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Post E3: Overview

Just as quick as it came, E3 is now gone until next year, but it has left us with some exciting news and ideas to look forward to in the coming months. Each of the big three showcased great exclusive content, albeit some more than others.

Microsoft stormed the stage in a way they never have, showering all this in attendance with a bevy of new exclusive content. Sony took a more laid back approach, deciding(for better or for worse) to really on previously announced titles and showing extended gameplay of said games. Not to say that nothing new was announced during Sony’s presentation, there just was not as many as either Nintendo or Microsoft.

What Sony did show however were extremely high quality games, and exactly what we have come to expect from them. Days Gone looks incredible, as does God of War, but what grabbed my attention was Insomniacs Spiderman. I heard some gamers may be concerned with the game over using quick time events, but I was too busy focusing on how fluid the game was to be worried about are that may not be there.

Telltale’s Take on Dark Knight Does Not Disappoint

The hyped Batman: A Telltales Series has just released its first episode. Did the latest installment of the Batman Video game genre satisfy? I believe it did. I myself, am a big Telltales fan, and have played pretty much every series that they have put out. I was very eager to see how this one would separate itself from the pack. The addition of the detective mode, made famous by the Arkham games, and deciding which approach to take as Batman was very fulfilling and held my interest throughout.

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The combat in this game takes a little bit of a different approach, throwing button combos at you to pull off awesome batmoves instead of just single button clicks. This makes those heated scenes have a very unique feeling and makes them somewhat more difficult. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, although at times you would find yourself wondering what happened to a character that was introduced prior. It had a very nice flow and the character interaction and voice-acting were all on point to what you would think a Bruce Wayne or Selena Kyle would sound like.

Overall, this is a very fun experience that I legitimately thought about playing over again to see what would happen if only I had just made one different decision. I would recommend everyone give this episode a shot, and with the price point of $5, it is totally worth it.

Overall Score: 8.5/10

Ninja Storm 4 Demo Impression

It’s almost time for us to play the final game in the storm franchise! Just like the wait for Naruto Shippuden fillers to end, the wait for this game has been excruciating! Regardless, February 9th can’t get here soon enough. Thankfully a small demo was released a couple of weeks back to give us a taste of things to come.

This information may be seen as spoilers to some, so to prevent upsetting anyone……SPOILERS AHEAD.

The demo start off during what appears to be the final battle between the First Hokage and Madara Uchiha. The game looks amazing compared to previous games, and the action is as fluid as ever. It’s a shame that this will be the first and last next generation Ninja Storm game, but it’s also exciting to think about what CyberConnect2 will do next with Naruto.  This fight with Madara quickly goes from just a one on one encounter to spectacular boss fight, which the series is known for. Some may not be fond of quick time events, but they really do help bring out the story during these epic encounters, and keep the battles fast paced throughout. The fighting is definitely fun, and will be very familiar to anyone whose played a game in this franchise before.

I don’t want to give too much more away about the demo than I already have, just know that the boss battles in this game will be larger than life encounters.  The demo is available for both PS4 and XBOX ONE so quit wasting time and go download it already!

And if you haven’t already don’t forget to get the game pre-ordered, as you don’t want to miss out on these cool preorder bonuses!

Early access to characters and exclusive content such as:

  • Character Costume: Kakashi Sixth Hokage (The Last: Naruto the Movie) (exclusive to this preorder)
  • Playable Characters: Boruto & Sarada (exclusive to this preorder)
  • Combination Secret Technique (Boruto & Sarada) (exclusive to this preorder)
  • Sasuke (The Last: Naruto the Movie)
  • Naruto (The Last: Naruto the Movie)
  • Combination Secret Technique (Sasuke & Naruto)
  • Sakura (The Last: Naruto the Movie)
  • Hinata (The Last: Naruto the Movie)

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Trailer 7

Here is another trailer for the upcoming Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 to tide you over until its February 2016 release. The video is pretty lengthy and almost seems like a launch trailer, due to the amount of content shown. We get a glimpse of the new free roam story mode, something fans have been wanting for a very long time. The series is known for crazy boss battles and that is definitely showcased here. The trailer also highlights the Sage of the Sixth Paths, as well as the Madara and Kaguya. There is plenty to see, and if you’re half as excited as I am you’ll enjoy every minute of it. The Ultimate Ninja series has been around since the PS2 days, but this latest installment looks likely to send the series off in style. Ninja Storm 4 will be released in North America for PS4, XboxOne, and PC/Steam on February 9th, 2016

 

No Single Player For Black Ops 3 On 360/PS3

This is going to come as a blow to any Call of Duty fans still rocking a 360 or PS3, but there will be some major differences between the last gen and current gen versions of Black Ops 3. The biggest of these differences being the omission of any single player campaign. Activision did offer an explanation as to why the decision was made to not include single player with the reason being the scope was much too ambitious to be faithfully recreated on older consoles. Last gen systems will still get the full multiplayer experience, but the 1-4 pater co-op campaign as well as the Weapon Paint Shop and the eSports tools will be exclusive to Xbox One PS4 and PC.

Anyone worrying about Zombies fear not, Shadows of Evil will still be included with 360 and PS3 versions of the game. Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is scheduled to release on November 6th

Japan Expo: Naruto Ninja Storm 4 Trailer

Fresh from Japan Expo 2015 is a new trailer for the upcoming Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4! Also included in the video are the preorder bonuses for the game, unfortunately these are for the European release and have not been confirmed for the North American version. The game is scheduled for a Fall 2015 release, and we’ll be sure to update you with the exact date and the preorder bonuses for the NA game when the info is available.

Enjoy!