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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Best games of 2013

AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown:

The Top 10 Best games of 2013

The year 2013 comes to a close as the brand new consoles the XBox One and the PS4 have finally launched, both are getting mixed “Ahhhs and boos” from fans across the globe, it will take time to for those two systems to really showcase their next gen potential. It's that time of the year again to put what the best games of the year or the worst games of the year. Well, now that I finally cleaned my hands from typing up my list of the Worst Games of 2013 we can now look at the best overall games out this year. This year saw reboots of old franchises and mostly amazing squeals. Which of the best made the list? Some may not agree with the overall picks.

10: Pokemon X and Y

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role Playing

Developer: Game Freak

Release Date: 12th October 2013 (World Wide)

Aside from the tank controls, Pokemon X and Y rebuilds the Pokemon Franchise with a list of new features like Breeding Pokemon to build stronger bonds, Sky battles in which any Pokemon with Levitate can enter against flying Pokemon, Horde Encounters where one of your Pokemon takes on 5 Pokemon which is amazingly epic, play customizations and Mega Evolutions. This is one of the Best games in the Pokemon Series by far and they really gave Pikachu some extra treatment.

9: Tomb Raider

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

Genre: Action & Adventure

Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Release Date: 5th March 2013 (Mostly Worldwide), 25th April 2013 (Japan)

Crystal Dynamics revived the Tomb Raider and our old heroine looks really dirty and darker then her original. This new game went for a more survival roots which was very refreshing for the series, a lot of her old moves are retained and the exploration of the game was well fluid. There's some good Multiplayer action included too which helps make this game a well done reboot.

8: BioShock: Infinite

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Irrational Games/2K Australia

Release Date: 26th March 2013 (World Wide)

Putting the controversy aside BioShock: Infinite has various abilities as well as gunplay and Elizabeth's power that's needed to escape from Columbia. Nothing is safe in there I can say. BioShock Infinite is one super sweet game in the series thanks to the amazing graphics, impressive story and characters and fantastic gameplay that has kept true to the BioShock series.

7: Gone Home

Platform: PC

Genre: Adventure, Interactive Fiction

Developer: The Fullbright Company

Release Date: 13th August 2013

Gone Home has got a really engrossing story going for it. It's a game where you as Kaitlin Greenbriar explores her home to find out where her parents have gone. If you're looking for a nice Indie Adventure to play then you're lucky not to leave home to find this online.

6: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

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

Genre: Action & Adventure/Stealth

Developer: Ubisoft

Release Date: XBox 360 & PlayStation 3: 29th October 2013 (World Wide), Wii U: 29th October 2013 (North America), 21st November 2013 (Australia), 22nd November 2013 (Europe), 28th November 2013 (Japan), PlayStation 4: 15th November 15, 2013 (North America), 29th November 2013 (Australia), 22nd November 2013 (Europe), PC: November 19, 2013 (North America), 21st November 2013 (Australia), 22nd November 2013 (Europe), XBox One: 22nd November 2013

Assassin's Creed IV continues the series stealth roots as well as introducing the next generations graphics amazingly although the missions were repetitive but however the game has new ship gameplay elements and multiplayer returns. Assassin's Creed IV's enjoyable stealth missions make it one of the finest installments to date.

Honorable Mention: Battlefield 4

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE

Release Date: XBox 360/PlayStation 3 & PC: 29th October 2013 (North America), 31st October 2013 (Australia), 1st November 2013 (Europe), 7th November 2013 (Japan), PlayStation 4: 15th November 2013 (North America), 29th November 2013 (Europe), XBox One: 22nd November 2013

Battlefield 4 follows from the gameplay elements from it's predecessor. The Multiplayer was great in all but some people felt that the Single Player was only brief and also they were a few bugs in the game. It was indeed rushed and a patch is needed to correct of the issues with it but Battlefield 4 was still amazing in the eyes of gamers, it's also another game that suffers from the Call of Duty syndrome.

5: Tales of Xillia

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Role Playing

Developer: Namco Tales Studio

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

Tales of Xillia helped restate the oversea gamers interest in Namco's long running Tales of Series. The game including two different lead characters in which the player can chose to experience the story the characters point of view, battle system is refined to combine party members Unified Attacks. The skits are hilarious to watch and the storyline just has a lot of unique twists. Tales of Xillia is a great and wonderful J-RPG which makes it into the Top Games of 2013. The Future of Tales of is defiantly bright for the fans.

4: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Action & Adventure

Developer: Nintendo EAD Group No. 3/Monolith Soft

Release Date: 22nd November 2013 (North America & Europe), 23rd November 2013 (Australia), 26th December 2013 (Japan)

A Link Between Worlds is one of most impressive Zelda games on the handhelds. The puzzles are clever with Link's arsenal returning as well as all the areas from A Link to the Past. There are new features like Link entering walls to become a drawing allowing him to access new areas. I find it unusual that Nintendo would develop a sequel to a Zelda that was on the 16 bit Super Nintendo.

3: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Role Playing

Developer: Level-5

Release Date: 22nd January 2013 (North America), 31st January 2013 (Australia), 1st February 2013 (Europe)

While this game was released back in 2011 in Japan, this year marks it's release in the West on the PlayStation 3. Ni No Kuni is one of the Most Anticipated J-RPG's of 2013 that combines both the RPG masterpieces of Level 5 with well famed Anime Studio Ghibli. The battles are challenging and enjoyable, there are plenty of creatures to use at your command, the storyline is amazingly tear dropping, music which is very relaxing and graphics are absolutely beautiful. Square Enix RPG's are now nothing compared to this.

2: Grand Theft Auto V

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3

Genre: Action & Adventure

Developer: Rockstar Games

Release Date: 17th September 2013 (World Wide)

Rockstar releases their lastest sandbox title in the GTA series after a long while. GTA V is filled with loads of enjoyable areas for the players to mess around in and also it's chaotic Online Multiplayer returns as well. The game's environments are very detailed and also the gameplay is well refined. GTA V also has an excellent story with 3 different characters to go though it as. Grand Theft Auto V is an excellent game this year that's full of content and it's gameplay is just as amazing as other shooters this year.

1: The Last of Us

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Third Person Shooter

Developer: Naughty Dog

Release Date: 14th June 2013 (Mostly World Wide), 20th June 2013 (Japan)

From the creators of the Uncharted series comes a completely excellent story based action game called The Last of Us. The main character Joel (voiced by Troy Baker) has to guide a young girl named Ellie to the resistance group called the Firefiles, whilst surviving against infected or non infected survivor that appear hostile in a Post Apocalyptic United States. The Third Person gunplay is very realistic and you'll need every bit off fire power with a mix of some stealth segments I order to survive. Last of Us does have an amazing multiplayer component, excellent voice acting like the fore-mentioned Troy Baker and outstanding graphics and soundtrack makes game the overall best game of 2013.

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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Worst games of 2013

AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown:

The Top 10 Worst games of 2013

The year 2013 comes to a close as the brand new consoles the XBox One and the PS4 have finally launched, both are getting mixed “Ahhhs and boos” from fans across the globe, it will take time to for those two systems to really showcase their next gen potential. It's that time of the year again to put what the best games of the year or the worst games of the year. This countdown talks about the worst games released this year and it's defiantly difficult to pick the worst lot because there have been plenty of bad games and reboots released this year. Be warned, some may not agree with the choices on this list.

10: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Platform: Wii U

Genre: Party

Developer: Nintendo & Sega

Release Date: 5th December 2013 (Japan), 15th November 2013 (North America), 8th November 2013 (Europe), 9th November 2013 (Australia)

Mario & Sonic the iconic mascots haven't really cut the mustard with their latest minigame compilation in the Olympic Games. Many of the games and events are lacking, controls barely function most of the time and the online modes are limited. Unless they can get their controlling acts correctly, they best stay out of the real Olympic competitions in the future.

9: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/Wii U/PC

Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Terminal Reality

Release Date: 19th March 2013 (North America), 21st March 2013 (Australia), 22nd March 2013 (Europe)

Survival Instinct is what happens when some company decides to take the popular Walking Dead TV License and create a half baked, lazy FPS title loosely based on it as well as the fantastic TellTale games and the comic books. You'd at least be able to survive the games bad AI, horrible music, the game lacking any challenge or tension to the series and also the campaign is very short. This Walking Dead game deserves a nice shot to the head to ensure that the license gets better treatment.

8: Flashback

Platform: Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade)/PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network)/PC

Genre: Platform

Developer: VictorCell

Release Date: Xbox 360: 21st August 2013, PlayStation 3: 2nd October 2013, PC: 1st October 2013

Developer VictorCell rebooted an old platforming game made back in the 90s where rotoscoped animation and solid platforming was impressive for the time. This remake suffers from loose controls, stealth mechanics that don't work at all, levelling system that fells unnecessary and while you can play the original version of Flashback, it unfortunately has no sound what-so-ever.

7: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Platform: XBox 360 (XBox Live Arcade)/PC (Steam)

Genre: Action

Developer: Red Fly Studio

Release Date: 28th August 2013 (World Wide)

Last year Nickelodeon renewed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise on TV, once the series goes into the end of it's first season it becomes unsurprising that a game based on the new TV series would come. It's an action game in which it's battles play out like the Batman Arkham games except they are not fun. The camera is a constant problem being too close to your Turtle, the security door minigame is a real pain, there's plenty of online problems and technical glitches and on top of everything the game is way to easy. The AI is dumb and there are only 4 stages to plow through. Playing this game online only tries to make the experience better but that still can't discard the fact that Out of the Shadows is one awful game to play. It's better to remain in your shell until either it's PlayStation Network version fixes the problems it has or if it forever to passover. I think I'd rather play Turtles in Time on the Super Nintendo then play this mess.

6: Star Trek: The Video Game

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

Genre: Third Person Shooter

Developer: Digital Extremes

Release Date: 23rd April 2013 (North America), 26th April 2013 (Europe)

Just when the new Star Trek movie comes to theatres, a video game loosely based on the material has to arrive on the shelves doesn't it. This game is like Uncharted in space with the worst AI functionality ever in a video game, dozens of bugs and glitches, uneventful story and very dull and very boring shoot outs. This is one game that I warn all hardcore Trekies to stay away from. If given orders to try it, simply beam out immediately from it.

5: The Fighter Within

Platform: XBox One

Genre: Fighting

Developer: Daoka

Release Date: 22nd November 2013 (World Wide)

The Fighter Within is nothing but a shameful launch title of the new XBox One console that tries to take advantage of the systems Kinect functionality. None of the inputs you try work at all and the game itself would only qualify as a terrible 360 Kinect game. It's very unacceptable for the Kinect to deliver motion controls this badly. This game proves that the programmers cannot make motion controls work with a fighting game. These types of games are best with a regular control pad instead.

Dis-Honorable Mention: Aliens Colonial Marines

Platform: Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

Genre: First Peron Shooter

Developer: Gearbox Software

Release Date: 12th February 2013

What could seriously go wrong with a title that has been in a everlasting long delay since it's development back in 2001. Try to find the game development company that would revive the franchise and then finally after so many cancellations and delays, Aliens: Colonial Marines was finally released this year and sadly this game was most likely to have been released in a unfinished state. The game suffered with terrible AI, graphics that are absolutely poor quality and the Single Player Campaign was simply unenjoyable. It didn't make the list because of the DLC content and the Multiplayer modes were at least amusing. From how bad the game was, it stopped any possible chances of a Wii U port being released.

4: Way of the Dogg

Platform: XBox 360 (XBox Live Arcade)/IPhone/Android/PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network)

Genre: Fighting

Developer: Echo Peak

Release Date: XBox 360 and PlayStation 3: 3rd May 2013, IPhone: 13th June 2013, Android: 4th July 2013,

Do you care for some DJ rap? then sadly you won't be getting fun out of this trashy fighting game that attempts to be like Rhythm Thief. Is having to press random buttons to the rythum for fighting any fun at all? Within the first stage you'll answer “No!” simply because this game washes out the same combos and buttons all of the time and it gets very repetitive quickly. If you see this on the downloaable market, do yourself a favor and don't get into it's groove.

3: Girl Fight

Platform: XBox 360 (XBox Live Arcade)/PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network)

Genre: Fighting

Developer: Kung Fu Factory

Release Date: XBox 360: 25th September 2013 (North America and Europe), 24th September 2013 (North America), 2nd October 2013 (Europe)

Girl Fight is a poor fighting game that feels more of a copycat of other fighting games (primary Dead or Alive and Virtua Fighter) and it does it horribly wrong. Girl Fight features a line of female fighters in revealing outfits beating each other with very stiff fighting controls a terrible stuttering frame rate with horrible graphics. Girl Fight is a terrible fighting game that must be avoided at all costs.

2: Ride to Hell Retribution

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

Genre: Action

Developer: Eutechnyx

Release Date: 24th June 2013 (Steam), June 25th 2013 (North America), June 28th 2013 (Europe) July 4th 2013 (Australia)

Ride to Hell is one game where it got canceled back in 2008 and this year being re-announced and then released as a completely garbage title. It lost the over world aspect that it was originally going to have in replacement of various bad design choices, women being portrayed in a obnoxiously misogynistic manner which is gross. It has some of the worst voice acting in recent gaming history with very terrible writing, the controls and every single aspect of the gameplay from shooting to bike raiding is so broken. The game even suffers from a long list of bugs and glitches and overall just unplayable. Stay away from it, don't even download this game out of any curiosity you might have with it.

1: All Final Fantasy Games released this year (Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin, Final Fantasy: All the Bravest and Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn

Developer: Square Enix

Genre: Role Playing

Well one Final Fantasy game wasn't bad enough for both the fans and the company so rather then stream all the FF games together into the list or have any of the two as dis-honorable mentions. Instead all three really terrible Final Fantasy games deserve a well earned number one spot on this countdown. I mean what in the H'ell has the company done to the popular RPG series. All gamers ever wanted was Versus XIII or the Final Fantasy VII remake but it's obvious that we'll never see VII remake, but this is what we gamers get instead. Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin is an expansion pack for FFXI which you'd think the game was forgotten about after 5 years since the release of the last expansion pack. After many years Final Fantasy XI is still not very fun to play with it's slow combat and losing EXP when you die, Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn is an attempt to fix the issues that the original games had. Unfortunately Square Enix didn't really fix all of these problems as there were plenty of server problems, some glitches still exist and the quests and combat is still nowhere near as improved. The game now has a monthly subscription fee and the price for the monthly subscription is outrageous on top of the game's retail pricing. Lastly there is Final Fantasy: All the Bravest which is the absolute worst of the three. The system has you literally swiping a finger to make your group of characters that you remember from the series win every single battle and it gets stupidly repetitive within seconds. Adding insult is including the use of micro transaction of having to pay real money to add party members and new locations to go to. You would think you can have Cloud Strife into your party but you'll get someone else instead. All the Bravest is no doubt the Worst Game of the Year but deserves a spot in the Top 100 Worst games of all time and also the worst game of the entire Final Fantasy Franchise. Square Enix is sure proud of themselves for making this game to literally steel our earned cash. Unless Final Fantasy XV (or Versus XIII as it was supposed to be) ever somehow makeup for all the really bad games they ever made this entire then all I have to say is that the entire franchise is doomed for extinction.

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 13/12/2013 Final Fantasy Marathon (Update Blog Post: 4)

AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 13/12/2013 Final Fantasy Marathon (Update Blog Post: 4)

Final Fantasy Marathon

Because of Square Enix's failed efforts with their newest Final Fantasy games and also the announcements of Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn, Lighting Returns and also possibly a XIII-3, it makes angry enough that I want to stab the director in charge of this madness or tell him to stop throwing those worthless trash at the fans. Well I really can't do that in real life so I decided to do what I originally started back in September 2011 but stopped by March when I only managed to complete at least 5 games. Now it's for me to strike back against the series and Square Enix pay for the trashy sequels they have now unleashed on us. Don't get my wrong I loved the old games like the 1st one, 3rd on DS, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th and also the 10th game. All the other ones excluding the remakes on PS1, DS, GBA and of Course Dissidia and Crisis Core where just completely terrible and should have fated into obscurity.

Here's how I'm going to do this Marathon I'm going to write down what games I'm going to play and it will include main games and spin offs that I can play. Kingdom Hearts will not be counted cause it's only a crossover with Disney and Final Fantasy characters. I'll be doing some games on the actual consoles like 7, 8, 9 put the original 6 games I'm going to do on Emulators because of the recording tools on the different Emulators and also I can't be bothered to buy FRAPS or a camcorder that can record footage from the consoles. For the first 6 games I'll do the GBA remakes while I'll may do the 3rd game on the NES cause I can use the Turbo function to get it done faster. I'll upload the boss fights on Youtube and also I'll review the games I haven't done yet on my Gamespot channel before sharing it on Facebook.

My goal in each game is to beat all the bosses but I'm going to kill off the heroes of each game in the franchise as well. I know that's evil to be honest I don't care and nether should you. I'll upload an image of maybe one character killing off the main character while all the party members are dead. I'll maybe redo some of the images I already did before with a different party member killing of the main character instead. Just for fun I'll be counting how many times each character dies and how many Game Overs I get. Most deaths counted are intentional, they deserve it.

Here are the Games:

Final Fantasy I (GBA) - Game Completed including Soul of Chaos Dungeons: Gerad (Thief) - Level: 99, Homac (Black Mage) - Level: 99, Kuku (White Mage) - Level: 99, Argus (Warrior) - Level: 99 (Total Deaths: 132)

Final Fantasy II (GBA) - Main Story and Soul of Rebirth Completed (Total Deaths: 223)

Final Fantasy III (DS) - Game Completed but will not bother with an optional boss which requires Nintendo DS Friend Codes: Lunneth (Ninja) - Level: 71, Arc (Dark Knight) - Level: 71, Refia (Sage) - Level: 71, Ingus (Dragoon) - Level: 73 (Total Deaths: 284)

Final Fantasy IV (GBA) - Not Started

Final Fantasy V (GBA) - Not Started

Final Fantasy VI (GBA) - Not Started

Final Fantasy VII (PSOne) - Not Started

Final Fantasy VIII (PSOne - Not Started

Final Fantasy IX (PSOne) - Not Started

Final Fantasy X (PS2) – Main Game Completed (Total Deaths: 292)

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2) – Game Completed with 54% ending (Yuna: Level 99 Gunner, Rikku: Level 99 Theif, Paine: Level 99 Black Knight) (Total Deaths: 344)

Final Fantasy XII (PS2) – Main Game along with Minimal Sidequests Completed (Vann – Level 76, Balthier – Level 76, Fran – Level 76, Basch – Level 76, Ashe – Level 76, Penelo – Level 76) (Total Deaths: 419)

Mystic Quest Legend (FFMQ) (SNES) - Not Started

If you have some requests for some other games drop a comment and I'll think about it. I take requests from the PSOne, GBA, PS2 and Maybe Xbox 360. I won't be doing any PSP, DS or any of the online ones on PC. I'll may do the DS version of the 3rd game and also do some recordings on that game if you desire.

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Final Fantasy Marathon (Update Blog Post: 3)

AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 29/11/2013 Final Fantasy Marathon (Update Blog Post: 3)

Final Fantasy Marathon

Because of Square Enix's failed efforts with their newest Final Fantasy games and also the announcements of Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn, Lighting Returns and also possibly a XIII-3, it makes angry enough that I want to stab the director in charge of this madness or tell him to stop throwing those worthless trash at the fans. Well I really can't do that in real life so I decided to do what I originally started back in September 2011 but stopped by March when I only managed to complete at least 5 games. Now it's for me to strike back against the series and Square Enix pay for the trashy sequels they have now unleashed on us. Don't get my wrong I loved the old games like the 1st one, 3rd on DS, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th and also the 10th game. All the other ones excluding the remakes on PS1, DS, GBA and of Course Dissidia and Crisis Core where just completely terrible and should have fated into obscurity.

Here's how I'm going to do this Marathon I'm going to write down what games I'm going to play and it will include main games and spin offs that I can play. Kingdom Hearts will not be counted cause it's only a crossover with Disney and Final Fantasy characters. I'll be doing some games on the actual consoles like 7, 8, 9 put the original 6 games I'm going to do on Emulators because of the recording tools on the different Emulators and also I can't be bothered to buy FRAPS or a camcorder that can record footage from the consoles. For the first 6 games I'll do the GBA remakes while I'll may do the 3rd game on the NES cause I can use the Turbo function to get it done faster. I'll upload the boss fights on Youtube and also I'll review the games I haven't done yet on my Gamespot channel before sharing it on Facebook.

My goal in each game is to beat all the bosses but I'm going to kill off the heroes of each game in the franchise as well. I know that's evil to be honest I don't care and nether should you. I'll upload an image of maybe one character killing off the main character while all the party members are dead. I'll maybe redo some of the images I already did before with a different party member killing of the main character instead. Just for fun I'll be counting how many times each character dies and how many Game Overs I get. Most deaths counted are intentional, they deserve it.

Here are the Games:

Final Fantasy I (GBA) - Game Completed including Soul of Chaos Dungeons: Gerad (Thief) - Level: 99, Homac (Black Mage) - Level: 99, Kuku (White Mage) - Level: 99, Argus (Warrior) - Level: 99 (Total Deaths: 132)

Final Fantasy II (GBA) - Main Story and Soul of Rebirth Completed (Total Deaths: 223)

Final Fantasy III (DS) - Game Completed but will not bother with an optional boss which requires Nintendo DS Friend Codes: Lunneth (Ninja) - Level: 71, Arc (Dark Knight) - Level: 71, Refia (Sage) - Level: 71, Ingus (Dragoon) - Level: 73 (Total Deaths: 284)

Final Fantasy IV (GBA) - Not Started

Final Fantasy V (GBA) - Not Started

Final Fantasy VI (GBA) - Not Started

Final Fantasy VII (PSOne) - Not Started

Final Fantasy VIII (PSOne - Not Started

Final Fantasy IX (PSOne) - Not Started

Final Fantasy X (PS2) – Main Game Completed (Total Deaths: 292)

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2) – Game Completed 54% (Yuna: Level 99 Gunner, Rikku: Level 99 Theif, Paine: Level 99 Black Knight) (Total Deaths: 344)

Final Fantasy XII (PS2) – In Progress

Mystic Quest Legend (FFMQ) (SNES) - Not Started

If you have some requests for some other games drop a comment and I'll think about it. I take requests from the PSOne, GBA, PS2 and Maybe Xbox 360. I won't be doing any PSP, DS or any of the online ones on PC. I'll may do the DS version of the 3rd game and also do some recordings on that game if you desire.

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My Christmas List for 2013

AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 29/11/2013 My Christmas List for 2013

Well it's time again where it's Christmas and we have to decide what we would lie for Christmas. My Christmas List was very difficult to decide because of mainly I planned to get one more console and one of my old consoles has to be unplugged. This is because my television can only have a set number of consoles set up to it. That means that my old PlayStation 2 game console will have to go. I plan to sell off the console after the Christmas Holidays alongside the 86 games that I have for it. I'm currently doing Final Fantasy XII and Persona 4 if I beat can ever beat those two games before 25th December.

Here is what I want for Christmas this year:

1. PlayStation 3 (500 GB) Games Console

2. Tales of Xillia (PlayStation 3)
3. Tales of Graces F (PlayStation 3)

Hope you enjoyed looking at my Christmas List and hope you'll enjoy getting yours. New Top Tens coming up soon and my review of Final Fantasy XII coming up as well once I somehow beat it.

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Gamespot Beta Site and Christmas

AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 6/10/2013 Christmas and Gamespot Beta

Gamespot Logo

Recently Gamespot had unleashed their brand new beta web page that are working on. I had a chance to check it out for a bit and so far it's looking good, I hope they fix the image and video uploading as I had troubles with that before. The Reviewing stuff could do with some fixing as well. Hope we'll see what they do it in the future.

PlayStation 3

I have an important word I would like to make. I'm planning out my Christmas List early but let me tell something I'm really screwed up with my decisions for this years Christmas. I feel jealous of the PlayStation 3 system for the fact I'm missing out on the Tales of Games like Tales of Graces and the Tales of Xillia titles that are exclusive to the system. Not to mention that there are games on the PS3 that have either more features then the 360 and also other games I like that are exclusive to it. If I decide to get a PS3 then I have no choice but to let my old PS2 system and games go because I've been told the PS3 cannot play PS2 games but get this, it can play PS1 games. I have been told that there some PS2 games that did make it other platforms as well as some PS2 games getting HD Remastered ports which is cool enough cause I've seen ones of Devil May Cry, Slient Hill and Metal Gear Solid or better yet one PS3 exclusive compilation of the whole Metal Gear franchise. On my PlayStation 2 I have about, who knows how many games I have for that system but the good news is that I did review all the Light Gun games available on it including most of the PSOne shooting titles. I already know that I have the Wii and the XBox 360 alongside the Nintendo DS and 3DS with plenty of games on them but however there are just some PlayStation 3 games that I'm interested in but will be exclusive to it.

Tales of Xillia

Metal Gear Solid

So the question is guys. Is the PlayStation 3 even worth getting? If so then what PS3 Model should I get and how much it costs?

I just wanted to ask for your opinions if I should or shouldn't own a PS3 guys, thank you reading and understanding.

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Final Fantasy Marathon Update 05/10/2013

Final Fantasy Marathon

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Because of Square Enix's failed efforts with their newest Final Fantasy games and also the announcements of Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn, Lighting Returns and also possibly a XIII-3, it makes angry enough that I want to stab the director in charge of this madness or tell him to stop throwing those worthless trash at the fans. Well I really can't do that in real life so I decided to do what I originally started back in September 2011 but stopped by March when I only managed to complete at least 5 games. Now it's for me to strike back against the series and Square Enix pay for the trashy sequels they have now unleashed on us. Don't get my wrong I loved the old games like the 1st one, 3rd on DS, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th and also the 10th game. All the other ones excluding the remakes on PS1, DS, GBA and of Course Dissidia and Crisis Core where just completely terrible and should have fated into obscurity.

Here's how I'm going to do this Marathon I'm going to write down what games I'm going to play and it will include main games and spin offs that I can play. Kingdom Hearts will not be counted cause it's only a crossover with Disney and Final Fantasy characters. I'll be doing some games on the actual consoles like 7, 8, 9 put the original 6 games I'm going to do on Emulators because of the recording tools on the different Emulators and also I can't be bothered to buy FRAPS to record any of the future or a camcorder that can record footage from the consoles. For the first 6 games I'll do the GBA remakes while I'll may do the 3rd game on the NES cause I can use the Turbo function to get it done faster. I'll upload the boss fights on Youtube and also I'll review the games I haven't done yet on my Gamespot channel before sharing it on Facebook.

My goal in each game is to beat all the bosses but I'm going to kill off the heroes of each game in the franchise as well. I know that's evil to be honest I don't care and nether should you. I'll upload an image of maybe one character killing off the main character while all the party members are dead. I'll maybe redo some of the images I already did before with a different party member killing of the main character instead. Just for fun I'll be counting how many times each character dies and how many Game Overs I get. Most deaths counted are intentional, they deserve it.

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Here are the Games:

Final Fantasy I (GBA) - Game Completed including Soul of Chaos Dungeons: Gerad (Thief) - Level: 99, Homac (Black Mage) - Level: 99, Kuku (White Mage) - Level: 99, Argus (Warrior) - Level: 99 (Total Deaths: 132)

Final Fantasy II (GBA) - Main Story Completed and Started Soul of Rebirth and have all 4 party members ready to fight Ultima Weapon. (Total Deaths: 223)

Final Fantasy III (DS) - Game Completed but will not bother with an opitional boss which requires Nintendo DS Friend Codes: Lunneth (Ninja) - Level: 71, Arc (Dark Knight) - Level: 71, Refia (Sage) - Level: 71, Ingus (Dragoon) - Level: 73 (Total Deaths: 284)

Final Fantasy IV (GBA) - Not Started

Final Fantasy V (GBA) - Not Started

Final Fantasy VI (GBA) - Not Started

Final Fantasy VII (PSOne) - Not Started

Final Fantasy VIII (PSOne - Not Started

Final Fantasy IX (PSOne) - Not Started

Final Fantasy X (PS2) Main Game Completed (Total Deaths: 292)

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2) Besaid Cave (Level 10)

Final Fantasy XII (PS2) - Not Started

Mystic Quest Legend (FFMQ) (SNES) - Not Started

If you have some requests for some other games drop a comment and I'll think about it. I take requests from the PSOne, GBA, PS2 and Maybe Xbox 360. I won't be doing any PSP, DS or any of the online ones on PC. I'll may do the DS version of the 3rd game and also do some recordings on that game if you desire.

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Final Fantasy X Completion and Tales of Destiny Youtube Playthrough

AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 5/10/2013 Final Fantasy X Completion and Tales of Destiny Youtube Playthrough

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I've now beaten Final Fantasy X's story and put down Tidus and his party and I'm going to put a quick blog of it soon. I will also beat Final Fantasy X-2 next. Most importantly to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Tales Series I'm going to be playing through Tales of Destiny for the PlayStation. I got started on the game but I'm missing some clips so I need to make a quick restart I'll resume recording from where my party rests at the Inn in Janos.

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I've also started Final Fantasy X-2 but not to far into the game yet so I'll have to get on with it soon. I'm about to have my second boss battle on it.

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AQWBlaZer91's First Impressions: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Demo

Game Title: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role Playing

Developer: Atlus

Publisher: Atlus, Nis America (Europe)

Demo Released: 30th August 2013 (Europe)

Date of Full Game Release: July 5th 2012 (Japan), February 26th 2013 (North America), August 30th 2013 (Europe)

Age Rating: CERO: A, ESRB: T for Teen, PEGI: 12+, PG

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Etrian Odyssey to me is just another RPG franchise that never seem to not get attention of in the UK at all, no thanks to Atlus with their publishing difficulties. The first one in the series came to the DS in 2008 in Europe whilst in 2007 Japan and America got the game first. It was a title which reflected upon 1980s RPG's like Might & Magic, Wizardry and The Bard's Tale. As interesting as the game was, many gamers found the title as well as the sequels to be incredibly difficult. Speaking of sequels Etrian Odyssey had two of them following up which only came out for Japan and America but not in the UK. If you want to get those games then you'd be better off importing them from Ebay or PlayAsia if they still have copies of those games in.

Atlus finally brings fourth the series to the Nintendo 3DS with Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan which continues the series formula of delivering old school RPG goodness with slight renditions and also an Easier difficulty setting. Atlus also recently announced another Etrian Odyssey game called Untold: The Millennium Girl which is a remake of the orginal game. It's stated for a American release in October this year but no announcements of a possible European release.

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The Nintendo Eshop has a playable demo for everyone to try out for only 3 uses which is strange and the game will last till you reach the end of the first floor in the second dungeon you'll go to.

In Etrian Oddssey IV the storyline follows you who has a make a guild of party members to be able to discover the secrets of the Yggdrasil Labyrinth and fight against dozens of powerful monsters that aim on stopping you on your quest. For a game like this that emulates the old school style of RPG games it comes as no surprise that the game lacks a proper storyline and your only connections are other strangers that you'll might meet in the Labyrinth.

Starting the game is easy for me to sort out, you simply name your guild and then you can then create your party for up to 5 members. In the game you'll have 10 different classes to pick from to build your party with but in the demo you'll have only 7 to try out. These classes include Landsknechts who deal heavy damage with Swords, Medics heal party members, Protectors now Fortresses protect other members in your party, Snipers are expert archers and so on. I can only guess that the last one is unlockable in the Full game.

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Once you build your guild and then equip all your party members, you can then get missions to do and then depart to the labyrinth. The game itself takes place in first person dungeon crawling where you explore maze like dungeons to find items hidden around, deadly monsters to fight and advancing through each floor in the dungeons.

One of the game's changes from other RPG's is that you have to draw a map manually as you wonder around. You use the Stylus on the touch screen to draw out patches of ground, wall boundaries, Treasure Boxes and doors leading to the next part of the map. You have to have to place these so that you've known what is there or what has happened there, etc.

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Etrian Odyssey IV returns the series frequent random encounter system and battles are still in turn based form. Each character in your party has their turn to use their abilities to attack the enemy, use an item or magic spell to heal up or to temporally boost their stats against tough enemies.

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One thing to not about the games is that Etrian Odyssey is very difficult, thankfully for the fourth game the developers have decided to include a more casual difficulty which is more for players who are new to RPG's or those not used to the challenge that the series is known for. One thing to be watchful of are the FOE encounters which are visible on the map and will chase you if you get close to them. They are extremely powerful and will kill you easily if you're not careful and unprepared to fight them, they simply require power level grinding and the right team combinations to win.

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Once you've beaten enough enemies and collected their dropped materials you can then sell them for money and purchase new items once they become available to you. You don't gain money from encounters instead you gain from selling your old stuff you don't need but you can only carry up to 60 items in your bag. Now there's a new feature in the Inn where you store your unwanted items in which helps incase you get equipment that can be given to another character in your roaster.

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Another new feature for the game is the Skyplane where you can take to the sky and discover other dungeons, powerful FOEs that are best avoided and also food that you can find to use as either bait to lure FOE's away and also other people who I think request something which are nice additions.

There are other new additions but however I can't mention them because they are in the full game.

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Etrian Odyssey IV's graphics use the Chibi Anime portraits which for are cute just like in the other games but however the game now has monsters rendered with 3D models instead of sprites which is an improvement and also the same for the FOE encounters which were...whatever they used to be like in the old games. The frame rate isn't smooth unlike the older games on the original DS, sticking at about 30 frames. I am however amazed at the games soundtrack, it goes from calm and relaxing tunes while exploring places but however gets instance upbeat tunes for battles.

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My main impression is that Etrian Odyssey IV is a great game so far but mostly similar to the original game, at least from my experience. I would like to get this game personally but maybe when I beat the orginal game, perhaps I'll test my Etrian Odyssey abilities with the full version of the game.

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AQWBlaZer91's First Impressions: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

The Angry Video Game Nerd by James Rolfe becomes one of most famous internet series on Youtube. He's an icon for playing old console's from his youth and plays the worst games of all time. He's currently on his seventh season of the show which means there about 112 episodes so far. The AVGN goes from the bad consoles like the Mega CD/Sega CD, Atari 5200, Jaguar and the CDi to the bad games of unsuccessful standards, unfair difficulty and poor design. AVGN is currently in development of a movie that's coming soon and finally ScrewAttack are actually making an Indie game that is based on him which this idea is a dream come true for AVGN fans.

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I watched the Screwattack's Screwin' Around episode in which the company decided to showcase two of the games levels but I honestly don't know how many levels that the game has in total. This blog explains my impression from watching that Screwin' Around Episode.

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The game itself is a platform game much similar to other games which are trying to revive the old school retro feel much like Mutant Mudds and Shovel Knight which emulate the games of the old school. You control the Nerd himself who has his trusty Zapper and his famous quotes like I'd rather have a buffalo spit up my *** than be be stuck here in this slimy *** of a game any longer!!! which are very hilarious. The game itself is supposed to feel as if the Nerd himself is reviewing his own game which actually sounds cool.

The game is incredibly difficult with the amount of deadly traps from laser beams, skull blocks, blocks that can fade in and out and enemy placements that aim to destroy you. As you die you'll get to see different quotes of the Angry Video Game Nerd himself that have been suggested by the fans. Each time you die you'll get a different quote which splicings things up. The game is programmed to make you feel like the Nerd who died at a really hard game.

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The Nerd can fire his Zapper gun in a straight line but also like Contra you can control where he aims with the RT Button and the D-pad to aim where you want to. You'll find power ups like beer which restore your health, the glitch gremlin who can glitch the entire game and change the music like the Time Stop item in Castlevania and also the Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 BC version 4.0 BETA B***h who literally destroys all enemies that are on the screen.

While you play as the Nerd you can find additional characters as you go like Kyle Justin, the guitar guy who's usually behind the couch, B******t Man and finally Mike Matei. The Guitar guy can shoot Sonic Booms that can go through the walls so that you easily target enemies and has a greater range, B******t Man is very strong and can shoot deadly poop at enemies and Mike can use his Laser Sword to cut things and reveal secrets. Each of these characters have their own strengths and the Nerd is the all round character that you play as.

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The game will have a few shmup segments from time to time as you can ride on a surfer board and blast several enemies charging in at you. Eventually you come up to a boss which references to the AVGN's other reviews and it takes several tries to memorize the boss' pattern, much like the game's tricky platforming.

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Like from any modern game that makes the retro games look today it looks impressive alongside the music jiggle of the AVGN Theme. I honestly say that this game is challenging and looks pretty fun to play. The crew have announced that they will release the game on Steam and they are currently working on getting the game to Nintendo consoles like the Wii U and the 3DS. They also have a pre-order bonus for Steam users so anyone who is a huge fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd Internet series will find a lot to like and get frustrated over. For me I'm going to wait till the game comes out for the Nintendo 3DS system.

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