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