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Project X Zone Review

Project X Zone is developed by two companies Banpresto and Monolith Soft. While both developers are Japanese companies that have a good track record for games, Monolith Soft has been working on games such as the very awesome Xenoblade Chronicles and Chrono Cross. Project X Zone is published by Namco Bandi Games, they have a long track record of publishing awesome games that have come up under their name on it such as Dark Souls, Ni No Kuni, Soulcalibur V, Ace combat: Assault Horizon, and the upcoming Super Smash Bros on Wii U as well as the Nintendo 3DS.

When told I was going to be playing Project X Zone I was super pumped. I had seen things about this game at E3 2013, still having no clue what the game was like in my own hands until I got my code for it, put it into my Nintendo 3DS XL, and booted it up for the first time. I was blown away by this game. First off this game is very Japanese, just by the way that everything is subtitled and the characters are all speaking Japanese, and the art direction also follows suit.

Project X Zone has a story following the theft of the ‘Portalstone’. The Portalstone is a stone that has been protected over the ages and Project X Zone’s plot follows detective Konoro Tenzai to locate the stone. From there the story twists and turns and I found it really hard to follow, but that wasn’t a problem because you are looking at a very long story to play through which is good. You’re going to get a lot of bang for your buck with Project X Zone, there is at least 40+ hours of game to play through.

The gameplay in Project X Zone is very awesome. Players have, on one side, a top down RPG with grid movements that is turn based with so many variations to it. Then there’s the best battle system I’ve seen in a game for a long time. When you go into attacking someone you get a 2D mixed with 3D type of fight scene reminiscent of Street Fighter. You will either be attacking solo or you will have a pair of two characters. You also will have cross-hit and support-hit where you can have nearby allies join in the fight and give you some support during fights which will inflict major damage. In each of the levels you will get the chance to play as several different characters and get items as you play that will become very handy during gameplay.

The controls end up with players usually using the circle pad and buttons on the right hand side. The d pad is rarely used and there is the option to use the bumpers (which are used here and there). Any gamer can pick this game up pretty easily, because it teaches you how to play the game with on-screen directions. When you are in battle it also shows you combos that you can use in-game, they are specific to the character you are using.

Speaking for the characters in this game there’s characters from franchises like Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Tekken, Devil May Cry, Valkyria Chronicles, Tales of Vesperia, Dead Rising, God Eater, and Mega Man. The graphics in the game are ‘pixelated’ 3D models in the RPG mode and there is really good art when you are in the fighting mode. This game is going to have a very high replay-ability. Handheld gamers will be able to come back to Project X Zone over and over again.

Final Verdict: Project X Zone is an extremely enjoyable mix between fighting and role playing from Monolith Soft and Banpresto presented by Namco Bandai Games packed full of Sega, Capcom, and Namco Bandai’s characters and earns a 9.6 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz. It’s one of the best 3DS games played to this point and one of the best games played in 2013. We recommend that if you have Nintendo 3DS, you need to pick this game up and enjoy it now.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9.6 / 10

RGN Rating: Platinum Game

Available On: Nintendo 3DS

Developer: Banpresto + Monolith Soft / Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Played On: Nintendo 3DS XL

Review Copy Info: A digital voucher for this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.

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Dead Rising 2: Case West Review

You know i get the feeling Capcom really doesn’t like to release any DLC for dead rising if the file size is over 3 mb; either that or they really want to broaden their audience. Capcom’s solution to this is to release it as an arcade game which, works well to its favor . But i digress, Dead Rising: Case West is a DLC/Arcade game in which Chuck Greene teams up with our former protagonist Frank West to go  investigate the link between Phenotrans and the Fortune City zombie outbreak, meanwhile  Chuck try’s to clear his name after being blamed for the outbreak. It takes place half way through dead rising two campaign and friends who join your game get to play as the ever so edgy Frank West.

Graphics, Physics, Glitches, Engine Performance: Despite being an arcade game, Case west looks just like dead rising two. So all the problems however minuscule yet somehow comical animations are here, so you can still drink an entire orange juice container just by gesturing it down your throat. Load times are also a tad bit to long but nothing to really subtract from all the slicing and dicing.

Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: Honestly i don’t remember a whole lot of music in this title other than at the start menu and at the end boss fight with a rather large Arabic man (Not even joking). Dead Rising makes up for that with intriguing bickering and comments made between Chuck and Frank who seem to be at this sort of between a friendship/distrust toward one another.

Characters / Enemies:  Chuck and Frank’s voice actors do a great job portraying their characters so the characters feel real enough. The enemy  human AI isn’t the best, they either have the attention span of a fly, constantly forgetting you just ran past them; or they constantly spew down gunfire or melee attacks on you. On a bright note their a few different types of human enemies such as the hazard units carrying electric prod’s, and big guys in blast suits who carry impact hammers.

Game play: Game play remains unchanged, chuck still has all his unarmed moves as before and if you’re playing as Frank he has his own separate moves that chuck doesn’t have such as a back-flip kick capable of severing the head right off a zombie. In addition there are several new combo card such as Laser Gun,Zap N’ Shine, Impact Blaster and not to mention a bad ass Katana sickle weapon called the Reaper. Through out missions  you will find survivors that will need your help, helping them will give you PP point and instead of having to shepherd them back to a safe point they simply walk off and fend for themselves which frees up a good amount of time.

Final Verdict: If you’re a fan of Dead Rising the return of Frank west will diffidently please you. But near the end you find out some things that seem odd to put into a little title such as this and you would think that such a big reveal would not be here. All and all though Case West is a solid game, it’s only about 5 hours long but it encourages multiple playthroughs to see the different endings, level up, and earn Achievements. The title offers has alot of fun to be had and with a price sticker of $10.00 USD, it’s a good choice.

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VT-oxU7jdc

Overall Score: 8/10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Developer: Capcom

Publisher: Capcom

Available on: Xbox 360

Played on: Xbox 360

Review Copy Info: a copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for purposes of this review.

 

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Microsoft’s Secret Weapon: State of Decay Xbox 360 Console Exclusive Zombies Gameplay Trailer Released

CryEngine 3 open-world survival game State of Decay for Xbox 360 (console exclusive) and PC is featured in the following gameplay trailer released today by Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios. Although many may be sleeping on this title and possibly haven’t even heard of it yet, we have seen an explosive stream of innovation and consumer demand from the Zombie subculture and game genre and this title is poised to make an impact on Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 this June 2013.

The game itself looks to combine open world aspects of hugely popular ArmA 2 mod, Day Z which also sets players on a huge map finding their way around surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and yet there is also influence seen from the Dead Rising series in the way that comedy is thrown into the mix for a passion-filled bloodthirsty gameplay formula. State of Decay from Dead Labs will serve as Microsoft’s Secret Weapon since it will not be available on PlayStation consoles and will force those who love the new zombies gaming trend, as most gamers do, to get down with Microsoft either on 360 or PC.

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