Look at this Ghostbusters franchise! It’s a nimble little minx, isn’t it? You’ve got Ghostbusters Lego, Ghostbusters prop replicas, Ghostbusters underwear, Ghostbuster Vigo child care services! Cha-ching baby! Of course, that franchise has churned out plenty of video games. Some were downright awful (NES and SNES era) and some were just freakin’ awesome (Xbox 360 and PS3 Ghostbusters game, I loves ya). Ghostbusters is primarily a mobile game franchise these days, which explains the next game that’s on the way from Capcom.
I NEED MORE POWER! For you, the day that I began spouting off yet again about my favourite and obviously the best Devil May Cry game in the entire franchise was a momentous and significant event. But for me, it was merely…Tuesday.
While Mortal Kombat X is the fighting game that’s on everybody’s lips and in everybody’s heart and mind, Street Fighter V is coming next year. It’s apparently being funded in part by Sony, meaning it’ll be exclusive - on consoles at least - to the PlayStation 4. 2016 is still a long way away though – but those aching for a bit of Street Fighter IV will get to play what should be the very, very last release of the game on PlayStation 4 in May.
STREET FIGHTER V BRO! With Mortal Kombat X out this week, I can finally stop waxing lyrical about that game and start annoying people senseless with non-stop coverage on another fighting game instead. But this ain’t no ordinary numbered fisticuffs sequel. When Street Fighter adds a number, you know it’s a special event. Hell, it’s the Haley’s Comet of gaming events, and a game that I’m looking forward to having my ass kicked in by Geoff once he understands the core mechanics. And that’s passion baby, through and through.
…But for mobile devices, if you ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
Back when Resident Evil 5 was originally released for PC, it was a blasted Games for Windows game. It’s now been updated and re-released, adding the extra content available to console players in Resident Evil 5: Gold. Games for Windows has been ripped, replaced with Steam as its primary DRM. It’s not the only thing that’s been ripped out though.
The definitive edition of DmC: Devil May Cry is out, and it’s good! Damn good in fact, and a tremendous upgrade of the original game. It is of course, only one half of the Devil May Cry content that is coming out this year as the best Devil May Cry game is also getting remastered. Still, even though I have way too much mad love for Devil May Cry 4, I have to admit that the game is going to need a little something extra to get me truly invested in it. And maybe that extra hook, could be some brotherly love.
Did you like Remember Me? I liked Remember Me, too, which is why I'd like to see Remember Me 2. Oh, you see what I did there? Dontnod's Remember Me was a flawed game, but it had some excellent aspects that could be expanded in a future game. That game is actually written, but it's up to Capcom if it ever sees the light of day.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 doesn’t feature local co-op on PC, because – and I’m guessing here – Capcom thinks people who play PC games are solitary folk who play their games hunched over little monitors. The fact is, many people use their PCs as game consoles, hooked up to their TVs and entertainment systems. It’s something that’s become more prolific since Steam’s Big Picture mode – so the removal of split-screen co-op has many gamers irked, especially with Capcom saying that they have no intention of patching the feature in.
Freedom in video games comes in different shapes and forms and more often than not the word open-world comes to mind. Sure enough, a huge sandbox provides the player with the freedom to do whatever they like within the limitations of the game’s design, but freedom is not only limited to the games world but to the choices you’re able to make as well. A simple example would be most of Bioware’s recent role-playing games. The player is free to shape their experience based on their choices and actions within the game. Monster Hunter doesn’t fall into any of those categories though but it still provides what I find to be the most enjoyable form of freedom; the freedom to choose how you play and how you build and grow your character.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a pretty fun, episodic action horror game. It’s built around a co-operative campaign – and yes, while the survival aspect seems to have gone out of the window – makes for some good two player action. Only local co-op, one of the game’s defining features, has been left out of the PC version.
Despite being a life-long Street Fighter fan, I’ve been mostly ambivalent about Street Fighter V in the weeks since it was first revealed. Admittedly, my head nearly exploded when we got our very first look at it, but since then my enthusiasm has waned. Capcom’s only shown off the two stalwarts, Chun-Li and Ryu, tempering my excitement somewhat. That’s all changed.
Resident Evil used to be one of my favourite gaming franchises. Hell, I even enjoyed the heck out of Resident Evil 5. It may have been a bit dumb and focused far too much on action – but it was a heck of a lot of fun, especially when played co-op.
Bayonetta. Devil May Cry. Two similar yet wildly different games that will break your controller in small pieces of plastic, if you ever tried to solo your way through both franchises in back to back sessions. While the two games do share a certain sense of style, they’re also like night and day in the gameplay department, two sides of the same coin in a currency of kickass action games. But what would happen if those two characters crossed over and joined forces?
It's been a mere three weeks since Resident Evil was re-released for modern gamers. With a shiny coat of paint and the glory of nostalgia, Resent Evil HD Remaster was sure to do well. But it has done even better than expected.