Playstation 4 Reviews

I Am Setsuna Review (PS4)

JRPGs have been well known for making some of the most beloved stories known in the gaming world. A genre that primarily needs to have a good story element, Square Enix seems to be the company that is consistently creating memorable tales for the genre. From Final Fantasy to other memorable cult classics like The Secret of Mana, Square Enix is at the top of the game for creating beloved JRPGs even to this day with the long awaited Final Fantasy XV. When I Am Setsuna was originally announced, one could say that Square Enix was paying homage to its cult classic Chrono Trigger. The same style of gameplay, yet an entirely different vehicle in which to experience it in, I Am Setsuna manages to have all of the classic JRPG fans’ eyes on it. In an era where people desire more classically made JRPGs that don’t fully push the boundaries, like Bravely Default, does I Am Setsuna scratch that itch as effectively as others?

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Battlefield 1 Review (PS4)

Are you tired of futuristic shooters from the unforeseeable future with giant robots or exosuits that allow people to fly? Are you wanting to go back in time and use the machines of a forgotten war? DICE, the creators of Battlefield 1 clearly thought people did, so they brought you this World War I based first person shooter.

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Furi Review (PS4)

Difficulty is often a thing most gamers look for depending on what experience they want. Some games are meant to be enjoyed leisurely and others are meant to be a test of both skill and patience. Sitting on both extremes are games like Animal Crossing and Dark Souls. Animal Crossing being a leisurely simulation game of living in a town and making your own way in this world helping both your neighbor and paying off your loan. Dark Souls on the other hand is a third-person action-adventure game that revels in its responsive fighting mechanics, yet its level design is merciless in its difficulty causing multitudes of deaths during a playthrough. Both games have their focuses and both games have their niches. Furi is a game that tries to be cruel in how tight your response times need to be during close combat, as well as its intensive bullet hell sections creating a weird amalgamation of a game; a fusion of both fighting game and shoot ‘em up mechanics. Does Furi confuse the term “challenging” with “unfair,” as many other games of its ilk have been criticized for in the past?

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Madden NFL 17 Review (PS4)

Football season is upon us, and with each passing year comes the newest installment in the Madden NFL franchise. I know what you are thinking, “another Madden game, how can it be any different from the previous twenty something games?” I can understand that to some people this game series is worn out, but Madden NFL 17 has tried to make some big steps to add life to a recently disappointing franchise.

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Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (PS4)

Dynasty Warriors and Tecmo Koei have created a phenomena. One that whether you like it or not, has cranked out numerous games and side games to famous series. The hack n’ slash button masher which is Dynasty Warriors, is a style that has a huge following of dedicated fans to it with its high octane and remotely easy and familiar gameplay. If you have played one, you most likely will have played most of the franchise and spin-offs. I have never been one to be drawn in by the flashy nature of its gameplay, or moves often resorting to passing on multiple iterations for a long time until of course Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below. Taking some the franchise’s more beloved characters from a select amount of games, it hopes to take that same Dynasty Warriors energy and apply it to create another hit. Does Dragon Quest Heroes make enough changes to the formula to stand out, or can it be written off as just another Dynasty Warriors style cash grab?

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (PS4)

A long time ago in our galaxy we were given the first installations to the Lego Star Wars franchise. Eleven years have passed and now a new adventure awaits the fans of the first games. Much like its predecessors, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens follows the same action-adventure style, with some new features that really set it apart from the original games.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Review (PS4)

Nathan Drake has been through a lot; finding lost cities, cursed idols, fighting against mercenaries and war criminals, finding love, treasure, and getting into sticky situations. We’ve seen him grow as a character, climb up some of the most terrifying heights, and solve puzzles that haven’t been touched in hundreds or even thousands of years. So what is a better way to wrap up the story of this modern day treasure hunter? Well of course, do it all again with some added things to boot.

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Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Review (PS4)

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is the HD remake of the Playstation 2 game that was released in 2007. The game follows five characters: Valkyrie, Cornelius, Mercedes, Oswald, and Velvet, as their stories intertwine as the end of the world draws near. This is a remake in the true sense of the word, as the game feels completely different compared to the PS2 version, while still keeping a lot of what made the original game very fun to play. If you want to experience the original game, they included an option to play the original game without any of the changes.

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