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AQWBlaZer91's First Impressions: Tales of Destiny K Pachislot Slot Machine Game

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Once a upon a time there was a J-RPG in 1997 by Namco called Tales of Destiny. It became the second instalment of the Tales Franchise as well as being the first game in the series to gain the franchise's interest in America. Because of that, it allowed the title to become one of the most popular instalments in the series with it's Japan only sequel Tales of Destiny 2, Symphonia, Abyss, Vesperia and so on following. 9 years later a remake for the PlayStation 2 came out as well as a Director's Cut release of the game with tweaks and an added storyline. While the game was never released in the UK and neither the PS2 revamped editions were released outside Japan and some critics have stated that the game plays almost much like the SNES RPG's but to me it plays much like Tales of Phantasia (the original Tales instalment) but though not as good.

Tales of Destiny PSOne

Tales of Destiny PS2

Flash forward to 2013 where Namco Bandai enlists Kitac to develop the next Tales of Destiny remake titled Tales of Destiny K which to my disappointment it's going to take in a form of a Pachislot which is a Japanese Slot Machine. It was announced on August 7th with a countdowns and now the countdown is over and the site is up. To me when I watched the trailers it feels something of an arcade spinoff then a revamped game.

Tales of Destiny Slot Machine

By the fact it's a Slot Machine Game goes by it's simple gameplay. When something happens in the game you pull the reel and when the pieces match together such as bells, types of fruit, logos you'd succeed and defend yourself from enemy encounters but failing will bring you into a battle mission where characters engage in battle with the monsters. You'll take damage if you fail to match the pieces but succeeding will damage the enemy and also unleash a special attack known as Blast Caliburs. It's used for other actions in the game such as rankings after you beat a stages. The game itself easily becomes extremely repetitive and relays way to much on Luck to actually beat the game especially when you consistently doing the reels over and over throughout the whole game.

Tales of Destiny Slot Machine 2

The other features that the slot machine game will have is the 40 minutes of brand new cutscene time by Production I.G when you reach the specific reels, they do look pretty cool and makes me think that should they develop an Anime series of Tales of Destiny. The brand new character models do look amazing as well as the monsters the characters face of against. The song is still "Yume de Aru Youni" (Like A Dream) by DEEN, but will have a new theme song called"Future," which is also sung by DEEN.

Tales of Destiny Slot Machine 2

Aside from the character models and seeing a few battles of Hugo and the final boss from the previous versions, I hate to say it that this game really doesn't seem impressive and doesn't do a job of being considered as a redone game and instead a spinoff game. There's not enough evidence for me to say that a game like this is downright awful and isn't worth spending dozens of cash on but at least the trailers do look promising. Anyone who would have hoped for a full HD remake for either the PS3 or the upcoming PS4 will be very disappointed. This is a Slot Machine Game best stayed in Japan while we Western gamers wait for Tales of Xillia 2, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles or possibly the orginal Tales of Destiny to come on the PlayStation Network Store. There are far better arcade games by Namco that seem more better then this. If you are interested in this game then you'll learn about the rest of the game's mechanics on the trailers.

Now I'm thinking about playing Tales of Destiny for the PSOne on an Emulator again with Stahn's younger sister Lilith.

Also check out my Tales of Destiny review on the PlayStation that I did a year ago so you can see what this Tale came from. My Tales of Destiny Game Review

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AQWBlaZer91's First Impressions: Nintendo 2DS Game Console

So Nintendo has had a rough launch of their current handheld system that is the Nintendo 3DS. Thankfully after the system's price cut and also worthwhile titles like Star Fox 64 3D, Tales of the Abyss, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Super Mario 3D Land and many others that followed on made the system worth getting. Nintendo then released the Nintendo 3DS XL which resolved the issues that the original 3DS had and extended not only the battery life but also the screen size.

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS XL

Just when the Nintendo 3DS XL was selling well and the Wii U is struggling Nintendo announces a new 3DS console into their Nintendo 3DS family. Introducing the Nintendo 2DS, it's a Nintendo 3DS console with no 3D functionality at all and also selling at a cheap price. It's supposed to made for kids under 7 who should have the 3DS to prevent damage to their eyes and also for people who want to buy a 3DS system at a cheap price.

Nintendo 2DS

The 2DS is compatible with all your Nintendo 3DS games but only in 2D and also like the original 3DS and the XL it's also backwards compatible with the original DS games. You can still also download Nintendo Eshop and also Virtual Console and DSi Ware games so you can still play all your favorite titles you got. It will also come with an 4GB SD Card to download storage data on and also to save images and video. The system has it's two outer cameras and one inner camera but however all images and video will only shown in 2D.

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Alongside the price and no 3D functionality the 2DS has the Start, Select and Home buttons moved around and the L and R buttons feel a bit different as well. The button layout from D-pad, Circle Pad and the face buttons are all the same. There is no 3D slider or a wireless switch on the console, instead you'll have an icon on the home menu which gives you the option to enable or disable wireless features so you'll still have access to the Spotpass and Streetpass features. One main difference is the way the console looks, it's no longer a clamshell design like other DS systems so it's like with the old Gameboy Systems. So you'll have a sleepmode switch instead which you can slide on or off. I couldn't imagine how difficult it would be to get Steps and Play Coins like that. As for the Stylus it's the same size as the 3DS XL which is cool and still better then the original 3DS stylus.

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The two screens of the console are the same size as the original model and also the battery of the console is supposed to be 3-5 to 5-5 hours for 3DS games, 5-9 hours for DS games and can spend approximately 3 days in sleepmode. It has no power saving feature and will include a power adapter for charging your system. The speakers on the system are monaural but there will be Stereo for Headphones.

The Nintendo 2DS console is going to sell for £109.99 in the UK and about $129 in the US. The system is expected to launch on October 12th the same time as Pokemon X and Y come out.

Pokemon X & Y

Overall the Nintendo 2DS isn't really the most hyped console that many gamers are actually interested in because of the lack of 3D support but however it's going to be aimed for children under 7 or players who wish to spend less on their wallets and there's also carry cases for people to take the consoles on the go. Those who have the original 3DS or the XL shouldn't spend their money on it because of the lack of 3D and there's nothing new to be had. Upon the release if the trailer people mostly have given negative comments seeing this handheld could be a step back for the 3DS. Personally I think the console's a passable idea for cheap wallets and kids who haven't explored the 3DS territory before. As for me I think I'll stick with my standard 3DS that's equipped with the 3DS Power Grip and an SD Card that has 32 GB of memory. My question is that is there going to be a 2DS XL?

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 26/08/2013 My Birthday

Hey Guys Anthony Here with a quick message. I enjoyed my birthday with what I got with the exception of one which is coming very late. That one is Resident Evil Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS. I have a feeling it will arrive on Monday tomorrow or later I really don't know, I also got 2 2100 Microsoft Points card for my 360 and on Nintendo Points Card which I'm going to use on my Wii. I decided on one VC game which is Sword of Vermilion for the MD and I've yet to decide on any other game I'll download. On my XBox 360 I'm going to buy a map pack for Call of Duty but I'm going to save the rest of my Microsoft Points for Duck Tales Remastered when the game comes out on XBox Live Arcade.

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 21/08/2013

Hey guys I got a quick message for everyone. It's going to be my birthday on the 24th this month which is only in 3 days time. I'm excited about my birthday but wouldn't be you'll get cards and a present from everyone. I asked for Resident Evil Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS and also a Nintendo Points Card which I'll may use for my Wii and also a points card if possible for my XBox 360. Meanwhile I'm currently going to be posting some of my Highscores on some games I beat and some of them are going to be updated scores of other games I beat.

Also I'm currently playing through Project X Zone on my 3DS which is great and I'm hoping to get the game done before I start Persona 4 and Final Fantasy X. Till then it's work on the Highscores.

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16/08/2013: My Tales Of Series Progress Completion List (Blog 1)

My Tales Of Series Progress Completion List

Tales Logo  Tales 15th Aniversary

This is a blog showcasing my records from playing the games in the Tales of Series. I don't have every single game and some of them I own are either on Emulation or the actual cart or disc. For each new game I get I will update the blog with it's entry. Whenever I complete a game I will record the characters in my party, highlight a character with my name if a game has a rename feature and finally their levels from when I finished the game. I will keep a save file when I completed the game as storage. This is just for fun and will not be a marathon.

Tales Of Phantasia (SNES): Times Completed: 0

Tales of Phantasia snes box

Normal: (In Progress)

Hard: (Not Started)

Tales Of Phantasia (PSOne): Times Completed: 3

Tales of Phantasia ps1 box

Normal: Cress: Level 84, Chester: Level 83, Mint: Level 84, Claus: Level 83, Arche: Level 82, Suzu: Level 80

Hard: (Not Started)

Mania: Cress: Level 308, Chester: Level 304, Mint: Level 306, Claus: Level 301, Arche: Level 300, Suzu: Level 298

Unknown: (Not Started)

God: (In Progress)

Tales Of Phantasia (GBA): Times Completed: 2

Tales of Phantasia GBA Europe box

Normal: Cress: Level 247, Mint: Level 246, Chester: Level 244, Arche: Level 245, Claus: Level 244, Suzu: Level 237

Hard: Cress: Level 501, Mint: Level 999, Chester: Level 496, Arche: Level 498, Claus: Level 497, Suzu: Level 496

Mania: (In Progress)

Tales Of Phantasia (GBA) (American Version): Times Completed: 2

Tales of Phantasia GBA American Box

Normal: Cress: Level 96, Mint: 85, Chester: Level 83, Arche: Level 83, Claus: Level 84, Suzu: Level 81

Hard: (Not Started)

Mania: (Not Started)

Tales Of Destiny (PSOne): Times Completed: 1

Tales of Destiny PS1 Box

Stahn: Level 94 (Dymlos: Level 93), Rutee: Level 93 (Atwight: Level 93) Philia: Level 94 (Clemente: Level 94), Garr: 89 (Ignetos: Level 73), Leon: 43 (Chaliter: 43) Chalsea: Level 84, Bruiser: Level 86, Mary: Level 42, Karyl: Level 37

Lilith Course: (In Progress)

Tales Of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon (GBC): Times Completed: 0

Tales of Phantasia Narikiri Dungeon GBC Box

(Not Started)

Tales Of Eternia (PSOne): Times Completed: 0

Tales of Eternia American PS1 Box

Normal: (Not Started)

Hard: (Not Started)

Hardcore: (Not Started)

Tales Of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2: Times Completed: 0

Tales of the World Narikiri Dungeon 2 Box

(Not Started)

Tales Of the World: Summoner's Lineage: Times Completed: 0

Summoner's Lineage

(Not Started)

Tales Of Symphonia (GC): Times Completed: 9

Tales of Symphonia PAL Box

Normal: (1/2 EXP Used) Lloyd: Level 39, Colette: Level 38, Genis: Level 39, Raine: Level 39, Sheena: Level 38, Presea: Level 38, Regal: Level 39, Kratos: Level 26

Hard: (Double EXP used and played as Kratos.) Kratos: Level 108, Lloyd: Level 106, Colette: Level 105, Genis: Level 104, Raine: Level 104, Sheena: Level 104, Presea: Level 105, Regal: Level 105 Zelos: Level 87

Mania: (10x EXP Used and played as Kratos.) Kratos: Level 250, Lloyd: Level 250, Colette: Level 250, Genis: Level 250, Raine: Level 250, Sheena: Level 250, Presea: Level 250, Regal: Level 250

Tales Of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3: Times Completed: 0

Narikiri Dungeon 3 Box

(Not Started)

Tales Of the Tempest (Nintendo DS): Times Completed: 0

Tales of the Tempest

Easy: (Not Started)

Normal: (Not Started)

Hard: (In Progress)

Tales Of the Abyss (Nintendo 3DS): Times Completed: 1

Tales of the Abyss 3DS Pal Box

Normal: (Normal EXP) Luke: Level 186, Tear: Level 183, Guy: Level 181, Jade: Level 181, Anise: Level 178, Natalia: Level 181

Hard: (In Progress)

Very Hard: (Not Started)

Unknown: (Not Started)

Tales Of Innocence (Nintendo DS): Times Completed: 0

Tales of Innocence Box

Normal: (Not Started)

Hard: (Not Started)

Mania: (Not Started)

Tales Of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Nintendo Wii): Times Completed: 3

Tales of Symphonia DOTNW Pal Box

Normal: Emil: Level 102, Marta: Level 102

Hard: Emil: Level 200, Marta: Level 200 (Didn't complete Gladsheim Side Dungeon)

Mania: (In Progress)

Unknown: (Not Completed)

Tales Of Vesperia (XBox 360): Times Completed: 1

Tales of Vesperia Pal XBox 360

Easy: (In Progress)

Normal: (Normal EXP) Yuri: Level 78, Estelle: Level 76, Repede: Level 76, Karol: Level 75, Rita: Level 77, Raven: Level 77, Judith: Level 76 (Only Main Story and Fell Arms Sidequest Completed)

Hard: (Not Started)

Mania: (Not Started)

Unknown: (Not Started)

Tales Of Hearts (Nintendo DS): Times Completed: 0

Tales of Hearts Box

Normal: (Not Started)

Hard: (Not Started)

Mania: (Not Started)

Unknown: (Not Started)

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12/08/2013: Mini Top 5 Countdown: Tales of Xillia Special! Top 5 Base Artes

AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: Tales of Xillia Special!

The Top 5 Base Artes in the Tales Series

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Tales of Xillia is finally released in the West after it's longtime it spent being released only in Japan. Thanks to the support of the fans and also it's impressive reviews it got already, gamers are looking forward to playing more games in the series. I plan to get a PS3 in the future but however some consequences would have to be made. For now I decided to put up some mini Top 5 lists of the abilities that the characters use. This calls them Artes and they are simply Magical and Strike abilities that combine to support and heal each other and destroy their enemies. This list focuses on the basic low level Melee Arte that are called Bases that all warriors can use. Here are my personal choices and note that the games shown are the main installments.

5. Demon Fang (, Majinken, Demon God Sword)

Characters that use it:

Tales of Phantasia - Cress Albane
Tales of Destiny - Stahn Aileron, Leon Magnus (as Missile Sword), Leon (as Missile Blow)
Tales of Eternia - Reid Hershel, Valkyrie, Cress (as Sonic Blade)
Tales of Symphonia - Lloyd Irving, Kratos Aurion, Zelos Wilder
Tales of Rebirth - Veigue Lungberg
Tales of Legendia - Chloe Valens
Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil
Tales of Innocence - Ruca Milda, Spada Belforma, Asras
Tales of Hearts - Kunzite, Guy; Support Arte: Stahn Aileron
Tales of Vesperia - Flynn Scifo, Leblanc, Traitor to Heaven
Tales of Graces - Asbel Lhant
Tales of Xillia - Alvin, Wingull, Gaius
Tales of Xillia 2 - Ludger Will Kresnik, Alvin, Gaius, Stahn Aileron, Cress Albane
Tales of Hearts R - Shing Meteoryte, Kunzite

Tales of Legendia - Senel Coolidge (as Demon Fist)
Tales of the Abyss - Luke fon Fabre, Asch (as Demon Fist)
Tales of Xillia - Jude Mathis (as Demon Fist)
Tales of Xillia 2 - Jude Mathis (as Demon Fist)

Tales of Vesperia - Repede (as Demon Dog)

Demon Fang

Demon Fang is a snall projectile shockwave attack that can be swang at enemies and is very efficient at long range but becomes easily to dodge in later games thanks to the free movement skill. Throughout the series Demon Fang has had plenty of different variations including Double, Fierce, Fist and also enchanting it with darkness. It may have given to the best of heroes but only gets low on the list due to it's easy to dodge and it's weak.

4. Void Tempest (, Shinkuuhazan,Vacuum Destruction Slash)

Characters that use it:

Tales of Phantasia - Cress Albane
Tales of Phantasia (GBA) - Cress Albane (as Omega Tempest)
Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil
Tales of Innocence - Ruca Milda
Tales of Hearts - Guy

Void Tempest

Void Tempest is a powerful slash attack which does major to enemies that can be about halfway from the screen and still can get hit by it. Even though it takes skill to actually master the proper timing to pull a successful hit, but when using it Void Tempest becomes an Arte to be reckoned with. In Tales of the Abyss Guy can use a field of fonon effect to unleash Dragon Tempest which is very lethal against bosses.

3. Sword Rain (, Chirisazame,Scatter Sand Rain)

Characters that use it:

Tales of Eternia - Reid Hershel (Swarm)
Tales of Symphonia - Lloyd Irving
Tales of Legendia - Chloe Valens
Tales of Rebirth - Saleh
Tales of Innocence - Spada Belforma
Tales of Vesperia - Adecor, Flynn Scifo
Tales of Graces - Richard, Frederic
Tales of Xillia - Leia Rolando (as Staff Rain)
Tales of Xillia 2 - Leia Rolando (as Staff Rain)

Sword Rain

If you wish to begin racking up combos in a Tales game then Sword Rain becomes your goto Arte. It's not just easy to pull of small combos with a series of Thrust attacks but however this Arte can also keep single boss fights busy while Mages can easily get off their magic spells without any interruption. Sword Rain has it's variations where some characters can use Sword Rain Alpha or Beta by ending Sword Rain up with a powerful strike with a character's weapon or enchanting it.

2. Beast (, Shishisenkou,Lion Battle Roar)

Characters that use it:

Tales of Phantasia - Cress Albane
Tales of Destiny - Stahn Aileron, Mary Argent, Lilith Aileron (as Force)
Tales of Eternia - Farah Oersted, Celsius (as Chi)
Tales of Symphonia - Lloyd Irving, Magnius, Celsius, Farah Oersted
Tales of Legendia - Senel Coolidge
Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil, Largo, Nebilim
Tales of Innocence - Hermana Larmo
Tales of Hearts - Shing Meteoryte
Tales of Vesperia - Flynn Scifo, Leblanc
Tales of Graces - Sophie
Tales of Xillia - Jude Mathis, Gaius
Tales of Xillia 2 - Jude Mathis, Gaius, Stahn Aileron


Beast unleashes a deadly lion that knocks back the enemy and gives back your Mages needed time to cast. This move works for most weak enemies but on big enemies it won't push them back much. In newer games it can also stun them and give you extra time needed to deal extra damage. Beast has it's variations like Raging and Hunting Beast as well as enchanted it with fire for Fiery Beast. It does however gives the enemy to recover upon getting up.

1. Tiger Blade (, Kogahazan, Tiger Fang Break Slash)

Characters that use it:

Tales of Phantasia - Cress Albane
Tales of Destiny - Stahn Aileron, Leon Magnus
Tales of Eternia - Reid Hershel, Cress (as Demon Hammer)
Tales of Symphonia - Lloyd Irving
Tales of Rebirth - Veigue Lungberg
Tales of Legendia - Chloe Valens
Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil, Reid Hershel
Tales of Innocence - Spada Belforma
Tales of Hearts - Kunzite
Tales of Vesperia - Yuri Lowell, Flynn Scifo, Don
Tales of Graces - Hubert Oswell
Tales of Xillia - Alvin, Gaius
Tales of Xillia 2 - Ludger Will Kresnik, Alvin, Gaius

Tiger Blade

Tiger Blade is a powerful 2 strike attack which can take down any easy opponents easily. It does high damage in Tales of Phantasia and Destiny it started as a 4 strike attack which can be overpowering epically against tough bosses. Tiger Blade also became an Arte that most players can easily combine Arcane Artes with to pull off easy combos. Tiger Blade can be also be enchanted and this makes it my pick for the Top 5 Base Artes.

Tales of Xillia

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08/08/2013: Light Gun Marathon Completed

AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 08/08/2013 Light Gun Marathon Completed


With Resident Evil Survivor 2 done and dusted I can say that I've finished all my Light Gun games that I planned to do. I didn't wish to do any of the Wii games for it and I didn't want to do other Light Gun games that are really rare like Crypt Killer or Mighty Hits Special for the PSOne. I would like to say that I was really lazy to get this Marathon done and also I was hooked by my American Tales of Phantasia copy that I've fixed and also last month I got Project X Zone for my 3DS and I'm going to finish them before I resume the Final Fantasy Marathon by playing the PS2 Final Fantasy games because I have plans that I may decide to sell my PS2 so that I can have a PS3 with Tales of Xillia.

I have reviews of them and also videos which are coming up on Youtube and also I'll have High Scores of some of the games I've done on Facebook and DeviantART.

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I'll try to get Project X Zone and Tales of Phantasia American GBA done as quickly as I possibly can. I won't bother to update the two of those reviews that I've done. Finally then I'll be starting Final Fantasy X on the PS2.

Final Fantasy X

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Update Blog: Light Gun Marathon 08/08/2013 *Marathon Complete*

Light Gun Gaming Marathon Gamelist


I'm taking a break from the Final Fantasy games as I'm going to do some Light Gun games for the PlayStation 1 and 2 game systems. Those games will just be simple playthroughs but also I will share some reviews and highscores of them if possible. I'm doing this because my family advised me to incase my old television goes out and also this is because I plan in the future to get a PS3 since the system can't use any PS1 or PS2 controllers.

Games I've finished:

  1. Area 51 (PS1)
  2. Judge Dredd (PS1)
  3. Point Blank (PS1)
  4. Die Hard Triology (Die Hard 2: Die Harder) (PS1)
  5. Die Hard Trilogy 2 (Sharpshooter Stages) (PS1)
  6. Gun Com 2 (Death Crimson OX) (PS2)
  7. Extreme Ghostbusters The Ultimate Invasion (PS1)
  8. Gunfighter The Legend of Jeese James (PS1)
  9. Police 24/7 (PS2)
  10. Lethal Enforcers I and II (PS1)
  11. Rescue Shot (PS1)
  12. Vampire Night (PS2)
  13. Gunfighter II The Revenge of Jeese James (PS2)
  14. Resident Evil Survivor (PS1)
  15. Ninja Asault (PS2)
  16. Virtua Cop Elite Edition (PS2)
  17. Time Crisis (PS1)
  18. Time Crisis Project Titan (PS1)
  19. Time Crisis II (PS2)
  20. Crisis Zone (PS2)
  21. Endgame (PS2)
  22. Time Crisis 3 (PS2)
  23. Point Blank 2 (PS1)
  24. Ghoul Panic (PS1)
  25. Point Blank 3 (PS1)
  26. Dino Stalker (PS2)
  27. Resident Evil Survivor 2 CODE: Veronica

The Light Gun Marathon is complete. Blog coming soon.

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 18/06/2013 Top 5 Best and Worst of E3 2013 Showings

This year at E3 gave us some previews of the upcoming games coming games coming out as well as finding more information about the PS4 and the XBox One. Rather then making a complete list of announcements this blog will contain a small list of what announcements I liked at the E3 press conferences. I'm going to narrow the list to just 5 of the best conferences so here are the top five that this year's E3 has shown. These include cool trailers and sweet gameplay footage that were shown.

E3 2013

The Top 5 Best E3 Showings

5. Final Fantasy XV & Kingdom Hearts III

Final Fantasy XV


After a very long wait Square Enix finally unveils Final Fantasy Versus XIII. However though it's now announced that the game is going to be renamed as Final Fantasy XV. After watching the trailer I'll at least say that the gameplay is going to be very promising, my only question is that will the gameplay be any better then the other games that were released this generation? Will they actually listen to the fans at last? Alongside Final Fantasy XV they also finally announced a Kingdom Hearts III which will come out on the XBox One and the PS4 consoles. Trailer looks great so we can finally see where the storyline unfolds next in the series. These two games should be the only ones allowed to be released while all the other terrible games they have made can burn for all I care.

4. Nintendo

Nintendo E3 2013

Satoru Iwata from Nintendo have made several announcements for both the Wii U and 3DS consoles. First announced is more information about Pokemon X and Y for the 3DS. It showed of the new region, your new starter Pokemon and several new features. The next announced was Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U console, the game itself plays like Super Mario 3D Land for the 3DS. It's said to be 4 player with Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Peach being playable and also a new power up shown as the cat which can allow players to climb walls which is cool. Next up is Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U which introduces a anti-gravity where racers can race upside down and the glide returns and you can race underwater like in Mario Kart 7 and also ride bikes like in Mario Kart Wii. Wii Party for Wii U which will have new minigames and also some are said to be used with just one Gamepad. They announced a Wii Fit U in the winter release for the Wii U. There's a new Art Academy title for the Wii U and they are looking forward to seeing more creations from gamers. They showcased several third party titles in a trailer video and each of them look great as well as them expending the Nintendo Eshop with some neat downloadable games. Nintendo finally came up with talk about their new Super Smash Bros title which will come for the Wii U and 3DS. At the moment three new characters have been announced for the game. First up is Villager from Animal Crossing and also and the second character is the female trainer from Wii Fit. As for the Third Party Capcom brought in Megaman which can use abilities from other robot masters from his games but though Namco Bandai really needs to put one of their characters into the game. Nintendo told us about the two Zelda games which are the HD Remake of Wind Waker announced for it's October 2013 release and also the 3DS Zelda title which is now named A Link between Worlds announced for it's 2013 release but 2014 in Japan. The Wonderful 101 to me looks like a super hero show at work which looks aright and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze looks more of a HD port of Country Returns. Platnim games gave a new trailer for Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U so now the Wii U will have it's own little version of Devil May Cry but however she has new abilities a new costume and a new hairstyle. Monolithsoft showed of it's new RPG title for the Wii U where characters can ride machines at certain points in the game which sounds awesome but is the game going to be called. Now much impressive news but still the Pokemon and Smash Bros announcements caught my interest.

3. Destiny


Bungie's new IP title in the form of Destiny who they are working on with Activision. Gamers got impressive glimpse of the it's MMO experience. Destiny includes on the fly matchmaking system allowing players to see and interact only with other players whom they are matched by the game. There are weapons in the game that can be upgraded. Destiny is going to be a big world which will create a brand new multiplayer experience. There are a lot of ideas coming up within the game world of Destiny.

2. Tales Of Xillia

Tales Of Xillia

From where Square Enix has failed, Namco Bandai has succeed. Namco Bandai's latest entry to the Tales Series is finally getting it's English release in America and Europe in August. The show reviled the game in Sony's conference for a brief second but however the demo they showed off the battle system and the game's intro. Spirits are dying by an organisation that is using the power of spirix and it's up to main characters Jude Mathis and Millia Maxwell to destroy the power of spirix and save their world. The battle system in the game uses the Dual Raid Linear Motion Battle System (DR-LMBS) where the Assault Counter (AC) denotes the number of skills and actions a character can perform. TP Points return and also two characters can perform different unified attacks. Tales Of Xillia not only amazing but also it has changed the entire fate of J-RPG's and the entire Tales Series in the West, thanks to all the support from the fans. We also did get a a little word about Tales Of Symphonia Chronicles on the PS3 as well as some word about Tales of Xillia 2 in Japan.

1. Sony PS4


During their conference in February Sony has unveiled the new PlayStation 4 games console and showcased some impressive technical features. The console now has it's price revealed as well as it's launch date. The price is ranged at about £349, £399 and 399 in Euros and it's expected in lunch in November this year. Alongside the PS4's announcement they really hammered Mircosoft down considerably thanks to the PS4 supporting used games and online polices. Gamers would probably see more interest in the PS4 instead of Microsoft's next console making this the winner of E3 of 2013.

The Top 5 Worst E3 Showings

XBox One VS PS4

So now you've seen the best of the showings how about the worst showings at E3. Trust me these announcements are a joke and sometimes they never really explained anything at all. So which of the 5 worst E3 showings made the list. Please try and keep some harsh opinions to yourself.

5. Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag showcase problem

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Well Black Flag's new features are great and all but however there was just issues with it's showcase as during Sony's conference the game had several pauses during it's gameplay demo.

4. Ryse: Son of Rome


Ryse is a game which for most part it relays a little too much on quick time events. The showcase of the graphics engine is sweet however but from watching the game demo, it kind of gives second thoughts if whatever or not it's a poorman's God of War.

3. Rabbid's Invasion

Rabbids Invasion

Rayman's wacky rabbits get their next adventure that involves TV interactivity. Ubisoft was supposed to announce it as a game but to see that as a TV show is clearly missing the point of it's showcasing at E3.

2. Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII


Lightning Returns

It's always J-RPG disaster when Final Fantasy is trying to retake their spotlight. Square Enix had already released two disgraceful games in the series and now their plans to drop the old turn based idea sounds like a worrying crisis. Final Fantasy XIV Online gets a reboot for it's rushed and disappointing gameplay back in 2010 and just looking at A Realm Reborn's attempt to fix it just infuriates me and now Lightning gets a third title in which the storyline should have just ended at the end of the original XIII. XIII-2 was just plain lazy and now this Lightning Returns only makes Lightning playable, class changing gamplay as simple and uninteresting. At least they didn't Tactics S which I'm sure with the microtransaction deal like in All the Bravest will kill the Tactics side of the series. Square Enix really needs to get grip and actually get on with some sequels that should be worth playing otherwise their reputation is lost forever.

1. XBox One

XBox One

Microsoft really faulted with their announcement of the XBox One. Their announcement over the consoles features was fail and their Battlefield 4 and Crimson Dragon showcasings had problems like sound and long pauses. What really grinds my teeth about their XBox One announcement at E3 is the freaking price. It costs about £429, $499 and 499 in Euros, it anyone finds that price too steep then I feel the same way as you are. Even with it's exclusives like it's new instalment in the Halo series cannot redeem all the problems that the console's got. This makes it the number one most disappointing showcase at E3 2013.

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Tales Of Series 2013 First Impression

AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 11/06/2013: Tales Of Series 2013 First Impression

Tales Of

Just when Square Enix continued their disappointing new releases of Final Fantasy, Namco Bandai brings forward excellent news for the series. 2013 is said to not only be the year for Nintendo's Green plumber sidekick and brother of Mario but also this in my opinion marks the rise of the Tales Of RPG series in the West and it promises to bring fourth upcoming titles should the fans in the west continue to support it. This Blog explains about the newest Tales of Games that are announced for America and Europe this year as well as first impressions.

Tales Of the Tempest (Absolute Zero's English Fan Translation)

Release Date: April 1st 2013

Tales Of the Tempest

This may have come out only in Japan back in 2006 but however Absolute Zero didn't pull any April Fool pranks upon announcing that they finished the English patch for the game. While this game is considered to be the black sheep of the series but seeing this game playing with an English is actually quite nice and my first impressions on it is that the two main characters Caius and Rubia seem to get into arguments which can be fun for a few laughs. Also the world map is absurd and finally the battle system is ridiculous.

Tales Of Xillia

Release Date: August 6th 2013 (North America), August 9th 2013 (Europe)

Tales Of Xillia

Tales Of Xillia was announced back in 2012 in magazines and internet pages and now 2013 announcements at Wonder Con, London Con and especially Expomanga showcased a lot of it's English Dub gameplay as well as some skit showings and showing the opening intro with it's original Japanese music intact, they didn't have dual audio for both English and Japanese dialogue. Duirng the showcasing gamers got a chance to see the battle system and character outfit customization which look sweet.

Tales Of Xillia 2

Tales of Xillia 2

At the showcasing at the cons and also on some internet pages the series director Hideo Baba said that if the original Xillia does well in the west, they will localize Tales Of Xillia 2 for the west as well. I already made comments on this game on my Tales Of Xillia 2 First Impression Blog on my channel so check that out for more info on it.

Tales Of Symphonia: Chronicles (Tales Of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack in Japan)

Release Date: October 10th 2013 (Japan), Early 2014 (North America and Europe)

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles 1

During this years Expomanga showcasing in Spain, a possible rumour was spreading out that there was a possible Tales Of Symphonia HD re-release for the PlayStation 3 and then Tales of Festival 2013 was live streamed and then the news of this revival came true. Both Tales Of Symphonia and it's sequel Dawn of the New World are set to be released on the PlayStation 3 with the original game being the enhanced PlayStation 2 version which has extra content not seen in the GameCube original. During the showing of the enhanced original Tales Of Symphonia title with HD graphics and also new costumes which are Guy's costume for Lloyd and Luke's costume for Genis.

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles 2

At the moment I'm impressed to see the entire Tales Of Conference videos I show on Wonder Con, London Con, Expomanga and some other information I looked on the Internet. I'm now convinced to get my hands on a PS3 but however this means I'll have to say goodbye to the PlayStation 2 cause I can't play PS2 games on it. Oh well I'll wait till nearly December for me to decide.

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