Monthly Archives: January 2013

Assassin’s Creed 3

General Overview

Plot twists, bullshit conspiracy theories, lots of free running, and several points of view surrounding the 1700s in America are abound in this interesting tale of Revolutionary War era version of Assassin’s Creed. But is it new and interesting enough or is it just more of the same?
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The Tales Series

I was first introduced to the Tales series via Tales of Destiny for the PS1. Much like with the Star Ocean series, I never quite understood why we missed the original, but the series in general has always fascinated me. The best way to think about the Tales series is as though it’s Namco’s version of Final Fantasy…except that there’s quite a bit different and far more interesting about it.

For starters, ever since its inception, the Tales games have NOT been turned based. Far from it as combat is full action with only minor delays in certain attacks which allows for combos and all kinds of special techniques to be cast at a moment’s notice. Effectively the series started as an action RPG that allows for side view combat and is very, very fun.

Sadly, there are still a bunch of Tales games that have never surfaced in America…and some that are really terrible that have. All the same, let’s hit all of them, in order, just like I did with the Megami Tensei series.
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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things – Episode 10

Been a while since I’d done one of these, so I figured I’d take another crack at it. There’s no real relation between these and while there are spoilers, I don’t think it’s anything we haven’t seen already as the gamer populace, so no worries there. Ultimately, these are things that make you laugh, smile, or in general just plain enjoy when a design studio comes together to create something wonderful.
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The Great Steam Roundup – Episode 11

Yup, it’s been a while. That’s mostly because I got a new 360, but also because I hadn’t been playing much new on Steam. All the same, with nearly 300 games and counting, I figured I could squeeze in another one. Let’s get this started!
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