Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage

You know the usual spiel about how Dynasty Warriors is just repetitive button mashing with no depth?

Well, it isn’t true of this game either, but it is a lot closer to being the case. There isn’t enough depth to warrant how much you’d have to play to actually get everything. Mostly the problem is how the depth comes into the game, unlike Dynasty Warriors 7 where the depth is all about character development, weapon choice, what you equip your character with and of course, the character itself, and the permutations there of, in Ken’s Rage, not so much. It has some of those things, but with only a handful of characters and three main character types. There’s a little less to play with, and the main problem is despite all the character growth it does have, the real meat of the initial play before you really open up other modes properly is the Legend Mode with Kenshiro.

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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Short Review

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You know those people who harp on about gameplay as if it’s the only thing that determines whether or not a game is any good? Can you hear them in your head right now? Claiming that the graphics don’t matter, it’s the gameplay that counts, story can be great or terrible, but if the gameplay is good, then it can still be a great game? Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the game these people should be forced to play (that and text adventures), because gameplay is pretty much the only thing it has going for it (well, actually the graphics and score are hardly shabby, but we’ve seen it all before), and is the main reason why this is, unfortunately the worst Assassin’s Creed I’ve played. If you thought Brotherhood was pushing the boundaries of having a light story, then let it be known that Revelations is worse in every respect.
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Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Short Review by Comparison

Let’s call them by their Roman numeral names first so the search engines are happy. Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2. Good, now I can write them in the form where I don’t have to constantly double-check how many ‘I’s I’ve used.

Did you enjoy Final Fantasy 13 in general?

If not, then, well, I’m afraid 13-2 isn’t going to make you love the series once more, since it is largely similar to 13.

Unless the only reason you disliked Final Fantasy 13 was the linearity, lack of freedom, or the weapon upgrade system, all of which have been banished in 13-2.
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Dynasty Warriors 7

The best thing to come out for quite a while.

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Yeah, I would put this above other far more popular and critically acclaimed series’. This is a game I have played and thoroughly enjoyed for a large period of time, a game I paid almost full price for and didn’t feel ripped off. That’s what matters, that’s what makes a good game. Continue reading