Import Briefiew – Joetsu Electronics’s L2/R2 Button Grip Cover

Up until now I haven’t done any “hardware” reviews. Usually when new consoles arrive those big gaming media publications will review them and I always found those quite pointless. I mean, the most important thing about a console it’s the games you’ll be playing on it and certainly the launch lineup isn’t a good indication on the years to come.
This however isn’t a review on a console but more of an accessory for a console and my experience with it during the last couple weeks is more or less as good as it’s gonna get so… let’s start.

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Game Ideas: Sony’s Vita support

There’s a pretended pun somewhere in the title but it didn’t turn out as good as I hoped for. I guess that is the same feeling that Sony itself had for this handheld.
The thing is, the Vita has been Sony’s least successful console but, five years since it initially released, there’s still games planned for it. However, if you look at those upcoming games, you’ll realise that the companies supporting the console are indie developers and Japanese companies. You would think that the last company supporting a console would be the one that originally created the machine (Sony) but, in this case, that’s just not how it happened.
Sony’s support of this console at first was actually pretty strong. They published big Sony names like Uncharted or Wipeout and things were certainly looking bright when they made the Vita the home of the best Little Big Planet game up to date. They also created new unique franchises exclusive (at the time) for the handheld like Gravity Rush or Tearaway but that was then…
The console wasn’t as successful as Sony expected and with the arrival of a new console, the PS4, Sony couldn’t afford that new project to fail so they focused all of their resources into the home console instead. Since then, the Vita has been surviving out of third parties.
However, how would Vita’s lineup of games would look like if Sony didn’t drop its support for the platform? That’s really what this article is about. Here I’ll be using my imagination to show you what kind of games Sony could have brought to this underrated system but unfortunately never did.

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PS+ Games of March 2017

Next week’s tuesday will be the day when the new games from the PS+ program will arrive but Sony has announced the titles already so here we are. Like every month, I’ll try to explain very briefly what to expect from them but, as I haven’t played them all for myself yet, you can take my opinion with a grain of salt.

Anyway, these will be the games.

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Briefiew – Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed

I still remember my first reaction when I was introduced to the existance of this series. I really thought this was a brilliant idea. In case you’re unacquainted with the series, the protagonists of the Hyperdimension games are living portrayals of game consoles that rule the game industry. I thought these “characterizations” of famous game companies had so much potential for parody.
The makers of this series sure must have felt the same way as, years later now, I can say that I really lost count on how many games this series has spawned so far. The thing is, this is still a pretty niche franchise and none of the games could really be considered “must haves” for the mainstream but I’ll give them one thing, their games really are getting better.

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Import Briefiew – IA/VT Colorful

Back when I did my first “briefiew” of a rythm game I mentioned how I wasn’t really the biggest fan of the genre until very recently. We’ve been having a lot of rythm games on this handheld and for the most part they’ve been pretty good.
This game in particular hasn’t made the western shores for licensing issues but music is an international language so my ignorance for the Japanese one shouldn’t be much of a problem.

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Briefiew – Civilization Revolution 2 +

All in all… strategy isn’t my thing. You could say that it’s because I’m dumb and I’d have a hard time finding a comeback so I guess you’re right. Now seriously, the problem I have with this whole genre is that they often don’t have the best controls. I’m first and foremost a console gamer (I may explain why in a future article) but strategy games will always be better played with a keyboard and a mouse and not with a console pad.
Now, fortunately for me, the Civilization series has always been a turn-based strategy franchise. That means that, at least, having trouble selecting your units using the analog stick won’t cost you a victory.

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Briefiew – Dragon Quest Builders

This review may seem a little pointless if you follow the blog as you probably noticed that this game in particular already appeared on the runner ups for the best games we played in 2016 so, as you can guess, I like this game quite a bit.
In any case, if you want to know the details on what made me enjoy this game, you’ll have to keep reading.

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Top 17 games to anticipate this 2017

The first ever post this blog had was a list on our most anticipated games for 2016. Roy and I just picked 5 games each and that was it. The original idea for this was to repeat the formula and make just that but then, as I was researching for this, I realised how many games would have been left out of that list so instead I came up with this.
I won’t promise that next year I’ll be making a top 18 instead. If this escalates too quickly I’ll have to start writting the article on november.
Anyway, these are the games that we’re looking forward for 2017. Some are confirmed and others not so much and certainly I’m sure that a handful of them will be delayed and won’t make the 2017 deadline. In any case, this is the list as of today.

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The best games we played this 2016

Every gaming-related site is doing this so I guess we have to as well.
The year will soon be over and it’s time for us to share which were the games that we enjoyed the most playing. Since we don’t use numerical scores with our reviews, I bet these picks will be more surprising than on some other sites.
Without further due, this were our favourite games this year.

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