Another review -- this time Atlus' odd wonder Catherine going under the scanner of yours truly. Here's the review for a detailed analysis on exactly why Team Persona's charm of combining dissimilar genres works entirely in favour of the game. Also where the gameplay -- however simplistic it might look (in truth, it's far from simple) doesn't come with any intention of playing second-fiddle to its excellent story. It's gameplay is every bit as intense and essential to the puzzle that Catherine paints in front of you.
Hope you enjoy it -- you can tell from its length that I went into quite detail with it and if for some odd reason you still haven't gotten it despite having the required platforms, then SHAME on you!
In other news, I've been really busy with the new semester and the duties that come with being in the Organizing Committee of handling a million plus budget of a college festival. I've been playing a little of Zone of the Enders HD Collection -- the first game is awful -- repetitive and totally feels like a concept demo. Z.O.E. 2 is much more fun though.
Also got Anarchy Reigns via pre-ordering so I could secure teh "sexy lady" Bayonetta code and also because $30 for a game that looks more than decent (although I might need to play multiplayer to fully enjoy it) isn't a bad deal at all. Haven't played it though.
Surprise at the Golden Globes. Just when I was thinking it might be a stroll for Lincoln, Argo wins two major awards. Of course, Affleck didn't get nominated for Oscars but that's besides the point. I was disappointed to see Moonrise Kingdom lose to Les Miserables. Speaking of Les Miz, it releases in two days here, so I'll be watching it. Not looking forward to the prospect of seeing Russell Crowe sing but oh well.
Homeland sweeping up the drama awards at the Globes wasn't surprising. I approve of it. I don't approve of Girls and Lena Dunham beating Louis C.K though. I might have to grudgingly put aside my prejudices for a show that looks like a New York Hipster Sex and the City.
Glad to see DmC getting good reviews. Shows that fans' immature fears were immature. Don't care at the negativity surrounding it. It looks like a worthy entry into the series as far as I'm concerned. Shows that a Western developer can do justice to a genre dominated by Japanese.
My mouth is definitely watering at the mere sight of Ni No Kuni. It always has but the more I hear people talking about how epic it is -- the more it makes me wish I had a PS3. Still I'm glad to see it getting praise. Shows you don't need ultra-realistic CGI and convoluted (read: nonsensical) story to make a good JRPG.
That's all the rambling I've got time for now.