Ni no Kuni, a great RPG!

And so I’ve rescued the world of Ni no Kuni, just beat the game and it was really nice.
A really nice adventure and a good game. Without a doubt my favorite Level-5 game.
Namco Bandai has done a great job with the localization and I love the English/British voice actors. It had great characters like the Shadar, I really liked him! He was a really cool bad guy, that felt somewhat original. Maybe not much, but he felt like a really great villain, compared to many others in games. And he has such a damn cool voice!
And the lord high lord of the fairies, Drippy! He is a great character and his dialect is great. Even if I have a hard time understanding what he is saying at times. I love his “Abraca-frickin’-dabra!

Good big classic world map, a pretty good fight system, really good music. If I have to give one complaint right now, I think I’ll say it was a bit too easy. I never really had to set any strategies in a fight, just press “X” and change characters to heal from time to time. I’m not saying it’s super easy, I’ve had some hard fights in the game. Even if they are few, but after a while did stopped being challenging. And I’m not a really big fan of several boss fights after one another. I really hated than in White Knight Chronicles 2, so glad Level-5 made this game so much better than WKC2. Because I wanted to throw the controller out of the window because of that damn game sometimes. Guess, I’ll never finish that game.

Ni no Kuni really is such a great game and if you have a PS3 and want a good JRPG, get this one. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I know I wasn’t, so 2013 as a game year has started really good. Hope the rest of the year is equally good and hope that Tales of Xillia can be released soon!

Darksiders II, Death cool, game meh!

And so I’ve beaten Darksiders II. I can’t say it has been very enjoyable, well some parts of the game where. But the first Darksiders is so much better in my opinion.
I like Death as a character he is awesome and what a voice! I could listen to him all day! Especially his annoyed/pissed/tired voice, it is so damn awesome! I really love that. The game in itself is much more boring than the first one, better bosses, better world.
Better interactions with characters. Yeah, I like just about everything in the first game more than in Darksiders II. And that’s a damn shame, since Darksiders II was one of my most anticipated titles. It was pretty nice to see Samael in this game, to get a taste of his powers. The worlds are to big for its own good, there are so many places that are empty. And I liked the style of the first game much, much more. Even if the “World of Warcraft” artwork look alike is pretty nice, but it becomes a bit too much after a while.

Death... Comes to us all...

And I fucking hate “The rule of three”. You go to a dungeon, you need to get three items to move on. And then you repeat that for just about the entire game. And the last boss was a joke, I was expecting more. A second form perhaps? But no… This is not the game I had hoped for and I am very disappointed, if there will ever be a Darksiders 3 I sure hope they do it more like Darksiders one than two.

Final Fantasy XIII beaten to a flan!

After much, much time I can finally say that I have beaten Final Fantasy XIII!! And it feels really good! One of my few backlogged games beaten. And I’m not really sure what too think of the game now, I haven’t liked it all the way and it’s not in my top 5 Final Fantasy games. But I really liked the ending and everything with it.
All in all I think its an okay game, I had higher hopes for this game. But then again so did a lot of us, so I guess that’s why there are so many people hating FFXIII. Anyways, I finished the game in 52hours. I think about 8hours of them are spent on just powerlevling, since I had some real trouble later in the game. I was so weak and I died often, but by the time I was facing the last boss I was quite powerful. But I love beating a boss that does not stand a chance.

And on Monday my vacation starts, so that’s going to be good! Really need to recharge my batteries, and now that FFXIII is cleared, I can finally start on Lollipop Chainsaw for real. Looking forward to that, hope I’ll enjoy it now.

Hello cherries! Jak 2 HD cleared

Been spending the last few days getting through Jak 2: Renegade HD on the Playstation 3. Good, fun game that can become so frustrating at times you want to rip your hair out.
Still the characters, story and humor are enough to keep me coming back. If it wasn’t for those things I would probably have put this game back on the shelf.
The action and platforming parts of the game are great! But it’s when they put in other stuff like racing I feel the game looses a lot, since the control on those aren’t very good. Sure, you’ll get used to them right away. But it is still the fact that it seems like this game changes genres and isn’t really sure what kind of game it wants to be. And it’s those parts of the game that can be so goddamn frustrating at times.

But since I find the story interesting for me and I really, really like the characters and the humor of the game. I can see past all that, I would love to see more of these characters. I’m really hoping Naughty Dog will make a real Jak & Daxter 4 someday. Daxter was one of the characters I really didn’t like from the first game, since he was just a big fucking asshole. His attitude as an asshole has been toned done to a better lever and he has really become the comic relief of the series. And he really has some great oneliners.

Gonna take a break from the series now before I start to play Jak III, will probably play through Lollipop Chainsaw fist. Going to get that next Friday, looking forward to that very much. Can’t wait to kick zombie ass with a chainsaw as a cheerleader, yes that is actually one of my hidden dreams. I wish to be a cheerleader who kills zombies, so I’m so glad that dream is finally coming true! Ohhh….

Cleared Dante’s Inferno

Woooh! I’ve been playing this whole damn day! Since it’s a holiday in Sweden, I made the most out of it. And since I hadn’t played something in a while I decided to go with Dante’s Inferno. I played through the whole game in one sitting, only took two breaks to visit the toilet, no other breaks of pauses. And that felt so damn great! Feels like it’s been like forever since I did something like that, but then again I wouldn’t have done that if I didn’t enjoy the game.

The game is based on the Divine Comedy, which I know next to nothing about. Well the stuff I’ve learned from this game that is. So I’ll not go deeper into that, but I like what I’ve experienced in the game. One feeling I sadly couldn’t shake when playing Dante’s Inferno was the feeling of playing God of War. I really like the God of War series, it’s not that. But I am saddened that some parts of DI directly reminded me of GOW. Hell, in one area I even remembered something from GOW and wondered how the hell I knew that about DI, but yeah…

I don’t think it’s just because it’s a hack ‘n slash game, since I’ve played a few other GOW clones and never really got the feeling that they felt like GOW, but then again. Perhaps I shouldn’t complain about that I like GOW and I like DI they are both good games, too bad we’ll probably never see a Dante’s Inferno 2. If you like games like God of War I highly recommend you give this one a try, it’s made by Visceral Games know for the Dead Space games. I honestly like Dante’s Inferno more than Dead Space series. Well, I haven’t played DS2 yet. I’m saving that for Halloween so we’ll see what I think then. Either way, it a fun game and it’s fast paced battles are great.

Tales of Graces ƒ cleared

So a few minutes ago I watched the end credits for Tales of Graces ƒ, well at least the end credits for the main game. I will have the future arc to get through, but as I said the main game is cleared. Damn! I love this game! I was not disappointed at all with this, it really lived up to all my expectations. I honestly can say that nothing disappointed me, but then again I’m rarely disappointed by a Tales of game. so far its only been Tales of Legendia that has been lacking for me. But it had good music at least!

I loved that Namco Bandai made sure to voice all skits! I know they did it with Tales of Vesperia too, but you never know… I really hope they’ll keep doing this in future localized Tales of games. Come on Namco! Give us Tales of Xillia now! I’m ready, we are ready! Give it too us.
My biggest complaint with Graces so far has too be that Namco is to hot on the DLC stuff, all the nice and cool costume titles are buyable DLC. You can’t get them in the game otherwise, but they are on the disc… Sadly this is also something Tales of Xillia suffers from and probably all future Tales of games, but as long as we can get the games in English I shouldn’t complain about such a minor thing. It’s not like the game is worse because of this, it’s just a shame they’re going this way.

Well it’s the best game I’ve played in a while and it was a very anticipated game for me, so I’m really glad it turned out to be so much to my liking. So now we’ll see what more games will be truly awesome this year.

Tales of Vesperia, eat my artes!

Just finished the second RPG of this year, Tales of Vesperia. Sure, I had played most of the game early last year. And finally got around to finish it now, that I had a working Xbox 360 to play it on. And boy I really do love the Tales of series. Probably one of my favorite RPG series right now, if I must be honest.
So I’m really looking forward to the Playstation 3 release of Tales of Graces F now! And speaking of PS3 is it such a shame that Namco Bandai didn’t release an English version of the PS3 version for Tales of Vesperia. I want my KOS-MOS costume on Judith, goddamn it!!
So if I find a Japanese/Asian copy of the game cheap sometime, I’m gonna buy it. Yeah, I’ll buy it for just such a simple reason…

Anyway… I loved this game very much, the characters, music, the world. Just about everything. I think my biggest complaint about the game is the last part of the game and the last boss. I wasn’t feeling any of it, so yeah that might be just me. But I thought that whole part of the game was pretty weak. I had hoped for a tad more. Just to be clear it does in no way make the game any less, fun or good. This is just what I think anyway. And if you have a way to play this game, I can highly recommend it.
Probably one of the best RPG’s I’ve played this generation, if not my favorite so far.

I’m not going to go much deeper into the game than this, experience it for yourself if you can. And I hope you’ll buy future Tales of games, so we can get more of them translated. I’m really crossing my fingers and hoping we can get Tales of Xillia localized in English at some point. Hopefully Tales of Graces F will sell well enough for Namco Bandai, so they’ll consider it…

I’ll be taking a little break from gaming now, there are stuff that I need to do in my life right now. Like study to get better and be able to more on my job. Mostly it’s just that, so sadly that will have to take up all my game time right now. If I was better at studying I could perhaps do both, but as I am right now I want to give 100% focus on my work. Its only for three weeks or some, I can hold on. I can also play some older unfinished games at weekends, so its not like I am taking a whole vaccination from gaming. But when I get back, sometime in the beginning of February I hope to be able to play Soul Calibur V. I’ll still make my posts here as usual.