Sunday, July 13, 2014

Final Fantasy Explorers for 3DS

I'm feeling interesed in this game! An article on Kotaku compared it to Phantasy Star Online, which is my all time favourite game. I also love the Final Fantasy franchise, so this could be fun! Of course I'm wondering will it have online play or just wifi with nearby friends. Because it's a handheld game I'm particularly thinking it will be a little like Phantasy Star 0. It is also being compared to Monster Hunter (which I've yet to play). But PSO and MH are both in the Action RPG territory.

There's 4 classes shown here but there will be around 20 to choose from. I'm also hoping there will be character customization for things like face/skin/hair/height. Character create is one of my favourite game features, as I love to make something that suits my personal aesthetics. Collecting cool new armor and weapons is also a fun way to upgrade your characters look, so I'm hoping these features will be included too. Given the nature of the game, I'd say it's a pretty good chance that these features will be available.

Gameplay footage video (actual FFE game is about 30 seconds in)

There's a little bit of information in English is over on Final Fantasy Wiki. This game has not been officially been announced for an English release but it's very early days, so sit tight! However the Japanese release has been set for Winter this year, which probably means a Christmas release. (That's summertime for those of us in Australia!)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bakumatsu Rock - A story of shirtless musicians!

Bakumatsu Rock episode 1 summary - When three guys play with their instruments together, their shirts magically disappear. Take that how you want.

This anime doesn't take itself too seriously. The lead character Sakumoto Ryouma is a lot like Basara from Macross 7 and runs around yelling "Listen to my song!"

The animation and colors are very nice, plus there's plenty of fanservice of sexy anime men getting half naked.

Set in the later years of the Edo period, one wonders how they have microphones and electric guitars... but then I forgot about it....because there was topless bishies and I don't need historical accuracy when there's hot men to look at.

Anyways, here's the screenshots. This anime was so pretty that I took quite a lot. Enjoy :)

This doesn't look suss at all before the guitar appears right?

The look on his face says someone just entered :P

Final Fantasy 14 - Unlocking Eureka Anemos - Patch 4.25

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