The 3DS version of Smash Bros is almost here, and I take some time to analyze the hype and marketing process so far from Nintendo. Months and months of reaching out to the fans has culminated in probably the most anticipated games of the year.
While we haven’t seen the Blue Bomber in a game of his own for quite some time, the minds behind Mega Man have been hard at work creating new titles to carry on the legacy of one of gaming’s finest. The recently released Azure Striker Gunvolt for the 3DS borrows aspects from the Mega Man X and Zero series and infuses enough new elements to give the game a classic but fresh feel. Inti Creates new boy in blue provides a solid, albeit slightly flawed, first outing.
A look at how Shin Megami Tensei IV is a great example of a large, well-told JRPG that justifies its length and scope. As a long time Shin Megami Tensei fan, I’ve always loved the style of storytelling within the series, the way mythology is pulled in, and the serious tone it almost always takes with itself.