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Level-5 Vision Event 2015 Round Up

While Yo-Kai Watch is coming to the West, Japan will be getting Fantasy Life 2, The Snack World and Yo-Kai Watch 3. Continue reading Level-5 Vision Event 2015 Round Up

Amiibo Wars: Return of the Marth

On this week’s MONG Podcast, the team discussed some of this week’s biggest gaming news like Dragon Quest Warriors coming to North America, Sony’s Spring Fever 2015 lineup, March’s Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus games, a possible release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Driveclub’s PS Plus Edition, Gone Home’s unfortunate news, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, and a whole lot of Amiibo stuff! Continue reading Amiibo Wars: Return of the Marth

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Review (PS3)

ROUND 3. FIGHT!

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has had a rather troubled launch so far. The game was supposed to launch February 17th on all platforms, but technical issues saw the PlayStation 3 release pushed back a week (with the Steam release moved to March 30). The past couple weeks have seen a myriad of players complaining of game-breaking bugs in the current-gen and Xbox 360 releases, some resulting in losses of save data for previous versions of the game. It looks like a big mess. While Team Ninja tries to sort all that out, I was able to spend some bug-free time with the far more stable PS3 version of the game. Are the last round of updates to Koei Tecmo’s 3D fighter worth a third look? Continue reading Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Review (PS3)

Dragon Quest Heroes Coming to the West This Year

Good news, Dragon Quest fans!  Square Enix has officially announced that Dragon Quest Heroes will make its way to the West later this year! Continue reading Dragon Quest Heroes Coming to the West This Year

Kick, Punch, Bounce, With DOA 5: Last Round Launch Trailer

When Dead or Alive 5: Last Round launches on February 17th, it will boast the largest roster (34 fighters) and costume selection (over 300 costumes) in the history of the fighting series.  Continue reading Kick, Punch, Bounce, With DOA 5: Last Round Launch Trailer

Two More Atelier Games Coming Stateside Early 2015

Koei Tecmo has announced a Western release of two games in their successful Atelier franchise of JRPGs, and neither of them are very far away. Continue reading Two More Atelier Games Coming Stateside Early 2015

Hyrule Warriors Review

IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE; TAKE THIS…

As a proper 80’s kid, I have had plenty of fun cranking up and down the 8-bit fields of Hyrule in the original The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System.There’s something about Nintendo-made games that just ooze honed gameplay and polished mechanics. Flash forward to the 90’s: no longer a kid, I’m still having fun playing such Nintendo fare as Wind Waker on my GameCube, but I can also been seen playing a curious series called Dynasty Warriors on my PlayStation 2. I’m still having a hell of a time. Omega Force always made the Warriors games fun, if a bit repetitive. These games, like none other that I was exposed to, set you on a battlefield in an epic army-on-army fight during the fabled Romance of the Three Kingdoms era.

Now, flash forward one last time to the end of September. You find me playing Hyrule Warriors. Somehow, a culmination of all the previous works of both Nintendo driven Legend of Zelda games and the Dynasty Warriors games. Dropping the pseudo-historical perspective, this game is set squarely in the fictional Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda series. It seems like quite a gamble to merge a beloved series such as Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors. Did it work? Did Omega Force and Team Ninja manage to create a successor to the Legend of Zelda franchise? Does a coat of Zelda paint improve the Dynasty Warriors formula? Read on to find out.

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