of Time, poor combat, text only communication for multiplayer and weak storyline cutscenes are just some of the small problems. The game's real problem that can really ruin the game for everyone comes from the AI companions, they don't follow the player or help with puzzles cause they spend the entire time committing suicide. It is also hard to accept that the Wii version of the game tries to play and look like it's DS counterpart making it more complicated that it needed to be. Maybe committing suicide was a good way to get out of the game, anyone else would be.

7: Final Fantasy VIII

Platform: PlayStation/PC

A controversial pick for this list, after Square made a huge success with Final Fantasy VII on the PlayStation things were defiantly looking high for the franchise, but when Final Fantasy VIII was made it proved that there will be times where the series could eventually screw up. Of all the positive things about Final Fantasy VIII that stands out would be the CGI cutscenes but when you get to the gameplay and storyline side of things FFVIII proved that the game best achieves style over substance. Some of the game's main characters are either bad or downright unlikeable like Squall or Zell, grinding EXP makes normal enemies be the same level as the highest level character sometimes resulting in an unfair difficulty challenge. The game's Junction System forced players to spend hours drawing magic from monsters in order to get stronger which is likely to become tedious when it takes forever to get one spell to 100. Getting a collection of cards proved also to be a chore and most battles can be won by relaying on summoning Guardian Forces since you start the game with them and they don't cost a thing, beside taking damage for their users. To be vaguely honest Final Fantasy VIII does not hold up by gaming standards today but eventually Square fixed all of all those issues for Final Fantasy IX and put the series back together at least for a few years.

6: Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII

Platform: PlayStation 2

One of the most critically acclaimed games of all time got a sequel that is deeply flawed, it did try to fix some of the issues before releasing in the West but unfortunately it is proved that anyone cannot polish this Turk. It had awkward controls with a constrictive melee system but the game's biggest problem was how it attempted to dive into more about Vincent's past as well as trying to match him on par with Cloud or Sephiroth which is a mistake considering their characteristics. It was one of a few Final Fantasy games that wanted to try and make an effort on a different genre but doesn't do it right.

5: Final Fantasy XII

Platform: PlayStation 2

Another controversial pick for the worst FF list, Final Fantasy XII tried to bring in a fully open world with some elements of an MMO game but also implemented a license board system in which in reality everybody can do or wear the exact same thing as long they have license for it. The combat was slow and dull and it's so called gambit system is very limited and clunky that you do not get the most necessary ones until much later on and the hunting system was a complete mess with you running from location to location talking to an NPC to actually get the hunt started. It's storyline focused way too much on politics then actually thinking about any of the characters specially for the main character Vann who is treated as extra weight for the party. Final Fantasy XII is a very conflicted game that doesn't execute it's ideas properly and it's Japan only re-release called FFXII Zordic Job System tried to place a Job system to make the game more unnecessarily difficult then it needed to be.

4: Final Fantasy IV The After Years

Platform: Mobile/Wii Ware/PSP/Tablet

Final Fantasy IV was one of the top 2D Final Fantasy games and it follows in the shadows of Final Fantasy VI, so making a sequel to one of the 2D instalments would have been a fan pleasure. Unfortunately for fans that wasn't without the company's stupid decision of releasing the game into different episodes which angered players who wanted to purchase the entire game immediately, not to mention that each episode was insanely expensive making it one of the most expensive games on Wii Ware. All that for a storyline which is on par with bad fiction, badly designed areas and a terrible sequence near the end of the game which I will not spoil here. The After Years was a mere after thought of a sequel and it is best avoided alongside the Interlude Storyline on the PSP version.

3: The Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

There is no other Final Fantasy game that could turn out to be a big disappointment then Final Fantasy XIII. After the big reveal trailer back in 2006 fans waited 4 years for the series next big release but it ended up being the unlucky number for fans. The original XIII was a strictly linear game with constant tutorials that continue to come after many hours into the game, XIII is barely even considered a game when you are merely walking from one big corridor to the next to fight enemies and eventually a tough boss with only the second half the game having small amounts of sidequests before being stuck to the storyline again. The battle system used a Paradigm Shift system which wasn't well executed and having the leader die meant Game Over. XIII's other main offence is the weak storyline with the worst possible character roster you could have for a Final Fantasy game like Snow, Hope, Vanille and worst of all Lightning, Not one single thing is even likeable about her such as her voice and the way she is even portrayed. Final Fantasy XIII was such a huge failure but what is worse is that although Square Enix acknowledged that it was linear they then decided to give out squeals that nobody ever wanted. Final Fantasy XIII-2 tried to fix some of the original XIII's problems by actually featuring an explorable world map and improving a tiny bit of XIII's combat but it can never improve on the storyline. It was just as convoluted as the original and the choices you make barely make any difference and after a few hours you really begin to lose what you are really supposed to do. If you thought XIII and XIII-2 were bad you haven't seen just how bad the next and final game in the trilogy Lightning Returns is. The storyline is the most painful to sit through because of the god awful characters which are just as unlikeable as they were in the original especially Lightning herself. She is portrayed as an emotionless dress up doll with a more ridiculous premise that doesn't make her any better. Get this, Lightning is now a servant working for the gods and she is tasked in saving as many people as possible before time runs out. That's right Lighting Returns is on a Time Limit which means you do not have any time to explore the world and sidequests that you need to do to get stronger can only be done at certain hours of the day. The combat was poor and often-times unfairly difficult against bosses, the soundtrack was generic and it's graphics are just bland with plenty of lifeless areas. Clearly any of the Final Fantasy XIII games are not Paradigm Shifts for the series but they were just awful and some of the franchise's worst and most disappointing games to be released.

2: Final Fantasy XIV Online/Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn

Platform: PC/PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4

Final Fantasy XI's gameplay certainly doesn't hold up today but it is Square Enix's most profitable Final Fantasy game and despite some reasonable hate from players it has held a large player base for over a decade, making it one of the most popular MMO's next to World of Warcraft and Everquest which understandably where much better. When Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIV as an online game fans raged out as the MMO that no one wanted. When the game got released players experienced a broken disastrous mess of MMO with a terrible interface, awful combat, bad questing and plenty of bugs, glitches and server problems. It was truly one of the franchise's biggest failures in Final Fantasy history but that didn't stop Square Enix from attempting to remake the game from scratch. They tried to turn the tides with A Realm Reborn but while it remains popular it doesn't mean that the game carries better polish. The combat was just as slow and punishing, quests that as fun as getting bird poop on the face and also including a pay to play basis that are just way too expensive for what the game attempts to offer, also the game's server problems rendered players unable to login from day one. It literally doesn't matter how much polish a game like this could go through there is little to like about the game and that realm really should have remained dead and forgotten.

Dishonorable Mentions

Final Fantasy XI Online (PC/PS2/XBox 360)

Final Fantasy Fables Chocobo's Dungeon (Wii)

Final Fantasy Legend (GB) (Known as SaGa in Japan)

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (Nintendo 3DS)

Final Fantasy III (PSP, Oyua and Steam versions)

1: Final Fantasy All the Bravest

Platform: Tablet

One thing that really needs to be said about All the Bravest is that it is not a game at all, I am dead serious Final Fantasy All the Bravest isn't a game at all but a disgraceful app that is designed to steal all the hard earned real life money from Final Fantasy fans who use iPhones and Tablets. Every thing in the game costs real world money from areas to characters and the game costs as well to even download it, you want to purchase Cloud from FF7? You might be able to try and buy him but because purchases are random you might end up with a character you don't want like a pig from FFIV. All the Bravest's gameplay is waving your fingers across the screen to make your characters attack and over 30 characters can attack at once but they die in one hit. If a character dies you can either wait 3 real world minutes for one to be revived or by purchasing an hourglass which also costs real money. Beyond being disgusted by the design and gameplay, Final Fantasy All the Bravest is a complete and utter abomination that it is not only one of the worst Final Fantasy games of all time but one of the worst mobile and all out worst ever games in existence which perhaps destroys all hope for Final Fantasy to redeem itself. All I can say Square Enix is how dare you take our favourite Final Fantasy related sprites and music and turning them all into one disgusting game that must be avoided at all costs. No hardcore fan should ever have to suffer with it.

Do you do you not agree with this list? Even if you don't then please tell in the comments What were your hated Final Fantasy titles?

Written By Anthony Hayball (AQWBlaZer91)

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: Gaming Videos on Youtube and Top Tens

Youtube

Well I have not been making current playthrough videos on Youtube in a long time but have been recently working on unboxing and handheld controller shell device videos which were great. Recently now since I am a bit bored I might start a new game playthrough but also return to doing videos of the previous playthrough that I am currently doing. I honestly don't care about the quality the videos turn out to be, sometimes the quality doesn't come out well and there is nothing I can do about it but if I forever to come across a screen capture device for PC or my consoles for a cheap price then I could put it to use to record in better quality. Till then you better get used to my camera's quality it is better then nothing right.

Current playthroughs:

Tales of Destiny (PSOne)

Wolfenstein 3D (SNES Version) (New Playthrough Video)

Top Tens

I am currently working on my next Top Ten list which will be on the Top Ten Worst Final Fantasy games, afterwards I plan to do Top Ten Worst First Person Shooters just to get some Top Worst stuff out of the way.

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AQWBlaZer91's Top Ten Countdown: The Top 50 SNES Games of all Time

In the 16 bit console wars the Super Nintendo was the king considering the amount of excellent games that are available on it. From outstanding gameplay, storylines, sound, graphics and everything else it is for this Top List I am going to be counting down the best 50 Super Nintendo games that I just put together. Please note that no images and text will be shown on this list and my list will be different from everyone ease's so which of everyone's favourite Super NES games made the list.

50: PilotWings (Nintendo)

49: Super Bomberman 2 (Hudson)

48: Sunset Riders (Konami)

47: Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2) (Square Enix)

46: Illusion of Gaia (Quintet)

45: Earthworm Jim 2 (Shiny Entertainment/Playmates Interactive Entertainment)

44: Shadowrun (Beam Software)

43: The Lost Vikings (Silicon & Synapse)

42: Disney's Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse (Capcom)

41: Kirby Super Star (Nintendo)

40: Lethal Enforcers (Konami)

39: ActRaiser (Square Enix)

38: Mega Man X (Capcom)

37: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble (Rare)

36: Gradius III (Konami)

35: Dragon Quest VI (Square Enix)

34: Breath of Fire II (Capcom)

33: Sim City (Nintendo)

32: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest (Rare)

31: Super Star Wars Return of the Jedi (JVC)

30: Mario Paint (Nintendo)

29: Another World (Out of this World in US) (Interplay Entertainment)

28: Super Bomberman (Hudson)

27: Metal Combat Falcon's Revenge (Nintendo)

26: Tetris & Dr Mario (Nintendo)

25: Final Fantasy IV (Square Enix)

24: F-Zero (Nintendo

23: Final Fight 3 (Capcom)

22: Super Castlevania IV (Konami)

21: Secret of Mana (Square Enix)

20: Tetris Attack (Nintendo)

19: Mortal Kombat II (Midway)

18: NBA Jam (Midway)

17. Super Mario All Stars (Nintendo)

16: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Konami)

15: Dragon Quest V (Square Enix)

14: Star Wing (Star Fox) (Nintendo)

13. Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island (Nintendo)

12: Lufia 2: Raise of the Sinistrals (Lufia) (Taito)

11: Tales Of Phantasia (Namco)

10: Super Mario Kart (Nintendo)

9: Street Fighter II Turbo (Capcom)

8: Super Mario RPG (Nintendo/Square Enix)

7: Final Fantasy VI (Square Enix

6: Donkey Kong Country (Rare)

5: Earthbound (Nintendo)

4: Chrono Trigger (Square Enix)

3: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo)

2: Super Mario World (Nintendo)

1: Super Metroid (Nintendo)

Do you agree with is list? What were your all time favourite Super Nintendo games?

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 27/03/2015 Game Reviews and Top Tens

I haven't been able to do much game review work due to I have been buying many new games and accessories for my consoles recently I am enjoying my new handheld controller grips that I now have for my 3DS XL, PSP and DS Lite which are all cool. This means that I have been neglecting my duties as a game reviewer, it is what happens when I am working on these on my own. Anyway I am writing this blog up because I am letting you guys know about my current reviews and Top Tens that I have planned. For game reviews I started a little bit on Perfect Dark for the GBC which plays very differently to it's console counterpart and I believe I have written a small paragraph so far but it is far from finished. Now for Top Tens I have currently four lists that I am currently working on, I have recently just posted the Top Ten Best Final Fantasy games last night and thankfully it didn't take too long to get it finished. The fours lists that I am working on are The Top Ten Worst Final Fantasy Games, The Top Ten Worst First Person Shooters, The Top Ten Worst TV Shows based on Video Games and a new and perhaps maybe original Top List which will be on the Top Ten Portable First Person Shooters which I will have fun doing. I also have another list planned called the Top 50 SNES games which I was inspired by a tag line I saw in an old gaming store when I was shopping one day. I will not include any comments on each entry on that one because writing about of them would be more difficult to do then writing up a normal Top Ten list. Although my games are distracting me a bit from my work but please rest assured I am doing what I can to get some done before moving on to the next.

Thank you for reading and I shall do another update as soon as I can.

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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Final Fantasy Games

Over the years Square's Final Fantasy has become one of the most important game series in the gaming industry and as such it is time honor the best of the best the long running RPG series has produced ever. There are plenty of great games which so far hold up well compared to the newest titles released today. This was a difficult list to put together considering everyone has their opinions on the best titles that existed so it is time to set some rules for this list.

  • Final Fantasy must be in the title especially for UK releases

  • Only the games that managed to get a release in Europe will count

  • One entry per sub series will count

With these limitations these are the currently best Final Fantasy games of all time.

10: Final Fantasy III

Platform: NES/DS/PSP/iOS/Ouya

To start the list Final Fantasy III introduced class switching which allowed many different and unique way to playing through the game such as trying to go through with 4 Monks or with 4 Red Mages. Many of the classes offered many different skills that can be used for battle and also the game allowed temporal assists which made NPC's very useful. It's storyline got better alongside the presentation when it got a complete make over for the Nintendo DS in 2006. It remains as one of the most difficult 2D installment of the series but it is still remains as a great game on the DS but a bit outdated on the PSP or the Ouya.

9: Final Fantasy V

Platform: SNES/PS1/GBA/iOS

While Final Fantasy V has the most laughable English dialogue in the main series but it's gameplay taken from parts of III and IV still helped made it a memorable game nonetheless. Adding in a few new classes the game also introduced multi-classing which allowed things like making a mage wield swords or strong warriors to use magic abilities. Final Fantasy V helped popularize fan-translation projects across the internet after birth of game console emulation.

8: Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Dissidia is Final Fantasy's answer to the fighting game craze plus taking in many of the famous or infamous characters from the series. Both Dissidia and also it's prequel Dissidia 012 featured a complex fighting system that has great RPG leveling mechanics. The battles also featured a Brave system which when high enough allows the player to deal major damage to their opponent as well as a fighting system which make the fights play like in Kingdom Hearts and the FF7 Advent Children movie. Dissidia 012 also added assists and also alongside the original game you get to experience a storyline that is explained between the various major characters of the series, or you can just pick out your favorite and fight against the characters you like and dislike from each installment which has makes Dissidia pure fan-service.

7: Final Fantasy X

Platform: PlayStation 2/PlayStation 3

While not on par with the best classic like VI, VII and IX Final Fantasy X made it's excellent production trend to the PlayStation 2 and brought together a true winding storyline with voice acting and fantastic cutscenes. Final Fantasy X introduced a brand new leveling system called the Sphere Grid which made leveling more different then any other installment in the franchise. It even returned to the old style battle system plus adding in a turn order which helps ensure that the player makes smart decisions with each character.

6: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Platform: Game Boy Advance

The original Final Fantasy Tactics was a superb strategy game of the Final Fantasy name that sadly never got released in Europe but however seeing the popularity and acclaim it got Tactics got released onto the Game Boy Advance especially for the UK. Tactics Advance not only brought together the mechanics that made the original awesome but also included a Law system, different jobs to develop your characters and a superb presentation.

5: Final Fantasy

Platform: NES/MSX/WSC/PSOne/GBA/PSP/iOS

No best Final Fantasy list is complete without having the original game on it, you just cannot leave the original off cause the original is always declared a classic. There are so many different party combinations and it is always fun to see players do various hardcore challenges like taking on the game with 4 Black or White Mages or with 4 Warriors. What original was supposedly meant to be the last effort from Square to have their chance in the video game industry helped make Final Fantasy a thriving franchise in gaming.

4: Final Fantasy IV

Platform: SNES/PSOne/WSC/GBA/DS/PSP/Wii VC/PSN/iOS/PC

If anyone is too sum up classic RPG story telling that can still be epic and worth revisiting after so many years then that title will be Final Fantasy IV. Cecil the main character is left openly rebels against his actions as a dark knight and become a paladin to make things right again. Final Fantasy IV introduced the Active Time Battle System where enemies can attack even if you are busy giving commands to your characters. Final Fantasy IV remains as one of the finest 2D installments and things got better for it with it's 3D remake for the Nintendo DS which included voice acting, however the tablet and PC releases where made like the DS version but they are really weak ports. Play either the Super Nintendo or Nintendo DS releases because they still provide some of Final Fantasy's best moments today.

3: Final Fantasy VII

Platform: PSOne/PC/PSN

With the release of the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 consoles and eventually Nintendo and Square breaking their deals. This forced RPG fans to leave the Super Nintendo and move onto the PlayStation to play one of the systems legendary titles that is Final Fantasy VII. The game's huge acclaim and popularity helped not further popularize not only the franchise but also the Japanese Role Playing market in the West. The storyline and characters where unforgettable with brilliant CD sequences and graphics with exception of the poor character models outside battles that showcased the power of the PlayStation and the game ran on 3 discs. It has the enjoyable battles including the use of Materia and Limit Breaks plus the enjoyable minigames. FF7 still remains as one of the top games that anyone who wants to get into RPG's must play.

2: Final Fantasy IX

Platform: PlayStation

Square took what was so great about Final Fantasy VII and fixed everything that was so bad about Final Fantasy VIII and returned the series back to its roots, at least for that time being. The characters were great and colorful and the storyline was superb alongside the CD cutscenes which were strong for the series. The battles remained enjoyable, each character had their own abilities and skills they can learn and equip and the Limit Breaks called Trances where very cool to use. Final Fantasy IX isn't just an heavy improvement from Final Fantasy VIII but it was an all round superb game and stands as one of the best RPG's released on the original PlayStation.

Honorable Mentions

Final Fantasy II (NES/PSOne/GBA/PSP/Tablet)

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Nintendo 3DS)

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (Nintendo GameCube)

Final Fantasy Dimensions (Tablet)

1: Final Fantasy VI

Platform: SNES/PSOne/GBA/Wii VC/PSN/Tablet

No matter what some people say Final Fantasy VI is not only one of the best 2D Final Fantasy game but also one of the overall best in the franchise. There are so many cutscene moments in a Final Fantasy game but none go anywhere near as deep as Final Fantasy VI. Scenes like the opera which used the that SNES soundchip well and not to mention the introduction to one of the best Final Fantasy villains of all time Kefka which that laugh. It perfected the 2D Final Fantasy gameplay and tossed in Magic Spells that any character can learn after a few hours into the game on top of their own abilities which made them all useful, 14 main characters had their own struggles and storylines which made each of them more memorable such as Terra, Locke, Cyan or Seles. Top that with the excellent soundtrack, graphics and the already superb gameplay Final Fantasy VI is still of the best games in the series and it would be foolish for any fan of Final Fantasy to miss out on it.

Do you agree with this list? What were your favourite Final Fantasy games of all time?

Written By Anthony Hayball (AQWBlaZer91)

Happy Gaming to you all and please remember to stay away from the bad games!

Nintendo 3DS Friend Code

If any of you wish to add me as a friend then leave your Mii Name and Friend Code in the comments and I will add you when I can.

Mii Name: BlaZer

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Games I have for my 3DS: (Main Physical Games)

Angry Birds Star Wars

Angry Birds Trilogy

Fantasy Life

Mario Kart 7

Pokémon X

Project X Zone

Resident Evil Revelations

Star Fox 64 3D

Super Pokémon Rumble

Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS

Tales of The Abyss

The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D

AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 21/01/2015 Game Reviews and Top Tens, AQWorlds and Final Fantasy

Game Reviews and Top Tens

So I have been absent for a while, that is because I had some of my Christmas presents that I wanted to have fun with them before I decided to get myself back to doing some more reviews. I already worked on Battleminer for the Nintendo 3DS but however I found it a little hard to return myself to form but I will have to try and more done. Remember I am only doing reviews on games that I currently have, no next generation titles will ever be reviewed by me. I have 4 game reviews that are currently being worked on and I will post one of them when it becomes completed. These games are Call of Duty World at War on the Wii as well as the DS version, Deus Ex on PS2 and lastly Perfect Dark on GBC. I also have 5 Top Countdown Lists that I am also working on which are Best and Worst Final Fantasy Games, Worst First Person Shooter Games, Worst TV Shows Based on Video Game Franchises, and lastly a Top 50 SNES Games List which that one will not include any words on it just small opinions. Lastly I do have one game console review which I neglected to finish up, I am not sure when it will be finished but I will upload it when I can. As for first impressions I am going to hold back on that one because I recently did put up a blog explaining about the recent Nintendo Direct episode rather only briefly. I have no first impressions currently planned.

AdventureQuest Worlds

So far I have spent too much time away from one of my favourite games I play online. I will have too at some point take some time to play AdventureQuest Worlds and try to catch up on what has been happening over wise I will feel completely out of shape.

Final Fantasy

Back in 2013 I have decided to do some of the Final Fantasy games but however stopped after I completed X, X-2 and XII. I will upload a complete update blog about my current progress on the Final Fantasy Marathon that I originally intended to do. I was to play through each and perhaps at least one version of every Final Fantasy Instalment but I lacked the motivation to play them as well as stuff happening in my house that stopped me from doing them all. However since I did 7 Tales of games in a row last year I am planning to continue on after I worked on all my reviews and stuff that needs to be finished. I am going to start off with Final Fantasy XIII which I actually do have now on my XBox 360 alongside XIII-2. Oh boy this will be something to not look forward too. I haven't been able to get a cheap copy of Lightning Returns as of yet but when I finish the other games I am going to do I will find a copy of Lightning Returns and then suffer through it. I also plan to do Final Fantasy VII for the trolling stuff that Square Enix has done as well as Final Fantasy VIII cause that game scarred me for life.

I hope to continue to release new reviews of various games and do more updates when I can.

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Written by Anthony Hayball (AQWBlaZer91)

Happy Gaming to all.

Nintendo Direct 14/01/2015 Video

I have watched the new Nintendo Direct episode and I can say that I look forward to seeing Majora's Mask remastered on the 3DS. I guess that means it will be time for me to play through Ocarina of Time on 3DS in the future if possible. I recently got the Nintendo 3DS XL for Christmas and I have no interest in the "New" Nintendo 3DS and "New" Nintendo 3DS XL consoles. A new Fire Emblem game is announced for the 3DS which looks very similar to Awakening. Nintendo is launching a...n Anime Channel on the 3DS, too bad Dragon Ball Z or Bleach aren't on there, oh well. I was however disappointed the Nintendo Direct did not announce a release date for Moon Chronicles to come over to Europe but I hope that this year Renegade Kid will finally make it's announcement of some kind. Also some free to play games with Microtransactions coming out like Pokémon Shuffle, why couldn't you make it work with Play Coins instead and sell it for like £5? I am however more pleased that one of my Anticipated Games of 2014 is actually being made and it's release date is in February this year. It is called IronFall Invasion all I have to tell you is this, it is Gears of War running on a Handheld system at 60 FPS with perhaps no slowdown, single player and 6 player online multiplayer. Yes please, immediate day one download when I get the Nintendo Points.

Overall great showcase Nintendo, I do hope to hear if Moon Chronicles will ever come to Europe.

AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2015

The year 2015 is on and back then many players have gotten word some new Ips coming out with various remastered classics and sequels that continue on great franchises. We can hope that this year will provide us with better games then some of the disappointing games that we got back in 2014. Games that have a release date for the UK are counted, any games that I placed on the 2013 first impression but have not been released yet are disqualified for this list. These are the picks of Most Anticipated Games of 2015.

10: Moon Chronicles

Platform: Nintendo 3DS (EShop)

Developer: Renegade Kid

Release Date due: 2015 (Hopefully)

The main reason that Moon Chronicles is on this list for 2015 is because the game has yet to arrive in Europe. For what was announced and promised that the developers have planned to release the game for it's European release as a complete single game meaning all of the episode are perhaps in a single download or a 3DS Card as a physical game. Moon Chronicles itself is a superb looking remastered game that was originally on the Nintendo DS back in 2009. The game offers multiple control options like using the Circle Pad Pro to offer Dual Analog support or using the Stylus touch screen for smooth turning and aiming. We hope that Moon Chronicles can continue to release new episodes of this remastered gem and hope that the game finally makes it's release into Europe.

9: The Order 1886

Platform: PlayStation 4

Developer: Ready at Dawn/SCE Santa Monica Studio

Release Date due: 20th February

Influenced by the Uncharted games developer Ready at Dawn has given it's New game a nice altered history of London in a steampunk setting. An Order of Knights are to protect citizens from hybrid monster men. Demos showed off the impressive gunplay and the overall presentation that shows off the PS4 technology.

8: Street Fighter V

Platform: PlayStation 4/PC

Developer: Capcom

Release Date: TBA

We all know that Capcom has a history of making tweaked versions of later Street Fighter games in order to make them fell balanced. Street Fighter V when live demos were shown may hope to change all that although we haven't got full word of the character roaster or if there are any new characters planned. What was shown was the super charged gameplay with a new revenge bar and finishers where you get special stage KOs like knocking an opponent into a corner to get a bowl of soup on the head.

7: Bloodborne

Platform: PlayStation 4

Developer: From Software

Release Date: 24th March (North America), 25th March (Europe), 26th March (Japan), 27th March (Rest of the UK)

From Software knows how to deliver every bit of punishing moments with their Souls series and their newest game Bloodborne is hoping to bring a faster combat making the player more quick to be able to take down fierce monsters. There is also a new risk versus reward system through the game's Health regeneration system, allowing the players to use within a small window of time, recover potions of lost health by actually striking back at their attacker. There are also more weapon types in the game then just typical medieval fantasy conventional weapons and also each of them can transform into different states which offers a different approach to combat. Instead of Shields there are firearms which can be useful in stunning enemies. It might even be possible for Bloodborne to have many, many different way that the player is going to die just like with the Souls games.

6: Uncharted 4 A Thief's End

Platform: PlayStation 4

Developer: Naughty Dog

Release Date: 2015

Nathan Drake is back for his newest Uncharted adventure yet that will test his physical limits, his resolve and what he is willing to sacrifice. In Uncharted fashion we can expect the series gunplay to get better and Troy Baker is said to voice Drake's older brother Sam for the game who appeared in the demo. Uncharted 4 will doubt be looking fantastic with the PlayStation 4 technology.

5: Star Wars Battlefront

Platform: PlayStation 4/XBox One/PC

Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE/Electronic Arts

Release Date: Holiday 2015

Star Wars games haven't got the best treatment in a longwhile but one of the best games that the franchises holds currently are the Battlefront games which lets players experience the major fights from the movies as a trooper as well as a Jedi in the excellent Battlefront II. This Battlefront reboot is going to use the frostbite engine to build the game as well as incorporating many elements that made Battlefront I and II impressive. This is a great chance for Star Wars to be ready to get excited over the release of the new movie and also how the final product of this new Battlefront game turns out.

4: Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain

Platform: PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4/XBox 360/XBox One/PC

Developer: Kojima Productions

Release Date: 2015

Last year Ground Zeroes was one of Konami's most questionable marketing plans considering it was an overly expensive demo to showcase how The Phantom Pain is going to be. Thankfully The Phantom Pain is the real game itself with the game being about 200 times more longer. The game wants you to relate to Venom Snake over the story of the game, enemy AI has improved in terms of awareness which is going to make sneaking or take an enemy out more challenging. The game is going to include new features like a base system which can be upgraded so that you can capture enemy soldiers, a brand new day and night cycle in real time and lastly the open world gameplay which will allow freedom to explore the world and get to missions by either plane, helicopter or motorcycle. We can hope that this game makes up for Ground Zeroes.

3: The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo

Release Date: Spring 2015

After Nintendo remastered Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 3DS fans begun to spit out possibilities that the company will do the same with Majora's Mask. Thanks to online petitions Nintendo finally decided to remake Majora's Mask for the 3DS with enhanced character models and stereoscopic 3D graphics. Fans will no doubt be pleased that this remake is coming and what else that the game is going to include before it's release.

2: Time Crisis 5

Platform: Arcade

Developer: Bandai Namco Games

Release Date: March 2015 (Japan)

Namco's legendary Light Gun shooter has not seen a new sequel for about over 8 years from the moderately received Time Crisis 4 alongside the spinoff game Razing Storm, which their console releases tried to take a shot at the First Person Shooter market but fell with execution. Time Crisis 5 is looking to reboot the series with a new look on the gun controller and the game using two different pedals which will either control where you can attack and take cover from either the left side or the side to shoot down your enemies. There is still a two player link mode which made future Time Crisis games enjoyable in the arcade but what else is Bandai Namco going to do for the game. Let's hope this year it comes to the west also.

Honourable Mentions

Evolve (PC/XBO/PS4) 10th February

Mighty No 9 (Multiplatform) April

Mortal Kombat X (Multiplatform) 14th April

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Multiplatform) February and March in Separate episodes

Batman Arkham Knight (XBO/PS4/PC) 2nd June 2015

1: Tales of Zestiria

Platform: PlayStation 3

Developer: Bandai Namco Games

Release Date: 22nd January 2015 (Japan), Q2 2015 (World Wide)

The Tales of franchise is close to its 20th Anniversary and thankfully its celebration couldn't be more beautiful then with the announcement of Tales of Zestiria. This new Tale is brining in many of the various Tales of related staff like Hideo Baba, Tatsuro Udo, designers Kosuke Fujishima and Mutsumi Inomata and composers Motoi Sakuraba and Go Shiina working together for the game. Tales of Zestiria is going to include various gameplay features from other titles but now including an open world style where players can freely explore the world and even fight in that same world without a separate battle screen. The battle system from Tales of Graces returns incorporating dodging and attacking at the right moments but also there is the new Fusion system taken directly from Dragon Ball Z which two different characters become one throughout the battle. Don't worry local 4 player co-operative is still there. We can also look get a glimpse of the Tales of Zestiria animation that was released recently and also plenty of DLC content that can be downloaded as well. With so much that this upcoming Tales of Installment does right it is easy to say that this game is the biggest Anticipated Game for 2015.

Do you agree with this list? What are your Anticipated games for 2015

Written By Anthony Hayball (AQWBlaZer91)

Happy Gaming to you all and please remember to stay safe.