Danial Arshad Khan
Faith had introduced me to an exciting world of magic and monsters and exploring said world in Smoke and Mirrors keeps me wanting more. The case just keeps getting more interesting, I just hope Telltale doesn't keep us waiting long for Episode 3.
Overall Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a fantastic game with a gripping story, great characters and remarkable gameplay. While the game has its ups and downs, its drive towards optimism in the face of desolate and violent conditions is what makes it an enthralling experience. Danganronpa is – dare I say it – my favorite Visual Novel on the PS Vita yet, and this is coming from a huge VLR fan. Also one more thing, Monokuma is a Grade-A douchebag, just wanted to get that out there.
A Crooked Mile is a great Adventure game episode on its own, but I would consider it weaker than the first two episodes. We made very little progress in this episode and I hope Telltale has something special planned in the next two episodes. I still recommend you guys grabbing it if you don't have the season pass yet.
The build up in this episode is excellent although I'm not sure the finale will be able to live up to the expectations it has set. We still don't know as much as we expected to by the end of episode 4. I'm just hoping Telltale gives the so far brilliant series a proper sendoff in the fifth episode. In Sheep's Clothing is a slower episode than what many have been expecting from the series but you'll never find a dull moment and always moving your analog stick to progress further in the story.
Cry Wolf is the perfect finisher to end the fantastic series. The ending did not only leave me perfectly satisfied but had me replay the prior episodes to look for clues and answers. As a series The Wolf Among Us is defiantly in my favorites list. I would recommend all gamers, not just adventure game fans to try the game, it converted me and will hopefully convert you too. I just hope somehow in the future Telltale comes back and gives us a season two or even a spinoff in the same universe.
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is a game that perfectly compliments the PS Vita. After playing games such as Persona 4 Golden and VLR, longer RPGs are just a much better experience on portable consoles. The same case is with Disgaea 4, for me even though I was playing through the game a second time, I never felt bored. I played the game whenever I wanted, sometimes while waiting for class in 10-20 minute sessions to quickly level up a character or for hours on the weekend. Trust me when I say this, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is one of the best games on the PS Vita and if you’re even remotely interested in RPGs you owe it to yourself to check it out.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is another solid title in the now rapidly popularized Danganronpa series. The game improves on the original like any good sequel should and keeps players wanting more. Danganronpa’s unique setting and story has made me a huge fan; after playing the original I looked up the anime, manga and other media of the game. With Danganronpa: Another Episode coming soon, I can’t wait to get more of the game. Every Vita owner owes it to themselves to get the original or Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair even if they’re not a fan of the genre, the game might just convert you.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 is a very niche focused game that will appeal to a very specific crowd of people, unfortunately I'm not one of them. This certainly doesn't mean the game is bad, on the contrary the battle system and art is very enjoyable. If you can get over the mediocre narrative and annoying characters, then Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 might be worth a try.
Fairy Fencer F is a mixed bag of a game, the combat is excellent but the story and setting failed to grab my attention. Overtime the battle system also started getting on my nerves due to the lengthy dungeons. The setting is different from the Neptunia series, so if you definitely want to play one of Compile Heart's game and Neptunia is not swinging your boat, then go ahead give Fairy Fencer F a try.
Dragon Ball: XenoVerse is a very solid fighting game and Dimps reputation hasn't been let down. I just hope that if there is a XenoVerse 2 they put in some extra QA work to fix the niggling gameplay issues and balancing. They also need to fix the massive online issues that are still present, not being able to connect to an online lobby so long after release is unforgivable. However if you're a Dragon Ball fan then getting Dragon Ball: Xenoverse is definitely recommended.
Overall I'm pretty impressed with the first episode of Life is Strange titled Chrysalis. The story has me hooked and I can't wait to find out what happens next. For the price checking out the first episode is a no brainer.
Life is Strange Episode 2: Out of Time is fairly entertaining but could have been even better if it could have maintained the urgency and direction of the last thirty minutes. If you have played the first episode then it's worth giving Episode 2 a playthrough.
Zer0 sum is like an impressive pilot to greenlight a TV show. Hopefully the rest of the season is just as good.
Overall Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged is a very good followup to the first episode. If you haven't gotten the season pass yet, certainly consider getting the second episode.
Overall Life is Strange is another solid episode and could have been the best yet if the pacing towards the middle of the episode was a tad better. So far Life is Strange hasn't disappointed, if the next two episodes keep the pace then Life is Strange could easily be one of the best Adventure games of all time.
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed is a fun deviation from the series’ turn based formula. The game is a really polished experience ranging from the UI, cutscenes, Art and soundtrack. Action Unleashed is one of the better games in the series and should be in your to-buy list if you’re a fan of the series.
Compared to previous episodes, Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3: Catch a Ride is a bit slower till the third act but sets up a lot on the game's background story and character development. By the looks of the things Episode 4 will up the ante as the stakes get even higher. If you've been keeping up with the series then the third episode is a must buy.
Life is Strange Episode 4: Dark Room ends with another signature cliffhanger. The game's story is coming around though and I'm sure DontNod have an explosive finale planned for us, here's to hoping it comes out sooner rather than later. If the final episode doesn't end up being a disappointing mess, I can see Life is Strange becoming my favourite Adventure game ever.
Teamwork is very important in the Payday series and not one member of the team is expendable. Each Heist has your crew complete certain tasks so knowing your role is very important. Playing an average Heist good Payday players will have one person working the primary objective like working the drill, one person doing the secondary objective like finding extra loot, one rounding up Police officers and the last one laying down traps and securing an escape route. There's nothing better than executing the perfect Heist and I mean that!