Yes, Pokemon Sword & Shield had new art/graphics (which many believed could've been much better), but the game followed mostly the same gameplay formula that existed for 25 years. As someone that was there for Pokemon Blue, Sword & Shield didn't exactly reinvent the wheel enough for me to lose my sh#t. Luckily, Gamefreak had an ace up their sleeve, which was revealed moments ago during a special Pokemon presentation. Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing Pokemon Legends: Arceus...
Square Enix's massively successful 3DS RPG series Bravely Default, makes the leap into HD with an exclusive sequel landing on the Switch this month. Default II features a new story/cast of characters, and contains a variant of the prior game's "Brave Point" system, and use of collecting different "asterisks" to change a character's job class. So are these changes enough for us to once again brave the default? Here's the roundup:
We have been hearing/reading about Pixar's new Mediterranean adventure for some time now, and apart from a very short teaser and news of a Summer release date, we haven't heard much. Until today that is, as Pixar has now pulled the curtains back on a brand new trailer for its next film, and it looks gorgeous.
After news broke that Netflix would be teaming up with the original creators of Avatar the Last Air Bender to create a live-action series for the streaming platform, we were cautiously optimistic. Since then, the creators left the project over "creative differences", and our collective hopes for great new content in the world of Avatar was again dashed. In step Nickelodeon to our rescue with the recent announcement of Avatar Studios.
When it comes to awards show of any discipline, one may examine once a while, there will be a controversial winner. This is especially so in the art/entertainment field, where empirical data has little help in determining a clear winner between close nominees. The likes of The Oscars, The Grammys and The Emmys all come to mind here so, we can expect the same in the area of Anime. 2021 is not one of those years as during Crunchyroll's annual Anime Awards, the majority believed Jujutsu Kaisen was the rightful winner for Anime of the Year.
After a year of mini directs, partner showcases and delays in 2020, fans of the big N prayed, pleaded with and hoped Nintendo would return to the more traditional large scale Directs this year. Well, good things come to those that wait as the house of Mario finally gave us a whopping 50 minutes long direct yesterday. A lot was shown, but as per usual, we have picked out our favourite announcements from the event.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.