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It’s now officially October and that means horror games! I’m planning on peppering this spookiest of months with plenty of horror goodness, so stay tuned for all of the awesome horror that awaits. Today, I played through the first chapter of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. One of the better recent games in the series, this game has some very interesting elements and makes decent use of the Wii remote.
I think that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain might be one of the best games ever made. Hyperbole aside, Kojima has gone out of the franchise with a bang, creating a solid action game with so much replay value that it has taken me over three weeks to finish enough of the game to feel comfortable writing a review. That is to say, there’s a lot of game here, but what’s more striking is how fun it stays from beginning to end. In an already stellar series of games, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain managed to exceed my lofty expectations and stand as my favorite game of the year thus far.
Trading card games were kind of my thing when I was growing up. I dabbled in Magic: The Gathering and even managed to get creamed in a few Pokémon tournaments. It wasn’t until I tried out the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game that I really hit my stride. I’ve long since been out of it, but in my day I won a few tournaments and even got verified as a judge. As such, I was excited to try out the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist game from Konami. Making the lore of the TV series the focus, the game has some great ideas, but is being held back by a few issues.
Sports video games have never been a huge thing for me. I’m just not a big enough fan of the sports themselves to get the context of what I’m playing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve watched soccer matches and understand the basic rules, but I’m certainly not an expert. This gave me an interesting idea: to try out PES 2016 at E3 from the perspective of someone who is not a huge soccer or sports video game fan.
The camera slowly pans around from the back of a giant stone throne. There, looking almost bored and holding a goblet, sits Dracula. A low rumble shakes the room and manages to grab Dracula’s attention. He takes one last sip from the goblet and tosses it in front of him as he stands to face the threat. The rumbling gets louder and louder until the door gives way to the giant battering ram. As the nervous knights pour into the room, Dracula reclaims his cup from the floor and proclaims “What a timely coincidence. I’m dying for a little drop of blood.” This sets the scene for the E3 demo of PS3 and 360 title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.