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My 2014 Retrospective

I never played that many games in one years.

This years I played :

On PS3

  • Final Fantasy Lightning Returns : even thought the game had many problems with frame rate, I enjoyed it a lot and platinum it
  • Naruto Shippuden 3 : again another game that I platinumed and it wasn,t as fun as the previous entries but hey, with the story it couldn't be helped.
  • South Park The Stick Of Truth : As a fan of South Park, I had to play it and enjoyed it but it was so easy that once I finished it I immediatly sold it.
  • The Last Of Us : I finally gave up to the hype train as the PS4 version came out and played it. Outside of some beautiful graphics I didn't find the game enjoyable at all. if the story was the huge selling point of the game to me it got pretty boring and predictable, I prefer story telling in a JRPG. Never going to play another ND game.
  • Persona 2 : Interesting game that I haven't played before but after finishing P4G, I had to played previous entries. Cool game.

On 3DS

  • Zelda A Link Between World : I got a 3ds after selling my Vita and I got a brand new unsold Zelda themed 3DS and obviously this is the first game I played and enjoyed it a lot. I'm on my second playthrough and I hope to find every heart this time.
  • Pokémon X : This was my first Pokémon game ever and I liked it even though the story was ridiculous it is a lot of fun to find a Pokémon that will help you and build a good team. I've been interested in Pokémon after playng Ni No Kuni.
  • Bravely Default : I still haven't finished it but I'm somewhere in chap 5. Very good game but I had to take a break after going after the vampire asterisk...
  • Fire Emblem : Good game, really fun but I didn,t find it as deep as Final Fantasy Tactics on PSOne.
  • Super Mario 3D Land : This is the game that reminded me how much I love platformer and especially Mario games. I've been away for too long. I was super excited once I unlocked Luigi !
  • Final Fantasy Theatrythm Curtain Call : For a Final Fantasy fan this game is really cool and challeging !
  • Paper Mario Sticker Star : The music is super cool and the sticker fun to use but a huge disapointement in the story which used to be wacky and deep.
  • Persona Q : Finally a Persona game on a Nintendo system and it is very fun, all the caracters from P3 and P4G are here ! Yes even Marie-chan from P4G. I haven't played with the P3 perspective but from P4G they found a way to make that story Inside P4G story. I heard that this game play a lot like Etrian Odyssey and I think this will be my next purchaise for my 3DS.

On Wii U

  • Mario Kart 8 : Very good game, I love it so much ! I'm also very close to beat every challenges in the reverse mode, only one cup to go ! I Wonder if you unlock something for it ?
  • Super Mario 3D World : Very cool game and so much more than 3D Land but in different ways.
  • Bayonnetta 1&2 : I haven't played those game previously so it was all new to me. Quite good, somekind of Devil May Cry on steroid with a lot of sexy poses. I think I'll finish B1 soon and will see the awesomness of B2.
  • Super Smash Bros. : This is also the first time I play a Smash game and it was interesting and quite fun with a lot of people. I may find it a lot more fun and maybe a classic once I play it more.
  • The Legend Of Zelda : Wind Waker HD : I remember playing it on my GameCube but I never finished it. This is my chance and I'm looking for collecting all the heart and stuff but it can take a lot of time when you don't know where to look.
  • Capitain Toad : Very cool little game, I'm somewhere in Toadette chapter and it is really fun.

So all and all it was a good year for me, especially on the 3DS and Wii U side, on the PS3/Vita it was more of a disapointement outside of Lightning Returns. For next year it will mostly finishing all my games. I'm looking foward many Wii U and 3DS releases and only waiting for P5 for the PS3.

Holy .... Persona4 Golden

Last night I just finished Persona4 Golden on PSVita. What an awesome japanease RPG. But the final ... man ... it just leaves me with a : What the **** this is ???

***Spoiler alert, you've been warned***

I can't beleive they finished the game like that ... Nanako still at the hospital for like 3 months, Namatame not really in prison and never faced himself, and us ... we quite Inaba !!! I was like ... nah serisouly ? I thought we forged bond that couldn't be broken and now we love that place and bla bla bla ... on top of that you may have a girlfriend ... yeah that was wierd to say the least. Also the fog never lifted again ... I was like ... the fog is so thick this is because the shadow of Namatame is too powerful and some TV creature will come in the real world and we will have to beat him for good this time but no ... and Teddie return into the TV world and no one tried to see him one last time ? and this is what save Nanako ??? I still haven't digested the final of this game.

***End of the spoiler***

It is still one of my top 10 game of all time but that final just make me want more and understand some unanswered questions !!! For now I'll let Persona4 take rest and I will continue my negleted Soul Sacrifice and I'll try to platinum Bioshock Infinite and maybe Ni No Kuni.


Man ! I'm still playing Ni No Kuni but I'm starting to give up ... I miss like 3 trophies and one is tied to 5 of Scroll Of Truth that I can't get ... I now which creature can give them but **** ... too damn hard just to get one !

I can't believe how hard it is ... it is OK that it is difficult but man ...

Liste of game

Right now I'm playing :

Ni No Kuni ( yeah I want that damn platinum )

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 ( as a fan of Naruto I really like it )

Persona 4 Golden ( on the Vita and it is really fun )

Little Big Planet Vita ( I finished it and I like to play a game from time to time )

Assassin's Creed Liberation Vita ( still unsure about this one ... but it came with my Vita so )

I'm looking forward to :

Bioshock Infinite on the PS3 or maybe on the Vita, I'll see first if I like it enough to buy and play it.

Last Of Us on the PS3

Lego Batman 2 on the Vita

Disgaia 3 on the Vita

I saw another game that coming at the end of april for the Vita that look like Demon Soul, I'll look into that too.

But for right now I'll at leas finish Persona4 on the Vita and Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm3 before buying anything else. I know myself, I'll have to almost to completely finish 100% those game before moving on.

Ni No Kuni and other gaming news

Yeah ! I finished it ! I'm quite happy to have see the end after nearly 73h of play. Sure I took the time to do 85% of the errands and did some alchemy and little side quest like what the critters want in the Hermit's cave.

I'm saddly very far from the Platinium of that game but I'm sure I will get it eventually. I finished just in time for Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm 3 and God Of War ( but I don't think I'll play GoW this time, I'm kind of sick of it).

I was also planning to buy a PS Vita, I played a bunch of it and 3DS and I much prefer the Vita, I'm quite excited because it will be my first handheld ever.

Completitionnist update

I seriously never did that before ... but why not !

Rightnow I'm playing Ni No Kuni and I really enjoy it. I've sinked 16h into it and the journey is just starting to be really fun. Now that I can capture my own Familliar ( aka Pokémon ) the game is a little more dynamic and right now I have to take a boat for the next island. The only complain I could do is : it is kind of a steap difficulty because the 4 first bosses were a joke but I got a Nightmare and this one was a real pain to beat. So I wonder how much time it will take me to finish the game and having 100% trophies and completition.

I miss one trophy for Braid that I want to get ... the speed run-ish thing. I did replay the game before I got Ni No Kuni but I didn't tried to do the speed run.

I also miss only 6 trophies for Fallout 3 to have 100%, I miss the one for level 8 - 14 - 20 Evil and Neutral. Yeah I have everything else except the alien audio log and the 100 steel ingot in the DLC. So the platinium isn't that far away.

I also think about completing at 100% Heavy Rain. I never touched it after I first beat it... it was kind of a emotional adventure for me. But I've been think about that for a long long time.

I will most likely try to obtain the last trophy I miss in Flower ... the dreaded : make it to the city unscathered

Wish me luck !

Kind of disapointed

I just saw and commented on the news that the next Splinter Cell won't have the torture QTE scene. I said that I think it was too much violence anyway. I don't mind violence, because in most game it is more like a mindless and over-the-top irrealistic violence. To me torture is anti-moral and is just too much. I don't like it in movies either.

When I commented, I was quickly labelled as an idiot who don't understand and want games to be censored. In the article, it is clearly stated that Ubisoft got negative feedback from the demo and decided to remove the QTE. No one forced them, they decided. I think they were right but some people seem so angry ... they say it is because it is like that in real life and it has to be in the game because you know ... it won,t be as fun if it isn,t realistic ... I don't know but I don't find it fun nor entertaining nor a necessity to show or act during a torture scene.

and sometime I wondered if those people just want to be able to torture in a game ... as if that little 40sec QTE will be the highlight of the game.

I don't know but sometime a little taste isn't a bad thing ... especially when it feels like the QTE is here only to shock.

anyway, as always, I'm the black sheep

My Favorite video games of all time

Yeah I now I don't blog a lot here and I don't talk a lot on the forum and stuff like that, I don't even know if I still have friend who follow my stuff. But anyway I want to post about that ... my favorite game of all time.

First it is ... Mega Man 2 and 3. Yes both of them together. First two games that I finished during my NES days. I still play those game to this day.

I have to say, Mario World, that game was really awesome. A big map with theme that you can navigate and it introduce the Yoshi and many new monsters. The music was also very cool.

Final Fantasy VI ... need I say more ? Oh yes ? well the story was really interesting and very deep, all the caracters were important and unique. Also, I think they had a lot of great idea that were only limited by the power of the SNES. In this game, you could found a truly mean, bad guy. Kefka.

Final Fantasy VII, the first Final Fantasy that I finished. ( I went back to FF6 few years latter when the released it on PS1 ) The story was nice and the infamous scene where Aeris ( Aerith ) die. Also Sephiroth wasn't a 100% bad guy. I thought it was very interesting to have a bad guy that could be also see as a good guy and kind of blurr the line between the two.

Final Fantasy Tactics. Yes the version of the PS1 ( now avalaible on PS store ). One of the greatest game I ever played. The story was awesome, very deep, very compelling. The fingting was also super deep, you had to check everything before casting a spell or learn how to use ability like Jump to hit your enemy each time. Also the music was super nice, they don,t make music like that anymore.

Okami, yeah Okami. Very nice like action/adventure game. The visual are really artistic, remiscent of ancient chinease art or how their caligraphy looks. The story was wierd a little , because at start you have a foe and then you discover that their is a bigger monster in reallity but the game play, the music, the artistic visual was so awesome. There was also a lot of cool stuff to discovers in the game like new ability that isn't listed ( rain, more powerful slash, create fire with the infinite symbol etc ).

God Of War 3. I have all the other GOW, but the 3rd was so nice. The power of the PS3 helped a lot to have gigantic monsters on screen and how can we forget the awsomeness of the intro level where you fight again Poseidon in his God form on the head of Gaïa while she struggle to fight with water snake/horse from Poseidon. And also, how he kills every God during the game, it feels very powerful and he seems so pissed off. There also a scene where Hera insult Pandora infront of Kratos and we can see his rage on his face and just kill Hera of pure rage/hate.

Mortal Kombat, the Xbox360/PS3 version and also the MK2 version. Why ? because those two games just changed everything. MK2 was the most violent game when it cames out and it was a nice breath of fresh air from all the Street Fighter clone. Also the possibility of killing our opponent ... like it should be at the end of a combat. The new version did the same thing. Even if Street Fighter IV was nice, it miss the satisfaction MK give, also I think they did a better job for offline player and didn't screw people of DLC.

Star Craft ... what a nice RTS game. no other RTS kept me interested for so long, I still played the orginal before the 2 came out. I think the new SC put some more life in this genre that seem to die with all the FPS that come out now.

I don't know

What is going on ?

Recently DLC have become very bad. I never bought a DLC, ever. But now you have to pay for everything and many stupid stuff at that. Unlock lternate costumes, unlock new playing mode, etc.

One day we will have to pay to see the end !!! Seriously it is bad ... very bad.

I remember in the past ... Resident Evil : you finish the game under 5h you got a nice gun, you didn't save once and you got a nicer gun !!! etc or Tekken where full of caracter that you had to unlock by finishing the game with everyone ... now you pay for all of that !!!

It make me sad ... also, few games are fun enough to finish it again just for fun not for the Acheivements/Trophies.

If thing got worst ... I think it will be my last video game consol

My impression on the current generation

I'll start by saying that I have a Xbox360 and a PS3.

I have played many many games on both system since 2007 and I'm kind of sad of what games have became. With all the powerful hardware we have today, the most important thing for developpers are : graphics. It seems every thing else is washed away in the benefit of the "Oh so wonderful" graphics.

Oh yes, I know some wonderful game and many that I really like and I will talk about that latter, for now, let's talk about sad things that I noted.

Many great series like Grand Theif Auto, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid etc, had awesome installement in the past but it is very sad what they have became now on the PS3/XBOX360 ... Devil May Cry 4 is pretty lame compared to DMC 3. Where's the story ? Where's the frenetic action ? Same thing happened with Final Fantasy 13. 12 was meh and this one is really mehhhh. A boring story, boring combat system, no mini game. No nothing ... But it as wonderful graphics. Metal Gear Solid 4 ... I know this game always had very complex story and long cinematics but if you play the game withtout watching any movies ... you get a 5h games ... with cinematics: 20h and of cours it has wonderful graphics.

Other games are stupidly short. KillZone 2, Heavy Rain cometo mind. Nice game, very entertaining with wonderful graphics ... but are stupidly short.

Is it all games have to really offert nowaday ? Wonderful graphics and nothing else ? It seems so from many games that are acclaim like the best of the best.

I said that I'll talk a little about games that at least have something to offer. Gears Of War 1 and 2, Halo 3, Fallout 3, Burnout paradise come to my mind. The story mode last at least 15h hours. You can replay those game many times and nothing will be the same.

I know many of you won't think the same as me. These are the exemple IMO. Your's can be different but the core of the message remain the same.