Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix
Kingdom Hearts is the best least-approachable series you could ever hope for. Except for maybe Metal Gear. The point is, these two HD collections have made it incredibly easy to get into, play and completely understand the Kingdom Hearts series, and this collection contains the two best games in the franchise.
Sure Re:coded is totally forgettable and whatever, but Kingdom Hearts 2 is one of my favorite games of all time (my third favorite, to be specific) and goddamn does it hold up. The Final Mix version, which is the cool re-release with new stuff version, and unlike Kingdom Hearts 1, this Final Mix has hours of new stuff that has never been seen by western audiences before. Hours of content that I spend hours finishing on hard mode. Hours.
Also Birth by Sleep is here, and that game is great, but not as great as Kingdom Hearts 2, but still great, and the story get’s super real in that game.
I really can’t say enough good things about Kingdom Hearts. Buy this. Go do it.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
2014 was a year with video games that contained hacker terriosts, time-traveling detectives, and umbra witches so with all that action-packed games it would be nice just to have a game that doesn’t require too much effort but is fun at same time. That is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker in a nutshell. A game made just for pure enjoyment of the puzzles and all the spectacular visuals it provides you. At a $40 asking price for some it may appear overpriced and not enough content, but for me having this pallet cleanser be as enjoyable as it was for the 21 hours I spent to 100% everything was well worth my time and money
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
So, the story is still completely ridiculous, and I wish Sol and Ky would just be the boyfriends they want to be deep down, but I’m still incredibly happy to see a proper GG sequel. After the franchise moved to different devs to be replaced by the inferior Blazeblue (thats right, Nabeshin!) I had pretty much given up faith of ever seeing this franchise again. But it’s back, and beautifully rendered with new age technomagic.
It has less features and characters from past iterations (some I sorely miss like Baiken), but being able to force feed combos into opponents through the various roman cancels and deflections and bursts and what not make this game the only Street Fight esque 2D fighter ill ever want to play that isnt named Street Fighter. Or Eternal Champions, if you’re asking.