Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Johnny's Top - 5 Most Anticipated Games For 2014

There are a lot of games coming out this year, especially since the new generation of game consoles have been able to get a firm foothold in the industry. So I sat myself down and thought to myself: "Which are the fives games that I want to play the most this year?" So I decided to share with you this list of my most anticipated games in 2014. It was not an easy list to compile since there are so many great titles to be released this year. Here goes nothing:


5: Tales Of Xillia 2


Tales Of Xillia was released last year, and is widely regarded as one of the best releases in the series inas of late. It sported great graphics, awesome battles, as well as a nice story with fun characters. The few flaws it had were overshadowed by the good parts of the game. Now I can't wait for the sequel to drop in later this year. Ludger Kresnik is one of many reasons for this, as is the hopes of bettering some of the flaws the original game had (like the map design for example). As a Tales Of fan I cannot stop looking forward to it.

4: Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor


A fighting system that takes inspiration from the Batman Arkham series, a nemesis system that will let the player customize his opponents, and nice graphics. Shadow Of Mordor promises that every playthrough is going to be different, I like the sound of that. The game looks good, and if it can keep it's promises we will surely have a huge hit stomping in on us this year. Let's just hope that it does not drown into it's own systems.

3: Super Smash Bros for 3DS


I am one of those who never thought that Super Smash Bros would be released for a handheld system, so when Nintendo announced Super Smash Bros for the 3DS I was very excited. It looks pretty good on the 3DS screen and comes packed with levels and features that will be a bit different on the it's WiiU counterpart. While both versions looks great, the 3DS version is what makes me wet my pants at night.

2: The Evil Within


Finally, the return of survival horror! I have always been a fan of Shinji Mikami's work, and The Evil Within looks to be right up my alley. I am one of those who were pretty unhappy with the directions that Resident Evil 5 as well as 6 took, therefore I am very happy that Shinji Mikami's  latest, looks like the Resident Evil that we never got. Scary, beautiful and crazy.

1: Destiny


Destiny have been in development for quite some time now, and every time Bungie shows more of the game, my brain goes crazy. High octane first person battles, camera zooming out to third person when using powers, loot, a gorgeous looking world, ingredients that have been seen in games before but looks so refined in Destiny. In short, it looks fun, I want to play it now. See you guys in the Beta!

Do you agree with my list? Which games do you guys feel most excited for this year? Feel free to comment below.

Recent Game Releases: Divinity Original Sin

Another crowdfunded game has been released! Larian Studios has officially declared it's release of Divinity: Original Sin for the PC and Mac. The game features traditional rpg elements such as: tactical combat, co-op, crafting, deep character creation and more. It also claims to let the player take his own path to the goal of the game.  The game is available for purchase at Steam for 39,99€.

Divinity: Original Sin successfully raised $944,228 on it's Kickstarter page on April 26 last year.
Now the question is? Have Lariat Studios succeeded in creating a balance between all these classic gameplay elements? That is what I personally often find to be the problem with many rpg's that fills it's world to the brim with content, as well as systems. Stay tuned to Gamigonlive, as a review of the game will come at a later date.

Curious about the look of the game? Check out the feature trailer below:

Source: http://www.divinityoriginalsin.com/

Guided Fate Cross Thesis Gets A Shiny New PV

Nippon Ichi Software brings some cool gifts to all of us jrpg fans, A new PV (Promotional Video) for The Guide Cross Thesis! The game is a sequel to The Guided Fate Paradox, a rouge like that was released for the PlayStation 3 last year.  You can check out the PV below!

Now I have not personally played the original game, but I have heard some good (and some less good) things about it, so maybe I should check it out. What do you think? Have you guys played it? Feel free to comment below.

Source: http://rpgsite.net/news/3707-the-guided-fate-cross-thesis-long-promotional-trailer

Monday, June 30, 2014

Woolfe The Red Hood Diaries Will Be Playable At Gamescom

Some of you might have heard about a sidescroller called Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, a platformer based on the classic French fairy tale Red Riding Hood. The game is being developed by a company called GriN. Woolfe is scheduled for release later this year for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Today GriN announced that Woolfe will be playable at Gamescom for the very first time. They will even hold a special highscore challenge, for all who decides to try the game out at the floors of Gamescom. The top players in this challenge will be able to grab some limited edition prizes, which could potentially be pretty cool. GriN also promises something special for cosplayers dressing up as Red Hood at the event.

Personally I find these news pretty exciting. Woolfe looks to become a very dark and unique take on The Red Riding Hood, which is a fantastic classic when it comes to fairytales. Check out the teaser trailer below to get a taste of what the game is all about.

What do you guys think about Woolfe? Feel free to comment.

Source: http://woolfegame.com/blog/

After a long Hiatus, Gamigon Live is back! With new plans!

Hello everyone!

This is Johnny Aka Gamigon, here for Gamigon Live!

After a time of hiatus, reflection and personal experiences, I am ready to bring Gamigon Live back into action! I will refocus however. First and foremost I want gamigonlive.com to be a place to go for people who wants honest opinions and news about Video Games. I want to do this by writing first and foremost. That said, the twitch channel will still be there for live performances and the Youtube channel will also host "not-so-live" videos made for you, the readers.

I started GamigonLive with Twitch as the focus, but I have realized that I want something else with it, a combination of sorts if you will. So in the coming weeks you will see both a lot of written contend, well as video content. News and opinions will primarily be in written format, while reviews will primarily be in video format.

With that said, I hope that you all will enjoy your time here at gamigonlive.com, and if you are interested to see what Gamigon Live was before, check out earlier threads and the Twitch channel.

Also feel free to post any suggestions  and opinions in our Twitter to your right, or the comment section down below.

Editor-In-Chief - Johnny Aka Gamigon

Friday, March 21, 2014

Day 4/1095 decided: The Adventure Of Tindra The Paladin Build Continues

After an intense day with both Tales Of Xillia and Dark Souls II, I have decided that Day 4 (Satuday) is going to be a Dark Souls II stream day. How come? Because DSII is freaking amazing! I am really getting into the game, and after beating the first old one today, I am super excited to continue playing the game.

My build is very Palading inspired, with Str, Vit, Fth as the most "focused on" stat. This means that I am able to fight with a huge sword, as well as, being able to use healing spells. So far this build have turned out pretty well, so tune in to see it in action tomorrow : )

Below I have posted my favorite moment from Day 3 of the stream:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Day 2/1095 Is Over, and Dark Souls II Is Awesome. Day 3 Will Start Off With Tales Of Xillia

It has been an intense streaming day here at Gamigon Live. The whole day have been a Dark Souls II day, and I am slowly but surely starting to fall in love with the game. I have realized that I managed to run past 2 of the games beginning areas, straight into arms of the Dragonrider boss. I realized this, after I had finished him and was well on way into the are beyond the boss. So after some backtracking, even more bossbeating and cool two handed sword swinging, I only got one more thing to say about this game. I love it.

Tomorrow I have decided to begin the stream with my Tales Of Xillia Unknown Difficulty run, and I will play some more Dark Souls 2 after that. That is tomorrow Friday at: 5:00 AM GMT +1 (12:00 AM EST), and it will be day nr 3/1095 of the challenge. So check in then for two awesome games in one stream.

Below you can check out my favorite Dark Souls II moment from today:

The other highlights can be viewed here: http://www.twitch.tv/gamigonlive/profile

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

So what is going down on day 2/1095? Darks Souls II of course.

So day 1 have passed and I had a blast! I want to thank everyone who tuned in, and I hope to see you guys in day 2 : ). So what goes down on the second day? Probably my character in the incredibly difficult Dark Souls II... Yes I am going to press on in the most difficult game I have played in a long time, grinding is going to be done and beasts are going to get slayed, and hopefully I get to try out that new sword I found.. if I can level up my equip weight limit that is. 

Of course day two goes down the same time as day 1: 5:00 AM GMT +1 (12:00 AM EST)

Be sure to tune in at: http://www.twitch.tv/gamigonlive

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

3 Year Livestream Challenge Begins Tomorrow

At Wednesday March 19-2014, 5:00 AM GMT +1 (12:00 AM EST) it begins. My stream called Gamigon Live, will be used for it's real purpose. I will start my 3 year livestream challenge at that time. What does that mean? It means, that I will livestream 6-8 Hours/day (sometimes more), for 1095 days. The stream will go live every day at that exact time, during these coming years.

"Why do you want to do this?", is the question I get asked the most. The answer is simple. I love streaming, entertaining and I want this to be my career. I also love challenges, and this one is a challenge that I finally got the chance to try. I am close to 29 Years old when this starts tomorrow morning, and when it ends, I will be close to 32. I have been playing video games since I was 5 years old, during these years, I have had the pleasure of living through all the great video game eras, and now it is time to share it all with you guys, during these 3 years. I will play all kinds of games, both old and new. It will be great fun : ).

The only things that will stop me from streaming is: sickness, serious family troubles and the likes. The days I loose because of an immediate crisis, will be added as extra days at the end, so that no unfortunate accidents will have any effects on the stream.

You can check out the stream at: www.twitch.tv/gamigonlive.
Also feel free to support the stream over at: http://www.patreon.com/gamigonlive

Opening day: Wednesday March 19-2014, 5:00 AM GMT +1 (12:00 AM EST)
The stream will then go live every day at that time for 1095 days.

So what do you think? Will I make it? Or will I break?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Gamigon Live have arrived at Patreon

With the help of a good friends I made an excellent discovery the other day, that discovery is called Patreon. Patreon is the perfect way for you to support Gamigon Live, if you are a fan. It is a site, made for everyone who are creating digital content, and their fans.  Via Patreon, you can now support Gamigon Live, at a monthly for the sum of "how much you want" $. Your donation helps Gamigon Live to grow and prosper, while giving you nice perks, as well as, easy access to all the clips from my streams, without commercials. 
Just to be clear, you are not paying for the stream or the videos, those are available for free at twitch.tv/gamigonlive as always. If you choose to donate it is awesome, if you decide not to, that is fine, you are always welcome to view the stream no matter what.

So what are the advantages to The Gamigon Live Patreon page? Well, if you become a patron, you will not only help to improve the stream, but you will also get a place to hang out with other patrons, as well as, myself. You will get access to patron only posts, and some unique perks depending on the sum of your donation. 

Curious? Get over there and check it out: http://www.patreon.com/gamigonlive.

No matter your choice, I hope you enjoy Gamigon Live! See you on the stream.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What? The Last Of Us Multiplayer Is Awesome? Here are the reasons.

I have to admit, I never thought that I was going to say the following about a singleplayer driven game: The Last Of Us manages to make a multiplayer mode that ties into the games main story in a charming way. I am a guy who loves story driven experiences. That is why I play a lot of singleplayer games. Usually when a story driven game (Tomb Raider, Batman, and the likes) has a multiplayer mode in them, it feels shoehorned and not very interesting.

So what makes The Last Of Us different? Well surprisingly little actually. What caught my eye was the fact that you have a clan that you have to keep alive. All your online battles suddenly feels a bit more important with in mind. I mean if I fail to many battles, the supplies will run dry for my clan, whom are people that tries to survive the apocalypse. It's Men, Women and children all trying to survive in the harsh world of The Last of Us. It makes me happy everytime I succeed a battle, since more people move into my clan, and the ones that were there from the beginning survive a day longer.

The gameplay itself is pretty standard. Two teams competing in different game modes, while having all the nifty gadgets that were also available in the singleplayer, to their disposal. It's simple and fun because I have that clan in the back of my head. Now, the single player is still the real meat of the game, but it is because it showed me how harsh the world is for everyone in The Last Of Us, that I can appreciate the multiplayer portions clan system. Well done Naughty Dogs, I hope other companies takes a peek at your simple idea and tries to make multiplayer an experience that ties into the world, instead of isolating itself from it.

So why do I write this article after the game already been out for so long? Because developers need to know that their game is being loved and enjoyed after it's release, so that the game industry can become a better place. At least I hope that is possible...

Take a look below to see some footage of my first experiences of the multiplayer portions of the game. It was all livestreamed here at Gamigon Live!


Monday, March 10, 2014

The Last Of Us Single Player: Why I Think It Is Awesome

Last night I held the most Amazing livestream here at Gamigon Live. It was a 16 hour marathon of epic proportions. I had no Idea what to expect out of the game, since I had not played it before, and even though I had some knowledge about what kind of game it was, I was not prepared for Naughty Dogs masterpiece of a game. So here I share with you my opinions of this amazing game.
If you missed the stream, the link can be found after the article.

The Last Of Us, starts of with a huge bang. I was shocked to find out that I got to play the first bit of the game as Joel's daughter. The moment before everything goes to hell, was a moment that I did not think I would see from her eyes. This makes for a fantastic opening, that gives you a perfect picture of not only his daughter, but of Joel himself. When I got to start playing with Joel I had the feeling in my body that I already knew the guy, because of what I experienced as his daughter.

After this, the story goes on with a terrific pacing. The true game begins 20 years after the incident, and Joel have managed to stay alive. I am not going to say anything more other than this: A lot of shit goes down during the game! This I say, to avoid spoilers, since The Last Of Us is a game that need to be experienced for yourself, or by at least looking at another person that plays the game. Every moment in the game is worth to experience for yourself, and there is not one of them that did not have a great impact on me.

Ok so the story is awesome, but what about the gameplay? At first The Last of Us feels pretty much like any third person shooter with great controls. But you will soon realize that it fooled you. The player will always be in hunt for resources to defend themselves against, Infected and human soldiers. The AI don't feel dumb either, so you are always kept on your toes while sneaking, and setting up traps for your opponents. It feels cool assembling your arsenal from scraps that you found on the ground, and when you manage to fulfill the perfect sneak or kill, it feels pretty cool, in that survival kind of way. The game also has some good scares with the infected, with the Clickers being being my absolute horror enemy.

Combine these two big reasons with the best graphics that the PlayStation 3 has to offer, and we got a winner. The single player portions of The Last of Us are among the best stories told last year, so if you haven't done so yet, experience it somehow.

Now, what about the multiplayer portions of the game? Gamigon Live will stream multiplayer action in tonight's stream, so look forward to my opinion about the multiplayer in The Last Of Us tomorrow.

The Last Of Us 16 Hour Marathon stream is available at the Gamigon Live! twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/gamigonlive/b/50940095 also below you can see some highlights from the stream. Enjoy!

The Awesome Intro Section

The Clickers Are Scary And Creepy

Crazy Bill And His Traps

Ellie Is A Superhuman

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Final Fantasy VII: No Shop Run Day 5 Highlights

Wow, yesterday I had what I have to call the disaster part of the no shop challenge. Everything that could go wrong went wrong. Aeris and Tifa died at the temple of Ancient (no phoenix downs left), Red XII was the only one standing after the Jenova battle as well. I also got 2 game overs! Made me kinda angry. But I am going to keep pressing on!

The no shop run have really been way more difficult then I first presumed that it would be. One could say that I really underestimated the game. But hey, I love a good challenge : ).

If you missed the action you can watch it here: http://www.twitch.tv/gamigonlive/b/509091423.
As always I also have the best highlights down below:

The Untimely Demise Came At Last

It's still so sad

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Yesterday's stream highlights!

Wow yesterday was an amazing day. First of all I started to stream some more, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition here at Gamigon Live! I played it co-op with Tomlans, and there were burning zombies, fog, and graveyards everywhere! If you missed it you can check out the recorded stream here: http://www.twitch.tv/gamigonlive/b/508751725

After a 40 minute break, I was continuing with my Final Fantasy 7 No Shop Run Challenge, where I had some serious problem with Lost Number, and was super surprised that a certain boss at Cosmo Canyon, could not be killed with a Phoenix Down anymore. Wow.

This stream had to be split in two parts at the following links: http://www.twitch.tv/gamigonlive/b/508800393 http://www.twitch.tv/gamigonlive/b/508838692

Also be sure to check out the highlights from yesterdays stream below. My favorite is the Phoenix Down one. Which one is yours?

A whole lot of fire

Fully Upgrade Shotgun Is Nice

This Part Is So Intense

What?? The Phoenix Down Don't Work?

Lost Number Is So Challenging

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition: Awesome Highlights From Yesterdays Stream (March 5 - 2014)

Yesterday I played and streamed Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, for the PlayStation 4, live right here on Gamigon Live! It was an awesome experience, with a lot of action. The game felt great at 1080p, looking nice and clean. You could see further ahead than the PS3 counterpart, thanks to the higher resolution as well.  It also worked like a charm in online co-op, which is nice.

Gamigon Live! will continue playing and streaming Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition today at 10:00 AM PST (18:00 GMT +0) and continue for at least 4+ hours. After that Gamigon Live! will continue with the Final Fantasy VII No Shop Challenge, for everyone who is also following that. So a lot of fun happening tonight.

If you missed yesterdays stream and want to see the whole thing you can do so at: http://www.twitch.tv/gamigonlive/b/508506525

You also can check out the highlights from yesterdays stream below:

Final Part Of First Stage

Car Alarm Discussions And A Panic Death

If You Dislike Clowns, This Is The Highlight For You

Fantastic Jumper AI Bug

The Best Solo Effort Of The Stream

Gotta Love The Launcher, Especially Against Cutters

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Top-5 Reasons as to why Final Fantasy VII Is Still A Great Game

Some games age better than others, some age well in some part, and then there are those which might not look like much today, but have aged better than one might thing. Final Fantasy VII does not give a great first impression compared to other better looking titles today, but when you sit down and dig into it, there are plenty of reasons to see as to why this is still a great rpg. Here are my top-5 reasons as to why FFVII is still a great game.

Reason Number 5: An Interesting World

The first thing that meets my eyes, when starting up FFVII, is the well realized world that the game takes place in. It is a unique blend of steampunk, futuristic technology, and classic fantasy. Together these genres give of a really nice impression, while managing to keep the world interesting through all the major parts of the game. There is always some new interesting place to explore in FF7's vast environments.

Reason Number 4: The Mini-games

This game showed me what mini-games should be like in an rpg. You got Motorcycles, snowboards, submarines, rollercoasters, battle arenas and more. And the best part is, that all (or most of them) works and are easily enjoyable. My favorite is the Motorcycle, what is yours?

Reason Number 3: The Materia and Limit Break Systems

To me the materia system is by far the best leveling mechanich in any Final Fantasy game. It allows you to customize your characters however you see fit. Couple that with a simple and fun Limit Break system, to separate your characters a bit more from each other, and we got a winner. The freedom these systems give the player are simple to use, as well as powerful. That is nice!

Reason Number 2: The Story

Even tough the translation of the game is not Square's best, the story stands as my favorite Final Fantasy storyline to date. It advanced but still simple. It is touching, with characters that I care about. It had the greatest story-twist of it's time. Add to that, awesome dialogues, awesome characters with feelings and more. This mix gives a story that never ceases to amaze me.

Reason Number 1: Sephiroth

Sephiroth is the best bad guy ever created in the Final Fantasy franchise. Sure, he is a man who wants to destroy and recreate the world, but he got his reasons. He feels betrayed, by the "humans" and want to take the world back to the Cetra. He carries his monster mom Jenova, with him everywhere he goes. He got a cool sword, he can walk through fire. Need I say more?

Final Fantasy VII Gamigon Live! No Shop Challenge Highlights - Day 3

So the third part is done! It was a crazy run last night. I found a surprisingly good weapon for Tifa, Cloud accidentally dies twice leaving me with two characters for awhile, and Dyne was easier to beat in Corel Prison than I thought he would be. I felt so lucky during all these times, except for the Dyne battle when I felt super skilled : ). So another great streamday here at Gamigon Live!

Head over to twitch.tv/gamigonlive to check out the recording, and do check out the highlights below:

Yay!! A Great Weapon Steal For Tifa!

Yuffie Hunting Gone Wrong (Cloud Dies)

You Had One Job Cloud!!

Dyne Is Going to be.... easy?? O.o

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Goat Simulator Got A Release Date

Today is the day we all have been waiting for. Coffee Stain Studios have finally announced that Goat Simulator will be unleashed upon the Steam platform at April 1st! Marketed as "The world's dumbest game", goat simulator was an Alpha game, not meant to be released at all. But as more and more people watched footage from it, they also wanted the game more and more. It all got to the level where the game have become a real game project to be released on steam.

 Coffee Stain Studios said the following, in their press release: 

 "Goat Simulator was inspired from old-school skating games, where, instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing skating tricks, you wreck stuff. Charging into a table and knocking it over yields points, and if you can manage to do it while doing a backflip first and a 360 afterwards, you’ll score even more points. With Steam integration, Goat Simulator will also support Steam Workshop where players will be able to make their own goats, missions, levels and more." 

 They also announced that people will be able to test the game at GDC San Francico at March 17-21 2014, as well as, Gone North Games "A Story About My Uncle" that is to be published by Coffee Stain Studios this summer.

 Personally the release date for Goat Simulator makes this feel like a very elaborate April Fool's joke, but I surely hope that it is not. Goat Simulator looks like something that I could have fun with forever both on and off the Gamigon live! stream. It just looks like crazy fun, so let's hope that it actually get's released in the end.  
If you have not checked the game out yet, I implore you to take a look at the Alpha footage and trailer below:

Monday, March 3, 2014

Highlights From The Second Day Final Fantasy VII Stream

The 4+ hours of day two have just been concluded in the Final Fantasy VII No Shop Challenge Stream, here on Gamigon Live!. It included a mistake of having to use two Phoenix Downs way to early in the game, the crossdressing scene at wall market,  two boss battles where I overestimated the bosses potential and beat them quicker than ever before, as well as the Sephiroth and Cloud in Nibelheim story part.

So far I must say that it is really exciting to play the game without using shops. It really makes every drop, steal and chest count way more than it did before. It's fun and entertaining. If you missed it you can check the whole archived stream at: http://www.twitch.tv/gamigonlive/b/508037933.

I also prepared some neat highlights for you to watch below:

WallMarket With Cross Dressing Scene

Motor Bike Minigame With Boss Shinra HQ

I hope you enjoyed these highlights. Make sure to check the continuation of the No Shop Run tomorrow at 1:00 PM PST (21:00 GMT +0)


Gamigon Live Will Stream Dead Nation Apoclypse Edition For PS4 On Day1

Tomorrow mark the day for a great re-release title on the PS4 in the US (Wednesday in the EU) . Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, developed my Housmarque (Resogun), will see the light of day,as a Playstation Plus title, both in EU and US regions. The game was originally released for the PlayStation 3 back in 2010, and became quite popular, as it offered some great arcade like zombie action. Not only will the PlayStation 4 version include the original campaign for solo and co-op action, it will also include the Road To Devastation expansion, as well as running in glorious 1080p.

I really liked Dead Nation when it was released for the PS3, so now it is going to be fun giving it another blast at the PS4. More importantly, Gamigon Live! will stream the game at it's EU release day on Wednesday March 5. I can't wait to dive into the zombie hordes once again! Be sure to do it with me : )


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Gamigon Live! Final Fantasy VII No Shop Challenge LiveStream

So Kingdom Hearts Final Mix became the first game that I cleared on Gamigon Live! So what now?
I have decided to play Final Fantasy VII live here on Gamigon Live!. This will be no normal run however, it will be a No Shop Challenge run with the following rules:

  1. No Shops or Inns allowed, may only use items you find in the field.
  2. Stuff needed for progression are allowed to be bought. Ex. Chocobo Materia, and ghysal greens.
  3. All minigames allowed except for Chocobo Breeding
  4. If I die, I fail and the challenge is over
I have already had the first stream session which you can watch at: twitch.tv/gamigonlive, where I have played to the point where you meet Aeris for the first time. On Monday 2, at 1:00 PM PST (0:00 GMT +0) I will continue with the second round, here, live, on Gamigon Live! so make sure to jump right into the stream by then  for some live Final Fantasy VII action!

I find this challenge really exciting to try out. I have finished Final Fantasy VII over 60 times by now, but I have never played through the game in with this kind of limitation before. The items, exp and materia that I find in the chests, and as enemy drops will be more important then ever. So be sure to check out the stream on this blog or at: twitch.tv/gamigonlive at Monday! 

Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix Finale Highlights and Final Thoughts about the 1.5 HD Remix Version

Last night I finished up Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix on proud mode live on the stream. It was just as epic as I remember it. The confrontation with "Ansem" was just as cool as the first time I fought against him. I have to say, that when a game throws in three final bosses in a row like Kingdom Hearts does, it gets the blood pumping. Here are my final thoughts about the HD version of the game.

So what do I think about the 1.5 HD Remix version of Kingdom Hearts? Well, it is really great to have a true widescreen version of the game finally, most of the textures have scaled up pretty well, and the cg cutscenes look glorious in HD. I found a cool bug where enemies became invisible, which I have not encountered in Kingdom Hearts before, but except for that it runs well while looking great. Especially when you take into account that the game is 12 years old. So all in all, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix is a great version of the game to play. it looks crisp and feels very much like a modern action rpg should.

If you missed the finale on the Gamigon Live Stream last night, you may look up the archived footage at: twitch.tv/gamigonlive. Also check out the final boss highlight below : ).

Want to buy Kingdom Hearts HD Remix 1.5 fo the PlayStation 3? You can do that on the Gamigon Live! Game Store for only 29.99$! Buying it, will support Gamigon Live 's stream and blog, while you will get a game. Powered by Amazon.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Top-5 Reasons As To Why Tales Of Symphonia Is Still A Great Game

When I have not been streaming, I have been playing some Tales of Symphonia with a couple of friends latley. the game is 10 years old by now, still giving great value if you choose to pick it up. As I wrote an article covering the Top-5 reasons that Kingdom Hearts is still a great game, I thought to myself  "What are Tales of Symphonias Top-5?" Well I figured them all out now, and decided to share them with you guys!

So here they are, "The Top-5 Reasons That Tales of Symphonia is still a great game.

Reason Number 5: Art Style

While Tales of Symphonia may not be the best looking RPG ever made, it's art-style manages to give that old school RPG feel, while still being 3D. It manages to look and feel like a Snes-era RPG, even if it is not. To me, that is a great thing as it makes me very nostalgic, a feeling, that can really heighten the enjoyment factor quite a bit. 

Reason Number 4: The Music 

To me, this is where Motoi Sakuraba is at his peak. Not only are the returning song from Tales of Phantasia present, but all the tunes really makes every moment in the game to feel special. The fight songs really give an Impact to each and every battle, and I find myself listening to the OST more than once per day. Awesome music so t speak.

Reason Number 3: Skits

These are one of the best reasons to play any Tales of game, really. The skits are almost always funny and engaging, and they also give some great character depth. 50% of the humor in Symphonia comes from these great bonus peaces. Why would I ever skip them?

Reason Number 2: The Battles

I love the battle system in the Tales of series, and Symphonia's are among the best of them. They are filled with action, tactics, as well as, challenges. And the best of all must be that there is multiplayer support. Up to four friends can sit and experience the game together, using tactics not possible with NPC's to find the optimal strategy for each battle. That is awesome!

Reason Number 1: Greatest Story Surprises Ever (*Spoilers*)

What! Kratos is an Angel and a traitor? What Mithos is the badguy? What the pilgrimage was all a lie!!?? WHAT???

All the moments above are some of the best surprise plots I have ever lived to see. Not because they are unique in themselves, but because, the games plot is so well written that one has a hard time to see these moments arriving. It is amazing.


Friday, February 28, 2014

Sora Fighting Riku: An Exciting Highlight Video With A Near Death Kill

Hello everyone!

Tonight's stream is done, and my adrenaline is finally starting calm down, after one of the most grueling Riku boss-fight that I have ever experienced. I finished him off with only a mm of health left. This just proved to me once again that "Proud Mode" is nothing to laugh at in Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix. This is not only one of my favorite games for the good old PS2, it might also be one of the most challenging ones. At least on the highest difficulty. What do you think? Is Riku difficult to beat in KH 1?

You can watch the highlight below:

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Tales Of Symphonia Chronicles Released in EU Today. Let's Celebrate!

Another game that will at some point be featured on Gamigon Live! is Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. It was released in EU today, which means that we all get to play the game, with Japanese voice acting, HD-graphics, and all the Ps2 extra content, that have never left the Japanese shores before. That is awesome!

If you have not played this gem of a game, I implore you to do so. It is plainly amazing. When I have played it, you will see a "Top-5" listing all the reasons that this Gamecube classic still got what it takes, so stay tuned on Gamigon Live!

Oh and check out the trailer below, it is nice : )

Suda 51's Short Peace Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Days: New Details On Combustible

Today Namco Bandai Games revealed new details on Combustible, the second movie (out of four) in the Short Peace saga. Combustible is apparently directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, the same guy who created Akira and Steamboy. It's going to be about a merchants daughter, an impossible love story and a burning 18th century Edo. Sounds exiting!

For all those who do  now know, the Short Peace saga consist of 4 short Anime movies, topped of by Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Days, a game by Suda51 that takes place last in that timeline. It is about Ranko Tsukigime who is a normal schoolgirl....except hat she assassinates people at night. Throw in an organization that dabbles in demon business, and we have a winner!!

Personally I can't wait for the Short Peace saga to be released. 4 movies and a game is a pretty good deal.
I look forward to it so much that I have decided to stream gameplay from Ranko Tsukigime's longest day, the same day I get it sent to my door. When is that you ask? Well, the game is set for a release in Europe and Eurasia Spring 2014 for PlayStation 3, so it should not be to far off. I will watch the movies and stream the game on release day, right here on Gamigon Live! Have a look at the trailer below for some in game animation and side-scrolling action footage:

I can't wait for another Suda game! Are you guys excited as well?

source: http://www.uk.namcobandaigames.eu/news/2014/02/28/short-peace-ranko-tsukigime-s-longest-day-details-on-combustible-revealed/4046

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Some Awesome Highlights From Tonight's Kingdom Hearts Live Stream Feb 27-Feb28

Hello everyone.

I want to thank everyone who watched tonight's livestream, it was awesome. Fresh from the video feeds, I bring two of the coolest highlights from tonight, Ursula and Oogie Boogie bossbattles! While both show some awesome Kingdom Hearts action, the Ursula one also boasts a fun glitch.

You can watch the Ursula highlight below, be sure to check out the twitch.tv/gamigonlive page for the rest:

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Top-5 Reasons As To Why Kingdom Hearts Is Still A Great Game

There has been a lot of Kingdom Hearts streaming going here on Gamigon Live! lately, and as all of you who have followed my stream know, I love the game a lot, even though it is 12 years old by now. So I have decided to share with you my top-5 reasons, as to why Kingdom Hearts is still the awesome game that it always has been, even today.

Reason Number 5: Graphics have aged well for such an old game

Even today the first Kingdom Hearts game looks great. All the environments, was thoughtfully crafted by Square's artists, no texture or 3d-model feels misplaced or bad. Also the graphics shader every Disney character pop-out in exactly the right way. Sure Kingdom Hearts 2 looks even better, and Kingdom Hearts 3 will look amazing, but for a 12 year old game, The first game in the series, can still give a bit of a fight in the graphical department.

Reason Number 4: The Battles are solid and fun

One of the key gameplay moments in Kingdom Hearts, are it's battles. They are action-filled fun and controls well. Sure Sora might feel a bit "glued to the ground" at times, but there is not a single moment where I can blame the controller for my mistakes on Proud mode. The level, and equipment systems are easy to understand, but still makes for a lot customization option, to suit each players unique playstyle. Oh, and the bosses are amazingly fun to fight as well.

Reason Number 3: Fun Minigames

There are a plethora of mini games in the first Kingdom Hearts game, and most of them are really fun. Yes the gummi ship part of the game is a shore, and it is one of many improvements in the second game, but other than that, all side activities in Kingdom Hearts fits right into the recipe.

Reason Number 2: Fun exploration

It is fun to explore the worlds of Kingdom Hearts. There are collectibles hidden everywhere, and when you arrive to a new world, you just want to explore so that you can go "woooow" when you notices stuff that you recognize from Disney movies. You can't go wrong with Disney worlds.

Reason Number 1: I Love The Story

The thing people usually underestimates when it comes to Kingdom Hearts, is it's story. Even I took a look at the game at first and said: "Wow the story must be childish". Do not be fooled! There is not one moment of Kingdom Hearts story where I have felt that it's written for children. It's a mature, cool, funny and exciting story, that goes so well with the theme. It is however very confusing at times. Confusing in a good way.

So these are my top-5 reason that Kingdom Hearts is still a good game. Do you agree? Feel free to comment! Also do not forget to check in on the Gamigon Live! Plays Kingdom Hearts stream tonight at: 1:00 PM PST (21:00 PM GMT +0).    

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix Highlight

Thank you everyone that viewed and enjoyed the Gamigon Live! stream tonight. There was much excitement, as I plowed my way from the Coliseum to Agrabah. Difficult bosses fell and awesome stories were told. :)

Below is my favorite highlight from this nights Kingdom Hearts adventuring : )

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Also if you missed tonight's stream you can watch it in it's entirety at: twitch.tv/gamigonlive

The action continues tomorrow at 1 Pm Pst (21:00 GMT +0), be sure to join in then!

See ya in the stream.

Tonight the Kingdom Hearts Proud mode Playthrough Continues!

Last night began the awesome Proud mode playthrough of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix for the PS3!
It had Action, leveling tips, a couple of funny boss mistakes and more. And tonight it continues!
Starting at 1 PM PST (21:00 GMT +0), I will continue streaming Kingdom Hearts action at Gamigon Live!

If you missed yesterdays stream and want to check it out, you can do so at: twitch.tv/gamigonlive.
However nothing is as good recorded as it is live, so do not miss out, join in to watch Gamigon Live! Tonight!