Monday, April 27, 2015

Gamers Source #7 - Double Up for a News Week Twofer

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The Gamer's Source is taking a different direction in the form of a podcast Check it out below. Due to an abscence last week, this episode is packed with two weeks worth of news, including sales figures for Bloodborne and more details on the next Guitar Hero game.  So, without further ado, your news...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Mixed Bag of Puzzles and Mayhem - The MonsterBag Take Your Time Review

Quick Note: The Cartoon Network style graphics hide a simple, yet violent, puzzler. Great for players looking to play something in quick bursts or those who enjoy puzzles, but be ready for the difficulty spike with the last few levels.   

Despite what many fans (and detractors) may think about the lack of big titles on Sony's handheld, the PS Vita is the perfect playground for smaller, independent games that are great for pick up and play sessions. MonsterBag joins this pantheon of games that fit so well on the Vita, though it falls just short of the greatness many more before it have reached.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Light in the Darkness - The Child of Light Take Your Time Review

Quick Note: Between the beautiful painting style graphics and the solid JRPG battle system, Child of Light hits all the right notes for any fan of a JRPG. Plus, it's short play time and simple play style makes this the perfect game for anyone curious in the genre. Child of Light is the perfect JRPG for pretty much anyone.   

My favorite games have always been predominately Japanese RPG's. From starting with Pokemon and moving into Final Fantasy, the turn based battle systems and magical abilities have always been something I have been drawn to. The 90's and early 00's were the golden years for JRPG's, with hundreds of hours worth of great story telling, interesting characters and amazing combat. That all seemed to stop with the last generation. Sure there were a few gems, but the glut of JRPG's seemed to stop, especially with the large franchises like Dragon Quest, which was almost completely absent, and Final Fantasy, which fell down a hole known as Final Fantasy XIII.

To fill in the void, smaller, shorter JRPG's that fit better into a busy schedule have been popping up, and none of them are better than Child of Light. Built by a small team within Ubisoft Montreal, Child of Light takes the traditional story, combat and exploration of JRPG's and makes it fresh and enjoyable again.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Gamers Source #6 - Level 5 Announces New Games And New Black Ops Revealed

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The Gamer's Source is taking a different direction in the form of a podcast Check it out below. This week, Level-5 announces a slew of upcoming games, including the Japanese hit Yokai Watch making it's way to the West via Nintendo. There were quite a few game announcements as well, including some Call of Duty and Deus Ex news. So, without further ado, your news...

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Gamers Source #5 - Nintendo's Plan For 2015

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The Gamer's Source is taking a different direction in the form of a podcast Check it out below. This week, Nintendo gave a direct to tell fans what they have to look forward to without Zelda on Wii U. SPOILERS! It includes lots of amiibos and updates to games we already have in our hands.