January might have been a quiet start when it comes to new games released during that month plus haven't had anything good to blog about for almost two weeks now the last two blogs I've posted were both 10 Year Anniverary Blog- Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath and Movie Review- Big Hero 6 but I have been playing quite a few games in my time during that month thought I'd talk about the games I've been playing and reviewed.
(Mentioned the games names with links to my reviews for each one)-
Since Christmas I'm still playing Persona Q (3DS) loved both Persona 3 and 4 for their story and amazing soundtrack, what I liked about the 3DS version that it uses the art style of Chibi-Art were both characters from Persona 3 and 4 come together and investigate a mystery on a bizarre alternate version of Yasogami High School in Inaba and restore lost memories of their new friends Zen and Rei. The Battle system feels like the old Shin Megami games and Etrian Odyssey.
The graphics and visuals still look impressive from today’s standard in video games especially the race track designs, layout designs making everything most detailed and an absorbing driving game. Been playing both single player and multiplayer races of Gran Turismo have done a review of this game and it still stands up from today since its first release on how driving games should be made.
Bought the Spyro Trilogy from the PSN Store during the Special Offer sales but the only Spyro game I have never played when I was younger was Spyro 2. Only time I've played it was at a friend's house or even at a youth club but when I saw this game for sale on PSN back in 2007 bought it on release to download on my PS3 but there were problems with loading times for the first few levels so I had to get my refund back. When I found a copy of the game at CEX at a cheaper price bought it but however the disc was totally scratch and wouldn't work either system my PS1, PS2 or PS3 so I had to get my refund again. Now that I've finally played and beaten Spyro 2 I can understand why everyone loves this game and considering it their favourite Spyro game in the series and a little trip back down memory lane for me too.
Around the first or second week of December walked into a shop called Cash Converters and saw a few PS1 games going for £1 and one of them was Chicken Run, I do remember playing the demo for this when I first got my PS1 console for it; Just like in the film you play as Ginger and helping her flock make a break for freedom while avoiding the evil Mrs. Tweedy and her oafish husband, who wants to turn them into chicken pies. However Run is based on an actual World War II incident where POWs attempted to escape from a Nazi prison camp if you've seen The Great Escape it gives you an example on how they escaped the prison war camps. What some people may notice with it being a game based on escaping a prison war camp it tries to act like a Metal Gear Solid title on terms of gameplay, you'll noticed that the bottom right screen has a Soliton Radar and yes you can hide under a garden gnome or a wellington boot just like Metal Gear Solid with the cardboard boxes.
For someone who has played a Pokémon game for the first time I've actually found Pokemon Omega Ruby enjoyable since I do like RPG games in general, when I was younger the games never really caught my attention tried to play Pokémon Blue on my phone a few years back through an emulator but the save crashed and had to keep starting all over again which I didn't like. Never liked the TV series overall due to the poor animation I just couldn't get into the cartoon series but enjoyed playing Omega Ruby since its release collecting Gym Badges, capturing Pokémon and plus its StreetPass option can let you build your own secret base anywhere in the Hoenn Region depending on where you plan to build your base you can find or look for their base which can be well hidden meaning that you'll have to track down where it plus collect their Green flag more you collect through StreetPass you'll earn more rewards for your base including creating your own base. One of the features you'll see featured is the BuzzNav news when you pass by other players, it will transfer the data they have compiled to you. This data ranges from items you have bought, Pokémon you have caught, TMs you have used and so forth and will appear in the various shows that are in BuzzNav.
Hope you've enjoyed reading my blog on what games I have been playing throughout January and reading my reviews as well. I have got both Majora's Mask and Monster Hunter Ultimate 4 on both Pre-Order for this month which I am looking forward to playing.
What games have you've been playing during the first month of 2015?
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