Friday, July 31, 2009

Inside Look: Dissidia/

Most of your probably heard of Square Enix's small powerhouse to hit the markets in Japan. Dissidia, in a nutshell Final Fantasy's Super Smash Bros. Combining one hero and one villain from every Final Fantasy game up to Final Fantasy X. However the game boasts a better story then SSBB. From what I can tell from playing the Japanese version of the game is that Cosmos, the good diety is battling with Chaos, the bad one. So Cosmos and Chaos call upon their strongest warriors to fight it out. In not only to having a killer roster of characters to play as, Dissidia seems to relive all the great battles from the Final Fantasy series and battles you always wanted to see who would win. I'm sure I'm not the only person whose gotten into an arguement about who would win in a fight between Cloud and Leon. Not only do you have multiple stories to play, you can link up with other PSPs and fight your friends. Releasing August 25th, you'll be playing Dissidia in no time. If you are lucky to be already playing the Japanese version then already fighting it out on your PSP. Who knew the battlefield would be so small?

In other Final Fantasy-related news, the release date for FFXIII is still a mystery. Slated to be released Spring 2010. Gamers don't have an exact day to look forward to. Unfortunatley, release dates are never set as there have already been push backs from the Japanese release dates. However this may be due to the development of FFXIII Versus and FFAXIII, so that all three games will be released simultaneously. Also trailers for FFXIV have already been presented during this years E3. This is an online counterpart much like FFXI. Also scheduled to be released somewhere in 2010. However I have to be skeptical in thinking there rushing FFXIV a bit to much. I mean releasing five Fantasy games within two years is a little crazy. But for sure Square Enix is giving their fans alot to look forward to. It's not going to be the year of the tiger rather the year of Final Fantasy. Hopefully we'll get news on exact release dates.

This concludes the post for this week. I'll be back with a new post next monday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Review: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

MHFU is the latest game in the "Monster Hunter" franchise. Yet again, it comes to you for Playstation Portable. MHFU is an expansion to the original Monster Hunter Freedom 2. In addition to MHF2's original base game. MHFU boasts new quests, new equipment, new monsters, higher levels of equipment, new Felyne Fighter addition, and multiplayer. The basis of all MH games is you take your customized character and hunt monsters for profit. This newest expansion does no different. The MH have always shown a long-lasting playtime. Fun gameplay, and a large amount of quests to complete. Some quests however seemed repeated as the collection quests, which are the most of your beginning quests, seem like playing through the same level checking the same spots over and over again. Weapons are wide and expansion allowing you to choose a number of hunting tools to take along with you. With use of a certain weapon it's sharpness goes down making it weaker. To sharpen it, it requires whetstones, an item which can be bought and is usually supplied. However the sharpening goes dull much to quick. Making it a sort of annoyance than a realistic aspect. Felyne fighters are cat-creatures that, when bought, will aide you on your quest, or work in your kitchen. When aiding you on a quest. They will attack the enemy you are attacking at will. Place bombs and explosive if necessary and provide an excellent use of bait. The AI for the Felyne is good is such situations as it waits till you clear the area before bombing your enemy. However there true use is the exploited invincibility. If they are knocked down and unconscious they will eventually wake up after a short period of time. An ample strategy is to distract the quarry with one of the Felynes and then attack from behind hitting various weak spots. The monster usually never take their sights of them. There other use however is in the kitchen. You can essentially buy the Feylnes from a Feylne trader. So after buying your new slaves you can force them to work in your kitchen making new items that can heal you, or help you in many other ways. However you need to give your Felyne jobs or they might spend their time resting all day if left alone. This is not the best feature in MHFU. The multiplayer shines were gameplay might at times fail. There is nothing more fun than getting a few of your friends, connecting your PSPs together and go kill some major monster. Some monsters are just impossible to go it alone. Whether you have a Felyne fighter or a bunch of friends. As the game title state, you need to "unite" to take down certain foes. This provides a replay value as you go back to original missions once done alone and you see how you can do while on a team. Overall MHFU is a good game, if you've played MHF2 there still awaits for you more monsters and treasures to find in this expansion. For those who haven't played a MH game to date. I suggest you try. Hopefully the MH franchise will be letting us slay new monsters in the future.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Welcome to Noble Commentary

Hello everyone! A newcomer has arrived into the blogging scene and his name is NoblemanNick. Remember that name! I came here to blog about video games. Which is my scene. I enjoy Anime and Manga though as well. So if I come across any really good anime and manga I'll be sure to mention it. So I'm reviewing games, but that doesn't tell you much. I'm going to review new games, old games, and even indie games. It's all good to me. I'll even bring you news on some of the hottest news and release dates. I do commentary as well. What I do is I play a game, usually something old, and comment on it. Whether I am praising the game, complaining about bugs, or yelling out of frustration at the difficulty. Now when to expect my posts. I post three times a week. Meaning you get your fix of me almost daily. This is a new blog so I need comments to give me feedback. To help me refine this blog. Whether you'd be telling me I'm a god or a total flop. Well expect a post from me soon. Happy gaming to all of you!