Collector’s Corner – Vita’s a b*tch

For someone out there who may not get the pun, just know that vita also means life in italian… Okay, last time I made a “Collector’s Corner” it was about games that could become collectible in the future, this time around it’s nothing like that at all.
Why’s that? Because I couldn’t really recommend anyone getting into vita collecting although, at the same time, if you’re ever going to do it, the sooner the better. I know this first hand because, silly me, I actually collect for the system. The thing is, collecting for this system isn’t what I’d call “easy”, I’d rather call it frustrating or, at the very least, annoying.
This article is actually about that. The little annoyances you’ll find if you ever try to collect for this handheld.

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Top 10 Cars I want on GT Sport

Gran Turismo Sport might be the best looking and most polished GT game ever made but, when it comes to content, it’s clearly behind most of the other titles released by Poliphony. However, while Gran Turismo 2 might had released with over 500 cars back in 1999, due to the lack of online support, the number of cars offered never grew beyond that.
That’s not the case for GT Sport. during these months the game has been receiving plenty of patches and updates adding more game modes, tracks, and specially cars. Still, the game is way behind to the thousand cars you could drive in GT6 so there’s many I wish that would come back (and also new ones) and that’s what this top 10 is about. Here are 10 cars that I wish were available in GT Sport.

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Briefiew – Everybody’s Golf

Is it weird that I owned an Everybody’s Golf game for every Playstation console? Considering that I don’t care about golfing as a sport in the slightest, it does feel quite strange even to me. I don’t play golf in real life and I certainly don’t watch it on TV either. The biggest gesture I’d do for the sport would be not switching off the TV whenever a golf related story might pop up on the news.
But, like I said, I still owned at least a game in this franchise for every playstation console… And I liked them!

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Rant – Metal Gear Survive? No

I didn’t mean to make rants a recurring section in the blog but Metal Gear Survive is out and I want to talk about it. I’ll be short anyway.
Simply put, if you ever have the hope that a review for this title will ever appear on the blog, know that it won’t. This isn’t even a big gaming blog which gets issued review copies for us to test, we spend our hard-earned money on the games we talk about and be sure we won’t be spending a dime on this travesty of a game.
This article isn’t a review or my opinion on the game itself (as I obviously haven’t played it) but more of the explanation and the reasons why that review will never happen.

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Briefiew – Shadow of the Colossus

I initially rented this game more than ten years ago at a local video store. I managed to beat it but I still bought a copy for my PS2. Then When the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD remaster came out, I bought it again for my PS3.
Last year, when this new “remake” was announced I was reticent. I promised myself I wouldn’t dip in and buy the same game for a third time but then the game was released a couple weeks ago and I bought it again.
That doesn’t speak very kindly of my power of will but Shadow of the Colossus is one of my favourite games of all time so… yeah.

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Top 10 “Japan-only” PSP games

I know this might be the worst way to start an article like this but I have to warn you and say “take this with a grain of salt”. For starters and, the most obvious reason is that I haven’t played ALL japan exclusives. The PSP has a bigger catalogue of games that were left out in eastern shores than some other consoles have whole collections. There are literally hundreds of japan exclusive PSP games but out of all those, I’ve only played the ones I own (around 60).
The second reason, and perhaps the most important, is that I don’t really know Japanese. Games that require a certain understanding of Japanese to its enjoyment will be rated lower than games that may be “worse” but instead anyone can pick up and play through it with intuition alone. There’s many Visual Novels and deep RPGs that would probably had made the list if I knew the nippon language.
Lastly, I aim for variety in my top 10 lists so don’t expect me to pick 5 fighting games and 5 rhythm games and call it a day. I’ll try to touch different styles and genres so anyone can find a game they like. If anything, you may take this top 10 as some sort of “guide” of recommended Japanese-only games for non Japanese speakers.

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Briefiew – Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

I’m not the kind of reviewer that will pretend to know everything in video games and having played everything under the sun. I won’t avoid the topic either and let longtime fans assume I did. I’ll say it right away, I’ve never played a Fate game before and I barely knew anything else other than it existed. I heard about some games with that “Fate/” prefix appearing back on PSP but I never got the chance to play any of them, then, from reading the wikipedia now I know that it all started as a Visual Novel but that’s it.
Fate/Extella is the first game in this property that I get the chance to play by myself and these are my thoughts on it.

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3WS – Forgotten Third-Person Shooters

Comparatively speaking, this is definitely not the most stand-out sub-genres within the shooters. Nowadays the First-Person Shooter is one of if not the most popular genre within gaming. Even franchises like Uncharted or Gears of War don’t get the amount of light that heavy-hitters like COD or Overwatch get and they are certainly the TPS games that got the longer end of the stick. The protagonists of this article will be games that didn’t get anywhere close to that popularity.
We’ll be looking at Binary Domain, The Bureau: XCom declassified and Inversion. Last gen action titles of the third-person kind which may have been overlooked or simply weren’t good enough. You’ll have to keep reading to find out.

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Briefiew – Persona 5

I have to admit that I wasn’t sure about if I should write this review or not. On one hand, if you’ve been following the gaming media or just checked metacritic, you’ll know already that this game is really great and the fact that I even included this title on the second spot for the best games of 2017 already tells that I’m not dissenting from that popular opinion either.
On the other hand, I spent over a hundred hours playing this game and I enjoyed them too much to not spend a couple more to deservedly praise it in an article like this.
In any case, there might be someone out there who isn’t sure about purchasing it and wants to know why some people like me enjoyed Persona 5 that much. If that’s the case for you, please continue reading.

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The Best & Worst Box Art on PSP

Even nowadays when there’s so much information of any game just floating around on the internet that, if you do the research, you can be pretty sure if you’re gonna enjoy a game or not, I still buy some games just cause I find their cover art enticing. That’s the thing, cover art can convince me to purchase a game I’m not that interested in or actually keep me from ever playing it. It might be just me because, apart from playing games I collect them, so the physical case is perhaps more important to me than to an average gamer but, in any case, I digress.
This is a top 10 list just like the ones I made for the PS3 box arts but, in this case, I merge both the best and worst ones on the same article so thank me for that extra click I’m saving you from doing. The quality of the games themselves doesn’t affect their place on any of the lists, it’s just the quality of the frontal box art what made them appear here and both the choices and the order they’re in is all based on my personal opinion/taste.
Let’s begin with this gallery of beauties and “beasts”.

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