Shigeru Miyamoto's famous words stating that “A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever” is often referred to over the years as game development, becoming grander and more ambitious, regularly causing many games to miss their release date. Nintendo has rarely found themselves in such predicaments as it's usually their style to announce a title when it's far enough in development and release date not far off. However, to the shock of everyone Nintendo stepped away from this creed when the announcement of Metroid Prime 4 at E3 2017 was accompanied by only a short title video and no gameplay.
Now fast forward 18 months and little of the game had been seen with very small update from when Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime stated that "the game is well in development" in late November of last year. Such silence had caused many to fear that the game would not be ready for 2019. Today, those fears were realized with Nintendo announcing that Metriod Prime 4 development would be restarting from the beginning with the help of Retro Studios, the original developers of the Metroid Prime games. This decision was made mainly because the game "has not reached the standards we seek in a sequel to the Metroid Prime series" according the Nintendo.
It is hard to believe that a game that combines the worlds of Disney and Final Fantasy would worked. Yet after 17 years and over a dozen titles released in the series, Kingdom Hearts has more than proved doubters wrong as the newest, most ambitious game in the series is set for release on January 29th. Kingdom Hearts 3 has been in pipeline for sometime over at Square Enix and with the release date finally within sight, critics reviews have now began to surface. Here is the Review Round UP:
While not perfect, Kingdom Hearts III is the game I’ve been waiting for. After finishing it, I was delighted by how satisfied I was with the journey. I traversed worlds with some of my favorite Disney characters, persevered through challenging boss battles, and saw a triumphant finale that only makes me more excited for the future. The series still has a lot of heart, and that’s what makes it so endearing.
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Whatever the flaws, there is nothing quite like Kingdom Hearts 3, and it's a wild, wonderful ride as a result. Name one other game where you can watch Elsa belt out Let It Go before hammering some monsters to death with a giant key. I'll wait.
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I thoroughly enjoyed Square Enix’s evolution of Kingdom Hearts’ gameplay and fidelity to Disney’s beloved animated movies. While the storytelling could use some punching up, Square has done a fantastic job of capturing the spirit of these worlds while giving us a massive toolbox for battles and exploration.
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What sticks with me is the exciting battle against elemental titans with Hercules, taking Rapunzel out into the unfamiliar wide world for the first time, snapping selfies with Winnie the Pooh, and going toe to toe with Davy Jones. In 2002, as Sora, I left Destiny Islands to travel across the universe and make new friends. In 2019 I brought old ones home, and I had so much fun doing it.
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Despite its reputation for complex story, its simple action and positive energy felt like an antidote to so many other RPGs of the past couple of decades. But Kingdom Hearts isn’t simple anymore; it isn’t just joy and bright colors and Disney heroes. Instead, the conclusion of this story is tangled up in so many conflicting threads, each one a heavy burden on its hero, whose smile now feels unnerving. Kingdom Hearts 3 is an example of what can go wrong when a series that once stood in contrast to its peers as a lighthearted alternative loses its way.
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With 2019 Academy Awards only one month away airing live on Feb. 24th the full list of nominees were released yesterday. This includes both animation categories as this years' favourite for 'Best Animation Feature', “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” leads a strong list against the likes of “Incredibles 2” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet”. In regards to the 'Best Animation Short category' Trevor Jimenez's “Weekends” is pitted against the tough competition such as: “Animal Behaviour” and “Bao”. Here is the full list of nominees:
“Incredibles 2,” Brad Bird
“Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson
“Mirai,” Mamoru Hosoda
“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
“Animal Behaviour,” Alison Snowden, David Fine
“Bao,” Domee Shi
“Late Afternoon,” Louise Bagnall
“One Small Step,” Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
“Weekends,” Trevor Jimenez
BY Marlon MCFARLANE:
Digital streaming network Rooster Teeth are on the hunt for another smash animated hit with their new sci-fi animated show...gen:LOCK. Michael B. Jordan's production company, Outlier Productions, is co-producing the project alongside Rooster Teeth and boast the voice talents of Maisie Williams, Dakota Fanning, David Tennant and Jordan himself as the lead character Julian Chase. The official synopsis reads that "Fifty years in the future, an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. A daring team is recruited to pilot a new form of weaponized neuroscience that powers devastating mecha, but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the world".
gen:LOCK premiers on Saturday, January 26 exclusive to https://roosterteeth.com. For more animation news check out Disney's special 30th release of THE LITTLE MERMAID or gaming news with MORTAL KOMBAT 11 big reveals.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.