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  2. Developer: Soft Circle French Bread Publisher: Aksys Games Platform: PS4, PS3, and PS Vita Release Date: February 8, 2018 ESRB: T for Teen Clearly the Japanese developer French Bread has given up any attempt at a coherent title with their newest fighting game rerelease by name of Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late(st). In spite of its self-inflicted unfortunate naming choice the newest Under Night In-Birth iteration remains steadfast as a fighting game gem amongst some pretty fierce competition. It is just a shame that it is highly likely to be buried by the recent Dragon Ball FighterZ for a multitude of reasons or how many serious fans already imported this version of the series half a year ago. Those of which who are still curious in Under Night's second console release has to offer may notice its handful of new bells and whistles as it tries and justify its additional retail price tag. I would define the original PS3 release of Under Night In-Birth as to have no unnecessary frills, yet also be quite entertaining, that was only really held back by simply not explaining its nuanced fighting game system mechanics such as "Chain Shift", "Veil off", and the likes. The lack of tutorials would essentially force one would who wanted to give the prior game a fair shot to dig into online guides or wikis to understand the gameplay systems. This is no longer the case with Exe: Late(st) with many, many tutorials that are willing to teach in a very beginner friendly manner like simply moving around or looking at the health bar to going as deep as to explain concepts like "fuzzy guarding" in high level play. It is a rather dry text dump based approach compared let's say Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator's tutorial but the in-game insight is more than welcome nonetheless. It is all well and good that they added tutorials however features beyond that should be more enticing for returning players such as new playable characters and modes. In addition to adding much-needed re-balancing from the prior game (Seth and Chaos are finally viable competitively!) the four new playable characters themselves are all quite enjoyable and generally easy to pick up & play like the rest of the roster. Some are straightforward enough like Enkidu who is a close ranged fighter with various parrying skills to Phonon who keeps foes at bay with long-range whipping abilities. The more intriguing newcomers design-wise, however, are that of Mika who is deceptively mobile fighter despite wielding two huge gauntlets or the lady Wagner who has a fiery and hyper aggressive playstyle that is similar to her presence in the main story. Speaking of which, the newly added story mode may just be the worst part of the whole game. One could tell that the storytelling was not particularly noteworthy in the arcade mode of the earlier release and having an exhausting ten hour plus visual novel story mode could not do this game less favors. As someone who more than tolerated the extensive visual novel narratives in various Blazblue games it says a lot for just how dull and uneventful the Chronicles story mode in EXE Late(st) ends up being. At best, players will see some halfway interesting backstory regarding the playable cast, yet the far more prevalent theme is that it'll likely bore them out of their mind with incredibly mundane and redundant exposition that can stretch the course of five minutes into feeling like several hours. Worst part about the storytelling is that there is very little resembling a central narrative as whole making it feel that much more pointless to endure. The rest of the gameplay mode feature set is a matter of taking the good with the bad. For example, the "Mission" mode is neat in that it has players be able to learn actual viable bread & butter combos to more advanced techniques. Then there is the training mode which, despite being a total user interface nightmare, allows somewhat granular options in finding out which actions can easily be countered. The Network features remains to be much more mixed, however. In addition to being close to dead in terms of online presence (one of many reasons why the release date timing was unfortunate...) the online netcode itself is kind of dodgy and bare bones. There are the standard lobbies and ranked matchmaking, sure, but good luck finding fellow opponents or matches without noticeable lag. Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late(st) makes for a tricky recommendation in the modern fighting game climate. It's a criminally overlooked, and surprisingly approachable, fighting game series though I find myself quite conflicted in how underwhelming Exe: Late(st) is as a re-release. The story mode is downright awful and whatever potential for longevity it has is sapped away by a weak online interface and an even worse release date timing thanks to the recent Dragon Ball FighterZ. What is left are a few neat additions such as the four entertaining new characters and the smart training mode options, as well as the solace in that would-be fans no longer have go out of their to import the title, but little else. Pros + Rock solid fighting game fundamentals that is surprisingly approachable in terms of controls + The four new playable characters are diverse and entertaining + Nice tutorials and training mode options Cons - Utterly boring visual novel story mode - Wonky versus netcode with the online presence of a ghost town -Interface and UI is clumsy Overall Score: 7.0 (out of 10) Good Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late(st) is stuck in the unfortunate position of being a really good fighter that is held back by an underwhelming overall re-release and terrible release date timing. But for those willing to accept Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late(st) as the diamond in the rough that it is should still have fun playing it. Disclosure: This game was reviewed using downloadable PS4 code provided by the publisher.
  3. More practice, more grinding, and more #speedrun attempts for #KingdomHearts tonight! Come swing by and hope on that dope Disney train. ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  4. More practice, more grinding, and more #speedrun attempts for #KingdomHearts tonight! Come swing by and hope on that dope Disney train. ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123

  5. Yesterday
  6. We first got word about Splatoon 2's 3.0 update in last month's Nintendo Direct, and wouldn't you know it, it's already here. The amount of additions, changes, and fixes is too numerous to mention here, but here's a rundown of the major things that the update adds, as a reminder. First off, Callie is back! Yes, if you meet a certain condition in the game's story campaign, Callie will appear in Tentakeel Outpost in Octo Canyon and offer recent multiplayer stats about the player's character. Next, 100 pieces of gear are being added; they're a combination of new and returning gear (from the first Splatoon). New songs from Chirpy Chips (an in-game chiptune band also from the first game) are being added to multiplayer matches. And tonight, Camp Triggerfish (originally from the first Splatoon) will be added to the level rotation. Finally, arguably the biggest new addition to the gameplay is a new rank called "Rank X." It'll be the most challenging experience in Ranked mode thus far, and any players that reach S+10 (or are currently at that point or above) will attain the rank. Rank X players will battle to increase their X Power level, and each month, 500 players with the highest X Power levels will be announced on the Splatnet 2 mobile app. X Power levels will also be reset every month, thereby reducing players' ranks back to S+9. According to Nintendo, this is being done to encourage players of all ranks to enjoy improving their play and maintaining their skill, as opposed to simply focusing on playing to rank up. To see a complete list of the other changes and fixes that Update 3.0 brings, see the official documentation on Nintendo's website. Splatoon 2's 3.0 update is scheduled to go live at 6 PM PT later today. Source: Press Release Will you be checking out the new additions in Splatoon 2's 3.0 update?
  7. Another night, another grinding session for #KingdomHearts #speedrun attempts! Come swing by the #Twitch stream and watch this classic adventure get destroyed at a moderately quickened pace. ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  8. Another night, another grinding session for #KingdomHearts #speedrun attempts! Come swing by the #Twitch stream and watch this classic adventure get destroyed at a moderately quickened pace. ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123

  9. Last week
  10. Tribute Games is one of the hottest up-and-coming indie developers in recent years thanks to their most recent games -- Mercenary Kings, and last year's fast-paced roguelike, Flinthook. And now, thanks to Limited Run Games, you'll have the chance to buy physical versions of both games for the Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders have officially opened today (April 23) and will run until May 7 at 11:59 pm ET. The games will cost $29.99 each (hey, those Switch carts aren't cheap!) and will feature reversible covers and full-color manuals. Not bad! Additionally, a special, limited collector's edition containing both games called "The Tribute Treasure Box" was also announced for $89.99. In addition to including physical versions of Mercenary Kings and Flinthook, this edition also contains the following: Reversible cover and comic book Reversible cover and manual Official Tribute Treasure Box SteelBook® that can hold both games Mercenary Kings Physical Soundtrack CD Flinthook Physical Soundtrack CD Double sided 18 x 24 inch Flinthook poster Double sided 18 x 24 inch Mercenary Kings poster The Tribute Treasure Box is being limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, so if you're interested in it, you'll have just one more opportunity to preorder it. While the first allotment has sold out, it will be available again later today (April 23) at 6pm ET; at the time of this writing, that's less than two hours away, so you'll need to act quick. Here are the links to each product's pre-order pages: Click here to go to the Flinthook preorder page Click here to go to the Mercenary Kings preorder page Click here to go to The Tribute Treasure Box preorder page [limited to 3,000] Last but not least, Marcus reviewed Mercenary Kings here when it originally released on PC back in 2014, so if you're interested in finding out more about that game, check out his thoughts by clicking here. Will you be preordering the Limited Run releases of Flinthook and/or Mercenary Kings?
  11. Time to spend my birthday smashing things and getting really angry at the Norse Gods. Come swing by my continued stream of the all new #GodofWar4 on #Twitch! I'll even be giving out a few gifted subs today for that Green Ranger hype! ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  12. Time to spend my birthday smashing things and getting really angry at the Norse Gods. Come swing by my continued stream of the all new #GodofWar4 on #Twitch! I'll even be giving out a few gifted subs today for that Green Ranger hype! ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123

  13. Let's see how the all new #GodOfWar4 is, shall we? Come swing by the #Twitch stream as we delve into a different mythology with all the same violent, awesome combat! ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  14. Let's see how the all new #GodOfWar4 is, shall we? Come swing by the #Twitch stream as we delve into a different mythology with all the same violent, awesome combat! ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123

  15. Share your last beaten games here!

    I finished SuperHot yesterday. It is a very short game and most probably can finish it in 2-3 hours. You all should play it if you have or get a chance. It is the most innovative shooters I have played in years.
  16. Time for a bit more practice and PB attempts tonight for #KingdomHearts #Speedruns! Come swing by the #Twitch stream and watch this classic RPG get blasted at a moderately quickened pace! ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123

  17. Share your last beaten games here!

    I uh, never finished 3. That should change when it gets re-released on PS4 next month. I never even played 2.
  18. Time for some more #KingdomHearts #Speedrun attempts! Come swing by and watch some of the madness and strats on #Twitch! ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  19. Time for some more #KingdomHearts #Speedrun attempts! Come swing by and watch some of the madness and strats on #Twitch! ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123

  20. Earlier
  21. Taking a break from the Paper Mario runs, gonna play some more #KingdomHearts for the rest of the week! Come swing by and catch some #Speedrun attempts and practice on the #Twitch stream. ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123

  22. Taking a break from the Paper Mario runs, gonna play some more #KingdomHearts for the rest of the week! Come swing by and catch some #Speedrun attempts and practice on the #Twitch stream. ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  23. Share your last beaten games here!

    So is the best Far Cry game still 3? I think that's the one people swear by. Or 2, depending on who you talk to.
  24. Time to learn some more glitchless #Speedruns for #PaperMario! Come swing by the #Twitch stream and get cozy, strap in for the night and enjoy this hit classic! ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123

  25. Time to learn some more glitchless #Speedruns for #PaperMario! Come swing by the #Twitch stream and get cozy, strap in for the night and enjoy this hit classic! ROYZYABOY! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  26. Share your last beaten games here!

    The last game I finished was Far Cry 5, which was...a thing. I enjoyed the game, but the ending was terrible.
  27. Share your last beaten games here!

    Just finished FF6. I can see why so many people loved this game and has it as their number one FF game. For me I think it'll be #2 currently. As it is though to beat out FF7 because that was the game that introduced me to FF and RPG. But wow, just an amazing game. I will say though, Kefka got owned hard by me. I didn't even get to use my A team lol.
  28. Nice. I've played most of these games in some form or another but since a lot of them aren't available on current consoles I'll definitely grab this. I honestly wouldn't mind if this didn't even include the popular stuff (KoF, Metal Slug, etc) and gave their more obscure stuff a chance to shine.
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    SHENMUE HD COLLECTION

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