If you've missed my last two blogs you can find them My Top Favourite Games for 2014 Part 1: 10-9, My Top Favourite Games for 2014 Part 2: 8-7 and My Top Favourite Games for 2014 Part 3: 6-5 I'll be continuing where I left of with list and a quick list on what's on list of favourite games so far-
- 10- Kirby: Triple Deluxe
- 9- Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
- 8- OlliOlli
- 7- Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster
- 6- The Walking Dead: Season 2
- 5- Super Smash Brothers 3DS
Most of you know that I'm a huge Kingdom Hearts fan this was announced over a year ago just after the English release of 1.5 HD Remix, 2.5 HD Remix contained Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix and a cinematic of cutscenes of Kingdom Hearts of Re Coded its a little similar to what we saw with Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days when it comes to all cutscenes. However both Kingdom Hearts II and Birth By Sleep extra content is a big treat to the fans of the series which has some new features and extra enemies and bosses added in which were only released in Japan. It does make you think you wished they had this all in the original version when both games were released in 2006 and 2010 when it comes to extra content. Yet another great feature about the HD Remix version is that the soundtrack does amazing job sounding even better than the original version especially with Kingdom Hearts II.
When I first heard about Valiant Hearts before it got mentioned at E3 I was really stunned by this title for its 2D comic-book style art, during the years video games have all been focused on World War II but never looked at the First World War seriously. Ubisoft attempts to do two things right about Valiant Hearts creating an enjoyable puzzle adventure and tells a heart-breaking story during the events of the First World War. This game tells a war story that inspires by real life letters and has four characters on the battlefield help a young German soldier find his love in this story about survival, sacrifice and friendship. The colourful nightlife of Paris to the ruins of Reims it really does give you a clear idea what it must be felt like to be around that time period of history plus you progress you even get to learn a bit of history at the same time if you check the inventory sections you learn about how people coped and survived World War I, and picking up historical items throughout the game also give you an idea what tools or pieces on what they used.
I know that this game was released last year just before Christmas for UK/Europe, however the US didn't get the release of the game back in February this year and a site called SmashPad asked me to do a review on the game before the game was released, you can check out my review on their site- Bravely Default. What I really like about this game is the old school Final Fantasy games you should totally check this game out if you own a 3DS. Has the same similar gameplay you would expect in a Final Fantasy game which is a mix of turn-based combat and multi-hit combination moves, Brave can be used to have up to 1-4 turns when it comes to combat in battles or you can use Default which is your guard/defence and that will can be used for BP (Bravely Points) which be used in combat or used for a special attack thanks to BP. If you've played Final Fantasy III or V the job systems is very straight forward you can select back and forth on choosing job classes for your 4 characters from Knight, Black Mage, White Mage and Ninja. The more side-quests and job classes you'll get after defeating certain bosses this is where the game can really be addicting for an RPG game on the 3DS, plus listening to the battle music also makes a great impact when it comes to random battles making you want to listen to it all- Bravely Default Battle Theme (If you've watched Attack on Titan the band "Sound Horizon" are behind the music for it)
Even the graphics are impressive to look at on a handheld console where most of the art and visuals look a little similar to the DS version of Final Fantasy IV and plus also Final Fantasy IX when it comes to landscape environments and airships. What also makes it great that the StreetPass systems makes a great way when it comes to battles where their own avatar can be summoned this can either help you restore health or pull over a powerful attack on enemies, this is a great idea for the 3DS when it comes to games like these once you've Send your own Attack/Move during a random battle this can be uploaded and sent to other players when it comes to StreetPassing; however you may want a good set of friends for this when it comes to certain boss battles because you may need it.
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