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Metroid: Samus Returns Review

Just Push Start - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:15
Fans fear a lot of things in regards to their favorite franchise. A new direction, retcons/reboots, spinoffs and most importantly, the eventual end. Over the years Metroid has faced most of these things and managed to remain strong. Sure, Metroid: Other M and Metroid Prime: Federation Force are better left forgotten, the Metroid Prime trilogy is one of the most celebrated changes in franchise direction. Despite the praise, it looked like Nintendo gave up on the franchise. With years of silence between Metroid: Other M and Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Nintendo revealed the often requested Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid: Samus Returns, a reimaging of Metroid II: Return of Samus. With improved visuals, amiibo support and the benefit of a second screen, is Metroid: Samus Returns a return to form or a desperate attempt of cashing in on the franchise? Taking place after the events of Metroid, Samus arrives on a distant planet with the intention of wiping out the remaining Metroids. At first this looks to be easy, but the formerly simple enemies have changed and appear behind a number of puzzles, making for a thrilling adventure. After watching a brief explanation of what happened in Metroid and introduced to the basic elements of the story, the world starts to open up. True to the metroidvania genre, there might only be one or two ways forward, with a number of paths that can be explored at a later time. This makes exploration a lot of fun, as there is a sense of wonder to each puzzle. Seemingly complicated puzzles are solved by simple mechanics, such as bombs while rolling, charged blasts or just different elements. How well you pay attention to your surroundings and world will have a direct impact on how many puzzles/secrets you find. The ability to scan the local area for alternate routes will often help solve puzzles, locate secrets or just give players an idea of what’s to come. All of these things work very well with the second screen.

Ms. Koizumi loves ramen Manga Gets Game App

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:00
More info about game on Sunday during Tokyo Game Show
Categories: General Anime

Bandai Namco Ent. Reveals Sword Art Online Replication VR Game

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:30
Players play as unnamed player in Aincrad fighting alongside Kirito, Asuna
Categories: General Anime

Be the best…Kill the rest!!!

New on Play Asia - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:26

Kodansha Adds Rave Master, All Out!!, Shojo Fight Manga Digitally

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:00
All Out!!, Shojo Fight debut on September 26, Rave Master on October 3
Categories: General Anime

NieR: Automata Game's Worldwide Digital Sales, Shipments Exceed 2 Million

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 06:00
Square Enix revealed during the Tokyo Game Show event on Thursday that its NieR: Automata game has sold and shipped a combined number of over 2 million...
Categories: General Anime

Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryū to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons Anime Delayed to April 2018

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:05
Anime was slated to premiere on October 5
Categories: General Anime

Earth Defense Force 4.1 Gets Spinoff Scrolling Shooter Game in Fall

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:00
PS4/Vita game casts players as Wing Divers
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Kenja no Mago Fantasy Novels Get Anime

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:20
Story about reincarnated boy who grows up with magical talent but no common sense debuted in 2015
Categories: General Anime

Crunchyroll Adds Hero Tales, Shigurui, Tenchi in Tokyo, Noir, More Kaleido Star to Catalog

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:00
Funimation previously released all 5 anime on home video
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Destiny 2 Servers To Be Down For Maintenance On September 25th

Just Push Start - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 03:34
Don’t worry if you cannot play Destiny 2 on Monday September 25th. This is because Bungie is taking the game down for several hours to work on maintenance. The maintenance is 6 hours long on Monday so you will have to wait until it is finished for you to play the game again. The downtimes are listed down below for you to read. 6:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM UTC: Destiny server maintenance is schedule to begin. Players will no longer be able to login to Destiny 2. 7:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM UTC: All online players will be removed from Destiny 2. 12:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM UTC: Destiny server maintenance is scheduled to end. The maintenance will ensure that the gameplay runs smoothly and will fix any other issues that players have been experiencing. Make sure to do everything you can before the servers go down next week!

NBA 2K18 Mobile Out Now On iOS

Just Push Start - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 03:22
A mobile version of NBA 2K18 is now available for you to get on iOS. This mobile version of the game is also releasing on Android too. The mobile version of NBA 2K18 costs $7.99 in North America and you need up to 3.05 GB of space for you to download it. Other features of the game have been posted down below. • MyCAREER mode with expanded script and more interactions for your MyPLAYER. • Association Mode – New multi-season mode allowing you to control a franchise’s future and become the next NBA dynasty. • 2K Beats – An eclectic mix of tunes from around the world, featuring Future, Kendrick Lamar, Shakira, Nas, and many more. • More gameplay controls including ability to sprint on defense and more rebounding capabilities. • Earn more Virtual Currency to boost your MyPLAYER We will let you know once the game is available on Android. The main game is also available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Switch.

NYCC Lists 'Batman Ninja' Anime Film by Kill la Kill Writer Kazuki Nakashima

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 03:00
Kamikaze Douga's Junpei Mizusaki directs, Afro Samurai's Takashi Okazaki draws character designs
Categories: General Anime

Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahō Game Gets PS4 Port in October

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 02:00
Promo video streamed for PS4 version of PC/Vita game
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Spike Chunsoft's Zanki Zero RPG Teaser Trailer Details Clone Survival Story

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 01:00
8 main characters unveiled for PS4/Vita game
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, September 10-16

Anime News Network - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 00:00
Dragon Ball Super, Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, My Hero Academia rank in top 10
Categories: General Anime

Cold Stone Launches 'Yuri!!! on Ice Cream' Collaboration This Month

Anime News Network - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:45
Ice cream shop chain Cold Stone Creamery announced on Thursday that it will launch a collaboration with the Yuri!!! on Ice anime on September 25. The collaboration...
Categories: General Anime