Oddworld is the right name for this game, it always have been and always will be. If you remember this game from back in the day you are halfway there as this is the remake to the Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee which released on Playstation and Pc back in the late 90s, the game even released a...
Sacred 3 isn't what you expect if you only played Sacred 1 and 2, the game has a new publisher behind it and a new developer behind it also, now this might be a good thing if you hated the previous games but since you are here checking out the review I would say that you most likely was...
Risen 3 Titan Lords is a mixed bag and depending on what you expect from the game is the answer to how well this game is going to sit with you. If you played the previous Risen games you might know what is coming however if this is your first Risen game then this might also be your last
The Last of Us was one of my favourite games of last year, and when I heard there would be a Remastered version coming for the new consoles I was eager to check it out and once again relive the beautiful story that is The Last of Us.
Ah, Dark Souls, how many hours have I spent in this game without getting any progress done? How many times have I read that I have died, again? How difficult and frustrating is it to die a second time when you are trying to do a quick run back to collect your lost XP and know that hours of game...
I was doing fine, had my hut built up, got some tasty rabbits cooking on the fire and was about to go to bed for the night when they arrived and all hell broke loose, welcome to The Forest.
Since gaming first started the game of pool has been implemented into a lot of games over the years, some good but a lot of them not all that entertaining and rarely do you play a pool game that actually resemblance the real thing, Pure Pool is as close as you'll get to the real thing without...
Sniper Elite quickly became a series of games that would fill the void for sniper shooters and fans of that specific genre since most fps focuses on diversity,and lets face it if you play as a sniper in any fps multiplayer nobody likes you, sorry, but the Sniper Elite series managed to capture...
How much do you know about The Great War? Valiant Hearts puts the player into the action and let you take part in the emotional aspect of a war, the different sides and stories of the different countries fighting for their honour, and you smack dab in the middle trying to solve puzzles and yet...
IT'S TIME! It is finally time to see what EA Sports has managed to do with the UFC franchise now that they got complete control over it. Last UFC release was great but one of the biggest gripes about the game series has always been the steep learning curve that it constantly introduces to new...
The prequel to Viktor Kalvachev's Blue Estate graphic novel first episode comes in form of a on-rails shooter where you use motion controls to play, for the PS4 you use the gyroscope and the Dualshock's touch-pad, and the Kinect Sensor for Xbox One, we played the PS4 version for this review....
GRID Autosport is picking up where GRID 2 left off a short year ago, and it seems as though this is the game where they took all the criticism and just re-released the game the way the fans wanted it to be. It really is the GRID 2 that we wanted when we played it and even though some of you...
I sort of panicked when I first realized I would be taking on a game in a series of games that I really didn’t know too much about, all I knew is that it have a huge following and has also seen a numerous set of releases in the past few years, the game and series I am talking about is One...
As with any racing game they usually fall on me to review, as my speciality is that genre, however I play mostly car racing games and when there are a lot of them it tend to get repetitive at times and I notice I nitpick a little too much since I have seen a lot of them, so when I got word that...
Back in 1990 there was a movie that took the world with storm, it was called Ghost. The year is 2014 and we have a game with the basic principles and it is called Murdered Soul Suspect. Well that is not totally true as in my mind the game is a lot more interesting than the movie was but even...
Review - Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty
Review - Sacred 3
Review - Risen 3 Titan Lords
Review - The Last of Us Remastered
Review - Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Sunken King DLC
Preview - The Forest
Review - Pure Pool
Review - Sniper Elite 3
Review - Valiant Hearts
Review - EA Sports UFC
Review - Blue Estate
Review - GRID Autosport
Review - One Piece: Unlimited World Red
Review - MotoGP 14
Review - Murdered: Soul Suspect
I mentioned in another Japanese fighting game review that with the job of reviewing fighting games you come across a lot of deliciously entertaining games but then there are also those games where you just don’t know what the hell is going on half the time. Aquapazza Aquaplus Dream Match is one of those games and as I am writing this review I am still confused while I did play the game for as long as I did, but I am here to say that during this review I will probably get down to why that is and how this happened so lets get started shall we.
Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match is a animé fighting game in every sense of the word, if you didn’t know by now you haven’t read the title of the game yet because that is a mouthful in itself, but the game was originally released in the Japanese Arcades back in 2011, but as the popularity grew it later got released to Japanese PS3 owners down the road but it isn’t until now North Americans could get their hands on it as it slowly came over here and released for the PS3 on PSN.
Now lets talk story and characters, because the first thing you will notice is the way the characters look and behave, now listen, I am not the one to debate feminism or talk about the amount of sex that is being put on display here but there is that, lots of it too. So if you are not into that then stay away as it is literally forced onto you depending on which characters you choose. But what do bother me though is the story and how incredibly difficult it was for me that isn’t known with this series to understand what the hell was going on. Let me try and explain the story for you, there is this evil witch that is trying to brew up this drink that will make all the boys like her. And that is basically the main gist of what I got, that the entire thing is about her going insane trying to get this brew mixed up for all the boys to like her, I might be wrong, but that was the most blatant thing I could get from it. But then again, story isn’t really what interests me when it comes to fighting games.
With Aquapazza ADM you get to choose from different characters from the animé and as you choose your main character you also get the ability to choose a second character which will work a s support character more or less, which gives the support character the ability to be summoned by the main player at times where he or she comes in and delivers a set of damage to your opponent if controlled correctly. It is all about timing and precision. But even though they can dish out the damage they can never receive it themselves and you cant damage your opponents support character. So early on you need to know which characters to team up as they all act differently with each other but some are better paired with each other than others.
The game focuses strongly on active combat, which basically means the developers wanted you to stop working defence all the time and take your time but rather go head on and deal out the damage aggressively, and to make this happen they have implemented what is known in the game as “emotion”. Emotion is given to you whenever you attack or keep your character active, and is taken away from you whenever you slow down and shield up, which is a good way to keep the matches going but it is also a double edged sword as it sort of decides how you should play the game correctly in a way.
Aquapazza ADM also comes with a training mode which is a great way for newcomers like myself to get a hold of the controls before entering any kind of match, there is the online mode where you will get your ass handed to you if you do not know how the game mechanics work, and a versus mode which is where you can bring your friends in to share the entertainment which is always nice and almost a must-have in every fighting game.
Aquapazza ADM is as most special niche animé series, mostly for the fans, however if you are like me and just love fighting games then there is meat on this bone for any fan of the genre to get involved, there is enough different characters to choose from and enough modes to keep you busy and up to speed and the online seemed to work without lag and that is always a great addition. Overall I would say that the game is a wet dream for any hardcore fan but also available enough for newcomers to get behind another fighting game, just go easy on the story mode and you will do fine.