I finished school for the semester, am almost done with the initial draft for my next novel, or rather novella, and I just built a new computer, and have spent the past few hours getting everything up to snuff. It required a lot of editing and modifying to the main software itself, mostly through things like Classic Shell because Microsoft doesn’t deserve the borderline monopoly they have. So look forward to game reviews based on far stronger hardware, and some more graphically demanding games.
The final Smash Brothers presentation was made last week, announcing two new fights. Corrin, the half-dragon protagonist from the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates, and Bayonetta as the fan requested character, presumably because she would be the most iconic and least troublesome character to get. This brings the character count to 58, 55 if you don’t count Mii Fighters, which is utterly insane. There are also about 99 costumes after the release of an Ashley, Tails, Knuckles, and goldarn Geno costume. Ultimately, it was a lot of fun to follow this game through its development, and I’m content to see it end this way, after only having played the demo of the 3DS version.
What can I say? I don’t like multiplayer games, and only want isolated single player experiences, such as Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, a game that went dark for about a year, and will be releasing on PS4 and Vita in due enough time, with a PC release being something I am obviously hoping for because that’s what I want of most games. Such as Falcom’s other upcoming title, Trails of Cold Steel 3, which began production, and no details were given. Not that they would help me, as I know nothing about the subseries beyond some character designs.
Hideo Kojima has officially left Konami as of December 15th, 2015, and he is now working directly with Sony in creating new games under the newly established Kojima Productions, working directly with Sony Computer Entertainment, while being a separate entity. So things worked out as well as they could after Konami went and ruined everything. It is currently pretty vague about what it will be, but I am looking forward to it regardless. Meanwhile, Konami is hiring for a new Metal Gear game, which I am prepared to ignore.
I am already very ready and willing to ignore the recently rebranded Retro VGS cartridge based console that had an Indiegogo campaign, where the creators only made 4% of their goal. A goal I personally find to be far too high for such a niche nostalgia driven product. You see, while nostalgic things have their appeal, and many of them deserve to be loved, cartridges are tantiquaned when you can download the contents onto your computer or game system. Why am I talking about this now? Well, Coleco was revived ten years ago and have survived on Nostalgia, so they picked up this $300 console and rebranded it the Coleco Chameleon. This somehow makes the whole thing far less appealing…