Valkyria Chronicles was an absolutely beautiful tactical RPG that released on the PS3 back in 2008. It was lauded for the sketchbook-style artwork of the game, as well as its story and characters. Sega decided to, by way of preparing us for the next home console sequel later this year/early next year, release a PS4 version of the original called Valkyria Chronicles Remastered. For those of you who missed it and wondered whether it’s worth buying, read on.
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It’s Kirby time again! The pink puffball in back in a new adventure on the 3DS called Kirby: Planet Robobot, and this time he’s gone mecha. The world, as usual, is in trouble and it’s Kirby’s job to save planet Pop Star from the mad machinations of The Access Ark and its robotic minions. This is the first new Kirby game since last year’s Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush on Nintendo Wii U, so let’s find out what the denizens of Pop Star have for us.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland hit the screens back in 2010, and the film was successful and popular enough that the powers that be (i.e. Disney) deemed it worthy of making the sequel. The original film paid mostly lip service to the original Carroll, keeping the characters, mostly, but presenting a whole new plot with an older Alice, and all of it in typical crazy, topsy turvy Burton style. The new film, Alice Through the Looking Glass, pays about as much attention to the original story as the first one did, but this time Burton isn’t at the helm. Does it affect the film any? Let’s find out.
Nathan Drake has been kicking around our PlayStations since 2007, blowing our minds away with outstanding visuals and storytelling. Uncharted 4 is the final game in the series, and is aptly sub-titled A Thief’s End. Let’s get our adventure on and hang around a few cliff-faces with Drake as we review this game.
MXGP2 is the sequel to 2014’s MXGP, titled the Official Motocross Video Game, and is developed by Milestone Games, the same people behind Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO, which we reviewed earlier this year. Instead of a rally car, you’re put in the reigns of a motocross bike and tasked with getting around a dirt course in the shortest possible time. Get on your bikes and ride!
It was only natural that, given the immense popularity of Angry Birds, there would be The Angry Birds Movie. I personally expected the film five years ago at the height of Angry Birds’ popularity, but it’s here now nonetheless. Let’s follow in the adventures of Red and the birds to cause mayhem and devastation to vast quantities of piggies.
If you’ve completely exhausted the two story paths in Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (both games reviewed here), and you wished there was more story to tell, you’re in luck. A piece of DLC for the game, Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation, shows you the consequences of not choosing, and that making no choice is in itself a choice.
The Fire Emblem series started life in 1990, and has been going strong ever since. While we haven’t seen as many English releases as Japanese ones, it’s still a fairly popular game among tactical battle enthusiasts and RPG gamers alike. The latest game in the series, Fire Emblem Fates, tells the tale of two countries at war, and the people at the heart of this conflict. Intrigued? Read on.
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (or NOAA) recently began deep water environments in and around the Mariana Trench, which you know to be the deepest part of the world’s oceans.
Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are diving into the depths and beaming live footage of what they’re seeing. On day 4, at a depth of 3.7 KM (the trench’s maximum depth of approximately 11 kilometers!), this gelatinous thing of beauty was spotted.
Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota. Note the two sets of tentacles — short and long. At the beginning of the video, you’ll see that the long tentacles are even and extended outward and the bell is motionless. This suggests an ambush predation mode. Within the bell, the radial canals in red are connecting points for what looks like the gonads in bright yellow.
NOAA maintains a log of the photos and videos captured during the dives, you can see it here.
[via The Verge]
Rogue Stormers is a side-scrolling run-n-gun game with roguelike elements where you attempt to make it through a series of procedurally-generated dungeons before facing bosses. The game is set in a steampunk world where the discovery of a substance called “goop” has turned everyone into a monster. Guess who’s on clean-up duty? Here’s your mop and your gun, soldier. Make Ravensdale spotless again.