One Piece: Unlimited World Red review

In this video game, One Piece: Unlimited World Red is a video game where players will be able to play as Straw Hat Crew and explore uncharted areas of an unknown island. Play as your favorite member and fight waves of enemies, collect treasure and hunt/catch animals for cooking and construct items. This game also includes two original characters created by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda, “Red Count” Redfield and Pato, a tanuki with a pen as a tail.

Also included in this game is a mode called Colosseum Mode. In this mode, a separate story involves the Straw Hat crew and Law participating in tournament created by the villainous Warlord Doflamingo and supported the Marines and Marine Admiral Fujitora.

Platforms available:

  • PS3
  • PS Vita
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo 3DS

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 review

Playstation.com describes this:

Sail again with the Straw Hat Crew in One Piece Pirate Warriors 2, exclusively for the PlayStation 3!

After two years of training and gaining new skills, the Straw Hat Crew is back and better than ever as Luffy continues his quest to become the Pirate King! Luffy and his crew will appear with their New World outfits and all new attacks to take down hordes of Pirates and Marines that will flood the screen. Immerse yourself by playing the “New World” with your favorite characters and their latest techniques and costumes.

  • Immerse yourself in the faithfully rendered One Piece universe created by Eiichiro Oda.
  • Discover new stages, like Skypiea and Eneru’s boss for the first time
  • Even more enemies will populate the screen as wonderful cinematics bring the “New World” to life
  • Feel the thrill of unique playable characters such as Luffy, Sanji and Zoo with their New World costumes and techniques
  • Play as Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, and more with a friend online or offline in exciting cooperative missions.

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  • See Luffy fight with the Marines instead of against them in dream battles and huge power clashes that can only be seen in this mode.

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors Review

Game description:

Join Monkey D. Luffy on his quest to become the Pirate King. Use Luffy’s special rubber ability to defeat enemies by extending his arms or deflect cannonballs with rubber! Fight waves of surrounding pirates with the help of members of the Straw Hat crew including Zoro, Nami, and others in both exciting online and offline co-op missions. The world’s best selling manga comes to life in a fully rendered masterpiece exclusively on the PlayStation®3 system!

This game is digital only!

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX review

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX is an HD remastered compilation of KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX. Previously exclusive to Japan, both games will be available for the first time to North America for the PlayStation®3 system. HD remastered cinematics from KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded will also be included in the compilation. The game is a sequel to last year’s KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX and will lead into the highly anticipated KINGDOM HEARTS III.

Features:

  • Origins of KINGDOM HEARTS: KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX traverses through the origins of KINGDOM HEARTS as players can choose between three Keyblade Masters – Terra, Ventus, or Aqua. Their journeys will link everything back to the beginning. This version of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX marks the first time this game will be released on the PlayStation 3 platform!
  • New to North America: KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX brings all new content to North America with the addition of new cutscenes, mini-games, enemies, weapons, and much more!
  • ReMIXed for everyone: Not only have the graphics on each game been completely overhauled to adapt to the PlayStation 3, but KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded has been converted into HD remastered cinematics with all new cutscenes featuring all of your favorite KINGDOM HEARTS characters!

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New Kingdom Hearts game?! Kingdom Hearts 2.9

In a LinkedIn profile, Richard VanDeventer, video game director in Osaka, includes a Kingdom Hearts video game called “Kingdom Hearts 2.9” under Square Enix for PS3 or PS4. The profile also includes Kingdom Hearts III. According to ANN, VanDeventer has worked with Square Enix for 11 months.

“Kingdom Hearts 2.9” (PS3, PS4) Development (10 Months)

  • Game idea planning and documentation
  • Game check and balance
  • Boss planning
  • Attraction Flow planning and documentation

“Kingdom Hearts III” (PS4, Xbox One) Development (10 Months)

  • Original level planning, documentation and execution for 2 worlds including enemy, item, secrets and event management
  • Mockup creation of 3 worlds including temporary asset creation
  • Game idea planning and documentation
  • Game check and balance
  • Enemy planning and documentation
  • Gummi Ship system planning and documentation
  • Multiplayer planning and documentation
  • Attraction Flow planning and documentation
  • Main scenario planning for 2 worlds
  • Various in-game dialogue writing’
  • Translation and interpretation of contact between involved English and Japanese parties including Disney and Pixar
  • Publicity video recording and editing
  • Communication with outsourced companies
  • Holding meetings with Disney and Pixar
  • Team management, meeting management and proceeding recordings

Judging by the details in KHIII, Kingdom Hearts might actually include Pixar worlds and multiplayer. According to IGN, Kingdom Hearts 2.9 might be false, so don’t get too excited. If it’s true, what is 2.9? A prologue to the third installment or could it be a HD remake of Dream Drop Distance?

Featured Picture is from KHinsider as way to celebrate the conclusion to Kingdom Hearts 2 manga. You can get the wallpaper here in the link below:

http://www.khinsider.com/news/New-Kingdom-Hearts-II-Manga-Wallpaper-Commemorating-the-10th-Volume-5395

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Review

You probably read my previous posts on the Kingdom Hearts games but this review will be about the whole package of the game. This game is the first of the collection to three well known Kingdom Hearts games: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. The Final Mix version includes exclusive content that was added for the original game only in Japan, such as new weapons, abilities, and enemies. Each game is revamped with high quality resolution for the PS3 systems. Here is what each game offers:

Kingdom Hearts Final Mix

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Out of the collection, I immediately went for the first game and I noticed that the game has “Final Mix” on the title. That means in the game we have the exclusive content that were only available in Japan. It still is the same game from the previous version, same plot and characters, but with some extras. First off, some of the enemies are recolored, this includes bosses as well. New keyblades has been added that can be obtained by defeating the secret bosses like the Ice Titan and Sephiroth, in which you receive the Diamond Dust and One Winged Angel Keyblades for the prize. The game also include a secret boss that is from Organization XIII which actually plays a part for the story. The game even included new type of heartless which requires the players to defeat them rather than slicing and dicing. Some may require you to perform combos or kill enemies by using potions. The rewards are rare materials used for synthesizing items. The triangle button is also important when you perform one of Sora’s moves and adds extra damage like Ars Arcanum and Sonic Blade.

Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories

Taking place after the first game, Sora, Donald, and Goofy embark on a quest through Sora’s memories after coming a mysterious figure and being trapped in Castle Oblivion. As Sora and his friends explore the castle, their memories begin to fade.

This game was originally a Game Boy Advance game made in 2004 and later ported the game to PS2 in 2007 (United States was 2008). To those who are new, the gameplay is quite different and focused more on strategy. The only way to combat Heartless or other enemies is using cards (attack, magic, items) with number values. Without going into too much details, the game can be repetitive. The rooms you enter is not much different than the ones in the Game Boy, they are 3-Dimensional. The rooms could either be small and filled with enemies or abundant in a large room depending on your choosing. The in-game cutscenes, Sora talking to the Disney or FF characters, does not have any dialogue, you have to read the texts to proceed the game or skip it. The game is a fun addition to the collection but like I said before, it is repetitive.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

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This game takes place during the time of Chain of Memories and before Kingdom Hearts II and the focus of the game is Rozas and his time in the Organization XIII. Also in the story we are introduced to Xion, the fourteenth member and just like Roxas she has a keyblade. There is not much to talk about since you can only play the game on the DS and you can only watch the scenes on the PS3. However, the graphics are a big improvement . No longer restricted to the small screen and now equipped with a better resolution. The trophies are really easy to obtain this game.

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Unfortunately for players regarding to 358/2 days, rather than playing as Roxas and his time with the Organization XIII, you watch the cutscenes in a all new HD look as opposed to the DS version. Each game includes the trophy system so you can brag about the challenges you have accomplished like playing the game in proud mode or fighting without dying.

Verdict:

This game was made for both returning and new players. The game is good for those who enjoyed it on the PS2 and it can draw in new people who wants to try out this Final Fantasy and Disney crossover game. Everything you remembered and experienced can be replayed again on the PS3. I recommend this game. There is no doubt about that 😉