Week of May 25 – 31 Round-up

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Dark Souls was an interesting game and one that I enjoyed far more than Demon’s Souls. I understood what From Software was trying to accomplish with these Souls games but I just didn’t understand how anyone could claim they were a gameplay focused development studio when they chose to prioritize visual fidelity over maintaining a steady framerate. It was not until Bloodborne where I can honestly say they were well playing games. And now with Dark Souls: Remastered, maybe I will be able to say the same with Dark Souls.

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Chelsea R.! You won the $50 Amazon.ca Gift Card. Expect the gift card in your e-mail soon!

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Week of May 18 – 24 Round-up

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Here is my third chance to pick up a version of Hyrule Warriors. It will also be the third time that I will pass on this spin-off. Warriors/musou’ games have their fans and I’m glad they continue to be served with fun crossovers like this. I don’t know many franchises out there who get their favorite franchises featured with a gameplay system that they enjoy. One could argue that its a “simple re-skin” but I think that’s selling this game short. If it was such a shallow experience that nobody liked, it wouldn’t see releases on 3 different platforms. 

Here’s Something I Missed

The 9 year anniversary of Game Deals Canada was May 1! And I completely forgot about it!

To celebrate, here’s a $50 Amazon.ca Gift Card giveaway!

You have until May 24, 2018 8PM ET / 6PM PT to enter.

Week of May 11 – 17 Round-up

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Dragon’s Crown Pro has given me and my girlfriend the opportunity to give this busty sorceress dungeon brawler thing a try. I was quite aware of the PlayStation 3 and Vita releases of this game but since I wasn’t a big fan of the original Odin Sphere, I passed on it. However, I kept hearing good things about this game. We’ve given the game a go but not enough to come away with a fair assessment, so far it’s been fine though and we’re curious enough to revisit again in the near future.

Here’s Something You May Have Missed

  • Nintendo Switch online service pricing plans are up via Nintendo

Week of May 4 – 10 Round-up

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I should be playing BattleTech. I like mechs. I like strategy games. This game looks like it’s made for me. I was a big fan of Mechwarrior and BattleTech franchise growing up so this should be a no brainer. I know it’s nothing like Mech Commander but I am intrigued and I have heard nothing but good things. about it. 

Week of Apr 27 – May 3 Round-up

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I own Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for the Wii U. I tried to enjoy it but as a fan of the original Donkey Kong Country of games, I just couldn’t get into RetroStudio’s control scheme. I felt that way with Donkey Kong Country Returns as well but decided to give Tropical Freeze a try regardless. Unfortunately for me, I wasn’t won over the second time around. And I doubt a Switch port would change my mind.

May 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Super Mega Baseball 2
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Vanquish

May 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • Rayman: Legends
  • King Oddball

PlayStation 3

  • Risen 3: Titan Lords
  • Eat Them!
  • King Oddball

PlayStation Vita

  • King Oddball
  • Furmins

 

Week of Apr 20 – 26 Round-up

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The first God of War game was quite the eye opening experience for me. It also served as a gateway into Greek mythology and all the disturbing twists that comes with that. I continued to enjoy the series through to God of War 3. God of War: Ascension was grossly unnecessary and proved the formula and mythology had nowhere else to go. I am hoping this new God of War game serves as the same gateway into a new mythology and by the sounds of it: it may be the beginning of a new life for the franchise.

Week of Apr 13 – 19 Round-up

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Yakuza 0 was my 2017 game of the year. Yakuza 6 does not top it. However, Yakuza 6 is still a very solid entry and one that caps off Kazuma Kiryu’s adventure wonderfully. My only gripes against the game stemmed from the immature Dragon Engine and the dramatic downshift in wackiness. 

Week of Apr 6 – 12 Round-up

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I was pretty stoked to see the sequel of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons on the big stage during last year’s EA press conference. But when the $39.99 price tag reared its head, I immediately slotted it away for later purchase. It’s a little disappointing to hear that the story didn’t pan out. Fortunately, I just want to do some goofy co-op fun and it looks like this game delivers some of that.

Week of Mar 30 – Apr 5 Round-up

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Another Far Cry 5 game debuted and guess what? It’s a Far Cry game. More importantly, it’s a Far Cry game that follows the mould of not quite living up to the pre-release marketing’s story promises; it always seemed provocative but the games end up not saying much at all. The gameplay itself seems to be Far Cry through and through which means if you can stomach another one of those games, you should be satisfied.

March 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • The Witness
  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Cars 2: The Video Game
  • Dead Space 2

March 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Mad Max
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Q*Bert Rebooted

PlayStation 3

  • In Space We Brawl
  • Toy Home
  • Q*Bert Rebooted

PlayStation Vita

  • 99 Vidas
  • Q*Bert Rebooted

Week of Mar 23 – 29 Round-up

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I own a copy of Ni No Kuni for the PlayStation 3. I bought it for cheap during one of the many PSN sales. Unfortunately I never got around to playing it and now there’s a sequel. It looks very pleasant but I would feel very foolish if I went ahead and got the sequel before playing the original. I wonder how well it holds up.

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