What would the soundtrack of a brutally violent, post-apocalyptic Japan sound like? In Suda51’s latest, Let It Die, it’d be a rock playlist of Japanese Indie bands hand-picked by Silent Hill music legend Akira Yamaoka. But for these current times, Yamaoka would recommend listening to Dizzy Mizz Lizzy.
Until someone pointed out my affinity for those old Kotaku colours.
In 2016, the Trails series became a personal savior of JRPGs, thanks to its intriguing lore, fun battle system, and sharp writing—proving the genre still appeals to this jaded player. Spending time with Trails of Cold Steel II at E3 solidified that. But I’m not the only one with love for Cold Steel’s Class VII.
Aren’t they just the cutest? Is everybirdie jealous yet? You should be.
Nintendo’s digital events have become a highlight of E3—pre-recorded presentations, as opposed to live stage shows, that are full of fun and filled purely with games. There’s no planned Direct this year, but let’s see if they kept their 2015 promises.
One of the most talked about things from Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference was the unveiling of a Final Fantasy VII remake. But it wasn’t the only thing that happened during the 90 minute presentation, honest! Let’s take a look at all the promises from last year, and see if Sony and their development partners delivered.
E3 2016 starts next week, and with it comes the opportunity to cheer or groan over teases about upcoming games and news. As we do every year, we’re checking back on the hype from last year’s show, to see what the big three platform holders actually delivered. Let’s start with Microsoft and see how they and their…
Travis Touchdown saves the game by taking a dump. And Jack? Jack...he’s a psycho maniac. The irreverent humor of No More Heroes and MadWorld is just so bad, it’s good.
Hot dogs and hamburgers are great, and all. But wouldn’t a barbecue be even cooler with a comforting flask of estus soup, courtesy of Dark Souls 3?
In the last couple of years, I’ve developed a strange relationship with JRPGs. I found myself tiring of their beautiful exteriors that lacked heart. Since writing that article about my growing frustrations, I took a break—distancing myself from the genre that dragged me into gaming. It was a necessary betrayal.
The quiet, deliberate piano notes drifting eerily. The desert colorful under the setting sun, with a crescent moon on the rise. The walk to a home in ruins. A girl’s intent gaze at her bloodied reflection in a mirror, and the nightmare that follows. All within the first few minutes. Damn. Nicely done, Severed.
Final Fantasy VII is as memorable as it is largely thanks to its multifaceted soundtrack.
My Mii’s popularity in Nintendo’s mobile app, Miitomo, has been capped at level 20 weeks now. With my waning interest, I find myself visiting my mii less often. It’s okay though because I had some great fun with friends and acquaintances on there. I’ll cherish their silliness forever, especially their TMI moments.
There’s a village, The Aerie, which your character visits at the beginning of Nier. Its cacophonous theme is....surprising.
The most fun I ever had using stealth mechanics was in Ape Escape. Now, thanks to all the conveniently placed tall grass in A Thief’s End, Uncharted 4 has become a strong contender as my favorite—and I’m a bit annoyed with myself for that.
One thing that fascinates us about zombies is the absence of humanity—from both the dead and the living. This begets moral ambiguity, and upheaval of societal norms. For some, zombies may be overused but for me? I’m terrified of them. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress sometimes feeds into my obsessions with the undead.…
I’ve been mulling over Uncharted 4’s ending these past few days. Initially, I didn’t know what to think and though I’m still not entirely sure how to feel about some things, I’m coming to terms with it.
Around this time every year, the airwaves start up a war that will last a few months, to determine which song can claim the title of “Summer Jam”. It’s the most requested and played song, seared into brains via ear-worms which define memories of that Summer—at the club, on the beach, in the car. Video games have…
You know why I have mixed feelings about Final Fantasy XIII? It’s not just the long corridor I recall running along in for hours. Or my dark secret that I don’t despise Hope. No. It’s that Final Fantasy XIII destroyed my 80 GB PS3. Person of Interest’s season 5 premiere just had to remind me about my long-dead console.
In an unsurprising twist, I’m having slight anxiety playing Danganronpa 2.