If you do not know who Pac-Man is then I feel sorry for you. However if you are familiar with the yellow character then chances are you have already played this game on a mobile device, but this is the review for the Playstation 4 version of Pac-Man 256 developed by Hipster Whale
This is a weird one, 7 Days to Die is still on Steam's Early Access and yet here we are, with a review for the released Playstation 4 version. But with a hunger for survival games that seems to never end there is clearly a market for games like this to be released, eventhough it is a glitchy...
Heart & Slash is a rouge-like game, meaning you loose everything whenever you die. It is similar to older games that I grew up on where you usually had to finish a game in one sitting if you ever were to see the ending. Luckily for this game you bring something with you in the afterlife as...
The first time I started playing DEX I remember thinking that this wasn't the game I thought it would be and if I didn't review it then chances are I would have turned it off and probably never picked it back up again, but luckily for me I didn't and slowly but surely it went from a downer to...
Kerbal Space Program has finally come to console, but how does a game so intricate and complex transfer to a controller? I have to admit that I was a bit nervous heading in to this review seeing how much I love playing KSP on the PC, but I suited and booted up and tried out the Playstation 4...
The Witcher 3 had my game of the year title back when it released last year. A year has passed and it is still one of the best experiences I have had on the new consoles. I finally finished the latest DLC Blood and Wine and I’ll be damned if this isn't one of the best games I have played in a...
NERO, or Nothing Ever Remains Obscure is one of those experiences that you sit back and question what a game truly is anymore. It has many description but the official one is “a wonderful journey in a world of incredible beauty...” or to be more specific “a story-driven first-person puzzle game...
Ah, the Bermuda Triangle, a ancient legend that has been played out for years while still nobody has been able to answer its questions. Seems fitting to call a game that takes place within this triangle Lost Sea, and that is precisely what Eastasiasoft has called their latest game
Fenix Furia is as close to a new Super Meatboy game you can get at the moment. It is a 2D action platformer which calls for quick reactions and 100 % total control of the controller at all times. With hairpin precision this is one of those “try and fail” games where you at times pull every...
Lets be honest, if you own a Playstation there is no chance in hell you do not already know what the Uncharted series is. Either you have played all of them, played some of them or at least one of them and you already have a opinion on whether you like the series or not. If you are reading this...
PlatinumGames has a couple of games that I hold dearly, MadWorld, Bayonetta and last but not least Transformers: Devastation, but they have also made some games that I was not particularly excited about like Anarchy Reigns and The Legend of Korra, so I was a little afraid when I was set with...
Frozenbyte is known for a series that has become one of my favourites within that specific genre, mainly the Trine series, but this latest release from the Finnish developers have them dipping their toes into unknown waters and sadly the end result is mixed. We take a look at the latest release...
The second episode of the new Hitman game is upon us and after numerous play through and a playtime of too many hours to even share with you we finally reached a verdict. This is, for some people, the make or break if they should buy all the episodes or just leave it at that first episode, but...
Ratchet and Clank brings back a lot of good memories for me personally. I remember when me and my brother in law got addicted to the first Ratchet and Clank game, when we shared an apartment back in the day. Our days consisted of working, getting home from work, then return to Ratchet and...
Stories: The Path of Destinies is a narrative game and as the title implies it has a path of destinies, not a destiny but multiple destinies. It puts you in the role of a fox named Reynardo and you are pinned against an evil frog who has ravens as his employers. With the help of a book Reynardo...
Review - Pac-Man 256 (PS4)
Review - 7 Days to Die (PS4)
Review - Heart & Slash
Review - DEX
Review - Kerbal Space Program (PS4)
Review - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine DLC
Review - N.E.R.O
Review - Lost Sea
Review - Fenix Furia
Review - Uncharted 4
Review - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan
Review - Shadwen
Review - Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza
Review - Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
Review - Stories: The Path of Destinies
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.