Week in Review, 3/17/2018
Happy St. Patty's Day
03.17.18 - 9:43 PM
Hey, look, we turned the site green for the day for St. Patrick's Day! Ok, ok, maybe the site is always green, but that doesn't mean we still don't love St. Patrick's Day; it just says we try to celebrate every day! We hope you enjoy your St. Patty's Day, and please remember to be safe out there. This week we have news stories from Gino DiGioia and John Alas, and reviews from Robert Steinman and Robert Fenner.
Review by Robert Steinman
Yakuza is a series that is near and dear to a lot of people, and for a good reason: the stories and characters in the Yakuza games are fantastic, and the series, in general, feels like a spiritual successor to Shenmue. It's tough not to like any of the games, and Yakuza 6 does not disappoint as it wraps up the story of Kiryu Kazuma. Robert Steinman has your complete review of this latest entry into the series.
Story by John Alas
Every time I read another news story about Final Fantasy VII Remake, I just shake my head and wonder why I ever expected this to come out within my lifetime. The development team is still hiring more people to work on the project, and it doesn't help that we haven't even seen character models of any essential characters, outside of the ones from opening sequence in the Mako reactor. Well, maybe in my next life, I will be able to enjoy this one.
Story by Gino DiGioia
Finally, it's Monster Hunter: featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry series! Now Dante just needs to show up in every game, along with Knuckles, and I will be a happy man. Ok, maybe he doesn't need to be in every game... maybe like 80% or 90%, tops.
Fine, he just makes his cameo in Monster Hunter while we wait for his next game. I will be patient.
Review by Robert Fenner
Maybe not every Falcom game is as perfect as the Trails and Ys series. If you didn't get a chance to play last year's Tokyo Xanadu, then you have another chance with the upgraded eX+ edition. I think it's pretty much agreed that no matter how much you shine a turd, it's still a turd. Robert Fenner has the full review if you still don't believe me.
Story by Gino DiGioia
Now we can go back to talking about good Falcom games again! If you don't have a Vita to play the very awesome Ys: Memories of Celceta, then you're in luck, since XSEED will finally be porting over this fantastic addition to the series over to the PC. Now, if only Ys VIII's PC port would come out... plus, if Falcom ever does a remake of Ys V, then we would finally have all the Ys games on one platform!