Any one of you who's an avid follower of this blog would know I grew up Nintendo consoles dating back to NES. So, I will always profess that my favourite fighting game series of all time is Street Fighter, but one day I was introduced to its SNK rival The King of Fighters (really Fatal Fury before it) and fell in love with that series as well (especially after the release of the excellent CVS 2). I was deeply disappointed not had heard anything about a new KOF game during the recent Next-Gen events, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that a new CGI movie is on the way.
Can you believe that we are now only a short 3 months away from the start of Next-Gen? The Xbox Series X and the PS5 release date is fast approaching, and while we wait to find out when we can get our pre-ordering on, we must not neglect our current-gen consoles that still have a little life left. Here are the best games releasing this August:
Yesterday, Microsoft held their highly anticipated Xbox Series X Games Showcase, and well...after its conclusion I was left with the weird feeling of being less excited about its arrival. I was underwhelmed and highly critical of Microsoft's first showing back in May hoping that they were simply holding back for this showcase to blow us away, but honestly, it just felt flat. Here are the reasons why I was left disappointed by the Xbox Series X Games Showcase:
As apart of Crunchyroll's 'Originals' line-up, The God of High School anime was highly anticipated and after a few episodes into the season, one can say it has lived up to expectations. What I didn't expect was just how awesome its opening would be. The fast, vibrant visuals, along with the adrenaline pumping song 'Contradiction', melted together so well, that it creates a wondrous visual and audio treat for the senses. Don't just take my word for it. Take a look for yourself below:
Being a Nintendo Developer today must be a difficult job. It is hard to fathom the sheer pressure these guys are under when working on one of the big N's beloved franchises, especially those that have a few masterpiece predecessors. Take a sec to think about it, and then think about those poor souls that have to work on the latest Paper Mario game, The Origami King. Fans have placed Thousand Year Door as the pinnacle of the series and have long for any new iteration to at least come close in quality. So, does The Origami King succeed? Here's the review roundup:
There is always a mix of excitement and bits of sadness present when a console generation is coming to an end. One hand, you can't wait to dive into a whole new world of gaming powered by the latest tech, but on the other hand, it's hard to say goodbye to that current console that had given you so many memories these past 5 years. And thus, like with your ex-lover, you hope your final time together can leave a lasting memory. Now, Ghost of Tsushima may not bet the last PS4 game ever, but as the final first-party exclusive, it sure feels like the end of an era. So, does it leave a lasting impression? Here's the review roundup:
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.