Square Enix what have you done to Final Fantasy VI

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Final Fantasy VI recently got released on the Google Play store for Android and will most likely hit iOS as well, the most recent trailer that just got posted online a few days ago Square Enix really have changed a lot of things for Final Fantasy VI especially the main character sprites and visuals for the game-

There have already been a lot of good and bad comments about the mobile version which I do agree with a lot of Final Fantasy fans out there that the mobile versions of the game have always been a little disappointing I can understand why people want a Final Fantasy on mobile if they don't own a handheld console or even a classic console like the SNES or PS1. I did had this game on the PS1 a few years ago and everything about it was almost perfect for a classic RPG game especially from a classic franchise I even tried to get my hands on the GBA version however not many places were selling and online sites were charging double the price you would pay at a retail price.

Final Fantasy IV got ported many times from the PS1, GBA, DS and even the PSP; IV does remain as a classic on its memorable story, soundtrack and characters, it even had a sequel on the Wii called FF IV The After Years taking place a few years after the events of the main story. The Complete Collection was released for the PSP in 2011 with both games making it a great idea for fans of the series to have in their collection and another money-grabber title. The DS version was released back in 2007 in Japan and 200 for the rest of the world and everything about the DS version had charming visuals and graphics including voice acting, most fans of the series have mentioned that this has been the best port version of Final Fantasy IV.

With the DS version being successful fans did wonder including myself will Square Enix thought about releasing both Final Fantasy V and VI on either the DS or even the 3DS, I mean think about it if they were released on either of those consoles it could have used the same graphics, visuals and animation used for Final Fantasy IV plus it would really help sales for Nintendo but over the years the thought of these ideas are likely that this will never happen in the future. Hopefully one day that both either V and VI can hopefully get port a release or even a really good remake on the 3DS or possibly the PS Vita maybe plus this would be very handy if they used something like online support or StreetPass feature for 3DS user just think of the same idea they used for Bravery Default (3DS)

With all these ports and odd HD remakes of every Final Fantasy game that has been released over the years, it does make me wonder what was the best port/remake of a Final Fantasy game? Or would you rather see Square Enix working on a new title when it comes to RPG games or maybe bringing back Vagrant Story perhaps? Let us know in the comments below-

Streets of Rage 3DS Review

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Bought this game before Christmas and New Year mainly because it was a part of my childhood along with Sonic 1 which were both the first games I've ever played. As soon as I saw this on the 3DS eShop I just had to buy and wanted to do a mini review on this as well, I could have posted an actual review on it but wasn't able to post an actual review on it on Gamespot so now it's a review on a blog instead.

Over the past 20 years since 1991 Streets of Rage was first released on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and has sold millions of copies worldwide in a Streets of Rage 2 and 3 soon after between 1991-1994. If you’ve played the series or even remember the first game you will get a trip down to memory lane especially as it makes its way to the Nintendo 3DS as Sega 3D Classics Range on the 3DS eShop.

This was Sega’s attempt on Capcom’s franchise of Final Fight which was released on the NES during that time, over in Japan this was actually called Bare Knuckle: Furious Iron Fist this might have been a bizarre title name in the series bit elsewhere we all call it Streets of Rage which does in fact sound a lot better than the Japanese title name. The series itself might not have an actual story but most games that were released in the late 80’s or early 90’s felt more like Arcade games on home consoles, however the 3DS version does feel like a port version of the game but instead it’s on a handheld console

This plays a lot like Final Fight when it comes to a side-scrolling fighter choosing from three characters to choose from fight your way through waves of enemies in each the levels including a boss at the very end of the stage. You can change the Game settings from International to the Japanese version over at menu screen before starting your game but however the Japanese version makes the game difficulty a little easier especially when it comes to getting a very high score points can give you lives.

What is exclusive to the 3DS version of the game is that there is a brand new mode known as "Fists of Death” this can power up every character and can be ranked at an S, resulting enemies and bosses being defeated in just one hit. This mode is exceptionally easy it is surprisingly satisfying to kill even the toughest of bosses in one punch, can players like you make it through the game without losing any health? This is certainly a challenge that can be set in this brand new mode on the 3DS version.

2 player co-op makes a return in the port version of Streets of Rage you can either host a game or join a game if they have this game downloaded on their 3DS but you must be on Local Play when hosting or joining a game it is a shame you can’t play online with a another player who would have this game. Like other past Sega games that were released on the 3DS eShop such as Sonic the Hedgehog or Shinobi III the 3D effects do look impressive with well coloured and detailed sprites in both its backgrounds and animation sprites on its characters, playing this in full 3D might look a little bland at first but after the first two the levels the 3D effect really does stand out for Streets of Rage but it’s later levels are impressive to look at not bad for a port title that was released over 20 years ago.

With M2 and Sega releasing more classic Sega games on the 3DS it’s very likely that we’ll be getting Streets of Rage 2 and 3 sometime soon if they do plan on releasing more classic on the Nintendo eShop, even the soundtrack which is composed by Yuzo Koshrio it has some of his best works when it came to creating the soundtrack for Streets of Rage from the Mega Drive/Genesis collection. It may feel like a short game to complete but this can be played many times from the easiest to the hardest difficulty setting plus the new mode being added, this can be a little more fun if you have friend who’s got this game to when it comes to co-op play.

It is worth the purchase if you were one of those retro gamers who did play this game during the 90’s but it is also great welcome for newcomers who want to play a classic from Sega’s library of gaming.

7.5/10

Local Community Gaming Events are starting becoming popular?

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I thought I would take this time on talking about Community Events which happen almost anywhere across any country or even in your area. I know that Nintendo released the 3DS back in 2011 and they had a cool feature which was Street Pass where you can street pass other players who have a 3DS, this is where you can exchange puzzle pieces and their Mii's help you on a Dungeon fantasy quest called Street Pass Quest; plus certain games that were released for the 3DS such as Mario Kart 7, Animal Crossing or even Pokémon had Street Pass features. If you live in the UK these events called http://streetpassuk.co.uk/

They are becoming really popular across the UK from London, Manchester, Newcastle and Portsmouth all of these are local community events. This is where gamers like yourself could meet up with other gamers and pretty much have fun gaming, I've been to quite a few in my area which are in Newcastle and the people I've met are really friendly and ending up playing a lot of Mario Kart 7 for fun; I've even managed to play Monster Hunter up to 2-4 players at once and I can really understand where the series is so popular in Japan.

Even across the UK there have been a few special launch events for certain games like Pokémon X and Y or Animal Crossing around when they were released, I've managed to go to the Animal Crossing launch event back in June and I really did had a great time and there were more than around 70 who turned up- Animal Crossing New Leaf Launch Event. There were a few tournaments going on including Bug Off and Biggest Fish competitions if you had Animal Crossing on you and plus they had a Mario Kart Wii tournament on the fastest time and a Super Smash Brothers tournament. If you haven't heard of Street Pass UK and want to know if there's a group or Local Community you can check through their site or even check on Facebook if there is one, I'm not sure if other countries do the exact same thing but I'm pretty sure they do if you live somewhere like the US or in Europe.

Yes the 3DS has the right idea on community meets and an easy way in making friends and having fun playing games, it makes me wonder if there's any for gamers who own a PSP or even a PS Vita. Like I've just said both the PSP and PS Vita had a great library of games when it came to games like Monster Hunter series or God Eater or Dissidia, most community events like these would be in Japan and end up playing co-op missions. I know there was ad hoc multiplayer which you can download on your PS3 and connecting with a USB cable to your PSP and play certain games online; it had the right idea but most of the players who downloaded were hard-core players. When Monster Freedom Unite (PSP) was released in Japan there was a place in London where players could meet and play Monster Hunter, when I bought the game back in 2009 I did think was there any events like these in my area? The biggest problem with Monster Hunter was released outside of Japan not many people weren't interested in the series, you would have only been lucky if someone else had the game on them if you were going to a convention, College/University or know a few friends who had it.

I do own both handhelds I can tell there's a big difference when it comes to multiplayer gaming for both 3DS and PS Vita it would have been cool if there was something like more community events on games like Monster Hunter or God Eater because there is a good fan service online it just getting their foot out there in making a local community event and who would turn up. Not just that I would have loved to see local community events from Gamespot where Gamespot members could meet up, play a few games and having a laugh but the problem is that there's always going is where most people live far away; but if you own a home console like an Xbox, PlayStation or PC there's always going to be a group page where players can connect online for multiplayer gaming.

Have you've been to a Street Pass meet or a Community event on gaming? Let us know in the comments

Anime line-up Winter- 2013/2014

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With the new year of 2014 arrived at our doorsteps what does 2014 have lined-up for most Anime fans out there. A ton of new anime has just started and here is a list of a few animes worth checking out if you have the time-

*These are trailers from youtube if your wonder why the video isn't work or can't see anything*

Buddy Complex-

The story will revolve around the friendship and coming-of-age of two boys. It begins with Aoba Watase, a boy who goes to high school in Tokyo and lives a carefree daily life. On the morning of his school\'s opening ceremony after summer vacation, he goes to campus as usual, but he has a chance encounter with another boy.

Space Dandy-

Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it's first come, first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety of aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe.

Witch Crafts Work-

Takamiya Honoka is a regular student whose only problem seems to be that he sits next to Kagari Ayaka, the school's #1 beauty. They have never spoken to each other before and any small interaction between them immediately results in her fanclub beating him. Yet when a falling part of the school's building is about to send him to the afterlife, it's Kagari that comes to his rescue. Only... she's dressed as a witch, carrying him in her arms and floating on a broom?! Kagari tells him it is her mission to protect him and that now she can finally protect him openly rather than undercover.

Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda-

What does it take to conquer the world?! Every leader of the past has thought of it but all they have done was to merely dream of its greatness. World domination...nobody has been able to achieve it. Until one little girl by the name of Kate Hoshimiya came along. Kate Hoshimiya will shock the world! How was she able to carry out such a magnificent stunt? So frightful! So glorious! Could this be…the Zvezda Plot?! Let the light of our great Zvezda shine upon this land far and wide.

Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta-

This is a tale of a prince who lost everything who leaves for a journey with no guarantee of returning to his hometown safely. With hatred and revenge in his mind, he meets several people that teach him about friendship and love.

Noragami-

At the boundary between this realm and another, there live eight million gods, dead spirits who serve the gods, and other assorted spirits who help and meddle in the affairs of humans. A sweet middle school girl named Hiyori Iki has been enduring bullying from her classmates, and she goes to the restroom by herself to cry. Scrawled on the bathroom wall is a phone number and the message, "I solve your troubles." After Hiyori calls the number, she encounters a homeless boy wearing a jersey who calls himself a god. The boy, named Yato, is rough, moody, lazy, and never listens to anyone's wishes, but he had the power to be a god that no one knew of.

Sakura Trick-

The story revolves around Haruka and Yuu, two girls who go to a high school that is slated to be shut down in three years. To share something special between them, they share a kiss, and their relationship deepens from that moment onward.

Hamatora The Animation-

The story revolves around "Minimum" or "minor miracle" special hereditary powers discovered only in an extremely limited number of humans. Those who possess such powers are known as "Minimum Holders.”

D-Frag!-

Kazama Kenji likes to believe he is something of a delinquent. Moreover, others seem to like to agree that he is. Of course, Kenji's gang finds their way to a group of four not-so-normal girls Chitose, Sakura, Minami and Roka and all at once, whatever reputation he may have is nothing compared to the outrageous behaviour of the girls. Shanghaied into joining their club, what will happen to his everyday life from that point on?

Also on the list of the Winter line-up-

  • Nobunaga the Fool
  • Nobunagun
  • SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation
  • Z/X: Ignition
  • Go! Go! 575
  • Hoozuki no Reitetsu
  • Mahou Sensou
  • Nourin

Is there anything on the list you are planning on watching? Or is there something else you would rather be watching?

Movie Review- Frozen

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Have been meaning to do a Movie review on this a few weeks ago, recently saw this film with a few friends before Christmas and I can easily say that I've enjoyed this movie a lot more than The Hobbit if I'm honest with most people on Gamespot.

Frozen

UK Release- December 6th 2013

US Release- November 27th 2013

Mins- 108 Minutes

I used to watch a lot of Disney films when I was younger either at the Cinema or on VHS back in the 90's, it was just after 2000 where most Disney films have started going downhill, I know that Pixar is a part of Disney but that is a completed different studio and company to them. I mean the last Disney film I've really enjoyed was Wreck-It Ralph which was released a year ago but that film was nothing but Video Game references which a lot of people would get most of the jokes which I would agree on that part. But when it came to watching Frozen I first thought it was not going to be a great film but I was completed wrong on that part after watching it and plus most of my friends I know couldn't stop talking about Frozen.

A young princess named Anna (Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven to find her older sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom and help Elsa that there's nothing to fear. Even the story plot has a few good comedy and musical moments but the really plot starts to kick in even later in the film and find out what's really going on. Even the animated short film before the start of Frozen Disney throws in a mini-cartoon called "Get a Horse!" which feels more of a classic 1928's cartoon but the animation is still impressive to look at from the blast to the past and does try focusing on the 3D effects making the characters including Mickey Mouse come out of the screen it’s a lot more clever to watch if you have seen it or haven't seen this in 3D yet.

Most of the musical numbers in Frozen are really catchy to listen too not just that the last time I've enjoyed most Disney movies was during the Disney Renaissance era or even before then. Like I've just said I was really surprised how good Frozen was when it comes animated from Disney most people I know have said that this has been the best Disney film since Lion King, but then again most people have different opinions on what their favourite Disney is during their childhood. I do wonder what Disney will do next in the future can they really pull of a good animated film like they have done with Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen?

4/5 (4 stars)

Hope you've enjoyed reading my review :D

My Top 5 Anticipated Games of 2014

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I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year; I hope that 2014 would bring everyone as much luck and a good year. But have heard that this year is yet another good year for gaming, what games am I looking forward to for this year you may ask?

Here is my top 5 games I'm looking forward to for 2014-

The Evil Within-

This title caught my eye before the events of E3 2013 I've enjoyed past horror games like Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Fatel Frame. The legendary horror mastermind Shinji Mikami has been working on this game for quite a while and fans of the original Resident Evil series and horrors fans are hoping that this game will be very scary, let's just hope because the last time I've freaked out over a horror game was with Fatel Frame 1. Not just that I even did the cosplay for Anime event back in September for Sebastian Castellanos, there still hasn't been a word on a release date but has been confirmed sometime in 2014.

Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix (PS3)-

Loved Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix which came with Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Re: Chain of Memories and 358/2 Days; Square Enix announced a 2.5 HD Remix which will contain Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Birth By Sleep Final Mix and all cutscenes for Re: Coded. I love the series for what it is over the past 10 years from now and playing Kingdom Hearts II in HD would be really something to look forward and of course the Final Mix version which was only released in Japan back in 2007 contained Limit Form, Organization XIII boss battles and an extra boss being added in too.

Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright (3DS)-

You would think that Azran Legacy was going to be the last Layton game in the series? well you are wrong on that one because a spin-off title was released a while back in Japan called Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright where both characters get wrapped into another world and have to work together in solving this mystery. Various sites and fans of both games have wanted this game to be released outside of Japan over the past year and it has work plus got Nintendo's attention in releasing this year, just hope that this game will also include Daily Puzzle Downloads to download everyday on your 3DS just like the past Layton games.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster-

Like Kingdom Hearts HD seeing Final Fantasy X in HD looks really impressive to look at and I'm amazed that it's been over 10 years since it was released for the PS2. Both X and X-2 are being released on both PS3 and PS Vita but too be honest I'm actually wanting to play both games on the PS Vita more than the PS3 version due to the fact that games like these do look really well done on a PS Vita especially what Persona 4 Golden looks on PS Vita looking more clearer and colourful and still a classic game to anyone's collection. Reason I would want to play Final Fantasy X HD on my PS Vita is because half the time I'm out and about either with a few friends or wanting to play an RPG game during my coffee break when it comes to work.

Persona 5 (PS3)-

Only little much information has been announced last month from Atlus on Persona 5 which will be released on the PS3 sometime at the end of 2014. But judging from the trailer you do wonder what the chains and chairs mean in Persona 5, but I do hope that the story will be good as Persona 3 and 4 especially the soundtrack in the series which is the strongest part about the series, either sometime during this year or possibly more information from the Japanese magazines of Famitsu so there should be more info on Persona 5 before its release.

So what games are you looking forward for 2014 this year? Let us know in the comments.

My Top Favourite Games for 2013 Part 4: GAME OF THE YEAR

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If you've missed part 1 and 2 you can find it here- My Top Favourite Games for 2013 Part 1: 10-8 and My Top Favourite Games for 2013 Part 2: 7-5 and My Top Favourite Games for 2013 Part 3: 4-2

You've all have been wondering what has been my favourite game for 2013, most you actully thought it was The Last of Us (PS3) or something else most of you guys were wrong on that one :P Lets quickly take a look back on my List on past Game of the Year-

My past games of the year were-

  • 2006- Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
  • 2007- Okami (PS2- UK/Euro release)
  • 2008- The World Ends With You (DS)
  • 2009- Uncharted 2 (PS3)
  • 2010- Persona 3 Portable (PSP)
  • 2011- Uncharted 3 (PS3)
  • 2012- Journey (PSN)

My overall Game of the Year is......

1- BioShock Infinite (PS3/360/Steam)

The last time I've played a really good FPS game was a couple of years ago with Timesplitters 2 and Halo 1; I loved the first BioShock (PS3) back in 2008 being set in an underwater city. BioShock Infinite takes it to a whole new world set in the early 1900's in the sky city of Columbia. I really do like the Steampunk style idea for this set before the 60's during the events of BioShock 1 and 2, Infinite takes place in 1912 where Booker DeWitt heads to the lighthouse which transports him to Columbia with the mission from Luteces to "bring us the girl and wipe away the debt". Elizabeth plays a very important role throughout the main story; she is not like other people you'll meet in Columbia. Throughout the story you'll be escorting Elizabeth and finding out what is really going on its story.

The fun part is when riding the skyline and shooting at enemies at the same time, you can also grab on to hooks which can help you get across various building and areas you can't reach; you can also assassinate your enemies from above if you see a star icon when they are not looking. I loved the moments when you are riding the skylines and trying to take down a juggernaut who is chasing you down or even trying to shoot down the Patriot bots which are robots of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln carrying a rail-gun, or as I call them Nixon bots if you are familiar with the Futurama series.

Elizabeth is just one those characters you do care about as you progress through the game, she can be a big help to you by finding money, ammo, or even health packs. The first time you meet her you don't want to forget that moment and listening to her sing makes you feel that you really care about her and you don't really need to protect her throughout the whole game like you would do in other games like in Resident Evil 4. As I got towards the ending of the story you really do end up in a shock and wonder what the heck is really going on, I actually dropped my PS3 controller and my jaw just dropped as I found out the truth during the ending, I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't played this game yet.

Plus playing the game again on 1999 Mode is a real challenge for any gamer, even I tried to play through the game on the hardest difficulty setting so far only got up towards the graveyard scene and encountering Elizabeth's mother, the clever thing about 1999 Mode is that money is your continue if your money is all gone it's game over just like in the real arcades. Speaking of BioShock Infinite I even cosplayed as Booker DeWitt for a few Anime conventions and of course at NERG (North East Retro Gaming) as well plus used the blue material I had left from my Prinny cosplay (Disgaea) as blue bandages just like in the game.

If you've still haven't picked up this game do yourself a favour and buy this game or even pick it up for free on PSN Plus next month if you have a PS3. You will not regret it and it's one of those games that stands out in the 7th generation of gaming on my list which I've mentioned in my past blogs- End of the 7th Generation of Gaming- Part 7 Final Blog

What was your Game of the Year for 2013?

My Top Favourite Games for 2013 Part 3: 4-2

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If you've missed part 1 you can find it here- My Top Favourite Games for 2013 Part 1: 10-8 and My Top Favourite Games for 2013 Part 2: 7-5

You might already be wondering what my Game of the Year is for 2013 but as we are almost towards finding out what game it is, but what games made it on my top list from 4-2.

4- Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix (PS3)

When you see certain PS2 games getting a HD treatment such as God of War, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, Final Fantasy X and of course the Devil May Cry collection. Most of you know that I'm a huge Kingdom Hearts fan but when I heard about a HD collection coming to the PS3 back at TGS 2012 I was quite hyped about 1.5 HD Remix which contained Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories and a cinematic of cutscenes of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. It was nice to finally play Re: Chain of Memories due to the fact that UK/Europe never got the PS2 version back in 2008, but the game that really shined out of that collection was Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix which has some new features and extra enemies being added which were only released in Japan back in 2002. The HD make-over for Kingdom Hearts really did look impressive to look at when you see both Final Fantasy and Disney characters in one game.

3- Ni No Kuni (PS3)

This game could have been released sooner but it got delayed a few times back in 2012 but it finally got released at the beginning of February and was my first pre-order for 2013. As I much love RPG games, with the mix Level 5 and Studio Ghibli's magic and animation, the story was pretty good too where Oliver finds out that his mother passed away just when Oliver had begun to think that all hope is lost, Drippy who is the Lord High Lord of the Fairies appeared, and told him that if they travelled together to the Fairy's world and defeat the evil Shadar. There might be a chance of brining his mother back; but there is still evil afoot in Drippy's world by the Evil White Witch, so it's up to Oliver and his new friends to saving the world. The gameplay had a mix of the monsters that you could use in Dragon Quest series and some elements from other games like Final Fantasy and Persona. You've also had the option to change the voice acting to English or Japanese, but what really shined about Ni No Kuni is the soundtrack especially the battle theme music which you could end up listening to all day if you wanted to.

2- The Last of Us (PS3)

First off how many of you thought this was my game of the year? well you are almost right I was torn between this and another which I will mention on my next blog because both games were really good on terms of story, gameplay, art and some memorable moments. The Last of Us had a mix of a TV drama of The Walking Dead but an outbreak known as Cordyceps fungus ravages the United States. The more you play The Last of Us you do get to some cliffhanging moments and the relationship between Joel and Ellie as they try to make their way across America finding the Fireflies. Ever since 1996 Naughty Dog started off with Crash Bandicoot on the PS1 and then the Jak and Daxter series for the PS2, after finishing the Uncharted series for the PS3 they really have outdone themselves with The Last of Us with it being one of the last biggest titles for the PS3. But all I would say is this if you plan on buying and playing this game don't rush through the game there are a lot of memorable moments.

  • 10- Project X Zone (3DS)
  • 9- DuckTales Remastered
  • 8- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)
  • 7- Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)
  • 6- Persona 4 Arena (PS3/360)
  • 5- Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
  • 4- Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix (PS3)
  • 3- Ni No Kuni (PS3)
  • 2- The Last of Us (PS3)

Find out in my next blog what my Game of the Year is for 2013.

My Top Favourite Games for 2013 Part 2: 7-5

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If you've missed part 1 you can find it here- My Top Favourite Games for 2013 Part 1: 10-8

After grinding a few more gears on Dark Souls and of course playing some Bravely Default (3DS) when I'm out and about while getting the bus into Newcastle and meeting up with a few of my friends. Anyways thought I'd get back to my second part of my Top 10 Favourite Games for 2013 from 7-5.

7- Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)

I've might have already mentioned in the past that I've managed to complete all of the Daily Puzzles on Miracle Mask before the next Layton was released last month which was Azran Legacy. It's supposed to be the last game in the series for Professor Layton but there's also the release of Layton VS Phoenix Wright for Spring 2014 so it won't be the last time we see Professor Layton plus in Azran Legacy there's also more than 500 Daily puzzles to download for over a year on the Daily Download list. Story takes places after Miracle Mask where Layton, Luke and Emmy set of on their next adventure what secrets will they unlock on their final adventure?

6- Persona 4 Arena (UK/Euro Release)-

It might have been almost a year it was released in both Japan and America everywhere else including UK/Europe finally got their hands on Persona 4 Arena back in May; even I went as Yu Narukami on launch day during that mourning while purchasing the game at GAME which was fun. I loved the BlazBlue series and this was made by the same the team that created Persona 4 Arena, the story itself takes place two months after the events of the main story including some surprise characters from Persona 3 make an appearance as well. The gameplay controls are very straight forward and can easily be picked up by anyone who doesn't play fighting games very often and you can't say no to the Persona 3 and 4 soundtracks to Persona 4 Arena if you are a fan of the series.

5- Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)

I'm pretty surprised that I've spent more than 60 hours on Animal Crossing and keeps making me want to come back to my own town, the funny part is that I've named my town Inaba which was from Persona 4 (PS2) and even changed the town theme to the Junes Theme if you've played Persona 4 that is you may get the reference. In New Leaf you are the Mayor of your own town and you can decide what you want to do in your town and plus create your own clothing designs and play with friends either local or online. Back in June went to a Streetpass Meet and this one was based on the Animal Crossing launch event which was a ton of fun including a few competitions including Bug Catching and Fishing, plus it was nice hearing comments from everyone else on how much they've enjoyed New Leaf within the first few days it was released.

  • 10- Project X Zone (3DS)
  • 9- DuckTales Remastered
  • 8- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)
  • 7- Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)
  • 6- Persona 4 Arena (PS3/360)
  • 5- Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)

What are your thoughts so far on my list, any games on this list that you've played or haven't played?

My Top Favourite Games for 2013 Part 1: 10-8

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I hope that everyone has enjoyed their Christmas Holidays; I know I have spending time with friends and family plus saw the movie Frozen last weekend as well which I will work on a movie on that at one point. Got some new games during Christmas which should keep me busy for a long time and finally got Dark Souls (PS3) which I've still haven't picked up or played after it was released back in 2011.

Anyways thought I'd start to post my Top 10 Favourite Games for 2013, this year has been great for games and there's been quite a few good titles along the way here is my list from 10-8

10- Project X Zone (3DS):

Project X Zone will always be one of those bizarre cross-over games you'll ever come across with the likes of SEGA, Capcom and Bandai Namco. The story might not make any sense to most gamers but its hard-core gamers would enjoy this even more plus certain characters from various games make an appearance such as Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, Jin and Ling and Kurt and Riela from Valkyria Chronicles III. But you might just say that this game kind of reminds me of The Avengers where all Marvel heroes come together and fight evil, plus you can easily spend more than 50 hours on clearing the main story.

9- DuckTales Remastered (PSN/Steam/Xbox Live)

I do remember watching the cartoons on an early Saturday and Sunday morning, plus remember the movie quite well. It was released on the NES back in 1989 and 24 years later the original game still lives up to a classic game to any retro gamer. When the Remastered version was announced back in Spring 2013 nobody was not suspecting this at all. The game itself feels like a lost episode of the DuckTales series but it does make a great touch for a game and keeps its fans happy if they remember watching the series as a child back then. I have played the original and the game itself is still amazing as it was from the addicting gameplay and the memorable soundtrack, listening to the soundtrack in DuckTales Remastered is great to listen to and randomly singing the Moon Level thanks to brentalfloss (http://www.youtube.com/user/brentalfloss)

8- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)

I still play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite now and then on my PSP but when I heard about a Monster Hunter coming to the 3DS thought this would be a great idea for a 3DS game. Plus I liked the idea of playing the game with friends or people who have this game, the downside to the 3DS version however is that there was no online co-op, meaning you can't play online with a friend like you would do for the likes of Mario Kart 7 or Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I have played a few missions with a few of my friends using the local-multiplayer thanks to the StreetPass Meets which are all over the UK now as it is including one here in Newcastle. For any Monster Hunter fan including myself this is worth checking out but you may want to pick up a Second-Analog stick if you see one cheap for your 3DS.