A couple days ago, I started replaying Resident Evil 7, this time in VR, to get myself ready for Resident Evil Village in a couple weeks. Last night, instead of continuing to enjoy that game, I decided instead to check out the open beta for Resident Evil Re:Verse, the weird multiplayer game that’s coming out alongside Village. This was the last day of the beta and I hadn’t gotten around to playing it yet, so this made sense at the time. But after an hour and a half or so of playing, I’m not so sure this was the right way to spend my night.
A few months ago, following a Nintendo Direct-style Resident Evil Showcase, a PlayStation 5 exclusive demo of Resident Evil Village, called the Maiden Demo, released. As a huge Resident Evil fan who has so far been unsuccessful in acquiring a PS5, this was a huge bummer. But, the silver lining was that some time before the release of the full game, there would be a separate demo on all platforms. And sure enough, following another Resident Evil Showcase, a second demo was revealed, but of course, it couldn’t be as simple as just downloading a playing the thing.
Earlier this morning, Capcom streamed the first presentation of the year that fits the “Nintendo Direct” description. It’s actually kind of weird that it wasn’t a proper Direct, considering it was for information on the Nintendo Switch exclusive title Monster Hunter Rise. But anyway, let’s talk about the presentation, what I liked, what I didn’t, and maybe some of the news itself.
Ever since the Resident Evil 2 remake was announced in a YouTube video with Capcom Producer Yoshiaki Hirabyashi wearing a shirt that said “WE DO IT” about three and a half years ago, I’ve been very excited to see how the game shapes up. The original version of the game is one of my favorite games in the series, and is arguably the best of the pre-RE4 games. When the game was finally shown at E3 this last year, it looked great, but it looked like it was Resident Evil 4 with 2’s story, which might be good for new fans, but could cost the original game some of its identity. Well, earlier today, Capcom released a thirty minute demo, giving us a taste of what we can expect. Continue reading
After eight long years, a new entry in the original Mega Man series finally released today. With it comes a new art style, brand new mechanics, and multi-form boss fights, but it also brought with it a lot of questions. Could a game like this work in 2018? After Keiji Inafune’s Mighty Number 9, it sure doesn’t seem like it. After such a long break, would Capcom be able to recapture the spirit of those old games? Continue reading
This was a much crazier year than last year. When I had to make my top ten last year, I had only played a total of thirteen games all year. That’s how games I don’t even particularly like, such as Pokemon Go, made it on to my list. This year, I’ve played over thirty. That means that not only did I have to make way more cuts, but there isn’t a single game on here that I didn’t love. That’s better if you ask me. Continue reading
You don’t normally think of games based on TV shows and movies as being particularly good, but Capcom’s Disney games on the NES were a different story. DuckTales in particular is very fondly remembered. It was a game that was so good that even kids like me, who didn’t really watch the show the game was based on, still absolutely loved it. How does the game hold up in 2017 Continue reading
Bionic Commando is one of those games that despite not being super well known, has a very loud and passionate following. I did not grow up playing it. Instead, I was introduced to the series through the remake/reboot, Bionic Commando: Rearmed and the under appreciated Bionic Commando for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. I loved those games, infamous plot twist and all, but how does the original game fare these days? Continue reading
I first played Resident Evil Revelations when it first came out on the 3DS back in 2012. It was an extremely impressive game, boasting what might still be the best graphics on the handheld and just about everything you would expect from the Resident Evil series. A year later, it was ported to home consoles. Can a game that was designed with the 3DS’s tiny screen still turn out alright on an HDTV? Continue reading
Mega Man as a series has a long and storied history. You’ll often find Mega Man 2, 3, and X on top ten lists of the best games of all time. But what about that first game? I know I don’t hear about it all that often, even though some of the bosses are the most iconic in the entire series. So, what is it about Mega Man 1. Why doesn’t it come up as often? Continue reading